(FreedomBeacon.com)- Whether or not Joe Biden becomes the next president, CNN won’t be getting away with spending the last four years smearing President Donald Trump and other members of his administration. That was made perfectly clear recently when it was revealed that a Trump administration official has filed a huge $50 million defamation lawsuit against CNN, claiming that the network pushed “unfounded left-wing political narratives” about him and his work.
Kash Patel, who is the chief of staff for Acting Secretary of Defence Christopher Miller, said in the suit that CNN made inaccurate statements about him and identified him as a conspiracy theorist who was trying to hurt the prospects of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Fox reported the details of the complaint, explaining how CNN described Patel as a “Trump loyalist connected to Biden conspiracy theories.” CNN also said that Pash “was connected to efforts to spread conspiracy theories about Joe Biden” and has “worked to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.”
The lawsuit says that CNN attack Patel because it is the network is “deeply invested in promoting the Russia collusion hoax and fraudulent ‘dossier’ manufactured by Fusion GPS.”
Attorney Steven Biss, who previously represented California Congressman Devin Nunes in a suit against CNN, described how the network knew that the statements were false.
“The Defendants fabricated the Defamatory Statements and knew, therefore, that the statements were false. They knew that Kash was not the source of a single conspiracy theory and had no connection to any conspiracy theory about Biden,” Biss explained.
Biss also said that CNN provided no evidence of examples of stories spread by Kash that would constitute conspiracy theories about Joe Biden, and for a simple reason…there are none!
“CNN reported on the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry and read the Democrats’ report, and knew, therefore, that no evidence was uncovered connecting Kash,” he added.
The attorney explains how CNN “harbored extreme professional and personal animus, bias, spite, and ill-will towards Kash as a result of Kash’s revelations of CNN’s corrupt business practices and deceitful reporting.”
Before his appointment, Kash debunked reporting by CNN over the Russia investigation that ultimately concluded that President Donald Trump did not collude with Russia to win the 2016 election. Biss noted this, explaining how special counsel Robert Mueller and 19 lawyers found zero evidence that the Trump campaign “knowingly coordinated” with Russia during the presidential campaign.
If Kash wins, it will be another huge blow for CNN, after settling with teenager Nicholas Sandmann earlier this year. Sandmann filed a $275 million lawsuit against the network after CNN made damaging and inaccurate claims about him. Sandmann was smeared as a racist when a far-left activist wrongly claimed he was intimidated by the student.