(KFTK) - Hilary Clinton's aides are reportedly refusing to be served legal papers for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's $50 million lawsuit.
Tulsi Gabbard, who recently just dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination, and her camp say that Clinton's lawyers and the Secret Service refused the legal papers. Gabbard is suing Clinton for defamation after Clinton called her "a Russian asset."
Gabbard's lawyer Brian Dunne is saying Clinton's too scared to take the papers. U.S. courts in the past have said that political rhetoric is protected under the first amendment.
“I find it rather unbelievable that Hillary Clinton is so intimidated by Tulsi Gabbard that she won’t accept service of process,” Dunne told the New York Post. “But I guess here we are.”
Process servers were turned away twice according to Dunne. Once when the server tried to deliver the lawsuit to Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, N.Y., and again when they tried to deliver the papers to the Washington office of Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall. The Post states Kendall’s firm, Williams & Connolly, also declined to accept the legal papers.