Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan federal court on Wednesday against Hillary Clinton for defamation.
“Clinton falsely stated that Tulsi—an Army National Guard officer and United States Congresswoman who has spent her entire adult life serving this country—is a ‘Russian asset.’ Clinton’s false assertions were made in a deliberate attempt to derail Tulsi’s presidential campaign,” Gabbard said in the suit.
Gabbard alleges that Clinton’s statements have cost her $50million in personal and professional damages.
“Tulsi Gabbard is running for President of the United States, a position Clinton has long coveted, but has not been able to attain,” the second sentence of the 14-page suit says. It goes on to refer to her as “a cutthroat politician by any account.”
No comment yet from the Clinton camp.
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