Tulsi Gabbard Files $50M Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton For Defamation

Tulsi Gabbard has filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The complaint states that Clinton deliberately and maliciously made false statements in an attempt to derail Rep. Gabbard’s 2020 presidential campaign.

Clinton alleged that Gabbard is a “Russian asset.”

The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by Brian Dunne and Dan Terzian, who are Rep. Gabbard’s legal counsel as well as partners at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP.

In addition to running for president, Tulsi Gabbard has served as a United States Congresswoman, an Army National Guard Major, and a U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district.

Gabbard’s lawyers allege that Clinton’s comments have “smeared” Gabbard’s “political and personal reputation,” The Hill reports.

“Tulsi Gabbard is a loyal American civil servant who has also dedicated her life to protecting the safety of all Americans,” Gabbard’s lawyer Brian Dunne said in a statement.

“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.”

On October 17, 2019, Clinton publicly stated in an interview that “somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary … [is a] favorite of the Russians… Yeah, she’s a Russian asset.”

“The press extensively republished and disseminated these statements, which were interpreted widely as Clinton asserting that Gabbard is a Russian asset,” Gabbard wrote in a statement.

The complaint is seeking compensatory damages as well as an injunction to prohibit further publication of Clinton’s defamatory statements.

Clinton was the 2016 Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States and United States Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013.

Clinton was a United States Senator for the State of New York from 2001 to 2009, and the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

In response to the lawsuit, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said “that’s ridiculous.”

In a podcast released in October, Clinton said she thought Republicans were “grooming” a Democratic presidential candidate for a third-party bid. She also described the candidate as a favorite of the Russians.

Clinton did not name the candidate, but it was clear she was speaking about Gabbard.

“They’re also going to do third-party. 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,” Clinton said.

“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. Yeah, she’s a Russian asset, I mean totally. They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate,” Clinton said.

Stein was the Green Party candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Stein said the idea she is a Russian asset is an “unhinged conspiracy theory” in an October op-ed for The Guardian.

The lawsuit claims that Clinton is a “cutthroat politician” and “sought retribution” for Gabbard endorsing Clinton’s 2016 Democratic primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Gabbard is now facing Sanders in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary.

The post Tulsi Gabbard Files $50M Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton For Defamation appeared first on Analyzing America.

Visit the USSA News store!
Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: David Rufful


This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://www.analyzingamerica.org and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact the USSANews.com administrator by using the contact form located in the top-left menu. Your request will be immediately honored. Please visit https://www.analyzingamerica.org for more terrific, conservative content. The owner of this website may be paid to recommend American Bullion. The content of this website, including the positive review of American Bullion, the negative review of its competitors, and any other information may not be independent or neutral.

https://beyondlimitsvacation.com USSANews.com