Since losing the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton has grown increasingly bold in her comments to the media and her take on national politics.
However, her latest round of unfiltered remarks could cost her a whopping $50 million.
On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Clinton in the Southern District of New York. This is in direct response to Clinton calling the Hawaii representative a “Russian asset” late last year.
“Tulsi Gabbard is a loyal American civil servant who has also dedicated her life to protecting the safety of all Americans,” Brian Dunne, lawyer for Gabbard, said in a statement.
“Rep. Gabbard’s presidential campaign continues to gain momentum, but she has seen her political and personal reputation smeared and her candidacy intentionally damaged by Clinton’s malicious and demonstrably false remarks.”
There has yet to be a response from Clinton about the newly-filed lawsuit, according to The Hill.
During a podcast in October, Clinton said she believed that a Democratic presidential candidate was being groomed by Republicans for a third-party-bid in order to split the vote
While she didn’t say Gabbard by name, it was clear who she was talking about.
“They’re also going to do third-party. I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Clinton said.
“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. Yeah, she’s a Russian asset, I mean totally. They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate,” Clinton concluded.
Gabbard is far more of a moderate Democrat than the other women who are running, like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar.