Democrat Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard threatened to sue former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday.
In a lawyer sent from Gabbard’s lawyers to Hillary, they demanded that Clinton stop tying their candidate to Russia and issue a public retraction.
“Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately.”
However, the lawyers were far from done. They specifically called out Clinton for trying to spin her statement against the Republicans after she received backlash for suggesting Gabbard is a Russian asset.
“It appears you may now be claiming that this statement is about Republicans (not Russians) grooming Gabbard, 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.”
These claims against Gabbard are eerily similar to unfounded claims made by Hillary Clinton against President Donald Trump following her loss. Clinton and other Democrats still try to push a Russian-Collusion narrative despite it having been definitively disproven by Special Investigator Robert Mueller.
They then reminded Hillary Clinton of Tulsi Gabbard’s storied career as a decorated U.S. soldier, something Clinton has never been:
“Congresswoman Gabbard is not being groomed by Russia to be a third-party candidate. Nor is she a Russian asset. Rather, she is a patriotic loyal American, a sitting four-term United States Congresswoman and a Major in the United States Army National Guard. As such, she is a loyal American who has taken an oath declaring her allegiance to the United States of America both as a soldier and as a member of Congress. She has been serving for over 16 years in the Army National Guard, having voluntarily deployed twice to war zones in the Middle East.”
The lawyers again accused Clinton of trying to blame the Republicans, this time saying the only reason she made the change was to avoid a lawsuit.
“This Republicans-not-Russians spin developed only after you realized the defamatory nature of your statement, and therefore your legal liability, as well as the full extent of the public backlash against your statement.”
The decision to send the cease-and-desist letter to Hillary Clinton on Veterans Day may be related to the fact that Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is a Major in the U.S. Army and has served her nation in the armed forces for over 16 years.