The Hill reports:
Lawyers representing Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on Monday called on Hillary Clinton to retract her comments alleging that the 2020 hopeful was a favorite candidate of the Russians, accusing her of defamation. “Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately,” Gabbard’s lawyer wrote in a letter, demanding that Clinton “immediately” verbally retract the comments, in addition to posting the retraction on Twitter.
Clinton made the remarks last month on the Campaign HQ 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, without referring to Gabbard by name. The 2016 Democratic nominee also said “they” are grooming Gabbard to run as a third-party candidate against the eventual Democratic nominee.