Watchdog group announces 'dishonest and corrupt' Trump official awards

Watchdog group announces 'dishonest and corrupt' Trump official awards
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A left-leaning government watchdog group is firing back at President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE’s plan to present the “fake news media” with the “most dishonest and corrupt media awards” next week. 

American Oversight tweeted Wednesday that it is planning to give some awards of its own.

“In a complete coincidence, we will be announcing awards for the ‘Most Dishonest and Corrupt’ Trump administration officials on Monday at 5:00 pm as well,” the group tweeted on Wednesday.

The tweet then asks the public to respond with their recommendations.


Trump tweeted Tuesday that he plans to announce “THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock.”

“Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!” the tweet said.

The tweet came after Trump’s campaign sent supporters a letter last week asking for help in awarding a “Fake News Trophy.”

American Oversight has repeatedly sued the Trump administration over issues such as access to Department of Justice records regarding wiretaps of Trump Tower and the calendars of Cabinet officials.