Nunes Files $250M Defamation Suit Against WaPo

The Fresno Bee reports:

California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes on Monday filed his seventh lawsuit in 12 months alleging that he was the victim of defamation or conspiracy, this time suing The Washington Post.

Nunes, R-Tulare, in a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Virginia alleges a Feb. 21 news story describing an intelligence briefing given to members of Congress regarding Russia’s perceived preference for President Donald Trump’s re-election was part of a long-running effort at The Post to damage Nunes’ reputation.

Nunes in the complaint alleges Bezos bought The Washington Post in 2013 “for the purpose of using WaPo’s mighty pen to influence federal elections,” that Bezos is “desperate to defame the president” and that Post reporters coordinated actions with House Democrats to “impugn (Nunes’) reputation and undermine his relationship with the president.”

Nunes is seeking $250 million, which happens to be how much Bezos paid for the Washington Post. All together, his lawsuits are seeking over $1 billion.