Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is suing Rachel Maddow and MSNBC for defamation for reporting that Nunes conspired with Trump and Russia.
California Republican Congressman Devin Nunes sued NBCUniversal Media alleging that MSNBC’s wide speech amusement big Rachel Maddow defamed him with on-air suggestions he’d conspired with a Russian cause to rig the 2016 statesmanlike predetermination for Donald Trump.
Nunes, who is the ranking subordinate of the House Intelligence Committee, says Maddow has repeatedly targeted him with defamatory statements that impeach him of obstruction of justness and treason. Nunes said Maddow has besides called for him to suffer his committee station and beryllium stripped of his information clearances.
Devin Nunes Is Suing Over A March Episode Of The Rachel Maddow Show
Maddow said connected her March 18, 2021, program, “Last summer, the Senate Intelligence Committee successful the location learned that aforesaid guy, Derkach, had mailed a stack of chartless materials to Devin Nunes, who is the apical Republican connected the Intelligence Committee to this day. Andrei Derkach singled retired by sanction by the Director of National Intelligence arsenic idiosyncratic nether Vladimir Putin‘s nonstop purview who helped tally this enactment targeting our predetermination past year. Congressman Nunes accepted a bundle from him. What was successful it? Congressman Nunes has refused to reply questions astir what helium has received from Andrei Derkach.”
Nunes is claiming that since Maddow didn’t inquire him for comment, MSNBC knew the accusation was not true. As idiosyncratic connected the left, who has tried to get comments retired of Republicans, I fishy that it is apt that Maddow asked for comment, and her petition was ignored. My suspicion is based connected the information PoliticusUSA does not get a reply from Republicans erstwhile we scope retired connected a regular basis.
Fellow Members Of Congress Have Called Devin Nunes A Russian Asset
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) has called retired Nunes and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) arsenic members of Congress who get misinformation from the Russians. Nunes was caught utilizing Russian talking points during the archetypal Trump impeachment hearings.
Rachel Maddow’s reporting was based connected documented facts. Nunes has a agelong past of lawsuits against media companies and Twitter parody accounts, but this lawsuit is apt to spell obscurity due to the fact that Devin Nunes doesn’t privation determination to beryllium discovery. The past happening Nunes wants is anyone to excavation heavy into his imaginable connections with Russia and however they whitethorn interaction his behaviour successful Congress.
If this happens, Devin Nunes’s suit whitethorn crook retired to beryllium a monolithic mistake that helium volition regret.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is besides a White House Press Pool and a Congressional analogous for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree successful Political Science. His postgraduate enactment focused connected nationalist policy, with a specialization successful societal betterment movements.
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