Hillary Clinton decided to come out of the woods so she could sit down with Christine Amanpour to ‘take absolutely personal responsibility’ for losing the 2016 election.
Around the mid-point of the interview, Amanpour asked if the campaign could have been better.
Instead of ‘taking responsibility absolute personal responsibility’, Clinton proceeded to blame Russia hacking, Wikileaks and misogyny for why she lost.
Clinton started with FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress and Wikileaks as being the reason she lost.
“I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off,” Clinton told Amanpour. “And the evidence for that intervening event is, I think, compelling, persuasive.”
While not mentioning the article by name, the evidence Clinton may have been referring to is an article by polling analyst and author at FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver.
Silver contends that the Comey letter flipped electoral votes in key states, yet seemingly ignores the larger picture.
Clinton then went on, seemingly confused, to state that the election was on October 28th.
“If the election had been on Oct. 27, I’d be your president. And it wasn’t, it was on October 28,” said Clinton.
Clinton’s inability to ‘take responsibility’ was later mocked by CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Hillary Clinton also said she believes that the last ten days of the election was when she lost the election, but then noted that she won the popular vote. Watch the full interview.
Hillary Clinton Email Problems Continue
The Watchdog group, Judicial Watch, has uncovered 29 new emails between Clinton and her aide, Huma Abedin, that contained classified material which were sent over Clinton’s unsecured private email server.
In addition to Judicial Watch’s findings, FBI Director James Comey testified yesterday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that classified emails were forwarded to Anthony Weiner on a regular basis.
Director Comey seemingly indicates that the FBI had enough evidence to charge Hillary Clinton, yet did not do so due to the ‘big problem’ of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s now famous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton.
Comey appeared to rationalize his position by claiming proving criminal intent was the burden of the FBI, instead of the Dept. of Justice.
“Really the central problem we had with the whole email investigation was proving people .”‰.”‰. had some sense they were doing something unlawful. That was our burden, and we were unable to meet it,’ said Comey.
Comey also said that, “It makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election. But honestly it wouldn’t change the decision.”
At one point, Senator Lindsey Graham asks Comey about being familiar with the unmasking of citizens caught up in surveillance. Graham asks if the bureau has ever requested unmasking of an American citizen caught up in incidental collection.
“Oh yes,” responded Comey. “In fact, I did it this week in connection with an intelligence report.”
Vid: Has FBI requested unmasking of any US citizens?
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Comey also stated that the ‘Russia investigation’ was still ongoing and he could not comment on it. Yet earlier in his testimony Comey openly spoke about Russia ‘still being involved in U.S. politics’.
Senator Dianne Feinstein was later interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Feinstein was asked point blank if she had any evidence of collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia. Feinstein answered, “Not at this time.”
Comey’s full testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee can be viewed at C-SPAN.