Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss

Caroline Beck
May 3, 2017

Hillary Clinton said in a new interview that, if not for a controversial letter from FBI Director James Comey and Russian interference in the election, she would have been elected President of the United States.

During an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour at the Women for Women International conference in New York, Clinton said that "Of course, I take absolute personal responsibility" for the loss. "I was the person on the ballot", she said.

On foreign policy, Clinton said broader negotiations involving China and other countries in the region were critical for convincing North Korea to rein in its nuclear program.

"I'm back to being a private citizen, and part of the resistance", she said.

The popular vote has been a source of contention with Trump, who argues that he essentially won the popular vote over Hillary.

Just for good measure, she also blamed the media and woman-hating for her failure to take the top job.

Clinton said during her keynote address at the annual conference hosted by the Professional BusinessWomen of California.

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Clinton points to Comey and WikiLeaks for her election loss.

While Clinton didn't talk much about what she might do next - other than focusing on her memoirs - she did hint she wasn't through yet speaking out against the man who beat her past year.

No doubt, she hopes that the ongoing investigations into the numerous and deeply troubling links between Vladimir Putin's intelligence services and senior members of the Trump campaign will exonerate her failed bid for the presidency.

Clinton pointed to the release of an old video tape on October 7 on which Trump is heard crudely discussing groping women, and how "within an hour or two" of the tapes release, the Russian theft of Clinton staffers' emails were made public on WikiLeaks.

Clinton said her current work on a book about the 2016 has been grueling.

Hillary Clinton said a key to creating opportunities in under-served areas is making sure everyone has access to modern infrastructure like high-speed internet. It's clearly something that she's been critiquing the Trump administration for the things it's been doing and she clearly still wants to have a voice, right now a voice of criticism that she's seen, that has real impact. "You'll read my confession and my request for absolution, but the reason why I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days", Clinton continued, noting that she "did win more than 3 million votes" than Trump despite losing the election.

But she declared herself geared up to stay politically active and involved with the Trump opposition, for whom "Resist" has become a popular slogan.

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