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Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for defamation over Russia comments

Tusli Gabbard and Hillary Clinton
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2020 Democratic contender Tulsi Gabbard filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Hillary Clinton for defamation over the former secretary of state's implication that the Hawaii congresswoman is a "favorite of the Russians" during an October interview.

The big picture: In the suit, Gabbard claims that her "political and personal reputation" was damaged by the comment and that it caused her to drop in the polls in key primary states.

Gabbard and Steyer respond to Hillary Clinton's attack on Sanders

Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer
Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer. Photos: Alex Wong/Getty Images; Agustin Paullier/AFP via Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidates Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer came to Sen. Bernie Sanders' defense on Twitter Tuesday in response to Hillary Clinton's comments suggesting "nobody likes" the Vermont senator.

What they're saying: Clinton said "nobody wants to work with him," per the Hollywood Reporter. Gabbard and Tulsi both responded that they "like" Sanders. "At the risk of getting in the middle of it," Steyer tweeted, "I like @BernieSanders. Now let's move on America."

Go deeper: Steyer steps between Sanders and Warren's clash on debate night