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Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton surfaced from obscurity to take a pot shot at Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard in a recent interview on former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe’s podcast.
Clinton’s disgusting smear is of course based on Gabbard’s insistence that the U.S. shouldn’t blindly commit itself to a permanent base in Syria and wanting to ratchet down tensions with a nuclear armed Russia. As journalist Michael Tracey points out, by accusing Gabbard of being a Russian asset, Hillary is accusing a Major in the Hawaii National Guard of being a foreign agent. A crime punishable by death.
As a reminder, Gabbard served a 12 month tour of duty as a medic in Iraq at the height of the violence there. That experience deeply informed her desire to extricate the U.S. from needless conflict in the Middle East and challenge the bipartisan consensus in Washington that endless war isn’t great but it’s not the end of the world.
To add insult to injury Clinton spokesperson Nick Merill followed up to reporters when asked to clarify what exactly the failed presidential candidate meant with this comment:
As my friend Chuck Ross over at The Daily Caller points out, this is the same Nick Merrill that quashed an interview between Clinton and NBC reporter Ronan Farrow because he was investigating sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Farrow details in his book how Clinton did interviews with almost every single other media outlet at the time but would not sit with him in order to protect her major campaign bundler.
Krystal also excellently noted today that Hillary’s belief that Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian plant is every bit as deranged as believing that Ukraine secretly has the DNC server.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald also observed that Hillary’s comment is morally equivalent to accusing her family of murdering Vince Foster or running a drug ring.
The Guardian@guardianHillary Clinton hints Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Russia as third-party candidate – live https://t.co/AzBN4pCVoM
And by the way, while we’re talking about foreign influence in our elections. Remember when Bill Clinton was paid 500,000 dollars for a single speech in Moscow? The internet certainly does.