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Politics Hillary Clinton Suggests Russia Is Grooming Current Democratic Candidate To Run as a Third Party Nominee

20:15  18 october  2019
20:15  18 october  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

Hillary Clinton implies Gabbard is favored by Russia

  Hillary Clinton implies Gabbard is favored by Russia Hillary Clinton appears to call Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard "the favorite of the Russians" in a recent interview.

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Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was a guest on David Plouffe's Campaign HQ podcast Thursday where she weighed in on possible Russian interference in the 2020 election.

"They're also going to do third party again, and 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. She's the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far," the former Secretary of State said.

Clinton went on to state that her fellow 2016 candidate Jill Stein was also in the election due to Russian involvement.

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  Hillary Clinton backs out of DC event also set to include Tulsi Gabbard, Kirstjen Nielsen: report Hillary Clinton has backed out of a Friday appearance at an event also scheduled to include Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, among other guests, according to a report. © FoxNews.com Hillary Clinton speculates that Russia is grooming one of the Democratic presidential candidates to run as a spoiler third-party candidate; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.

"That's assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not, because she's also a Russian asset. She's a Russian asset, totally. They know they can't win without a third party candidate, and I don't know who it's going to be, but I will guarantee that they will have a vigorous third party candidate in the key states that they most need it."

Stein denied receiving support from the Russian government in 2017.

Earlier in the interview, Clinton commented on Russian activity in the election and insisted that Russian interference is ongoing.

"We know from Trump officials, Dan Coats, who used to be the director of National Intelligence, being the most prominent, who literally went to the briefing room of the White House and said, 'The Russians are still in our election system.'"

Gabbard fundraises off Clinton attack: 'I challenge her' to 'face me directly'

  Gabbard fundraises off Clinton attack: 'I challenge her' to 'face me directly' Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is asking supporters to donate to her presidential campaign and calling on Hillary Clinton to "face her directly" in the 2020 Democratic primary. "Hillary Clinton accused Tulsi Gabbard — a combat veteran, soldier and Major in the Army National Guard — of being 'groomed' to be a 'Russian asset,'" reads a fundraising email sent by Gabbard's campaign on Saturday."Tulsi fights back and demands Hillary join the race and face her directly.

She also remarked, "We know there still are contacts with the Russians. We know these things. We have to assume, since it worked for them, why would they quit? Donald Trump is Vladimir Putin's dream."

Clinton, whose husband, former President Bill Clinton, was impeached during his second term in office, also discussed the case for Trump's impeachment. She pointed to his connections with foreign leaders, including Putin, as further cause for concern, telling Plouffe, "The impeachment provision is meant for exactly the type of behavior that Trump is engaged in right now: abuse of power, obstruction of justice, contempt of Congress, but with the added twist of this alliance he has with these foreign leaders."

Earlier in the interview, Clinton told Plouffe that it's important to "alert the campaigns, try to protect them, work with people like Eric Holder and others who are trying to protect the voter registration and the actual voting process. Try to raise the alarm about the breaches of our election system."

Tulsi Gabbard elevated in Iowa by Clinton spat

  Tulsi Gabbard elevated in Iowa by Clinton spat Hillary Clinton's suggestion this past week that Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a spoiler in the 2020 race may have had the opposite effect of what the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee intended: It's elevated Gabbard's candidacy and may have inspired even more ardent interest in her campaign among Clinton critics. On Saturday, Gabbard found fans among the many Clinton skeptics across Iowa, where Clinton barely won the 2016 Democratic caucuses against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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Gabbard drops congressional race to focus on presidential .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she will focus on her White House bid and not run for reelection to her congressional seat. The congresswoman from Hawaii made the announcement early Friday. © AP Photo/Charles Krupa Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, listens to a question during a campaign stop in Londonderry, N.H., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. While lagging behind in a crowded Democratic presidential field, Gabbard has gotten renewed attention lately after a heated argument with former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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