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It Sure Looks Like The State Dept. Rescinded An Award Because A Reporter Criticized Trump

The US State Department is seen on November 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. Top US diplomat Hillary Clinton accused WikiLeaks of an "attack" on the world, as key American allies were left red-faced by embarrassing revela... The US State Department is seen on November 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. Top US diplomat Hillary Clinton accused WikiLeaks of an "attack" on the world, as key American allies were left red-faced by embarrassing revelations in a vast trove of leaked memos. In a lengthy statement, the secretary of state attempted damage limitation as she told reporters the United States "deeply regrets" the release of the 250,000 diplomatic cables, all apparently from the State Department. AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 29, 2019 12:44 p.m.

When Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro replied to President Trump’s tweet, mockingly suggesting he was “trolling on behalf” of the Kremlin, she likely didn’t assume the post would cost her a prestigious award from the U.S. government.

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