While appearing on MSNBC with Joy Reid, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said an ethics investigation into Devin Nunes was “quite likely.”
Nunes told Breitbart he’s planning to sue CNN and the Daily Beast on the stories he calls “demonstrably false and scandalous.”
“These demonstrably false and scandalous stories published by the Daily Beast and CNN are the perfect example of defamation and reckless disregard for the truth,” Nunes told Breitbart News late Friday night. “Some political operative offered these fake stories to at least five different media outlets before finding someone irresponsible enough to publish them. I look forward to prosecuting these cases, including the media outlets, as well as the sources of their fake stories, to the fullest extent of the law. I intend to hold the Daily Beast and CNN accountable for their actions. They will find themselves in court soon after Thanksgiving.”
The Hill reports House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said Saturday that top House Intelligence Committee Republican Devin Nunes (Calif.) should face an ethics probe due to accusations that he met with a former Ukrainian prosecutor who is central to the impeachment inquiry.
Asked in an MSNBC interview whether Nunes should be investigated, Smith said, “Quite likely, without question.”
An attorney for Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, told CNN a Ukrainian official informed his client that Nunes met with former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin last December in an attempt to find dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
Another lawyer for Parnas has also told The Daily Beast that Parnas in 2018 helped set up meetings and calls in Europe for Nunes.
Nunes told Breitbart that the accusation was “demonstrably false” and has threatened legal action.
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