The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee is again firing shots. This time filing a $150 Million lawsuit in Virginia state court against The McClatchy Company and others on Monday.
Nunes alleges that one of the news agency’s reporters conspired with a political operative to try to derail Nunes’ oversight work into the Hillary Clinton campaign and Russian election interference according to Fox News.
In a March story, the McClatchy DC Bureau reported that Nunes’ previous lawsuit against Twitter and some of its users had only “amplified” the visibility of his critics and the Internet trolls — including one named “Devin Nunes’ Cow.”
Nunes’ new complaint acknowledged the sensitivity of filing a defamation and conspiracy lawsuit against journalists but went on to allege that the defendants had “abandoned the role of journalist, and chose to leverage their considerable power to spread falsehoods and to defame” Nunes for “political and financial gain.”
“They need to retract everything they did against me, but they also need to come clean with the American people,” Nunes told Fox News’ “Hannity” Monday night. “Retract all of their fake news stories. This is part of the broader clean-up. Remember, a few weeks ago, I filed against Twitter — they’re censoring conservatives. McClatchy is one of the worst offenders of this. But we’re coming after the rest of them. I think people are beginning to wake up now, I’m serious — I’m coming to clean up the mess.”
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