Gabbard on Decision to File Defamation Suit Against Clinton: ‘They Will Destroy Your Reputation as Well’

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard said she filed a defamation lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make sure she doesn’t “intimidate other patriotic Americans into silence.” 

In a statement released a day after news of the lawsuit broke, Gabbard warned, “If Hillary Clinton and her allies can successfully destroy my reputation — even though I am a war veteran and a sitting member of Congress – then they can do it to anybody.”

She continued:

“In fact, that’s exactly the message Hillary and her powerful elite friends want to send you. Hillary Clinton and her allies want you to know that if you dare cross them, they will destroy your reputation as well.”

“I will not allow this blatant effort to intimidate me or other patriotic Americans into silence to go unchallenged,” she said, adding, “This is why I filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton.”

Gabbard filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Clinton for comments she made on the “Campaign HQ” podcast in October last year in which she called Gabbard a “Russian asset.”

During an appearance on the podcast, Clinton stated that Gabbard was “the favorite of the Russians,” and a “Russian asset.”

“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’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her, so far.”

The lawsuit contends that those comments harmed Gabbard’s campaign and her reputation were harmed as a result of those comments.

“She harmed her political and personal rival’s reputation and ongoing Presidential campaign, and she started a damaging whisper campaign based on baseless, but vicious, untruth.”

Gabbard also described Clinton as a “cutthroat politician” who sought to get revenge on her for her decision to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

“I will not stand quietly by as Hillary Clinton, or anyone else tries to smear my character and my loyalty and dedication to serving our country,” she said at a campaign event in New Hampshire. 

Responses

  1. Tulsi I’d not worry about her or her draft dodging husband. Both the worst kind of humans.

  2. If nothing else, it’s a shot across the Clinton bows, even if that’s a sinking vessel. Maybe Hil should stick to wandering around the woods.

    Remember when former presidents sat back and stayed out of the fray? Hillary isn’t even a former but keeps running her mouth. She’s a moth to the media spotlight.

  3. I hope she takes the Clintons to the cleaners, but they will be formidable opponents. Kudos to Gabbard for standing up to them. They have gotten away with far too much. I hope she has deep pockets for the legal fees. The Clintons do. Actually, if she set up a GoFundMe page for her legal fees, I would definitely donate. This kind of battle is nonpartisan.

  4. Tulsi Gabbard was found in the street outside of her home, the victim of an apparent suicide. She shot herself in the back of the head, twice. The firearm has not been located at this time. Soon to be seen in all the MSM papers and sites.

    1. Kudos. A wonderful fake news story. You should let CNN know. It’s something they would definitely like.

  5. I give her a lot of credit and believe she is the most formidable Candidate that they have but I can not see her as our president a standing up for, rebuilding, and uniting (contrary to the media’s opinion) our country as President Trump has and will continue to do.
    I wish her well in that case.

  6. I don’t understand how Hillary Clinton is able to make any comments at all. Because she should be wearing a little orange jumpsuit and be behind bars right now, for all of her wrong doings! She should have a life sentence or worse- tried for Treason and put to death like most people who do the act of Treason. Along with a lot of others. And she dare states that Nobody is above the law. What a joke- our judicial system is becoming just that , a joke. I have never seen so many of our law enforcement and law makers so scared to inforce the law when it comes to dealing with the Clintons! When is enough going to be enough?

    1. It boggles the mind to think of the sh it they have gotten away with. It just isn’t right.

    1. Please explain what you are posting about. And, by the way, your Caps are locked. But don’t be ashamed: I have to clean off my keyboard too.

  7. Even if it comes to nothing, the suit will expose Hillary’s baseless smears. Tulsi should see if Jill Stein, who the Pantsuited One actually named as a “Russian asset”, would like to join in the lawsuit.

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