Updated Apr 9, 2019 - World

Devin Nunes files $150M lawsuit against McClatchy

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)  filed a $150 million lawsuit against McClatchy, alleging conspiracy to derail the Hillary Clinton and Russia probes.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) filed a $150 million lawsuit Monday against The McClatchy Company and 2 others, alleging they interfered with his investigations into reported Russian interference in the 2016 elections and Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Details: The lawsuit, first reported by Fox News, comes one day after the House Intelligence Committee ranking member told the network he would send 8 criminal referrals to the Justice Department this week concerning allegations of misconduct by federal authorities during the Russia probe.

The big picture: Nunes is also suing Twitter for "shadow-banning” him and other conservatives users.

The latest: McClatchy said in a statement on Tuesday: "The lawsuit represents a baseless attack on local journalism and a free press."

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