Attorneys for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard have demanded a retraction of Hillary Clinton’s allegations that Gabbard is a Russian asset.
Tulsi Gabbard is demanding an apology from Hillary for referring to her as a Russian asset. Hillary is denying that some of her comments were about Gabbard but we all know that Hillary is a liar. And I doubt Gabbard will get her apology. But she is definitely brave in asking for one.
Attorneys for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) have demanded a retraction of Hillary Clinton’s allegations that Gabbard is a Russian asset, and accused the former first lady of defamation.
“Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately,” wrote a lawyer for Gabbard, who is a 2020 presidential candidate, reported The Hill.
The lawyer, who was not named, demanded that Clinton “immediately” verbally retract the comments. The lawyer also wanted the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate to post a retraction to her Twitter account.
Clinton hasn’t responded to the lawyer’s demands.
In October, Clinton made the comment about Gabbard during a podcast.
“She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her, so far,” Clinton said. She didn’t refer to Gabbard by name but strongly suggested it.
“I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Clinton also stated in October, CNN reported. She also suggested that Gabbard might run as a third-party candidate, but a Clinton spokesperson later said it wasn’t in reference to her, according to The Hill’s report.
“It appears you may now be claiming that this statement is about Republicans (not Russians) grooming Gabbard,” Gabbard’s lawyer said in the letter.”But this makes no sense in light of what you actually said. After you made the statement linking Congresswoman Gabbard to the Russians, you (through your spokesman) doubled down on it with the Russian nesting dolls remark.”
Gabbard has said she isn’t interested in running on a third-party platform.
In an interview with Fox News in late October, Gabbard said such claims are “baseless” and are “offensive” because she served in the military.
“I will never be able to undo what they have done in trying to cast suspicion amongst the American people about where my loyalties actually lie,” Gabbard said.
Her spat with Clinton is bigger than just her, she said.
The public tussle “is really about our freedom. Our freedom of speech and being able to make sure that we, as the American people can stand up. We can be critical of our leaders. We can disagree, and the reason why we’re seeing this coming from Hillary Clinton and her proxies and kind of this foreign policy establishment that represents her legacy is they know they cannot control me. And that worries them very much,” Gabbard said in the interview.
Event at University of California is cut short amid anger at his refusal to take questions from the audience
I am completely disgusted that these people behaved this way at the book signing. I’m talking about conservatives heckling at Donald Trump Jr. because the y didn’t want to take questions. Really? This just gave the left their Monday talking points on all the liberal news channels. Kimberly Guilfoyle was right in calling them rude.
Donald Trump Jr ventured on to the University of California’s overwhelmingly liberal Los Angeles campus on Sunday, hoping to prove what he had just argued in his book – that a hate-filled American left was hell-bent on silencing him and anyone else who supported the Trump presidency.
But the appearance backfired when his own supporters, diehard Make America Great Again conservatives, raised their voices most loudly in protest and ended up drowning him out barely 20 minutes into an event scheduled to last two hours.
The audience was angry that Trump Jr and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, would not take questions. The loud shouts of “USA! USA!” that greeted Trump when he first appeared on the stage of a university lecture hall to promote his book Triggered: How The Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us quickly morphed into even louder, openly hostile chants of “Q and A! Q and A!”
The 450-strong audience had just been told they would not be allowed to ask questions, “due to time constraints”.
At first, Trump and Guilfoyle tried to ignore the discontent, which originated with a fringe group of America Firsters who believe the Trump administration has been taken captive by a cabal of internationalists, free-traders, and apologists for mass immigration.
When the shouting would not subside, Trump Jr tried – and failed – to argue that taking questions from the floor risked creating soundbites that leftwing social media posters would abuse and distort. Nobody was buying that.
In minutes, the entire argument put forward by the president’s son – that he was willing to engage in dialogue but that it was the left that refused to tolerate free speech – crumbled.
(CNN)House Democrats are signaling they are now on a fast-track in their impeachment proceedings, avoiding court battles that could delay their inquiry and limiting the number of witnesses at public hearings — all signs that President Donald Trump could be impeached as soon as next month.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not shared her thinking on the final timeline with her colleagues, and Democratic sources say the timing is still fluid and could continue to evolve.
But in a series of moves this week, Democrats have shown they are rapidly moving to complete the proceedings by Christmas, something that could result in Trump being just the third president to be impeached in history.
The schedule became apparent in recent days after House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, announced that public hearings would begin next week and also suggested Thursday there’s a limit to the witnesses they would call for the public hearings.
Plus Democrats also withdrew a subpoena of a former White House official to ensure their proceedings were not delayed by a court battle. Schiff also decided Thursday not to subpoena someone who could have been a star witness — former national security adviser John Bolton, who privately raised concerns about the Ukraine scandal at the heart of the impeachment probe. Schiff’s decision came after the former Trump aide’s counsel warned they would sue over any subpoena.
“We have no interest in allowing the administration to play rope-a-dope with us in the courts for months,” a House Intelligence Committee official said of the decision not to subpoena Bolton.
Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle’s stunning appearance on The View took a jaw-dropping turn when Meghan McCain confronted the president’s son over Donald Trump’s attacks on Gold
I love how Kimberly Guilfoyle put it back in Meghan McCains lap that civility goes BOTH ways. Liberals and RINOS like Meghan believe it’s only Trump being negative. But truly, he ONLY reacts to them. And when 93% of the reporting is negative, that is 100% the Democrats fault. So maybe they need to look in the mirror first.
Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle’s stunning appearance on The View took a jaw-dropping turn when Meghan McCain confronted the president’s son over Donald Trump’s attacks on Gold Star families.
McCain starting the segment off in a somber tone: “Mr. Trump, a lot of Americans in politics miss character. And a lot of people miss the soul of this country. You and your family have hurt a lot of people, and put a lot of people through a lot of pain, including the Khan family, who was a gold star family that I think should be respected for the loss of their son.”
“Does all this make you feel good?” she asked.
“I don’t think any of that makes me feel good, but I do think that we got into this because we wanted to do what’s right for America,” Don Jr. replied. My father has been working tirelessly to bring back the American dream who have watched politicians with no business experience send that American dream abroad to countries that hate our guts. He has brought jobs back. He has created unprecedented levels of unemployment numbers for African-Americans.
U.S. stocks climb to new records after Washington said it reached an accord with China to lift each other’s import tariffs in phases.
While the liberals continue their witch hunt of President Trump and the Impeachment Inquiry, Trump continues to work hard and improve America. He has the lowest unemployment rate, best GDP and and the stock market continues to have record highs. You may not like Trump’s personality, but you have to love his policies and what he is doing for all Americans. And that is what counts.
What’s driving the market?
Major U.S. stock indexes have been setting new records in recent sessions, with investors encouraged by reports of progress on an interim trade deal between the U.S. and China.
“Certainly the mood keeps getting better on trade,” said Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Robert W. Baird & Co., in an interview. “The reason that is important is because the global economy looked like it was moving toward recession due to the trade war. So the fact that we’re moving closer to some sort of deal, I think the markets are celebrating.”
“In addition, perhaps the European economy, Japan and even China, maybe, have bottomed here, in terms of their economies weakening,” he added,
Investors were also eyeing developments in Europe, after the European Central Bank issued an update on economic and monetary developments that predicted sluggish but positive economic growth in the second half of 2019.
“We haven’t seen a list of what products would be impacted,” said Robert Pavlik, chief investment strategist at SlateStone Wealth, but added that industrials, the tech sector, semi conductors and companies doing business overseas were all benefitting from fresh optimism on the trade front.
“What you have is a market that’s essentially at all time highs,” he told MarketWatch.