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Nunes creates 'news' website to counter 'negative' news reports of his Trump-Russia investigation

A website paid for campaign supporters of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) crashed Sunday due to a cyber attack and increased Web traffic. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) wants to counter all of the negative  news reports about his role in investigating the Trump-Russia saga. So, he recently began his own  partisan online "magazine."

The website, paid for by Nunes’ campaign committee, has prominently displayed Nunes' photo and the headline, “Understanding the process behind #ReleaseTheMemo." Earlier this month, Republicans approved the release of a classified memo that alleges bias by FBI agents investigating the alleged Trump-Russia connection.

Nunes now faces a different kind of attack. A barrage of traffic and an apparent attack on the website's servers gave error messages when people attempted to reach the site on Sunday. The website's official Facebook page has about 4,700 followers.

Did Nunes say liberals are attacking his website?

Nunes followed up with this post on his Facebook page.

The website is also likely to be utilized as Nunes prepares for the 2018 midterm election, even though he defeated Democratic challenger Louie Campos in 2016 with 67.6 percent of the vote, the Washington Examiner reported.

Nunes' online magazine has aggregated stories from other organizations since about June, the Washington Examiner reported. It first opened with the domain carepublican.com, registered to communications consultant Alex Tavlian.

Tavlian of Sultana Media in California was picked by Nunes' campaign to handle traditional and digital advertising, according to Politico.

Nunes gained national attention for his leadership of the House intel panel investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He has blasted members of the media several times for their negative reports about his role in investigation.

Nunes' chief of staff told Politico it would not offer a comment about the website until Politico "retracts its multitude of fake stories on Congressman Nunes."

A timeline of the Trump-Russia investigation is available here.

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