CNN has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that the cable network defamed a member of Congress.
“Rep. Devin Nunes of California, an outspoken ally of President Donald Trump, filed suit against CNN Tuesday, alleging the cable-news network defamed him when it reported on allegations about the president and his representatives seeking information from Ukraine officials that would raise suspicion about the presidential campaign of Joe Biden,” Variety reports.
The report adds: “In a rambling lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia, Nunes claims CNN defamed him as it reported on allegations made against him by operatives involved in seeking out information from Ukraine.”
CNN wasn’t commenting.
“The network’s reporting was based on on the record comments from an attorney, Joseph Bondy. CNN attempted multiple times to get comment from Rep. Nunes and his communications team,” Variety reports, adding: “Nunes’ suit seeks compensatory damages of $435 million and a jury trial.”