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Devin Nunes’ troubled lawyer in the spotlight after his error-ridden lawsuit ignites a wave of mockery

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is suing Twitter for defamation. He’s also launched a lawsuit against the Fresno Bee and McClatchy. The Congressman is suing the social media platform for a parody account called “Devin Nunes’ Cow.” He’s going after the newspapers for a story about a yacht party that involved cocaine and prostitutes put on by a winery that Nunes’ had invested in — the story had not suggested that Nunes’ attended the party, but the paper is being sued regardless.

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On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee published a story chronicling the errors made by the lawyer behind Nunes’ lawsuits, a Charlottesville, Virginia solo-practitioner named Steven S. Biss.

When Twitter revealed Biss’ identity, the social media platform quickly got to work exposing the many flaws in Nunes’ lawsuit.

“In the original version of the lawsuit, Nunes and Biss accuse a Fresno Bee reporter of emphasizing the words “woman,” “Devin,” and “cocaine” with a bold font in a tweet about the story on the winery lawsuit. While a screenshot of the tweet in the original lawsuit showed the words in bold font, the original tweet has text only in plain font,” the Sacramento Bee observes.

According to the Bee, law blogs called it an “embarrassing mistake over how Twitter works.” When users search certain words on Twitter the resulting tweets show the words searched for in bold.

Nunes’ case is not Biss’s first defamation suit. He also sued NPR for a story about a man who’s alleged to have promoted Seth Rich conspiracy theories.

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Trump holds large rally in Georgia — one day after the Peach State set a new coronavirus record

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President Donald Trump departed the White House on Saturday for an evening campaign rally in Georgia -- despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump is ostensively making the trip to support Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and interim Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in the January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. However, Republicans fear Trump will use his speech to continue bashing GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.

Trump's visit also comes against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Panicked Republicans ‘working frantically behind the scenes’ — but Trump just keeps attacking GOP Gov Brian Kemp

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Republicans worry Trump will continue to attack Republican Gov. Brian Kemp as he has on Twitter.

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Trump ‘facing a rapid decline’ as he wallows in ‘rage and denial’ over election loss: report

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President Donald Trump's mental health since losing the 2020 presidential election was the focus of a new analysis by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker that was published online Saturday.

"Over the past week, President Trump posted or reposted more than 130 messages on Twitter lashing out at the results of an election he lost. He mentioned the coronavirus pandemic now reaching its darkest hours four times — and even then just to assert that he was right about the outbreak and the experts were wrong," Baker reported under the headline, "Trump’s Final Days of Rage and Denial."

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