Skip to comments.Ex-House ‘Russiagate’ investigator Kash Patel sues Politico over impeachment lies
Posted on 03/22/2023 7:53:44 PM PDT by CFW
Watch out, Adam Schiff, Alexander Vinman, Fiona Hill and assorted other Russia/Ukraine hoaxers. Kash Patel is coming for you in a courtroom in Virginia.
The former Russiagate investigator for the House Intelligence Committee has filed a $23 million defamation action against Politico for falsely claiming he misrepresented himself as a Ukraine expert and fed lies to Donald Trump about Ukraine — which ultimately led to the then-president’s impeachment.
Patel’s suit contends that Politico knew that Schiff, then chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was “a wholly unreliable source,” a “congenital liar and inveterate leaker [and] a demagogue with an axe to grind against President Trump [and] Kash.”
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Right filing in any DC court is a guaranteed loser, it is impossible to get a fair trail there.
Watch them reach for the 1st Amendment. “Protected political opinions.” Protected for Dems anyway.
“I don’t care about the money. But everything we receive in discovery will be made public.”
This will be fun to watch.
Maybe Washington should have let the British keep N America. AMLO (Mexico): "Right now, former President Trump is declaring that they are going to arrest him," López Obrador, who is also known by his initials AMLO, said during a press conference. "If that were the case...it would be so that his name doesn't appear on the ballot."
This is happening in Henrico Circuit Court which is local to me, and this is the first I’ve heard of it. Local and national news has been incessantly inundated by the Irvo Otieno story for about a week or so.
Yes it is.
‘Patel’s suit contends that Politico knew that Schiff, then chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was “a wholly unreliable source,” a “congenital liar and inveterate leaker [and] a demagogue with an axe to grind against President Trump [and] Kash.”’
Well, any reasonable person would know that, but we are talking about leftists. And not just leftists but leftist journalists. Expecting them to know anything that is true is a very high expectation.
‘Watch them reach for the 1st Amendment. “Protected political opinions.”’
They’ll probably try, but just as in the Alex Jones case, the 1st Amendment is probably not much of an issue, since it does not protect libelous speech. So if you can prove libel, then the 1st Amendment is irrelevant. And if you can’t prove libel, then the case is dead anyway, so the 1st Amendment is also irrelevant.
Patel will have a high bar to reach though, since he is a public figure. So he’ll have to prove actual malice; not just that Politico made false statements, but that they were knowingly false and made with the intent to harm him.
Ping! — What went around is coming back around...
That’s a face most people would just like to punch. What a despicable looking human being Vindman is.
At least Schiff will give his sweat glands some good exercise.Its going to cost all of them high legal fees.
He and his treasonous associates deserve to hang from a yardarm.
Northern Virginia is just an extension of DC.
Careful, you’re bordering on Putin stoogism by bringing this up. Funny how it’s the same individuals running the Uke quagmire who impeached Trump for turning over the rock they were divvying up Ukraine under.
Waste of time filing in Virginia.
Should have filed in a state and location where there was the slightest chance of getting a fair hearing.
Both Politico and Kash Patel have their offices in Alexandria Virginia. Politico also has a DC office, so the only venue choices Patel had were Virginia or DC.
He chose wisely.
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