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Wed May 31, 2023, 02:15 PM May 2023

Devin Nunes Steers Trump Media Company Into Dumpster Fire Defamation Suits

There is a separate lawsuit filed by Deven Nunes individually against the Guardian that was also filed by Steve Bliss



https://abovethelaw.com/2023/05/devin-nunes-steers-trump-media-company-into-dumpster-fire-defamation-suits/

In April, Devin Nunes’s wildly self-destructive defamation suit against journalist Ryan Lizza and Hearst Magazines came to an ignominious end with a federal judge ruling that his family did indeed employ undocumented laborers on its dairy farm. The former congressman’s family spent a couple weeks chasing Lizza around rural Iowa to stop him nosing around their business, only to get dragged into the case and forced to throw open their books in discovery. And now Nunes looks to be working that same magic for his new employer, Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), with a pair of defamation suits against The Guardian and the Washington Post filed in state court in Sarasota County, Florida.

TMTG is in the midst of trying to take itself public via a SPAC known as Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC). But the deal appears to be seriously in jeopardy, with the SEC, FINRA, and the Justice Department investigating DWAC. There are also reports that DWAC’s recently ousted CEO Patrick Orlando, who met with Trump before DWAC’s founding, made it clear from the jump that taking TMTG public was the entire reason for founding the SPAC, a gross violation of SEC rules.

In March, The Guardian’s Hugo Lowell reported that TMTG is under investigation for possible money laundering in relation to an $8 million loan from a company whose main business appears to be processing payments for webcam pornography in the former Soviet Union. In a truly bizarre complaint, Nunes sued The Guardian in his personal capacity, claiming that “Defendants published and republished egregious statements online and via social media (Twitter) that falsely accused or implied that Nunes engaged in or aided and abetted money laundering.”

Nunes is only mentioned in the article twice: once to say that he is the CEO of TMTG, and once noting his denial that he or anyone else at the company had reservations about the source of the loan. Nevertheless, the complaint insists “Defendants’ false criminal charges exposed Nunes to hatred, ridicule, contempt, distrust, and disgrace, and injured his business, reputation and occupation.”

Here is a link to the lawsuit filed by Nunes individually against the Guardian
https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23828415/nun
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Devin Nunes Steers Trump Media Company Into Dumpster Fire Defamation Suits (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote May 2023 OP
Putting in my popcorn order now. Any special requests? niyad May 2023 #1
Geezus. The guy sues more people than Dump. Ray Bruns May 2023 #2
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