Hillary Clinton appeared to claim in a podcast interview this week that the Russians will support Democratic ropes. Tulsi Gabbard as a third party presidential candidate – and called Jill Stein "a Russian asset."
Clinton commented on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe . "I make no predictions, but I think they've caught the eye of someone who is currently in the Democratic primary and is taking care of her as a third party. She's the Russians' favorite," Clinton said, apparently referring to Rep. Gabbard, who is accused to have the support of Russian bots and the Russian news media. "They have a lot of websites and bots and other ways to support her so far." She added: "It assumes that Jill Stein will give it up, which she may not that she is also a Russian asset. Yes, she is a Russian asset ̵
Clinton spox Nick Merrill later clarified when asked if Clinton was referring to Gabbard:" If the dummy fits. "
In August, Gabbard openly promised CNN that she would not go as a third party candidate if she does not win the Democratic nomination. During the podcast, Clinton also repeatedly attacked President Trump and called him "Vladimir Putin's dream." Gabbard's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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