Fox News reports:
The impeachment inquiry against President Trump has triggered a wave of charges, countercharges, court battles, subpoenas and legal threats. Now it has produced its first libel suit. A White House official on Monday sued Politico and one of its reporters over stories and tweets that he says falsely accuse him of “lying, deceit and unethical conduct.”
Kash Patel, the National Security Council’s senior counterterrorism director, is seeking more than $25 million in damages in the suit filed in Virginia. We have reached out to Politico for comment.
The lawsuit also names Natasha Bertrand, a Politico reporter and MSNBC contributor, as well as Politico owner Robert Allbritton. The allegations, which center on what the president was told about the situation in Ukraine, go to the heart of the case for impeachment.
#NEW: Kash Patel, the NSC’s senior counterterrorism director, is suing Politico & one of its reporters for $25M in damages over stories & tweets that he says falsely accuse him of “lying, deceit and unethical conduct” tied to the House impeachment probe.https://t.co/US6cNGei87
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) November 18, 2019