"I'm not a Russian spy," Stein told CNN's Smerconish on Saturday. "I think it's a completely inconsistent conspiracy theory for which there is absolutely no basis. Not for myself or for Tulsi Gabbard. I think it's really outrageous that Hillary Clinton is trying to popularize this crazy idea."
She added, "You know, you can't just slander people.
Stein told CNN on Saturday that Clinton's remarks "speak to Hillary's need to try to explain, perhaps to herself, why her campaign was unsuccessful."
"People really wanted change and unfortunately believed Donald Trump's lies that he would bring change," Stein said.
The former Green Party candidate continued to advocate for an election vote, arguing that this would prevent a foreign asset from swinging the election.
In 2015, Stein traveled to Moscow to attend a dinner hosted by RT, the Russian television network, and filmed at the same table as Russian President Vladimir Put in.
Previously, she told CNN that she never spoke with Putin at dinner and said on Saturday that she was attending a conference to advocate for a ceasefire in the Middle East and to tell Russia to stop bombing Syria.
Asked about this in the 2015 Dinner, and if that fueled Clinton's claims, Stein raised that "there are many more pictures of Hillary Clinton having intimate conversations with a whisper that whispers in her ear."
in fact, we know that real money was exchanged, ”she added, pointing to a paid speech by former President Bill Clinton in Moscow from a Kremlin-affiliated bank.
Clinton on Thursday did not provide evidence of Russia's make-up of Gabbard.
Gabbar responded Friday afternoon to Clinton's comments, calling the former Democratic nominee "the epitome of corruption and the epitome of decay that has weakened the Democratic Party for so long."
"From the day I announced my application, there was an associate created a campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind this and why. Now we know – you've always been, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and the war machine, fearing the threat I pose, "writes Gabbard of Clinton.
Replying to Gabbard's comments Friday, Clinton spokesman Nick Meryl said, "Separate language filled with vitriol and conspiracy theories? I can't imagine a better point of proof than that."
Asked earlier if the former secretary of state had referred to Gabbard in his comment, Meryl told CNN : "If the nesting doll matches".