Former Green Party candidate for president in 2016, Jill Stein, tore into CNN host Michael Smerconish when he mentioned her being part of a dinner that was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Do you think that she’s trying to draw a nefarious inference from that photograph we’ve seen so many times of the dinner that you attended at which President Putin was present?
“I think that General Flynn was somebody else at the table. Is that what’s driving her as far as you know?” Smerconish said.
“Let me just say there are many pictures, many more pictures of Hillary Clinton having intimate conversations with Putin whispering in her ear,” Stein said.
“And we actually know there was some real money exchanged, for example, when her husband was paid something like half a million dollars to give a single speech to a Kremlin-connected Russian bank associated with the sale of part of the U.S. uranium supply approved under Hillary Clinton’s watch.
“Attending a conference I went to tell Russia they needed to stop bombing Syria and advocate for a cease-fire in the Middle East, that’s a good thing.
“I think we need more of that kind of dialogue. You have to talk with your adversaries as well as with your allies,” she said.
“Do you think that her comments were designed to intimidate the emergence of any third-party candidate?
“Whether it’s Dr. Jill Stein, whether the Congresswoman Gabbard, or someone else who right now might be planning on getting into the race?” Smerconish said
“Absolutely. And I think, you know, she and the Democratic Party have been in that business for a long time,” she said.
“As I mentioned, rank choice voting solves this problem of, you know, worrying about, is your vote going to have unintended consequences? The state of Maine, the entire state, has adopted rank choice voting.
“It could be adopted in a heartbeat by legislatures across the country. It eliminates the hysteria about spoiled elections, and it really liberates people to be able to vote for what you want instead of against what you fear,” she said.
It came a night after Tulsi Gabbard appeared on Fox News to take a swipe at Clinton.
In Wild Interview Gabbard Says Clinton Has Blood ‘On Her Hands.’
Hawaii Representative and Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is furious with former Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The representative, who has become a darling of many conservatives, appeared on the Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonight and laced into the former candidate.
She said that Clinton’s opposition to her is against “every veteran in this country, every service member, every American, anyone watching at home fighting for peace and who was calling for an end to these regime change wars.”
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“Ultimately she knows she can’t control me,” she said after Carlson asked her why Clinton is attacking her and her candidacy.
“I stand against everything that she represents and if I’m elected president, if I’m the Democratic nominee and elected president she will not be able to control me.
“She won’t be able to manipulate me. She won’t be able to continue to work from behind the curtains, to continue these regime change wars that have been so costly.”
Gabbard said that the blood of those that were killed in the Iraq war was on the hands of Clinton as she pushed for the war.
““I am calling for an end to these regime change wars. This is why she’s speaking out strongly and smearing my character and trying to undermine my campaign,” Gabbard said.
“Just as she is doing this to me, this is what will happen to anybody who is doing the same,” she said of the former candidate.
“And now we know exactly why,” she said of the reason that the media and the establishment of the Republican and Democrat parties oppose her.
“It’s because I am standing up and speaking out strongly against the Hillary Clinton legacy, the warmongering legacy of waging these regime change wars, continuing to escalate these tensions between the United States, nuclear armed countries like Russia, China, this nuclear arms race bringing more profits to the military-industrial complex,” she said.