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No Cash For You: Court Sends Devin Nunes Empty-Handed After Trying To Get $435 Million From CNN

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Former congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) suffered another legal defeat on Thursday after a federal appeals court rejected his motion to revive his defamation lawsuit against CNN over reports he was involved in efforts to uncover damaging Ukraine-related information about Joe Biden.

In a 2-1 decision on Thursday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Nunes failed to seek a correction fast enough, or show he deserved “special damages” for economic loss” and ruled that his $435 million lawsuit should be dismissed with prejudice, Reuters reports.

According to the news service, Circuit Judge William Nardini said the trial judge “did not err” in finding that Nunes did not comply with applicable California law governing retractions.

As noted by Reuters, “Nunes sued over a Nov. 22, 2019 article that said Lev Parnas, a then-indicted associate of former Trump lawyer Rudolph Giuliani, was willing to testify before Congress that Nunes met in 2018 with a former Ukrainian prosecutor to discuss “digging up dirt” on Biden, a Democrat and now U.S. president.”

Read the full report at Reuters.