Pulitzer Prize Board Strikes Down Trump Attempt to Discredit 2018 National Reporting Prizes

The Pulitzer Prize Board on Monday upheld 2018 Awards for National Reporting given to The New York Times and The Washington Post in 2018 for coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 election and the special counsel probe by Robert Mueller.

The announcement came in response to efforts by former U.S. President Donald Trump seeking to discredit the reporting by 

The board found no reason to revoke the news outlets’ rewards.

In a short statement the Pulitzer board announced it had commissioned two separate reviews into The Post and The Times’ reporting. Each of the independent inquiries found that the stories still stand on their merits

“The separate reviews converged in their conclusions: that no passages or headlines, contentions or assertions in any of the winning submissions were discredited by facts that emerged subsequent to the conferral of the prizes,” the board added.

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