Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton twice rejected the official who was attempting to deliver the defamation lawsuit filed against her by presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).
“I find it rather unbelievable that Hillary Clinton is so intimidated by Tulsi Gabbard that she won’t accept service of process,” Gabbard’s attorney, Brian Dunne, told the New York Post. “But I guess here we are,” he added.
The lawyer explained that on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 28, Secret Service agents rejected the process server when he tried to make the delivery for the first time, at Clinton’s home in Chappaqua.
The agents redirected the justice official to Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, who would testify shortly after that his firm Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., was not qualified to accept such delivery on behalf of his client, Gabbard’s attorney said, warning that he is studying the situation with his team.
Last week, Gabbard sued Clinton for $50 million for calling her a “Russian asset.” Subsequently, the former first lady would refuse to back down and even referred to Gabbard as “the Russians’ favorite.”
“Tulsi Gabbard is running for president of the United States, a position Clinton has long coveted, but has not been able to attain,” reads the federal lawsuit filed in Manhattan last week and published by NBC New York.
“In October 2019—whether out of personal animus, political enmity, or fear of real change within a political party Clinton and her allies have long dominated—Clinton lied about her perceived rival Tulsi Gabbard. She did so publicly, unambiguously, and with obvious malicious intent,” it adds.