California Rep. Devin Nunes on Monday filed a $150,000 lawsuit against a publishing company that owns more than 29 daily papers nationwide — alleging it tried to destroy his reputation for political gain.
The Republican congressman claims a reporter for a McClatchy Company-owned paper conspired with a political operative to “defame [him] and destroy his reputation,” according to the court documents, obtained by Fox News and filed in Virginia state court.
The defendants, “abandoned the role of journalist and chose to leverage their considerable power to spread falsehoods and to defame” Nunes for “political and financial gain,” he says.
The purpose of the alleged scheme was to derail Nunes’ Congressional investigation into the Hillary Clinton campaign and Russian 2016 election interference, the lawsuit claims.
Nunes last month filed a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter alleging defamation and the “shadow banning” of conservatives from the platform.
A McClatchy spokeswoman told The Post the company didn’t have a comment on the lawsuit but stand behind their reporting.
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