California Republican Devin Nunes is suing cable news network MSNBC over an attack from their star host Rachel Maddow.
Per the NY Post Nunes ‘claims Maddow and MSNBC have shown “hostility, hatred, extreme bias, spite and ill-will” in their coverage of him, the suit says’
Nunes says in the lawsuit she target him because he’s “the most prominent skeptic in Congress of Maddow’s marquee news narrative from 2017 to 2019: that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians to hack the 2016 presidential elections.”
The report adds:
In the lawsuit, Nunes specifically took issue with comments Maddow made during her March 18 show where she claimed the Congressman had refused to hand a package he’d received from a suspected Russian agent to the FBI — a claim he refutes.
“Congressman Nunes has refused to answer questions about what he received from Andriy Derkach. He has refused to show the contents of the package to other members of the intelligence community,” Maddow said on air, according to the suit.
“He has refused to hand it over to the FBI which is what you should do if you get something from somebody who is sanctioned by the US as a Russian agent.”
Nunes claims MSNBC and Maddow knew he’d told other reporters he had given the package to the FBI.
He argues that MSNBC did not go to him for comment prior to airing the claims, which Nunes claims is proof of malice.