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(RepublicanWire.org) – Donald Trump threatened to sue the Pulitzer Prize board for rewarding the New York Times and Washington Post’s coverage of alleged Russian collusion in April 2018.

In a May 27 letter to Pulitzer administrator Marjorie Miller, the former president said he requested the board to remove the awards given to the two newspapers by arguing their coverage was based on “false and fabricated information.” The former president made the same request in two separate letters sent in October and November 2021.

“There is no dispute that the Pulitzer Board’s award to those media outlets was based on false and fabricated information that they published,” Trump said. “The continuing publication and recognition of the prizes on the Board’s website is a distortion of fact and a personal defamation that will result in the filing of litigation if the Board cannot be persuaded to do the right thing on its own.”

The letter also calls for the board to “pay close attention to the developments in the ongoing criminal trial of Michael Sussman, the former attorney for the 2016 Clinton Campaign.” He argued the newspapers would have quickly known about the campaign’s “shameful smears” if they had conducted “even a modicum of journalistic investigation” into the reports.

“We gain more and more clarity with each passing day about the propaganda and falsehoods that were pushed by the Clintons and their willing accomplices in the media about the ‘collusion’ that never existed between me, my campaign, my administration, and the Russian government,” the letter continued. “Even the New York Times and Washington Post have effectively admitted this fact.

“Surely there must come to a point where it is simply embarrassing to your organization to stand by a prestigious Pulitzer Prize awarded to two alleged news organizations that have been conclusively and definitively complicit in promulgating lies about me.”

He then directed the board to “carefully study” a report released by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz calling out former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s handling of the Trump-Russian collusion allegations.

“I again call on you to rescind the Prize you awarded based on blatantly fake, derogatory and defamatory news. If you choose not to do so, we will see you in court,” the letter concluded.

(RepublicanWire.org) – A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from ending the Title 42 public health order on May 23, stopping the administration from a move that had seen significant Republican and Democratic opposition amid fears it would exacerbate the border crisis.

Judge Robert Summerhays, in the Western District of Louisiana, granted a preliminary injunction on the Biden administration’s plan to end the order on May 23. It was in response to a lawsuit by two dozen Republican states, led by Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri.

Summerhays, in his order, said that the record supports the states’ position “that the Termination Order will result in increased border crossings and that, based on the government’s estimates, the increase may be as high as three-fold.” He also agreed with states that lifting Title 42 will increase costs on healthcare and education and said the government did not dispute that claim.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had announced in April that the order, which has been used since March 2020 to expel a majority of migrants at the southern border due to the COVID-19 pandemic, would expire at the end of May.

“After considering current public health conditions and an increased availability of tools to fight COVID-19, such as highly effective vaccines and therapeutics, the CDC Director has determined that an Order suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States is no longer necessary,” the agency said.

The lawsuit claims the administration failed to estimate or account for the costs to the states. They cite “increased health care costs for aliens infected with COVID-19 and the cost of increased illegal immigration caused by the Termination Order and the presence of much greater numbers of paroled aliens with non-meritorious asylum claims who were induced to enter the United States because of the Termination Order.”

“This suit challenges an imminent, man-made, self-inflicted calamity: the abrupt elimination of the only safety valve preventing this administration’s disastrous border policies from devolving into an unmitigated catastrophe.”