It appears that Devin Nunes reached his limit and will sue CNN and the Daily Beast over their recent hit pieces the media outlets ran about him.
The media outlets ran stories alleging that Devin Nunes worked Rudy Giuliani’s associates, now under federal indictment, when he was investigating the origins of the Russia probe.
Nunes claimed that the stories were false and planted by a political operative to damage him as he looks to defend President Trump from the impeachment circus.
“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,” Devin Nunes told Breitbart News on 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.”
Nunes has had a rocky relationships with both media outlets, and he regularly refuses to work with, or have his office cooperate with, any outlet that engages in deliberate printing of inaccurate and fake information, as CNN and the Daily Beast tend to do.
The CNN piece from Ward interestingly lays out how Nunes refuses to interact with the outlet.
Over the past two weeks, CNN approached Devin Nunes on two occasions and reached out to his communications staff to get comment for this story. On Nov. 14, as CNN began to ask a question about the trip to Vienna, Nunes interjected and said, “I don’t talk to you in this lifetime or the next lifetime.”
“At any time,” Devin Nunes added. “On any question.”
Nunes was asked again on Thursday about his travel to Vienna and his interactions with Shokin and Parnas, he gave a similar response. “To be perfectly clear, I don’t acknowledge any questions from you in this lifetime or the next lifetime,” Nunes said while leaving the impeachment hearing.