An unthreatened Nunes with Proud Boy besties flashing a white power sign.
In an "extraordinarily hackish" move (among many), newly unsealed court documents show that, near the ragged end of his reign of terror, the former guy and Bill Barr's Department of Justice (sic) sought to use a covert grand jury subpoena, the federal machinery behind it and your money to unmask, not violent cops or white supremacists or corporate crimes, but Twitter pranksters saying mean things about faithful lapdog, litigious snowflake, friend to insurrectionists and "proud graduate of smiling for beginners" Devin Nunes - all while in the gleeful guise of, variously, his cow, his mom and his Drag Queen self. Inexplicable head of the House Intelligence Committee representing California's 22nd District - whose constituents he hasn't met with for years - Nunes is known for his sordid history of defending/denying Russian tool and former guy's abuses so zealously some wonder, when Il Duce goes to prison, if Nunes will turn up during his first body cavity search. The author of a bill denouncing frivolous lawsuits, Nunes has spent much of his time in Congress filing frivolous lawsuits - nine at last count - against people and organizations that hurt his feelings, expose his hypocrisy and call him mean things like "a treasonous cowpoke." He has sued - or threatened to sue - CNN, WaPo, Esquire , The Fresno Bee , a progressive watchdog, a random guy in Washington State, a constituent who called him "a fake farmer," and Twitter to the tune of $250 million for "insults." Colbert: "Insults? What?! That's what Twitter is! That's all it does! Can you ask the sun not to shine?!" Entertainingly, he also sued two parody Twitter accounts: Devin Nunes' Cow ( @DevinCow ) and Devin Nunes' Mom, suspended and then re-invented as @NunesAlt, "the not-so-proud alt-mom of prolific libel tourist and part-time Congressman Devin Nunes"; for good measure, he/she adds the boast, "Blocked by Applebees." In his suit, Nunes pitifully charges that AltMom, "in an endless barrage of tweets, maliciously attacked every aspect of (his) character." Alas, his "swinging-for-the fences" suits have been largely unsuccessful - dismissed, withdrawn or still pending. But after he sued, the cow's followers skyrocketed from a couple of thousand to about 500,000, so there's that. One observer: "W hat a fucking goat rodeo."