— Devin NunesÃ¢ÂÂ cow Ã°ÂÂÂ® (@DevinCow) October 9, 2019
Devin Nunes files yet another lawsuit, what else is new? Perhaps there’s a health emergency. There’s a hashtag referencing some kind of leakage, surely that has something to do with people talking to journalists.
Nunes Files $77M Suit, Alleging Iowa Farm Story Defamed Him
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A California congressman has filed yet another lawsuit against a major media organization, claiming he was defamed in a magazine story about his family’s Iowa dairy farm.
Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, filed the $77.5 million lawsuit Monday in federal court in Iowa against Esquire publisher Hearst Magazines and former reporter Ryan Lizza. It alleges a Sept. 30, 2018, story about the farm has caused “injury to his good name and professional reputation.”
Nunes has gone after other media outlets in court, filing similar lawsuits earlier this year against Twitter and newspaper publisher The McClatchy Co.
Nunes in the latest lawsuit repeatedly refers to the Esquire story by Lizza, entitled “Devin Nunes’s Family Farm Is Hiding a Politically Explosive Secret” as a “hit piece.”
Lizza, now the chief Washington correspondent for Politico, wrote the story after traveling in August 2018 to Sibley, Iowa, a small farming community 170 miles northwest of Des Moines.
WASHINGTON—Privately expressing his relief that the situation was better than it could have been, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) reportedly took a moment Wednesday to reflect that at least the Twitter users he was suing for mocking him didn’t know about his leaking, prolapsed anus. “These people were really mean to me when they were just critiquing my public statements and voting record, so I can just imagine the sort of field day they’d be having if they found out that my rectum is telescoped out past my anus, resulting in a constant flow of fecal matter dribbling down my leg at all times,” thought the congressman, acknowledging that if social media users discovered that he had previously worn a diaper but had stopped because it only ended up overflowing in a matter of hours, he’d likely never hear the end of it.