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Hillary Clinton has backed out of a speaking appearance at an event where Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is scheduled to speak, after accusing Gabbard of being 'Russian asset.'
Clinton canceled her upcoming appearance at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit next week in Washington DC, just as her war of words with the Hawaii Congresswoman is escalating, according to Slate.
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Gabbard, 38, blasted Clinton as 'queen of the warmongers' in response to the 2016 loser's allegation, and remains scheduled to headline the event's program on Tuesday.
A Clinton confidante tried to tamp down speculation that Gabbard was the reason Clinton cancelled, insisting that she actually backed out of the event because former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is on the schedule.
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'While there's an argument to be made to hear all voices, there are those who fall outside of what should be the band of acceptable behavior and public policymaking,' the person told Slate, citing Nielsen's oversight of migrant detentions on the border.
On Friday night, Gabbard refused to back down from Clinton's attacks, saying that the former Secretary of State is waging a smear campaign against her because 'she knows she can't control me'.
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The Democratic presidential candidate and Congresswoman from Hawaii made the claims during an interview with Fox News.
It comes just hours after Gabbard, 38, called Clinton 'the queen of warmongers [and the] embodiment of corruption' after Clinton suggested Gabbard was being groomed by Russians to be a third-party spoiler in the 2020 election.
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'The reason why she's doing this is because ultimately she knows she can't control me,' Gabbard, who was on the campaign trail in Iowa, told Tucker Carlson.
'I stand against everything that she represents and she know that...if I'm the Democratic nominee and elected president, she won't be able to control me, she won't be able...
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