Rep. Devin Nunes Loses Yet Another Defamation Suit

Mediaite reports:

A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) effort to sue a reporter for sharing a story he had authored on social media.

The 2018 story Lizza authored for Esquire, “Milking the System,” including allegations that Nunes’ family had moved their farming operation to Iowa, and that they had employed illegal immigrants.

Nunes filed a defamation suit over the story, but a court dismissed that case in August 2020. But he filed a new lawsuit in September alleging that Lizza had libeled him by sharing the story on Twitter in November 2019, while the case was pending.

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