Former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has placed the blame of her election loss to Donald Trump at the door steps of misogyny, FBI Director Jim Comey, WikiLeaks and Russia.
Clinton who however said that she is taking responsibility for her 2016 election loss offered extensive comments about the election during the Women for Women International’s annual luncheon in New York on Tuesday.
While answering a Q&A session with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Clinton said she has been going through the “painful” process of reliving the 2016 contest while writing a book.
“It wasn’t a perfect campaign. There is no such thing; but I was on the way to winning until a combination of [FBI Director] Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off,” she added.
Recall that on October 28, Comey sent a letter to Congress saying new emails had turned up in the investigation looking into her use of a private server while she was secretary of state – emails that later proved to be irrelevant.
It turned out that Comey’s move proved to be her albatross as Clinton said; “If the election were on October 27, I would be your president”.
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