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Judge throws out Devin Nunes’ appeal in defamation suit against CNN

Former California GOP Rep. and ally of former President Donald Trump, Devin Nunes, cannot revive his defamation lawsuit against CNN thanks to a ruling from a judge, Reuters reports.

Nunes sued CNN over a 2019 article that claimed Lev Parnas, a formerly-indicted associate of Rudolph Giuliani, was willing to testify to Congress that Nunes met with a former Ukrainian prosecutor to discuss “digging up dirt” on then-presidential candidate Joe Biden. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Nunes failed to seek a retraction of the article fast enough and that story did not cause him to suffer “special damages” in regards to his finances.

Nunes denied the accusations and said his reputation was damaged, calling CNN “the mother of fake news.

From Reuters:

Circuit Judge William Nardini said the trial judge “did not err” in finding that Nunes did not comply with applicable California law governing retractions, and thus his $435 million lawsuit should be dismissed with prejudice.

On April 1, another federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of Nunes’ $250 million lawsuit claiming the Washington Post defamed him by implying he lied to Trump about who attended a Feb. 2020 intelligence briefing concerning Russia.

Nunes left Congress in December to become CEO of the Trump social media platform “Truth Social.”

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