Gabbard's Attorneys Order Clinton to Retract "Russian Asset" Claims

Last month, two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised several eyebrows after branding 2020 Democrat Tulsi Gabbard as a “favorite of the Russians.”

Clinton then went on to claim that the Russian government owns various sites and bots which they’re using to promote Gabbard. Hours after these accusations, Gabbard would eviscerate Clinton, slamming her as the “queen of warmongers” and the “personification of the rot” within the Democrat Party.

The 2020 Democrat then concluded her response by telling Clinton to join the 2020 race, rather than “cowardly hide behind proxies.”

Tulsi Gabbard by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Tulsi Gabbard” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Many Americans thought that was the end of things between Gabbard and Clinton, but some new developments in the press state otherwise. The Washington Examiner reports that lawyers for Gabbard are now ordering the twice-unsuccessful presidential candidate to retract her “defamatory” statements.

A Close Look at the Statement from Gabbard’s Attorneys

On Monday, Gabbard’s lawyers sent a very clear and direct statement to Clinton. In a letter, the attorneys explained that Clinton’s claim of Gabbard being a “favorite of the Russians” is “defamatory,” hence their “demand” that the two-time failed presidential candidate “retract it immediately.” Gabbard’s attorneys also made clear that Clinton’s retraction needs to be public and shared on Twitter.

Not long after her statements, Clinton apparently tried to clean things up and claim that she meant Republicans were grooming Gabbard rather than Russians. However, Clinton’s words were quite direct and Gabbard’s attorneys held her feet to their fire; the twice-unsuccessful presidential candidate clearly stated that “the Russians” were grooming Gabbard, not Republicans.

In additional remarks, the lawyers for the 2020 Democrat wrote that Clinton’s claim that she meant Republicans were grooming Gabbard “makes no sense in light of what [she] actually said.” Gabbard’s attorneys also held Clinton accountable for “doubling down” on her accusations of their client via a spokesperson.

What Happens Next?

At this point, news of Gabbard’s attorneys and their statements to Clinton are currently trending in news. Thus far, Clinton has yet to respond, either directly or via a spokesperson. However, the twice-unsuccessful presidential candidate’s attempt to lie about her remarks after being called out is no shock.

Hillary Clinton by NathaniaJohnson, on Flickr

Hillary Clinton” (CC BY 2.0) by NathaniaJohnson

As Gabbard stated, Clinton is, in fact, the “personification of the rot” within the Democrat Party. When making her defamatory statements about Gabbard, it’s unlikely that Clinton anticipated the type of reaction which has since come her way.

What do you think about the statements from Tulsi Gabbard’s attorneys? Will Hillary Clinton publically retract her statements? Do you think Gabbard’s lawyers will move forward with a defamation lawsuit if Clinton declines to retract her statements? Let us know in the comments section below!