Trump Administration Official Sues CNN In $50m Defamation Lawsuit


The chief of staff to acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller has filed a defamation lawsuit against CNN, alleging the network published “unfounded left-wing political narratives” about him.

The lawsuit, which seeks $50 million in damages for Kash Patel, named CNN and five of the network’s reporters as defendants, according to Fox News.

The suit includes several examples of what the plaintiffs say are defamatory statements, including, “Trump loyalist connected to Biden conspiracy theories is leading Pentagon transition;” “Kash Patel, a Trump loyalist, … was connected to efforts to spread conspiracy theories about Joe Biden;” Patel “has also worked to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election;” and “Defense Department transition office … is led by a Trump loyalist connected to efforts to spread conspiracy theories about the President-elect.”

The complaint alleges the network “attacked” Patel “because CNN was deeply invested in promoting the Russia collusion hoax and the fraudule… (Read more)

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