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Politics Democratic Rep Responds to Devin Nunes' Threat of Defamation Lawsuit: 'Take Your Letter and Shove It'

03:45  18 january  2020
03:45  18 january  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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The congressman’s suit is clearly petty. But it does ask the legal system to answer questions it will eventually need to tackle. Rep . Rep . Devin Nunes , R-Calif., does not much like being the subject of criticism or ridicule. He recently filed a 0 million lawsuit against Twitter and the users behind three

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In December, California Democratic Representative Ted Lieu accused Representative Devin Nunes of being in league with Rudy Giuliani's former business associate Lev Parnas. In turn, Nunes threatened to sue Lieu for defamation of character.

Ted Lieu wearing a suit and tie: California Representative Ted Lieu posted a picture on Twitter Friday showing his response to a threatened lawsuit against him by Congressman Devin Nunes which read in part, © Doug Mills-Pool/Getty California Representative Ted Lieu posted a picture on Twitter Friday showing his response to a threatened lawsuit against him by Congressman Devin Nunes which read in part, "Take your letter and shove it."

Nunes responded with a letter to Nunes' lawyer which read in part, "You can take your letter and shove it."

After Parnas alleged that Nunes "wanted to help out" with the Ukraine-based investigation into the Bidens during an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Wednesday, Lieu brought his situation with Nunes to light on Twitter.

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"Amazing Lev Parnas interview on #Maddow," Lieu tweeted Wednesday. "Also, I'm disclosing that the lawyer for @DevinNunes wrote a letter saying Rep Nunes will sue me if I didn't apologize for saying last month that Nunes conspired with Parnas. Devin, I'm adding to my statement: 'Your pants are on fire.'"

Friday, Lieu posted a photo of a portion of the letter he received from Nunes' lawyer, along with his written response on Twitter.

"Attached is the first page of a five page letter in which the lawyer for @DevinNunes threatens that Rep Nunes will sue me," read Lieu's tweet. "Attached is my response."

"As I am sure you are aware," the letter from Nunes' lawyer began, "the United States Constitution and the common law faithfully protect a person's 'absolute' right to an unimpaired reputation."

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The US congressman Devin Nunes sent the Twitterverse spiraling into hilarity late on Monday with his lawsuit listing the purported crimes of Twitter users “ Devin Nunes ’ It didn’t help Nunes ’ case that his attorneys never found the true identities behind “ Devin Nunes ’ Mom” and “ Devin Nunes ’ Cow”, so

"I received your letter dated December 31, 2019 in which you state your client Congressman Devin Nunes will sue me if I don't, among other actions issue a public apology to Devin Nunes," Lieu responded. "It is true that I stated Congressman Nunes worked with Lev Parnas and conspired to undermine our own government."

"As you know, truth is a defense," Lieu continued. "So go read the documents and text messages provided by Lev Parnas to the House of Representatives, and watch his interview on The Rachel Maddow Show, which aired on January 15, 2020, that directly implicates Rep. Nunes."

"I welcome any lawsuit from your client and look forward to taking discovery of Congressman Nunes," Lieu's letter concluded. "Or, you can take your letter and shove it."

Newsweek reached out to both Lieu and Nunes for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Nunes has been known to turn to litigation, including a $250 million defamation suit against Twitter and two parody Twitter accounts, one purporting to be by a cow owned by Nunes and the other pretending to be tweets from Nunes' mother. Nunes said the parody accounts accused him of spying for the Russians.

Dem lawmaker says Nunes threatened to sue him over criticism

  Dem lawmaker says Nunes threatened to sue him over criticism Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that a lawyer for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) threatened to sue him if he did not apologize for saying last month that the Republican conspired with an associate of Rudy Giuliani. Lieu's comments were made in light of an interview Nunes gave on Fox News claiming he had spoken with Lev Parnas, a Giuliani associate, but that he "didn't know his name."Lieu's comments were made in light of an interview Nunes gave on Fox News claiming he had spoken with Lev Parnas, a Giuliani associate, but that he "didn't know his name.

But it isn’t just any cow — it claims to belong to Rep . Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). “ It is a modern-day Tammany Hall. Congressman Nunes intends to hold Twitter fully accountable for its Bickerton said it ’s possible Nunes is using his lawsuit as a way to revive debates around libel law in a time where

The defamation lawsuit by the Republican congressman over accounts like @DevinNunesMom seeks 0 million in damages. Representative Devin Nunes , Republican of California, sued Twitter and three users of the social media platform for defamation .Credit Lawrence Jackson for The New York

When CNN claimed in November 2019 that Nunes had met with former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin in Austria, Nunes filed a $435 million defamation suit against the news network, denying that he had ever met Shokin.

"CNN is the mother of fake news," the lawsuit read. "It is the least trusted name. CNN is eroding the fabric of America, proselytizing, sowing distrust and harmony. It must be held accountable."

Nunes has also filed suit in April 2019 against the McClatchy newspaper chain for an article in The Fresno Bee about a lawsuit filed against Alpha Omega Winery, which Nunes has an ownership stake in.

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