From an October 2018 USA Today report:
President Donald Trump said Thursday that Rep. Devin Nunes deserves a medal of honor for the courage he displayed by taking on the Department of Justice over the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. During a wide-ranging interview on Fox & Friends, Trump repeated his denial that there was any collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives and denounced special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as “disgraceful” and a “witch hunt.”
It was in that context that he said Nunes, the California Republican who serves as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, deserves the military’s highest honor. “If this turns out as everyone thinks it will, Devin Nunes should get the Medal of Honor,” he said. “What he’s gone through, and his bravery, he should get a very important medal.” Trump said the Republicans who are trying to expose bias against him within the Justice Department are becoming “folk heroes.”
As it turns out you actually have to be in the military to get the Medal Of Honor, something Trump apparently did not know. Which brings us to today.
NEW: Trump is expected to give Rep. Devin Nunes the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — on Monday, and to give the same award to Rep. Jim Jordan next week. https://t.co/mtk1u7JL9z
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) January 3, 2021