Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is sticking to his vow to sue CNN and the Daily Beast, saying this past weekend, that such legal action is the only way to hold the “corrupt” media accountable for their libelous accusations.

Nunes first threatened legal action last Friday, after both outlets published stories claiming the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee had met with Ukranian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in Vienna in 2018 to push for an investigation into Hunter and Joe Biden. Both stories cite former Rudy Guliani associate, Lev Parnas, who was indicted in October for conspiring to violate the ban on foreign donations, prompting Nunes to question the validity of the source.

“I’ve been used to this for the last three years,” Nunes told Fox News. “The House Intelligence Committee Republicans, we continue to expose Democrat corruption over and over again. And what always happens is right when we expose them… they go out to kill the messenger. So this week — another fake news story. The problem with this week’s fake news story is — we actually caught them.”

Nunes continued, “And we caught them badly and it also involves criminal activity… We are going to take both CNN and the Daily Beast likely into federal court, right after Thanksgiving and we hope they cooperate.”

The Daily Beast originally broke the story about Nunes’ alleged meeting on Thursday, citing Parnas’ lawyer Ed MacMahon as their source. The Beast also cites congressional travel records which it claims shows Nunes traveled to Europe from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2018, along with three of his aides.

CNN followed up with an article on Saturday, citing Parnas’ other lawyer, Joseph A. Bondy, who said Nunes was put in touch with officials who could help him dig up dirt on the Bidens.

Nunes said that he wants to send a clear message that “It is not OK to work with someone who has been indicted on [a] serious federal crime, to build a media narrative and dirty up a member of Congress. You’ve seen it, the American people have seen it over the last three years. We out them, and then they come out with a media narrative to try to dirty up the people who are doing the work on behalf of the American people.”

Speaking to Fox News Host Maria Bartiromo, Nunes continued, “So we hope that CNN and Daily Beast will cooperate with the court. They should comply with the subpoenas once we file this and go through different depositions. It should be fun.”

Then, Bartiromo asked Nunes if he wished to elaborate further on his involvement in the case, but he declined to go any deeper, saying he would not debate the issue through the media. Nunes did, however, say it’s “likely” that CNN and the Daily Beast committed criminal activity, and claimed the only way to find out the truth is to have them answer questions under oath.

6 thoughts on “Nunes to CNN and the Daily Beast, “I’ll See You in Court!””
  1. It is about time that there are some Republicans with enough backbone to fight back. I can only hope that the rest who are not afraid of cowards do the same

  2. I am so glad to hear that he is not going to back down and I think it is very important for everyone to start standing up to the trash attacks. So many people believe that the media tells the truth, but if you take the time to research, you can easily dispel the rumors, the innuendos, and the lies. Unfortunately, not enough people take the time to find out the truth, though I do believe that more and more Americans are seeing what is happening and turning away from believing “fake news”. I hope and pray the Nunes is successful in this endeavor and that the right people are held accountable.

  3. This is going to be followed by millions of Americans who all are hoping Nunes sues them into the ground. For years these main stream media outlets have been lying to the public, getting caught, and moving on just to do it again. They are taking huge hits to their ratings but that seems to not bother them so maybe getting totally exposed in front of the whole world and sued for millions will send a clear message.

  4. It would be so great to get Nunes in court where he would not be able to hide behind conspiracy theories. I hope his wish comes true

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