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Trump threatens lawsuit if Pulitzer board doesn’t strip awards from NY Times, Washington Post

According to Colton Salaz Trump’s lawyers are threatening legal action due to the New York Times and Washington Post’s stories concerning the debunked theory of Trump’s ties to Russia.

Lawyers representing former President Donald Trump issued a letter Tuesday threatening to sue the Pulitzer Prize board if they don’t “immediately rescind” the 2018 awards given to both The Washington Post and The New York Times for their coverage of the now-discredited Russia collusion case.

“​​It is hereby demanded that the Pulitzer Prize Board take immediate steps to strip the New York Times and The Washington Post of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Pulitzer Prize Board’s failure to do so will result in prompt legal action being taken against it,” attorney Alina Habba wrote on behalf of Trump. The letter was sent out by Trump’s Save America political action committee.