Group asks Congress to investigate how Devin Nunes is paying for his lawsuits

The Fresno Bee

Campaign Legal Center argues that even if Nunes is paying Biss based on contingency, the Office of Congressional Ethics has an interest in making sure members disclose when they are paying attorneys that way. Otherwise, the arrangement could still violate rules that members not receive gifts. It pointed to the precedent of former Rep. Jean Schmidt, an Ohio Republican who filed a defamation lawsuit in 2008 and requested approval from the Committee on Ethics to pay for lawyers through contingency.

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