Dem: It's 'pretty funny' Nunes is paying for 'alternative news' site to attack me

Dem: It's 'pretty funny' Nunes is paying for 'alternative news' site to attack me
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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) mocked Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesNunes used political donations for K in NBA tickets, winery tours, Vegas trips: report Russia raises problems for GOP candidates GOP lawmaker regrets appearing on Alex Jones's radio show MORE, saying the California Republican is paying for an "alternative news" site to attack him.

"This is pretty funny. Rep is now PAYING for a fake 'alternative news' site to...attack folks like me," Lieu tweeted.

"Hey Devin, feel free to call me names because I'm cool like that," he added.

"But at least I actually read underlying documents before writing memos based on those documents."

Nunes's campaign has created its own news site, which claims to put out "the best of US, California, and Central Valley news, sports, and analysis.” The site, called "The California Republican," is paid for by Nunes's campaign committee, Politico reported.

One of the blurbs on the site is headlined: “Dem CA Rep roasted on CNN, proceeds to make a fool of himself.”

Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is a frequent critic of the media.

He was last thrown into the spotlight this month for leading the charge to release a GOP memo drafted by his staff that alleges surveillance abuses at the Justice Department.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE last week blocked the release of a Democratic memo meant to rebut the claims in the Republican-crafted document.