After promising to take legal action on the TV show “Sunday Morning Futures,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has officially filed a lawsuit against CNN for defamation.
In the lawsuit, which is 47 pages long, Nunes says:
“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.”
Nunes accuses CNN of publishing false statements about him in an article published on November 22, 2019. In the article, Vicky Ward wrote that Nunes had a meeting with Viktor Shokin, a Ukranian prosecutor, while on a trip to Vienna. The purpose of this alleged meeting? To dig up dirt on Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
The source that Ward used for her article is Lev Parnas. This “trusted source” has been indicted by the government on multiple federal crimes.
Not only has Nunes questioned the credibility of Parnas, but Matthew Miller, an MSNBC justice and security analyst, has tweeted his concern as well.
In part of the suit, Nunes said:
“It was obvious to everyone – including disgraceful CNN – that Parnas was a fraudster and a hustler. 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].”
Besides CNN, one of their top hosts, Chris Cuomo, is also named in the suit because Ward’s article was heavily promoted on his show “Cuomo Prime Time.”
Influencing the American People
The California representative believes that the point of the article was to influence Americans to support the impeachment inquiry and in effect “influence the outcome of the 2020 election.”
According to the lawsuit, Parnas had been shopping his story around to other news outlets but none of them would “touch the salacious story because none of the ‘facts’ provided could be verified.”
Nunes is seeking $435,350,000 in damages because of the “insult, pain, embarrassment, humiliation, mental suffering, injury to his reputation, special damages, costs and other out-of-pocket expenses,” he has experienced as a result of CNN’s article.
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