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Devin Nunes Threatens Lawsuit Against CNN, Daily Beast


<b>Devin Nunes Threatens Lawsuit Against CNN, Daily Beast</b>In 2019 alone, Nunes has sued: people accusing him of being a "fake farmer"; a journalist he accused of writing a "click-bait" story about him; Twitter and a fake cow. Thus, it came as no surprise when, in response to reports from the Daily Beast and CNN claiming the congressman secretly met with a former Ukrainian official in 2018 to obtain dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, Nunes promptly threatened to sue both news outlets.
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Devin Nunes sued a fake cow. And kept suing and suing and suing ... It's been a big legal year for Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of Tulare, who once co-sponsored the "Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act." He has sued: 1. A stone fruit farmer in Dinuba, and two other people, for conspiring to damage his 2018 reelection by asking that Nunes not be allowed to call himself a "farmer" on the ballot. 2. The research firm Fusion GPS and a Democratic group called Campaign for Accountability for attempting to interfere with his "investigation" into ties between President Trump and Russia when he was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. 3. Twitter and a couple of parody accounts, including @DevinCow, who has called Nunes "a treasonous cowpoke." He is asking for $250 million to assuage his hurt feelings. 4. McClatchy, parent company of Nunes' hometown paper, the Fresno Bee, for writing that he had a financial interest in a winery sued by an employee who was asked to work on a charity cruise where men behaved very, very badly. 5. And, most recently, Esquire magazine and the journalist Ryan Lizza, who Nunes claims have defamed him to the tune of $75 million in writing about the Nunes family dairy farm. Thus, it came as no surprise when, in response to reports from the Daily Beast and CNN claiming the congressman secretly met with a former Ukrainian official in 2018 to obtain dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, Nunes promptly threatened to sue both news outlets. The stories both allege that Nunes employed the help of recently indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas to arrange a meeting with Ukraine’s former Prosecutor General Victor Shokin, the prosecutor bragged about getting fired.  The sources for the news stories were attorneys Joseph Bondy and Ed MacMahon, both of whom represent Parnas as the businessman fights allegations that he and his associate Igor Fruman illegally funneled foreign money to U.S. candidates in violation of federal election laws.

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