Presidential hopeful and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has filed a lawsuit against former Secretary of State and former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on account of defamatory remarks.
NEWS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton for alleging she’s a “Russian asset.”— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 22, 2020
The suit is in regard to Clinton alleging Gabbard is a Russian plant:
"On October 17, 2019, she 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. The complaint seeks compensatory damages and an injunction prohibiting the further publication of Clinton’s defamatory statements," Gabbard's press release says.
Gabbard is certainly an outsider in the Democratic primary, and holds some views that are unconventional of the Democratic Party. Although Gabbard is a vocal critic of the president, she has consistently been a voice calling for unity and bipartisanship when possible. Gabbard is undoubtedly different from establishment politicians such as Clinton.
The suit was filed in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. Gabbard is represented by Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price and Hecht LLP. The lawyers ripped Mrs. Clinton's defamatory and baseless remarks:
Watch Hillary's full comments here, via CBS evening news: