Clinton Blames Election Loss on FBI Director and Alleged Russian Hacking

HeadlineMay 03, 2017
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During an interview Tuesday, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed that FBI Director James Comey and alleged Russian hacking cost her the U.S. election.

Hillary Clinton: “I was on the way to winning, until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28th and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off. If the election had been on October 27th, I’d be your president.”

That’s Hillary Clinton, referring to the day before FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to lawmakers saying the FBI was once again investigating whether Clinton had sent classified information from her private email server while she was secretary of state. Comey is testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee today. In response to Clinton’s comments, Trump tweeted: “Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election. Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?”

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