Devin Nunes has reached his limit and will sue CNN and the Daily Beast over some recent hit pieces the media outlets ran about him.
The media outlets ran stories alleging Devin Nunes worked Rudy Giuliani’s associates, now under federal indictment, when Nunes was investigating the origins of the Russia probe.
Nunes said the stories were false and planted by a political operative to damage him as he looks to defend Trump from the impeachment circus.
A fairly hysterical part of CNN’s story has CNN complaining that Nunes will not answer questions form the network quoting him:
“To be perfectly clear, I don’t acknowledge any questions from you in this lifetime or the next lifetime, I don’t acknowledge any question from you ever.”
“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.”
Nunes has had rocky relationships with both establishment 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 regularly do…
… The CNN piece from Ward interestingly lays out how Nunes refuses to interact with the outlet:
Over the past two weeks, CNN approached Nunes on two occasions and reached out to his communications staff to get comment for this story. In the Capitol 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,” Nunes added. “On any question.”
Asked again on Thursday about his travel to Vienna and his interactions with Shokin and Parnas, Nunes 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.
When CNN approached @DevinNunes for comment on this story, he replied, “I don't talk to you in this lifetime or the next lifetime.”
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 23, 2019