UPDATED 7:09 AM — Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Republican Congressman Devin Nunes is filing a $150 million lawsuit against The McClatchy Company, alleging a massive political conspiracy.
The filing in a Virginia state court Monday claims one of the news agency’s reporters — Mackenzie Mays — conspired with political operative Liz Mair.
Nunes claims their goal was to derail his oversight work into the Clinton campaign and alleged Russian interference.
The duo reportedly conspired to spread a variety of misleading smear campaigns, including one saying Nunes was involved with cocaine and underage prostitutes.
Nunes said the defendants abandoned their role as journalists for political and financial gain.