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Devin Nunes sues CNN for $435M over ‘false and defamatory’ Ukraine story

By Brian Flood, Brooke Singman | Fox News

Devin Nunes: 'Mother of fake news stories'
Congressman Devin Nunes, House Intelligence Committee, vows to hold CNN and The Daily Beast accountable for reporting recent stories about his involvement with Ukraine
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sued CNN for defamation on Tuesday, accusing the cable network of publishing a “demonstrably false hit piece” about him amid his high-profile opposition to the Trump impeachment inquiry.
The 47-page lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, accuses the liberal network of publishing “numerous egregiously false and defamatory” statements about Nunes on Nov. 22, 2019 when journalist Vicky Ward reported claims that Nunes met with Ukranian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in Vienna in 2018 to dig "up dirt" on Hunter and Joe Biden.
Nunes, who has been leading GOP opposition to the House Democratic impeachment inquiry in the House Intelligence Committee, says he “did not go to Vienna or anywhere else in Austria in 2018” and “has never met” Shokin.
“CNN is the mother of fake news. It is the least trusted name. CNN is eroding the fabric of America, proselytizing, sowing distrust and disharmony. It must be held accountable,” the lawsuit, obtained by Fox News, states.
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Nunes is seeking at least $435,350,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.
CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“CNN is the mother of fake news. It is the least trusted name. CNN is eroding the fabric of America, proselytizing, sowing distrust and disharmony. It must be held accountable."
— Rep. Devin Nunes' lawsuit
The lawsuit mocks the “trusted” source of CNN’s story, Lev Parnas, a man recently indicted by the U.S. government and charged with multiple federal crimes. The CNN story said Parnas’ attorney told them his client was willing to tell Congress about Nunes’ travels. The suit includes a tweet sent by MSNBC justice and security analyst Matthew Miller, who publicly questioned Parnas’ credibility.
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“It was obvious to everyone – including disgraceful CNN – that Parnas was a fraudster and a hustler,” the suit said. “It was obvious that his lies were part of a thinly-veiled attempt to obstruct justice and to trick either the United States Attorney or House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Adam Schiff into offering ‘immunity’ in return for information’ about [Nunes].”
Rep. Devin Nunes of Calif., is seeking at least $435,350,000 from CNN in compensatory and punitive damages. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Rep. Devin Nunes of Calif., is seeking at least $435,350,000 from CNN in compensatory and punitive damages. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The suit also named Ward, the reporter who penned the piece in question, and “Cuomo Prime Time” namesake Chris Cuomo, who promoted the article.
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“The ulterior purpose of the CNN Article is to advance the impeachment inquiry, to seed doubt in the minds of Americans, and to influence the outcome of the 2020 election,” the lawsuit says.
The suit mocks Cuomo for “having recently threatened to assault a man who referred to him as ‘Fredo,’ who Nunes claims also helped “disseminate the false and defamatory statements at issue in this case as part of a scheme to boost CNN’s ratings and further the House Democrats’ impeachment 'inquiry.'”
“CNN reviewed, approved and ratified the fake news prior to publication,” the lawsuit states. “Prior to November 22, 2019, CNN knew that Parnas and his attorneys or other political operatives were shopping a story to the press that made claims about the Plaintiff, implicating him in efforts to get ‘dirt’ on Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. CNN knew that no other news outlet would touch the salacious story because none of the ‘facts’ provided could be verified.”
The lawsuit indicates that Nunes feels “CNN’s goal was to inflict maximum damage” to his reputation so that he would be removed from the impeachment inquiry against Trump. CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker has a longstanding feud with Trump, and the network is often criticized for focus solely on impeachment even at the expense of other important news.
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Zucker, who began his career at NBC, rose from researcher all the way to president and CEO of NBC Universal. Along the way, he was responsible for increasing Trump’s fame when he greenlighted “The Apprentice.” The duo has famously feuded since Trump’s foray into politics, with the president attacking the liberal network on a regular basis and accusing CNN of unfair coverage.
“CNN harbors an institutional hatred, extreme bias, spite and ill-will towards Plaintiff, the GOP and President Trump, going back many years."
— Rep. Devin Nunes' lawsuit
“CNN harbors an institutional hatred, extreme bias, spite and ill-will towards Plaintiff, the GOP and President Trump, going back many years. CNN is notorious for making false claims about Republicans and publishing fake news that later has to be retracted,” the suit said.
The lawsuit references other high-profile CNN personalities who shared the damning article, including Jake Tapper and Vaughn Sterling, a senior broadcast producer for the network.
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“The breadth of CNN’s publication is staggering,” the suit says. “CNN acted with actual malice and reckless disregard for the truth.”
The suit continues: “The CNN Article was nothing less than opposition research. CNN rushed to get the story out in order to blunt the disastrous spectacle of the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, and to hurt the leader of the Republican opposition. CNN misrepresented facts and oversimplified issues in promoting the fake news story.”
Nunes is seeking damages for “insult, pain, embarrassment, humiliation, mental suffering, injury to his reputation, special damages, costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses” totaling almost half a billion dollars."
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Nunes promised to take legal action last month on "Sunday Morning Futures," saying the only way to hold the "corrupt" media accountable is to challenge them in federal court. He told host Maria Bartiromo it was inappropriate for a news organization to take the word of someone who is attempting to smear a congressman, while still under federal indictment.
"It is not OK to work with someone who has been indicted on [a] serious federal crime, to build a media narrative and dirty up a member of Congress," he said. "You’ve seen it, the American people have seen it over the last three years. We out them, and then they come out with a media narrative to try to dirty up the people who are doing the work on behalf of the American people.
Fox News’ Nick Givas contributed to this report.

Edit : I will also link this which is his track record of failures

 
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Ashy the Angel

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Hahaha, please pay attention to this lawsuit and don't from the fact the Nunes got named in the House Intelligence Committee report on the impeachment inquiry.

The lawsuit mocks the “trusted” source of CNN’s story, Lev Parnas, a man recently indicted by the U.S. government and charged with multiple federal crimes. The CNN story said Parnas’ attorney told them his client was willing to tell Congress about Nunes’ travels. The suit includes a tweet sent by MSNBC justice and security analyst Matthew Miller, who publicly questioned Parnas’ credibility.
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“It was obvious to everyone – including disgraceful CNN – that Parnas was a fraudster and a hustler,” the suit said. “It was obvious that his lies were part of a thinly-veiled attempt to obstruct justice and to trick either the United States Attorney or House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Adam Schiff into offering ‘immunity’ in return for information’ about [Nunes].”
Hahaha phone records obtained from AT&T show that Nunes was in communication with Parnas AND Guiliani. He's calling CNN liars but the records have already come out to prove Parnas is linked to Nunes. Does he think people are stupid or something? Does Fox?


Nunes has tried hurling around lawsuits before, and each time he does it its fucking pathetic. He sues for any reason whatsoever and none of them have actually been successful, including when he sued Twitter because two parody accounts hurt his feeling.


Oh wait sorry, forgot where I was. Disregard all that and. MEDIA BAD (Except for Fox???). GOP GOOD.
 

FierceBrosnan

Can 2019 just be over already?
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Hahaha, please pay attention to this lawsuit and don't from the fact the Nunes got named in the House Intelligence Committee report on the impeachment inquiry.



Hahaha phone records obtained from AT&T show that Nunes was in communication with Parnas AND Guiliani. He's calling CNN liars but the records have already come out to prove Parnas is linked to Nunes. Does he think people are stupid or something? Does Fox?


Nunes has tried hurling around lawsuits before, and each time he does it its fucking pathetic. He sues for any reason whatsoever and none of them have actually been successful, including when he sued Twitter because two parody accounts hurt his feeling.


Oh wait sorry, forgot where I was. Disregard all that and. MEDIA BAD (Except for Fox???). GOP GOOD.
Nunes is an exceptional attention whore no doubt, I just really reeeeeeaaaallly want to see CNN take a 435 million dollar kick in the dick.
 

Iwasamwillbe

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Hahaha, please pay attention to this lawsuit and don't from the fact the Nunes got named in the House Intelligence Committee report on the impeachment inquiry.



Hahaha phone records obtained from AT&T show that Nunes was in communication with Parnas AND Guiliani. He's calling CNN liars but the records have already come out to prove Parnas is linked to Nunes. Does he think people are stupid or something? Does Fox?


Nunes has tried hurling around lawsuits before, and each time he does it its fucking pathetic. He sues for any reason whatsoever and none of them have actually been successful, including when he sued Twitter because two parody accounts hurt his feeling.


Oh wait sorry, forgot where I was. Disregard all that and. MEDIA BAD (Except for Fox???). GOP GOOD.
Why does this have the distinct feel of partisan propaganda?

Weren't the phone records obtained illegally, and are therefore inadmissible as evidence? Paging @It's HK-47 for the answer.
 

Miles Peterson

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Hahaha phone records obtained from AT&T show that Nunes was in communication with Parnas AND Guiliani. He's calling CNN liars but the records have already come out to prove Parnas is linked to Nunes. Does he think people are stupid or something? Does Fox?
So what? He didn't sue CNN because CNN supposedly lied about him knowing Parnas when Nunes said he didn't, he sued CNN because CNN trusted a known liar and claimed Nunes visited a man he doesn't know city he didn't visit. The fact he knows Parnas is irrelevant.


Oh wait sorry, forgot where I was. Disregard all that and. MEDIA BAD (Except for Fox???). GOP GOOD.
The fourth estate can be shit, and parties can be shit, without always being wrong on every issue ever.

Fuck off, troll.
 

Fareal

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Is this going to be as good as his initial filing in the case where he’s suing a guy who pretends to be his cow on Twitter? Because that shit is pure comedy

Reminder that the following passage actually appears in a real lawsuit this guy paid to bring:

In her endless barrage of tweets, Devin Nunes’ Mom maliciously attacked every aspect of Nunes’ character, honesty, integrity, ethics and fitness to perform his duties as a United States Congressman. Devin Nunes’ Mom stated that Nunes had turned out worse than Jacob Wohl; falsely accused Nunes of being a racist, having “white supremist friends” and distributing “disturbing inflammatory racial propaganda”; falsely accused Nunes of putting up a “Fake News MAGA” sign outside a Texas Holocaust museum; falsely stated that Nunes would probably join the “Proud Boys”, “if it weren’t for that unfortunate ‘no masturbating’ rule”; disparagingly called him a “presidential fluffer and swamp rat”; falsely stated that Nunes had brought “shame” to his family; repeatedly accused Nunes of the crime of treason, compared him to Benedict Arnold, and called him a “traitor”, “treasonous shitbag”, a “treasonous Putin shill”, working for the “Kremlin”; falsely stated that Nunes was “100% bought and sold. He has no interest remaining for his constituents”; falsely accused Nunes of being part of the President’s “taint” team; falsely stated that Nunes was unfit to run the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; falsely accused Nunes of “secretly hat[ing] the people he’s supposed to serve”; falsely accused Nunes of being a “lying piece of shit”; falsely stated that Nunes would lose custody of his children and was going to “the pen”; falsely accused Nunes of receiving pay for undermining “American Democracy”; falsely stated that Nunes was “the most despicably craven GOP public official” and that “Devin might be a unscrupulous, craven, back-stabbing, charlatan and traitor, but he’s no Ted Cruz”; falsely stated that Nunes was “voted ‘Most Likely to Commit Treason’ in high school”; falsely stated that “The people of California’s Central Valley are upright folk who work hard, look you square in the eye and give you a firm handshake. And then there is @DevinNunes”; falsely stated that Nunes is “not ALL about deceiving people. He’s also about betraying his country and colluding with Russians”; stated “I don’t know about Baby Hitler, but would sure-as-shit abort baby Devin”; falsely stated that “Alpha Omega wines taste like treason”; falsely stated that “@DevinNunes wanted me to tell everyone that he’ll be releasing a pic soon to get ahead of that AMI thing, and that it only looks that way because of all the blow”; falsely suggested that Nunes might be willing to give the President a “blowjob”; falsely stated “@Devin Nunes look @SpeakerRyan is removing @Rep_Hunter from his committee seat because he’s corrupt and incompetent. I wonder why he let you keep yours?”; falsely accused Nunes of “covering up Trump’s conspiracy against the United States”; falsely accused Nunes of lying to Congress; falsely accused Nunes of suborning “perjury”; falsely stated that “@Devin Nunes is DEFINITELY a feckless cunt”; falsely stated that “f you vote for @Devin Nunes the terrorists win”; falsely stated “please don’t call @DevinNunes compromised. He’s not at all. He’s a complete and total fucking traitor”; falsely stated that Nunes was a “spy” in Congress “passing along information to the subject of a federal investigation”; falsely stated that Nunes knows “a thing or two about throwing away evidence, don’t you Scabbers”; falsely claimed that Nunes was “WANTED” and hiding and “hopes he doesn’t get indicted”; falsely claimed that Nunes would “probably see an indictment before 2020”; and even falsely stated that Nunes has “herp-face”.
 

Kacchan

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Hahaha, please pay attention to this lawsuit and don't from the fact the Nunes got named in the House Intelligence Committee report on the impeachment inquiry.



Hahaha phone records obtained from AT&T show that Nunes was in communication with Parnas AND Guiliani. He's calling CNN liars but the records have already come out to prove Parnas is linked to Nunes. Does he think people are stupid or something? Does Fox?


Nunes has tried hurling around lawsuits before, and each time he does it its fucking pathetic. He sues for any reason whatsoever and none of them have actually been successful, including when he sued Twitter because two parody accounts hurt his feeling.


Oh wait sorry, forgot where I was. Disregard all that and. MEDIA BAD (Except for Fox???). GOP GOOD.
I just want to see CNN burn. Fuck CNN and their dishonest partisan hackery, lawsuits like this, whether I agree or not, are good in my book.
 

Coldgrip

Dragon Kick your ass into the Milky Way.
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Hahaha, please pay attention to this lawsuit and don't from the fact the Nunes got named in the House Intelligence Committee report on the impeachment inquiry.



Hahaha phone records obtained from AT&T show that Nunes was in communication with Parnas AND Guiliani. He's calling CNN liars but the records have already come out to prove Parnas is linked to Nunes. Does he think people are stupid or something? Does Fox?


Nunes has tried hurling around lawsuits before, and each time he does it its fucking pathetic. He sues for any reason whatsoever and none of them have actually been successful, including when he sued Twitter because two parody accounts hurt his feeling.


Oh wait sorry, forgot where I was. Disregard all that and. MEDIA BAD (Except for Fox???). GOP GOOD.
Lemme make this simple for ya:

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