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CNN’s Van Jones: Hillary Clinton’s playing a ‘very dangerous game’ with revenge hit on Tulsi Gabbard

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Even some voices at CNN, a notoriously far-left network, felt compelled to condemn Hillary Clinton after the failed 2016 contender allegedly smeared Democrat presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian puppet during a podcast interview earlier this week.

She’s playing a very dangerous game,” left-wing CNN political commentator Van Jones – who admittedly tends to be one of the network’s more moderate voices  – opined Friday evening to his colleague Erin Burnett.

Hillary Clinton, if you’re concerned about disinformation, if you’re concerned about what the Russians do — they spread disinformation, they get us divided against each other —  that is what just happened. Just throw out some disinformation, smear somebody.”

She has a habit of smearing just about anybody.

Listen to Jones below:

(Source: CNN)

During an appearance earlier in the week on a podcast, Clinton suggested that Gabbard is being “groomed” by Russian operatives because she’s a Russian asset.

“I’m not making any predictions [about 2020],” she said before going on to predict that an unnamed female 2020 Democratic hopeful is being supported by Russia for a third-party campaign in an effort to help tip the election in President Donald Trump’s favor.

“I think they’ve got their eye somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s a favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”

While Clinton abstained from naming names at the time, her spokesperson later confirmed to the media that she had indeed been referring to Gabbard.

Continuing his critique of Clinton, Jones offered a possible reason for why the failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee seems so angry and bitter toward Gabbard.

“Tulsi Gabbard was picked out by the Democratic Party and put at the top of the DNC,” he said. “They thought she was going to be their golden girl, and she got that position in the DNC and she looked around and saw Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other people, Clinton allies, doing stuff they shouldn’t have been doing in the primary. And Tulsi publicly quit and endorsed Bernie Sanders, and it’s been payback hell ever since.”

Gabbard resigned from her post as vice-chair of the Democrat National Committee in February of 2016 to both express her displeasure with how the committee was trying to rig the Democrat primary in Clinton’s favor and to support then-Democrat candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ candidacy.

In response, DNC officials sent her an email — one later outed by WikiLeaks — blasting her for disrespecting Clinton.

“Hillary Clinton will be our party’s nominee and you standing on ceremony to support the sinking Bernie Sanders ship is disrespectful to Hillary Clinton. A woman who has spent the vast majority of her life in public service and working on behalf of women, families, and the underserved,” they wrote.

The condescending email was reportedly forwarded to Clinton with the subject line “Hamme[r] dropped!

Speaking of hammers, Gabbard eventually responded to Clinton’s trash-talking Friday night by dropping a tweetstorm so scathing that even the president would be impressed.


“It’s getting kind of hot, and this is the problem,” Jones said of these stunning tweets. “We’re headed down this spiral staircase. You had Pelosi and Trump, they had a big blowup there, you can’t be proud of America when you have food fights breaking out in the White House between the top leadership.”

“You can’t be proud, and we can’t have a primary, without the former nominee jumping on a podcast, throwing out aspersions, and then a tweet war. We got real problems in America.”

He then concluded his analysis by arguing again that Clinton, who whines constantly about alleged “Russian disinformation” — which the evidence suggests is a code word for ANY negative information about her, even if it’s legitimate — is the one playing into the Russians’ hands.

“I’m telling you, Hillary Clinton is playing a very dangerous game,” he said. “I do not want someone of her stature to legitimate these attacks against anybody.  If you’ve got real evidence, come forward with it. But if you’re just going to smear people casually on podcasts, you are playing right into the Russians’ hands.”

Vivek Saxena


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