Devin Nunes Loses Yet Another Defamation Lawsuit
Representative Devin Nunes of California has a reputation for threatening to sue anyone who dares besmirch his reputation online. Never mind that Nunes was implicated in shady dealings in Ukraine and other alleged activities that will most likely be investigated by a Biden Department of Justice, he just rolls on like he’s above the law and wastes court time on frivolous lawsuits. Nunes has filed lawsuits against a Twitter user who calls themselves “Devin Cow“, his local newspaper, and now, the Washington Post.
In fact, Nunes has launched so many lawsuits alleging he was harmed by the mockery he’s endured online that it only brings him more online mockery, particularly on Twitter where the hashtags #Moo, #DevinNunesIsAnIdiot, and #SueMeDevin are often used to taunt him. Now, just in time for Christmas, federal district court Judge Amit P. Mehta in Washington, D.C. handed Twitter users another reason to mock Nunes ruling against him in his case against the Washington Post and editorial writer Shane Harris.
Nunes had brought the suit alleging defamation after Harris wrote an editorial citing a senior intelligence officer who told lawmakers that Russia wanted to see Donald Trump reelected, and specifically named Nunes as someone who had passed comments along to Trump.
The Post argued that the article was an editorial and prefaced as an opinion. Nunes was suing for $250 million in compensatory damages though he never revealed how he was so damaged by the accusation. His legal team already had problems after the judge explained they failed to serve Shane Harris with the case documents, which is required by the court within the first 90 days. Judge Mehta also said that the complaint “does not challenge the substantial truth of any statement in the Article.”
The full decision against Nunes can be read at Law and Crime.