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Report: Trump to give Nunes the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday

As Congress wrestles with certifying the vote of the Electoral College, President Donald Trump is expected to give California Rep. Devin Nunes (R–Tulare) the nation’s highest civilian honor – the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Washington Post first reported of the plans to honor Nunes, a top ally of President Donald Trump during his term.

Via his post as Chairman of the House Permanant Select Committee on Intelligence, Nunes probed untoward actions undertaken by the U.S. intelligence community against members of then-candidate and President-Elect Trump’s staff.

Among the discoveries: that high ranking Obama administration officials sought to unmask the identities of Trump officials in communications with foreign actors and subsequently leak findings to the press.

Amid Trump’s 2019 impeachment hearings in the Intelligence Committee, Nunes – who then served as ranking member – strongly fought back against claims made by House Democrats on the Intelligence panel.

Nunes kicked off his tenth term in the House of Representatives one day before he is reported to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

This story will be updated.

Alex Tavlian is the Executive Editor of The San Joaquin Valley Sun and Executive Director of Valley Future Foundation. You can reach Alex at alex.tavlian@sjvsun.com.