Litigious Nunes is at it Again

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Sitting committee member Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 against CNN for $435 million dollars for a story Nunes described as a “hit piece.”

Image from https://nunes.house.gov/about/photo.htm

In the lawsuit, Nunes says that the claims in the article that he was actually traveling in Libya and Malta and had went to Vienna or met with Viktor Shokin. The claim that Nunes had spoke with Lev Parnas around the time of his trip is false.

In the 47 page lawsuit, it references not only the article written by Vicky Ward that was described as “egregiously false and [contained] defamatory statements” but also Ward’s appearance on the networks “Cuomo Prime Time” and the tweets sent out by network employees. 

Nunes alleges that these tweets were a part of CNN’s goal to “inflict maximum damage” to his reputation and that they wanted to cause him to be “removed from the impeachment inquiry”. 

This lawsuit, however, isn’t the only own of Nunes that has drawn public attention. He has a filed a total of 6 lawsuits against people, companies, and Twitter accounts.

Nunes is suing his “Mother’s” and his “Cow’s”  Twitter Account along with Twitter and Liz Mair

This lawsuit arose out of the defendants’ “negligence, defamation per se, insulting words, and civil conspiracy” and sought damages of $250,000,000.00. 

Nunes detailed the tweets that he believed were defamatory and called out Twitter for censoring and shadow-banning conservatives on its site while not enforcing its own rules on abusive behavior and harmful content.

Devin Nune’s “Cow” account and his “Mom’s” account are both still up running and their pinned tweet is to raise money for their legal defense fund.

Nunes sued 3 Constituents who called him a “fake farmer” 

 Rep. Devin Nunes sued a retired farmer Paul Buxman, librarian Hope Nisly and agricultural scholar Daniel O’Connel after they had said that Nunes calling himself a farmer was “false and misleading” and wanted him to remove that as his designation. Calls of being a fake farmer came before Nunes filed a financial disclosure form that included a farm that earned no income and was worth less than $15,000, as reported by the Fresnobee.

This lawsuit was dropped on Sept 4, 2019. 

Nunes’ name also appeared in more searches around the dates of filing the lawsuits garnering him more exposure.

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Nunes’ many lawsuits may have helped one of his Democratic challengers, Phil Arballo, who has helped raise money for those he has sued and once called him a “DC Hack.”


“Last week was the first week of the Congressional summer recess, and rather than coming back to his district, holding town halls and meeting his constituents face-to-face to talk about the issues that matter to them, like healthcare, good paying jobs, clean air and clean water, our representative has chosen a different path,”said Arballo. “Instead, he has filed lawsuits against his own constituents. Let me repeat: A sitting member of Congress is suing his own constituents. This is outrageous. Rep. Nunes is unhinged.”

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