Attorneys representing Congresswoman and presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard are demanding Hillary Clinton retract her statements accusing the Democrat of acting as a “Russian Asset” to interfere in the 2020 race for the White House.
“Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately,” Gabbard’s lawyer wrote in a letter.
“It appears you may now be claiming that this statement is about Republicans (not Russians) grooming Gabbard,” Gabbard’s lawyer wrote in the letter. “But this makes no sense in light of what you actually said. After you made the statement linking Congresswoman Gabbard to the Russians, you (through your spokesman) doubled down on it with the Russian nesting dolls remark.”
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Source: The Hill
Original Story: October 21, 2019
A handful of 2020 Democratic candidates publicly criticized twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week after the former Secretary of State accused Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of acting as a “Russian Asset.”
“A growing number of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are rallying to fellow candidate Tulsi Gabbard’s defense after Hillary Clinton claimed the Russians are ‘grooming’ the Hawaii congresswoman to be a third-party spoiler in the race and suggested Gabbard is really a Russian asset — a claim Gabbard has decried as an unfounded smear,” reports Fox News.
“Tulsi is not being groomed by anyone. She is her own person,” former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said over the weekend. “Obviously has served this country, continues to serve this country in uniform, in Congress, as a candidate for presidency so I think those facts speak for themselves.”
“Tulsi Gabbard deserves much more respect and thanks than this. She literally just got back from serving our country abroad,” posted entrepreneur Andrew Yang on social media.
Tulsi Gabbard deserves much more respect and thanks than this. She literally just got back from serving our country abroad.
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) October 19, 2019
Gabbard herself posted a video on social media after the accusation, saying “If they can falsely portray me as a traitor, then they can do it to anyone—and in fact, that’s exactly the message they want to get across to you.”
Hillary & her gang of rich, powerful elite are going after me to send a msg to YOU: “Shut up, toe the line, or be destroyed.” But we, the people, will NOT be silenced. Join me in taking our Democratic Party back & leading a govt of, by & for the people! https://t.co/TOcAOPrxye pic.twitter.com/TahfE2XOek
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) October 20, 2019
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ENOUGH: Tulsi Gabbard Calls Hillary Clinton ‘Queen of Warmongers, Embodiment of Corruption’
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard unloaded on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the weekend; blasting the failed presidential candidate as the “queen of warmongers” after she labeled the Representative a “Russian Agent.”
“Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you,” posted Gabbard on social media.
… powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose.
It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me. Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) October 18, 2019
Original Story: October 18, 2019
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton left millions of Americans scratching their heads Friday; subtly implying Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is a covert “Russian asset” sent to ensure President Trump’s re-election in 2020.
“They are also going to do third party again,” Clinton said.
“I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” she told the ‘Campaign HQ’ podcast.
“She is a favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and ways of supporting her so far. That’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she is also a Russian asset,” Hillary added.
While not referring to her directly by name, Gabbard was recently mentioned in a New York Times article implying she was colluding with the Kremlin.
“The New York Times and CNN have also smeared veterans like myself for calling for an end to this regime change war [in Syria]. Just two days ago, The New York Times put out an article saying that I’m a Russian asset and an Assad apologist, and all these different smears,” Gabbard said during Tuesday’s Democratic debate.
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GLOVES OFF: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Says Kamala Harris ‘Needs to Be Held Accountable’ for Her Record
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called-out Sen. Kamala Harris during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate; telling reporters the top-tier candidate needs to be “held accountable” for her record.
“People like Kamala Harris need to be held accountable for their record, not for something that she said or did 50 years ago. This is something that she did in her last job before she was elected as a U.S. Senator,” said Gabbard.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: "People like Kamala Harris need to be held accountable for their record, not for something that she said or did 50 years ago. This is something that she did in her last job before she was elected as a U.S. Senator." pic.twitter.com/r76pE5n6EB
— The Hill (@thehill) August 1, 2019
Sen. Harris has risen to second place in a series of recent polls, most notably in her home state of California.
“Sen. Kamala Harris of California has catapulted into a virtual tie with former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination — and she’s made significant inroads with black voters — following her widely praised debate performance last week, a new national poll released Tuesday showed,” reports NBC News.
“The latest Quinnipiac University poll of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters showed Biden with 22 percent support and Harris with 20 percent — a double-digit jump for her since the university’s previous poll last month,” adds the survey.
President Trump weighed-in Tuesday on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary; saying the “Crew” looks “easier to debate” than his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton.
“As most people are aware, according to the Polls, I won EVERY debate, including the three with Crooked Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that in the first debate, they modulated the sound on me, and got caught. This crew looks somewhat easier than Crooked, but you never know?” posted the Commander-in-Chief on social media.
As most people are aware, according to the Polls, I won EVERY debate, including the three with Crooked Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that in the first debate, they modulated the sound on me, and got caught. This crew looks somewhat easier than Crooked, but you never know?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2019