Fellow Democrat Enacts Plan to Bankrupt Hillary Clinton
Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is coming after former first lady Hillary Clinton by way of a $50 million lawsuit for Clinton's accusation that Gabbard is a Russian asset.
Clinton commented late in 2019 during a podcast Campaign HQ With David Plouffe that the candidate was "the favorite of the Russians" and "a Russian asset."
Gabbard immediately and categorically denied Clinton's comment:
"Rather than facts or reliable evidence, Clinton’s basis for the Defamatory Statements was one or both of: (a) her own imagination; or (b) extremely dubious conspiracy theories that any reasonable person (and especially Clinton, a former United States Senator and Secretary of State) would know to be fanciful, wholly unverified, and inherently and objectively unreliable,” said the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court according to Fox News.
It is estimated that Hillary Clinton's net worth is roughly $48 million, which is less than Gabbard's requested $50 million in damages.
While Clinton did not specifically name Gabbard in her comments, she strongly insinuated that Gabbard was the person to which she was referring.
According to Fox News, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill responded to questions about Clinton's comments saying, "If the nesting doll fits ... "
Gabbard's complaint about Clinton states that "Tulsi is not a Russian asset," nor does anyone else "controls her or her presidential campaign," and cites her time in the Army National Guard and her four terms as a U.S. congresswoman.