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After Suing Twitter, Devin Nunes Announces $150 Million Lawsuit Against McClatchy

Congressman Devin Nunes is filing another lawsuit.

Following the lawsuit he filed last month against Twitter, Liz Mair, “Devin Nunes’ Mom,” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow,” the California Republican has announced he’s filing a $150 million lawsuit against McClatchy.

Why? Well, per Fox News:

[Nunes is] alleging that one of the news agency’s reporters conspired with a political operative to derail Nunes’ oversight work into the Hillary Clinton campaign and Russian election interference…

Nunes again named Mair as a co-defendant, charging this time that she conspired with McClatchy reporter MacKenzie Mays to spread a variety of untruthful and misleading smears — including that Nunes “was involved with cocaine and underage prostitutes” — online and in print.

Nunes’ complaint apparently features a Fresno Bee (owned by McClatchy) article by Mays from last year headlined “A yacht, cocaine, prostitutes: Winery partly owned by Nunes sued after fundraiser event.” A McClatchy spokesperson told Fox, “We have no comment and stand behind the strong reporting of The Fresno Bee.”

The complaint says in part, “The McClatchy headline intentionally omitted the word ‘charity’ and labeled the event a ‘fundraiser’ in a clear effort to imply it was a political fundraising event that a politician like Congressman Nunes would naturally attend.”

Nunes talked about the lawsuit tonight with Sean Hannity and told him they were “slandering” and attacking him, “getting this information from someone.”

“Part of the lawsuit here is not only they need to retract everything they did against me,” he said, “but they also need to come clean with the American people, retract all of their fake news stories.”

“I’m coming to clean up all the mess. So if you’re out there and you lied and you defamed, we’re going to come after you,” Nunes added.

You can watch above, via Fox News.

UPDATE –– 10:31 pm ET: Mair has responded:

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