UPDATED 1:48 PM PT – Sunday, August 15, 2021
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and his defamation suit against the Washington Post. In a recent interview, the California lawmaker said he looks forward to deposing the Post as part of his suit.
The judge ruled against the Washington Post’s motion to dismiss the defamation claim last week, after a 2017 article described what it called a “late night visit” by Nunes to the White House. The Post later issued a correction, saying Nunes pointed out he didn’t believe the Obama administration had been wiretapping Trump Tower.
According to the federal judge, the Washington Post wrote and published the article with “at least reckless disregard of the truth that it had previously reported.”
Nunes said the process may take a few months, saying he’s trying to track people down from five years ago and hold them accountable.