Hillary Clinton Orders Secret Service to Block Process Servers from Delivering Tulsi Gabbard’s Lawsuit
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has reportedly blocked two attempts by process servers looking to deliver the defamation lawsuit that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) filed against her last week.
Gabbard’s lawyer, Brian Dunne, said to the New York Post that he is shocked by Clinton’s flagrant disrespect for the law.
“I find it rather unbelievable that Hillary Clinton is so intimidated by Tulsi Gabbard that she won’t accept service of process,” Dunne said. “But I guess here we are.”
Dunne said that Secret Service officials intervened to stop Clinton from being served at her Chappaqua, New York home on Tuesday. A day later, a Clinton lawyer rebuffed the process server in Washington D.C. at a law firm after the Secret Service instructed the serve to deliver the lawsuit to Clinton there.
Gabbard filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Clinton last week after Clinton made comments on a podcast implying that Gabbard was a Russian asset without providing any evidence.
“If Hillary Clinton and her allies can successfully destroy my reputation — even though I’m a war veteran and a sitting member of Congress — then they can do it to anybody,” Mrs. Gabbard said in a statement about her lawsuit. “I will not allow this blatant effort to intimidate me and other patriotic Americans into silence go unchallenged.”
Clinton may have gotten more than she bargained for after she made thinly-veiled comments denigrating Gabbard on former Obama adviser David Plouffe’s podcast in Oct. 2019.
“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 said, obviously referring to Gabbard. “She’s the favorite of the Russians.”
“They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far,” Clinton added. She also compared Gabbard to Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate in 2016 who Democrats often claim is affiliated with the Russians.
Gabbard immediately hit Clinton back for her comments.
“Great! Thank you, Hillary Clinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain,” Gabbard wrote in a blistering response issued on many different social media platforms.
“From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose,” she added.
Although Gabbard remains near the bottom of the polls in her run for the Democrat presidential nomination, she continues to make waves by challenging the establishment orthodoxy of her party. She has clearly triggered Clinton, whose public rage against Gabbard has given the quixotic outsider a great deal of publicity.