Congressman Devin Nunes has grown increasingly uncomfortable since Lev Parnas started talking. On Wednesday night, the California congressman, after months of denials, admitted he had spoken to the Ukrainian by phone. On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released a series of messages between Parnas and top Nunes aide, Derek Harvey.
Numerous lawmakers have blasted Nunes about his actions, including fellow California congressman Ted Lieu. When a lawyer for the Republican congressman sent Lieu a threatening letter, the Democrat gleefully shared his response to the notice.
The letter to Lieu was sent by lawyer Stephen Biss, who is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. It noted that Nunes wanted to protect his reputation and threatened a lawsuit if Lieu continued to besmirch it.
Lieu responded to the threat in a ferocious manner:
“I received you letter dated December 31st, 2019 in which you state your client, Congressman Devin Nunes will sue me if I don’t, among other things, issue a public apology to Devin Nunes. It is true that I stated Congressman Nunes worked with Lev Parnas and conspired to undermine our own government. As you know, truth is a defense. So go read the documents and text messages provided by Lev Parnas to the House of Representatives and watch his interview on the Rachel Maddow show, which aired on January 15th, 2020, that directly implicates Rep. Nunes.”
“I welcome any lawsuit from you client and look forward to taking discovery of Congressman Nunes. Or, you can take you letter and shove it.”
Attached is the first page of a five page letter in which the lawyer for @DevinNunes threatens that Rep Nunes will sue me.
Attached is my response. pic.twitter.com/bWAqdRhq97
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 17, 2020
Nunes and his legal team have yet to respond to the message from Rep. Lieu.