A high-level Trump official is suing CNN for defamation.
According to Washington Examiner, “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 official, Kash Patel, is seeking $50 million in damages against 5 defendants including CNN.
The Washington Examiner gave examples of alleged defamation:
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.”
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