Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, has a shiny new lawsuit that will inevitably be dismissed. He’s suing CNN, the Huffington Post and others on behalf of Joe Arpaio for a whopping $330 million because they misidentified his criminal contempt of court conviction as a felony.
Arizona’s Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against several media outlets on Monday.
Arpaio’s suit lists CNN, CNN president Jeff Zucker and its anchor Chris Cuomo; HuffPost and its senior political reporter Kevin Robillard; and Rolling Stone and its staff writer Tessa Stuart, claiming that they falsely referred to him as a “convicted felon” despite his presidential pardon.
The lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., is asking for $300,500,000 in damages and attorney fees. Arpaio, who ran unsuccessfully for the Senate this year, is being represented by Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor.
Arpaio claims in the lawsuit that CNN targeted him three separate times. The suit specifically refers to Cuomo calling Arpaio a “convicted felon” during a Jan. 10 segment.