Tulsi Gabbard labelled 'Russian agent' after it emerges she received money from Elene Branson

"Hillary and the rest of us identified her a Russian agent years ago,” a Twitter user said


                            Tulsi Gabbard labelled 'Russian agent' after it emerges she received money from Elene Branson
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) holds a Town Hall meeting on Super Tuesday Primary night on March 3, 2020, in Detroit, Michigan (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Former Democratic congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard had allegedly taken money from a Russian secret agent, a report by The Daily Beast said. The report mentioned that Gabbard received money for her 2019 presidential campaign from dual Russian-American national Elena Branson, who was recently charged with working as a spy in the US. Court filings claimed that Branson operated organizations that “sought to spread Russian propaganda.”

The Daily Beast report citing Federal Election Commission records stated that Gabbard’s campaign received two donations from a person named Elena Branson. The records listed the donor’s address at a million-dollar condo on Central Park West but her occupation was entered as “not employed.” Reportedly, the woman did not donate much, only $59.95 in total, but it still raises suspicion why only one federal candidate got money from the suspected Russian native.

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It has been said that Gabbard has always pushed for Russian propaganda. She reportedly even employed “an alleged Russian agent on her campaign”. She also apparently supported Russia’s 2015 intervention in Syria’s civil war while defending President Bashar al-Assad. In addition, her backing of Russia has not ended even after she left office last year.

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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) holds a Town Hall meeting on Super Tuesday Primary night on March 3, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Gabbard, the first Samoan American and first Hindu elected to Congress, is one of two women left in the Democratic Primary, the other being Senator Elizabeth Warren. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

 

In February, after Vladimir Putin’s troops launched an unprovoked attack on Ukraine, Gabbard tweeted, “This war and suffering could have easily been avoided if Biden Admin/NATO had simply acknowledged Russia’s legitimate security concerns regarding Ukraine’s becoming a member of NATO, which would mean US/NATO forces right on Russia’s border.” She also spoke in favor of Moscow during an interview after her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. She said, “Putin has said for years his security concerns are about NATO increasingly approaching and surrounding Russia on all sides. The Biden administration has failed to outline for the American people how does this serve your best interests? What will the costs be?”

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Besides, in 2019, Hillary Clinton seemed to be accusing Gabbard of being on Russia’s side as she said, “I'm not making any predictions, but I think they've got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She's the favorite of the Russians.”

Meanwhile, regarding the latest finding, a spokesperson of Gabbard in a statement said, “Congresswoman Gabbard’s campaign has received thousands of contributions over the years, so she was not aware of Branson’s miniscule contributions ($10 and $49.95) to Tulsi Now, nor is she aware of having any interaction with her.”

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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) answers media questions following a campaign event on February 9, 2020 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The first in the nation primary is on Tuesday, February 11. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

 

The spokesperson also noted that in light of the charges brought against Branson, Gabbard will donate her money “to a charity that supports veterans.” They noted: “Despite the fact that Branson's contributions were miniscule, on principle, Branson's contributions will be donated to a charity that supports veterans, because it appears that Branson may be acting as an agent for a foreign country.”

However, the Daily Beast report also added: “The spokesperson also claimed Gabbard was not Branson’s only target, asserting that Branson had contributed to a number of other Democratic candidates and committees as well. This, however, is not true, but a reference to a different Elena Branson, who lives in California and confirmed to The Daily Beast that those other donations were hers—and that she had not been served with a criminal complaint for acting as an unregistered agent of the Kremlin.”

The latest news regarding Gabbard attracted a lot of attention online with a user tweeting, “Hillary and the rest of us identified her a Russian agent years ago.” Another user said, “Not surprised at all..” “Hillary Clinton was right, once again. I know it's getting old to say the obvious. But, my gawd, Hillary Clinton was right about everything,” a third one added.

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard talks with SiriusXM's "Breitbart News Daily" at SiriusXM Studios on November 7, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

 

 


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