Hillary Clinton: ‘In America, No One is Above the Law’
Twice-failed presidential candidate make case for President Trump's impeachment
Hillary Clinton has blasted arguments for President Donald Trump's acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, arguing that "in America, no one is above the law."
The twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate spoke out against Trump Thursday - the same day Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's (D-HI) lawyer revealed that Hillary refused to accept legal documents for the defamation lawsuit she filed against Clinton.
Clinton took to Twitter to blast Trump by comparing him to disgraced former President Richard Nixon, who resigned before he could be impeached:
“Richard Nixon once made this argument: "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."
"He was forced to resign in disgrace," Hillary added.
"In America, no one is above the law.”
But also on Thursday, Gabbard’s attorney, Brian Dunne, revealed Clinton has twice refused to accept the legal documents that a process server attempted to deliver to her from the defamation lawsuit.
Speaking to The New York Post, Dunne said: “I find it rather unbelievable that Hillary Clinton is so intimidated by Tulsi Gabbard that she won’t accept service of process.
"But I guess here we are.”
Dunne said their process server first attempted to effect service at Clinton’s house in Chappaqua on Tuesday afternoon — but was turned away by Secret Service agents.
The agents directed the server to Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, who on Wednesday claimed at his Washington, DC, firm, Williams & Connolly, that he was unable to accept service on Clinton’s behalf, said Dunne, according to The Post.
Richard Nixon once made this argument: "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 30, 2020
He was forced to resign in disgrace.
In America, no one is above the law. https://t.co/MXctxLr1sj
Last week, Gabbard filed a $50 million lawsuit against Clinton after she referred to Gabbard as a “Russian asset.”
Hillary made the remarks last fall on President Barack Obama’s former campaign manager David Plouffe’s podcast “Campaign HQ.”
As The Daily Wire reported, Clinton had stated:
I think they have got their eye on someone who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.
She is the favorite of the Russians.
They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.
That’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she’s also a Russian asset.
Yeah, she’s a Russian asset — I mean, totally. They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate.
So I don’t know who it’s going to be, but I will guarantee you they will have a vigorous third-party challenge in the key states that they most needed.
Although Clinton did not mention Gabbard’s name, when he was asked whether Clinton was indeed referring to Gabbard, Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill confirmed Clinton was referring to Gabbard, huffing, “If the nesting doll fits …”
Gabbard fired back, calling Clinton “the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.”
Gabbard’s legal counsel blasted Clinton, writing that Clinton knew she was telling an untruth:
In making the statement, you knew it was false.
Congresswoman Gabbard is not a Russian asset and is not being groomed by Russia. Besides your statement, no law enforcement or intelligence agencies have claimed, much less presented any evidence, that Congresswoman Gabbard is a Russian asset.
This fabricated story is so facially improbable that it is actionable as defamation.