Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Files $50M Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton

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Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a $50 million lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday.

New York, NY – Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has filed a $50 million lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accusing the 2016 Democratic nominee of defamation.

In the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday, Gabbard claimed that Clinton deliberately spread false allegations accusing the 2020 presidential hopeful of being a “Russian asset,” The Hill reported.

Clinton’s comments were made during an interview with podcast Campaign HQ in 2019, during which she suggested that Gabbard was both a “Russian asset” and “the favorite of the Russians,” according to FOX News.

"They're also going to do third-party,” Clinton said at the time, according to The Hill. “I'm not making any predictions, but I think they've got their eye on somebody who's currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.”

"She's the favorite of the Russians, they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far, and that's assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not, because she's also a Russian asset,” Clinton continued. “Yeah, she's a Russian asset, I mean totally. They know they can't win without a third-party candidate.”

She did not specifically name Gabbard during the interview, but made it clear who she was referring to, FOX News reported.

When Clinton was asked whether the alleged “Russian asset” she was speaking of was Gabbard, her spokesperson, Nick Merrill made a reference to Russian dolls, FOX News reported.

“If the nesting doll fits,” Merrill replied.

In her lawsuit, Gabbard claimed that Clinton’s comments have damaged her “political and personal reputation,” The Hill reported.

“Rep. Gabbard’s presidential campaign continues to gain momentum, but she has seen her political and personal reputation smeared and her candidacy intentionally damaged by Clinton’s malicious and demonstrably false remarks,” Gabbard’s attorney, Brian Dunne, said in a statement.

“Tulsi Gabbard is a loyal American civil servant who has also dedicated her life to protecting the safety of all Americans,” Dunne added.

The lawsuit referred to Clinton as a “cutthroat politician,” and alleged that she made the Russian-asset comments about Gabbard as “retribution” for Gabbard having endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders instead of Clinton during the 2016 Democratic primary, The Hill reported.

“Clinton was extremely angry—to put it mildly—that Tulsi endorsed Senator Sanders over her," the lawsuit read, according to FOX News.

“Clinton has not gotten over her loss in that election,” the lawsuit read, according to USA Today.

It accused her of blaming many people for her loss, but noted that “Clinton reserves a special hatred and animosity for Tulsi—who never endorsed Clinton, did not campaign for her, and to top it off, gave the nomination speech for Senator Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention."

Gabbard claimed that members of Clinton’s team warned her that they “would never forget this slight,” and that they no longer trusted Gabbard’s “judgement,” FOX News reported.

The lawsuit also accused Clinton of harming voters, Gabbard, and “American democracy” by “peddling” her theories about Gabbard, according to The Hill.

“Tulsi brings this lawsuit to ensure that the truth prevails and to ensure this country’s political elites are held accountable for intentionally trying to distort the truth in the midst of a critical Presidential election,” the lawsuit read.

Gabbard adamantly denied being a Russian asset, and said that no one “controls her or her presidential campaign,” FOX News reported.

"One would expect someone of Mrs. Clinton’s political background to act with a greater level of maturity and dignity, but her personal hostility toward Rep. Gabbard apparently clouded Mrs. Clinton’s reason and blinded her to U.S. defamation laws," Dunne said.

Merrill called the suit “ridiculous,” according to The Hill.

Comments (41)
GoPoliceGo
GoPoliceGo

Taking a $50M slice out Hilary sounds good, but proving damages will be hard b/c no one ever believes a single word Mrs. Wm. Jefferson Clinton says.

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K-9 319
K-9 319

Hey Hillary, GET OVER IT, you lost !!!

Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

All politicians are criminals. It doesnt matter which party they belong to or which country they are elected in, they make promises they never keep just to get elected and then lie and much as they have to stay in power.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I wish a Russian asset would take Hillary out. She, along with all the other idiot Dems call Russia "Our ENEMY". They aren't the only ones either. I watched and listened carefully when Trump attended the Republican debate, before his nomination. You can find a copy (if there still is one online) and verify for yourselves, he was the only participant of all 16 who did NOT refer to Russia as our enemy! He is not only a Lion and a verified genius (to join MENSA you have to be IQ 132, which is smartest of 50 people, on average. Trump, at IQ 154 is smartest of 2500), he is a seasoned world class diplomat, who has struck deals for years with the leaders across the globe. However, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that calling the one country capable of turning this country, along with their own, into radioactive dust, OUR ENEMY, is NOT in the best interests of the American people. Anyway I hope she wins the 50 million. She sure as shit isn't going to win the election.

lolamae
lolamae

Both parties have their corrupt, but damn I hope this lawsuit hits the fan in mainstream media. about time someone sue her ass.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

🤣🤣🤣🤣 THIS ....i gotta see. One STUPID COMMIE suing another FILTHY , UGLY COMMIE, WHORE globe trotting ASSASSIN. Wonder if T.G. has a Lloyd's of London policy on her neck ?. Skank hitlery has the Epstein method "down pat".

LEO0301
LEO0301

Gabbard would be wise to have body guards with her 24/7.

investigator
investigator

Oh, what I would give to see her win this lawsuit!!!!!!!

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

Uh oh, dead woman walking....

Stanracer
Stanracer

With is this story on the Blue Lives Matter site???

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

This has nothing to do with Law enforcement, and should not be on this site. Blue Lives matter is about LEO stuff; leave the politics to the DNC PR sites CNN and MSNBC, or the GOP PR site Fox News.

That being said, I feel bad for Rep Gabbard and her friends & family, due to her upcoming suicide. Such a shame


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