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PostPosted: 01/22/20 4:28 pm    ::: Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for $50 million Reply Reply with quote

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gabbard-idUSKBN1ZL2UR

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Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard sued Hillary Clinton for defamation on Wednesday, seeking at least $50 million in damages for harming her reputation by suggesting last year that one of the party’s White House contenders was a “Russian asset.”

The lawsuit said Clinton’s comments had damaged the presidential candidacy of Gabbard, a U.S. congresswoman from Hawaii, and were motivated by anger over Gabbard’s endorsement in 2016 of Clinton’s Democratic nominating contest rival, Bernie Sanders.

“Clinton got exactly what she wanted by lying about Tulsi - she harmed her political and personal rival’s reputation and ongoing presidential campaign, and started a damaging whisper campaign based on baseless, but vicious, untruths,” said the lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York.

Clinton’s spokesman Merrill did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the lawsuit.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, had said on a podcast in October that Russians were grooming one of the Democratic presidential candidates for a third-party bid, but did not name the candidate.

“She’s the favorite of the Russians, they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far, and that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not, because she’s also a Russian asset,” Clinton said.

Stein was the Green Party candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

After the podcast comments, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill confirmed to Politico that she was referring to Gabbard.

The Gabbard lawsuit said Clinton had refused to apologize or retract the comments, which it described as “devastating to a United States politician’s reputation,” and made them knowing they were false.

“Rep. Gabbard must defend her good name and hold Mrs. Clinton responsible. This lawsuit intends to do just that,” Gabbard’s lawyer, Brian Dunne, said in a statement.

As a public figure, Gabbard must show that the defendant acted with actual malice to recover damages. In addition, U.S. courts have said “rhetorical hyperbole” associated with politics is constitutionally protected speech.

Gabbard has routinely polled in the law single digits in the Democratic race to pick a challenger to Republican President Donald Trump, but she has said she will not run as a third-party candidate.

After Clinton’s comments in October, Gabbard said the former first lady and U.S. secretary of state was the “embodiment of corruption and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.”


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PostPosted: 01/22/20 6:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Gabbard's got some issues and that's all I'm going to say.



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PostPosted: 01/22/20 11:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I think Gabbard has a right to be upset about being called a "Russian asset" with no evidence to back it up. As I understand it, the USA makes it hard to win a libel case. Apparently the charges have to not only be false, you have to prove that it has caused you financial loss. Since Gabbard was trying to get campaign contributions at the exact time Clinton libeled her, her chances of showing financial loss are much better than average. But the amount of people who were going to donate to her campaign, but stopped after Clinton's statements is probably small, and she has to find them and get them to testify.


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PostPosted: 01/23/20 9:06 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

My understanding is that the damages caused don't have to be financial. However, the laws vary from state to state.



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PostPosted: 01/23/20 12:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

gabbard's a whiny, attention-seeking asshole, much like Trump.



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PostPosted: 01/23/20 4:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

cthskzfn wrote:
gabbard's a whiny, attention-seeking asshole, much like Trump.


Much like H Clinton...



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PostPosted: 01/23/20 6:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She'll never get a dime one way or the other.


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PostPosted: 01/23/20 11:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
cthskzfn wrote:
gabbard's a whiny, attention-seeking asshole, much like Trump.


Much like H Clinton...



When Trump the Pussy gets ratfucked like Clinton was in 2016, he can then cry.



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PostPosted: 01/31/20 4:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hillary Clinton refuses to be served Tulsi Gabbard’s defamation lawsuit

https://nypost.com/2020/01/29/hillary-clinton-refuses-to-be-served-tulsi-gabbards-defamation-lawsuit/

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Dunne said their process server first attempted to effect service at Clinton’s house in Chappaqua on Tuesday afternoon — but was turned away by Secret Service agents.

The agents directed the server to Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, who on Wednesday claimed at his Washington, DC, firm, Williams & Connolly, that he was unable to accept service on Clinton’s behalf, said Dunne.



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PostPosted: 01/31/20 4:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Clinton’s lawyer has reportedly accepted the legal papers for the lawsuit.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tulsi-gabbards-50m-lawsuit-against-hillary-clinton-moving-forward-after-clintons-lawyer-accepts-legal-docs-attorney-says


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