Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a racketeering lawsuit brought by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes against the political research firm that enlisted a former British spy to look into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Nunes, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a vocal ally of Trump, had accused Fusion GPS in a lawsuit last year of harassing him and trying to impede his panel’s investigation into Russian election interference.
Lawyers for Fusion denied the allegations, and U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady dismissed the lawsuit in a two-page order Friday.
“Defendants raise significant questions and make meritorious arguments as to both the sufficiency of the factual pleadings and the court’s jurisdiction over these defendants,” O’Grady wrote.