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Wed May 27, 2020, 12:17 PM

Tulsi Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Rep. Tulsi Gabbard dropped the defamation lawsuit she filed against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, ending a short-lived legal battle where the congresswoman contended the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee "lied about her ties to Russia" during a 2019 interview.

The lawsuit stemmed from Clinton saying that Gabbard, then a 2020 presidential candidate, was being groomed to run as a third-party candidate and was a favorite of the Russians. Clinton, in the same interview, suggested that the person she was talking about was a "Russian asset," while not naming the Hawaii Democrat.

"Plaintiffs Tulsi Gabbard and Tulsi Now, Inc. dismiss this action," Gabbard's lawyers, Dan Terzian and Janice Roven, wrote in a court filing on Wednesday. "While they remain certain of the action's legal merit, they are just as certain that this new COVID and post-COVID world require them to focus their time and attention on other priorities, including defeating Donald Trump in 2020, rather than righting the wrongs here."

Terzian and Roven did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the voluntary dismissal. A spokesperson for Gabbard also did not respond to a request for comment.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/05/27/politics/tulsi-gabbard-clinton-lawsuit/index.html

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Reply Tulsi Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton (Original post)
Jose Garcia May 2020 OP
Raster May 2020 #1
lagomorph777 May 2020 #9
PJMcK May 2020 #2
StevieM May 2020 #13
PJMcK May 2020 #14
JonLP24 May 2020 #15
StevieM May 2020 #16
JonLP24 May 2020 #17
StevieM May 2020 #18
DesertRat May 2020 #3
JonLP24 May 2020 #5
Raster May 2020 #10
msongs May 2020 #4
BigmanPigman May 2020 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 #6
mitch96 May 2020 #7
SergeStorms May 2020 #8
SunSeeker May 2020 #19
lastlib May 2020 #11
not_the_one May 2020 #20
sarcasmo May 2020 #21

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 12:32 PM

1. so Gabbard drops her "look at me" lawsuit against Clinton...

...long past time.

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Response to Raster (Reply #1)

Wed May 27, 2020, 03:53 PM

9. Yeah, not very clever in the first place to out herself.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 12:35 PM

2. Hey, Tulsi!

Ya didn't have much of a case, huh?

Pro tip #1: If you want to advance in the Democratic Party, it's a poor strategy to sue their last presidential candidate. You don't look like a team player, you know?

Pro tip #2: By calling attention to what you claim Sec. Clinton said, you amplify it. Is that really a smart move?

Sorry if your feelings were hurt. Politics is a full-contact sport, don't-cha know?

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #2)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:18 PM

13. Actually, Clinton never really said it.

She didn't even refer to Tulsi Gabbard by name.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #13)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:28 PM

14. Right you are!

Sec. Clinton’s reference was subtle and unnamed. Still, her reference was clear.

In any event, this is irrelevant.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #13)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:35 PM

15. Her spokesperson said if the nesting doll fits

In response to a question asking if she was referring to Gabbard. Her lawyers can easily get around that "defense". The real issue is Tulsi Gabbard is a public figure and Clinton's defense could be that she was giving her opinion.

The standards for defamation is very high which is why the case was dropped and why you don't see politicians file defamation suits unless it is Devin Nunez trying to stifle free speech.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #15)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:21 PM

16. A snide comment by her spokesman, coming after a hateful tirade by Gabbard,

where she called HRC the queen of corruption, is hardly the same thing as if Clinton herself had actually mentioned Gabbard by name.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #16)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:31 PM

17. I actually don't like Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard's Tweet About Anti-Hinduism In The West Is Stoking Anti-Muslim Sentiment In India

Gabbard quote-tweeted a US-based psychiatrist from Kashmir, who shared a screenshot of an anonymous Facebook post with the comment: “Blatantly biased news & anti-Hindu propaganda has real-world consequences for innocent people.”

The anonymous Facebook post described an alleged encounter between two women and their Uber driver, who blamed Indian Hindus for “killing Muslims in New Delhi,” when he learned the women were Hindu. The driver then allegedly asked the women to get out of his car. BuzzFeed News has reached out to Gabbard and the woman she retweeted to find out more about the Facebook post, which could not be independently verified or located online.

Gabbard’s tweet has since been shared on right-wing news websites in India and discussed on news channels.

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/nishitajha/tulsi-gabbard-hinduphobia-tweet-delhi-violence-modi

She has oddball positions & it is mostly libertarians that support her. I don't think she was a friend to anyone this primary.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #17)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:10 PM

18. Agreed. (eom)

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 12:58 PM

3. I guess the plaintiff realized that there'd be depositions involved.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #3)

Wed May 27, 2020, 01:35 PM

5. They likely dropped it because she doesn't have much of a case

Tulsi Gabbard is a public figure and a Clinton defense could be she was giving her opinion.



On this issue I tend to agree with Ambassador McFaul

I also reached out to Michael McFaul, who was Obama’s ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014 and is also despised by Putin, so much so that during the infamous Helsinki summit last year, Putin tried to persuade Trump to hand both Browder and McFaul over to him on charges that could generously be called dubious.

Like the seasoned diplomat he is, McFaul was far more cautious in the language he used about Gabbard. “I do not believe generally that somebody should be suspected of being an agent for a foreign country because of a foreign policy position that they have taken,” he said, adding he had not closely followed Gabbard’s positions and associations. “I think one needs to be very careful about insinuations of working for a foreign government. One should have some firm documentation before saying such matters.”

https://www.salon.com/2019/11/16/so-is-tulsi-gabbard-really-a-russian-asset-how-would-we-know-for-sure/

If she is a Russian asset the FBI could always indict her.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #3)

Wed May 27, 2020, 04:11 PM

10. Discovery is a cruel master/mistress.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 01:20 PM

4. here in hawaii we haven't heard a peep out of tulsi in months. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:15 PM

12. Maybe she is preparing for a new

spot on Fux News....a permanant host?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 02:41 PM

6. So much for that

Wonder what kind of lame ass conspiracy theory will come out of right wing world as a result?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 02:53 PM

7. Tulsi who??? nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 03:01 PM

8. I would have been prefectly content...

never hearing the words 'Tulsi' and 'Gabbard' again in my entire life. I guess I have to start over now, but that's alright.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #8)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:19 AM

19. +1

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 04:24 PM

11. Bye Felicia! eom

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:51 AM

20. She must have finally gotten instructions from Putin to do so...

 

This teat has been maximally milked.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:07 PM

21. Because what Hillary said was true.

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