White House official has filed a lawsuit against Politico, targeting House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s role in impeachment.
National Security Council Senior Counterterrorism Director Kash Patel is suing Politico, Politico owner Robert Allbritton, and Politico reporter and MSNNBC contributor Natasha Bertrand for $25 million in damages for allegedly publishing libelous claims about him related to the President Trump-Ukraine controversy.
SCOOP: White House NSC’s senior counterterrorism director, Kash Patel, just sued Politico, saying he was falsely accused of briefing President Trump on Ukraine. The suit also takes numerous shots at Adam Schiff. Highly unusual, to say the least https://t.co/6fdVZ1pCxk
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) November 18, 2019
Now it has produced its first libel suit.
A White House official on Monday sued Politico and one of its reporters over stories and tweets that he says falsely accuse him of “lying, deceit and unethical conduct.”
Kash Patel, the National Security Council’s senior counterterrorism director, is seeking more than $25 million in damages in the suit filed in Virginia. We have reached out to Politico for comment.
The lawsuit also names Natasha Bertrand, a Politico reporter and MSNBC contributor, as well as Politico owner Robert Allbritton. The allegations, which center on what the president was told about the situation in Ukraine, go to the heart of the case for impeachment.
While Politico is the nominal target of the suit, it represents an aggressive attempt by a presidential aide to put Adam Schiff’s handling of the impeachment inquiry itself on trial. Describing the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee as “a demagogue with an ax to grind against the president,” Patel portrays Schiff as running roughshod over rules and interviewing witnesses “to create click-bait headlines and soundbites to feed to his co-conspirators and media sympathizers.” More
I’m a little confused here… Is Adam Schiff colluding with a corrupt media or is the media colluding with a corrupt Adam Schiff?
I really hope that this gains traction and others follow in his footsteps and go after the MSM for their part in this farce.
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