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  • An attorney for a DNC official named in a lawsuit by Devin Nunes has hit back at the Republican representative’s claim that a Twitter parody account called “Devin Nunes’ cow” damaged his electoral chances. 
  • “It is self-evident that cows are domesticated livestock animals and do not have the intelligence, language, or opposable digits needed to operate a Twitter account,” wrote the attorney in the court filing, reported the Sacramento Bee.
  • Adam Parkhomenko, the DNC staffer named in the suit said he will not name the persons behind the account, as has been demanded by Nunes.
  • “Devin Nunes won’t be scaring or intimidating anyone. The only thing he’s getting is more of the same,” Parkhomenko said on Twitter Wednesday.
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Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is pressing ahead with his lawsuit against the operators of Twitter parody accounts “Devin Nunes’ Cow” and “Devin Nunes’ Mom.”

The California lawmaker and ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee claims that the accounts sought to damage his reelection prospects and reputation, but in court documents filed in Virginia Tuesday an attorney for Adam Parkhomenko, a DNC employee named in the lawsuit, had a withering response. 

The attorney wrote that the lawsuit should be quashed, because no one could conceivably take the accounts seriously. 

“No reasonable person would believe that Devin Nunes’ cow actually has a Twitter account, or that the hyperbole, satire and cow-related jokes it posts are serious facts,” the filing read, reported The Sacramento Bee.

“It is self-evident that cows are domesticated livestock animals and do not have the intelligence, language, or opposable digits needed to operate a Twitter account.”

Devin Nunes' cow twitter

A screenshot of the profile page of parody account Devin Nunes’ cow
Twitter/Devin Nunes’ cow


“Defendant ‘Devin Nunes’ Mom’ likewise posts satirical patronizing, nagging, mothering comments which ostensibly treat Mr. Nunes as a misbehaving child.”

In the filing, Parkhomenko said that he is refusing Nunes’ demand to disclose the identity of the people behind the parody accounts. 

In the lawsuit, Nunes is also suing Republican political strategist Liz Mair, claiming that she worked with Parkhomenko and the persons behind the satirical Twitter accounts in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to damage his prospects for reelection in the 2018 mid-terms.

Parkhomenko tweeted Wednesday that he is “proud to have the backs” of Mair, and the two parody accounts.

“Devin Nunes won’t be scaring or intimidating anyone. The only thing he’s getting is more of the same,” he added in the tweet.

 

Earlier this week Nunes threatened to sue CNN this week after the outlet reported that he met a Ukrainian official in Vienna who had previously met with Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, during Giuliani’s search for damaging information about Joe Biden. 

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