GOP consultant sued by Nunes asks for help paying legal costs

GOP consultant sued by Nunes asks for help paying legal costs
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A Republican communications consultant asked Twitter followers for help to cover legal costs in a lawsuit filed by Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesDemocrats launch bilingual ad campaign off drug pricing bill Koch campaign touts bipartisan group behind ag labor immigration bill Hillicon Valley: Apple, Facebook defend encryption during Senate grilling | Tech legal shield makes it into trade deal | Impeachment controversy over phone records heats up | TikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings MORE (R-Calif.) that alleges she, and others, used the social media platform to defame him. 

Liz Mair tweeted a link for donations Tuesday to help cover her legal fees in the lawsuit.  

Mair said she received discovery requests from Nunes, asking for a copy of her 2016, 2017 and 2018 tax returns and "every single statement" she's made about him since January 2018.

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"Which sounds like a potential effort to depose my FIVE YEAR-OLD," Mair tweeted.

"As a reminder, this is a sitting government official using litigation as a cudgel to stifle my free speech and, frankly, intimidate and harass me and my family," Mair added.

In March, Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, sued Twitter and a number of its users for more than $250 million. 

The suit names Mair and two Nunes parody accounts, "Devin Nunes' Mom" (@DevinNunesMom) and "Devin Nunes' cow" (@DevinCow). 

Nunes claims that Twitter is censoring conservatives and allowing users to defame him. Lawyers who spoke to The Hill in March said Nunes will face an uphill battle in the lawsuit, predicted the Virginia state court will likely dismiss the "frivolous" and "offensive" case. 

The Hill has reached out to Nunes's lawyer for comment.