The Washington Post just got some bad news.Â
A federal judge has allowed GOP Rep Devin Nunes (R-CA) lawsuit against the Washington Post to move forward.
A federal judge ruled ruled Wednesday that a defamation lawsuit by Rep.Â Devin NunesÂ (R) could continue against theÂ Washington Post.Â In the lawsuit, Nunes complained that the newspaper described some of his theories as â€œbaselessâ€ and that previousÂ PostÂ reporting indicated that some of those theories were, indeed, correct. TheÂ Postâ€˜s contradictions led the judge to rule that Nunes had a shot at recovery despite a subsequent correction by the newspaper.
U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols, a Donald Trump appointee who on the same day granted procedural wins to voting system company U.S. Dominion in a defamation lawsuits against election conspiracy theorists Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Lindell, and several associated organizations, also ruled that the Nunes case should similarly stay alive.
â€œAlthough the question is a close one,â€ Judge Nichols wrote, â€œNunesâ€™s allegations suffice to survive dismissal as to his defamation claim, but not as to his negligence claim.â€
The lawsuit centers around a November 9, 2020 Washington Post article which accused Nunes of airing â€œbaseless claims of the Obama administration spying on Trump Tower.â€ That line appeared in a story which largely centered on Michael Ellis, who was selected as general counsel of the National Security Agency after serving as Nunesâ€™s Chief of Staff.
The lies of the Fake News media are coming back to haunt them.
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