(USA Features) House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes said Sunday he plans to file a lawsuit against the Washington Post Monday afternoon alleging the paper has repeatedly and knowingly published false information about him, the Trump administration, and Russia.
Nunes, California Republican, is making good on a threat last month to file suit against the Post over the paper’s allegedly false claim that he provided President Trump with classified intelligence on Russian election interference.
During a Fox News interview then, Nunes denied the Post report he told Trump that, according to an intelligence briefing last week, Russia was going to work this year to assist the president’s reelection campaign.
Nunes also said then that the contents of the intelligence briefing should never have leaked to the press in the first place.
In a Sunday interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, Nunes said that just because the current news narrative has shifted to blaming the president for the coronavirus outbreak, stories like the Post’s Russia report “live on.”
“I never talked to President Trump,” he said, “I didn’t go to the White House. None of this is true. It was all invented by someone. So look, I don’t know if the Washington Post was conspiring with the Democrats to make up this fake news story, but they’ll have a chance next week to meet me in federal court.”
He also predicted that the Post “will be nowhere to be found because anytime you try to hold these fake news companies accountable, they do everything but meet you in federal court.”
Nunes has also filed a similar lawsuit against CNN, which he said is “ongoing.”