It’s hard to fault Mr. Nunes for being unhappy with his press coverage. An editorial in The Fresno Bee, for example, referred to Mr. Nunes as “Trump’s stooge.”

Mr. Nunes’s office did not respond to a request for comment. A line at the bottom of the site reads, “Paid for by the Devin Nunes Campaign Committee.”

The new site has certainly made a splash, The Republican noted on its Facebook page: “Due to heavy traffic and an attack on our servers, you may encounter an error message when attempting to reach The Republican.”

Mr. Nunes’s decision to release the memo has also produced a flood of contributions to a Democratic challenger: Andrew Janz, a former Fresno county deputy attorney. That said, while a number of California Republicans are vulnerable to Democratic challengers, Mr. Nunes is way down the list. He was re-elected with 67 percent of the vote in 2016.

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