Rep. Devin Nunes (D-CA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures over the weekend to discuss his lawsuit against CNN And The Daily Beast after Thanksgiving for their smears against his character.
Nunes made the announcement on Friday that he was going to sue CNN And Daily Beast in federal court after they published stories saying that he met former Ukranian Prosecutor Victor Shokin in Vienna.
CNN reported Friday that Lev Parnas is willing to tell Congress that Nunes met with Shokin in Vienna to obtain political dirt on Biden. The Daily Beast then reported that Parnas helped Nunes in the investigations. Nunes has maintained that the allegations are false and vowed to sue the outlets.
“I really want to answer all of these questions, and I promise you I absolutely will come back on the show and answer these questions, but because there is criminal activity here, we’re working with the appropriate law enforcement agencies, we’re going to file all this, everyone is going to know the truth, everybody is going to know all the facts, but I think you can understand that I can’t compete by trying to debate this out with the public media when 90% of the media are totally corrupt,” Nunes said.
“And because this is criminal in nature and because it’s so bad, it’s so slanderous, we’ve got all the facts on our side, and we’re going to file in federal court because I’m not going to sit here and try to compete against the media that I have no chance of winning this,” he continued. “I will win in court in, and they’ll have a chance to cooperate, and they’ll have to show how they work with somebody who has been indicted, which is likely conspiring to obstruct justice.”
Bartiromo then asked the California Congressman, “Just to be clear, you’re saying you’re suing CNN” and then clarified his statement on the media outlets,”You’re telling me that CNN committed criminal activity?”
“It’s very likely. Or they’re an accessory to it, right? So none of this is true,” Nunes said. “The sad part is, I’m the last guy that wants to go into the courts, but the media has become totally corrupt that now they’re willing to actually engage and help with criminals, indicted criminals. These people are sick, and the only way they’re going to be held accountable is through the court system. And It’s the only chance I have to actually get the facts out for the American people because they can’t lie to a court.”
Despite what Nunes claimed, a Democrat said on Saturday that Nunes will be party to an ethics investigation because of the supposed false allegations.