Devin Nunes has filed a $435 million dollar lawsuit against CNN.
Here are the first four pages of the 47 page report.
WashingtonTimes reports Rep. Devin Nunes on Tuesday filed a defamation suit against CNN for a “demonstrably false hit piece” that said the California Republican traveled to Vienna in 2018 to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joseph R. Biden.
“Devin Nunes did not go to Vienna or anywhere else in Austria in 2018,” declared the lawsuit seeking $435 million in damages. He said he visited two countries, Libya and Malta, on a “codel” trip, meaning “congressional delegation.”
“Devin Nunes has never met Viktor Shokin,” says the complaint lodged in U.S. District Court in Richmond. “This meeting never took place. Viktor Shokin doesn’t know and hasn’t even heard of Devin Nunes.”
CNN also reported that around the same time, Mr. Nunes began communicating with Lev Parnas, a Soviet-born U.S. citizen and Florida businessman who became a source for Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney.
Mr. Giuliani was investigating Ukraine’s involvement in the 2016 election.
“Devin Nunes did not communicate with Parnas in December 2018,” the suit states.
“CNN is the mother of fake news,” the lawsuit says. “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 says CNN’s source was Mr. Parnas, who now is under house arrest after being charged by federal prosecutors with illegally donating foreign money to U.S. political campaigns and committees.
“It was obvious to everyone — including disgraceful CNN — that Parnas was a fraudster and a hustler,” the lawsuit says. “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 Plaintiff — a prominent United States Congressman and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee.”
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