The judge suggested refiling the case against Fusion GPS could trigger sanctions.
The California GOP lawmaker claimed that he was a victim of “active, coordinated and ongoing corruption, fraud and obstruction of justice” by the defendants that stemmed from his efforts to investigate the firm’s role in stoking suspicions about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign.
Nunes’ suit, filed under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, claims that after he challenged the accuracy of the dossier, Fusion GPS, Simpson and CfA morphed that effort into one targeting him with a series of ethics complaints and other adverse publicity.
- The judge said Nunes can refile within 30 days, but it better not be “frivolous or unsupported by evidence.”
- Alexandria, Virginia-based U.S. District Court Judge Liam O’Grady is a GW Bush appointee.
Nunes Filed 6 lawsuit in 2019 according to the Fresno Bee.
Today Nunes threatened to sue The Washington Post over a story that he ran and tattled to the White House about intelligence that Russia wanted to see President Trump reelected.
NEW: A federal judge has tossed @RepDevinNunes $9.9M racketeering suit against Trump-Russia dossier firm Fusion GPS & its founder. Liam O'Grady, a GW Bush apptee, said it lacked needed detail & he included a warning about risk of refiling https://t.co/66PY1xppsH
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) February 22, 2020