President Donald Trump awarded Rep. Devin Nunes of California with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday, and deservedly so.
Nunes, now the ranking Republican on the House Select Committee on Intelligence, was the chairman the committee for the first two years of Trump presidency, when he began to unearth the truth behind what took place during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The White House statement announcing the award for Nunes reads, in part: “In 2017, Congressman Nunes launched an investigation into the Obama-Biden administration’s misconduct during the 2016 election – and began to unearth the crime of the century.
“As a result of his work, he discovered that the infamous Steele Dossier was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee,” the statement continued.
“He found that a senior Justice Department attorney was married to one of the architects of the document. He learned that the Obama-Biden administration had issued Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants to spy on President Trump’s campaign and illegitimately unmasked several innocent spying victims for political gain.”
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The White House went on to say, “Devin Nunes’ courageous actions helped thwart a plot to take down a sitting United States president.”
The statement highlighted that Nunes’ investigation resulted in over a dozen FBI and Department of Justice officials being fired,