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NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that she’s taking responsibility for her 2016 election loss but believes misogyny, Russian interference and questionable decisions by the FBI influenced the outcome.

The former Democratic presidential nominee offered extensive comments about the election during the Women for Women International’s annual luncheon in New York. She said she’s 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,” Clinton said in a question-and-answer-session with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “But I was on the way to winning until a combination of (FBI Director) 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.”

She reminded the enthusiastic audience packed with women that she earned 3 million more votes than Republican Donald Trump, who won more Electoral College votes and won the election.

“If the election were on October 27, I would be your president,” Clinton said.

She also highlighted Russia’s role in hacking into her campaign’s internal emails and subsequently coordinating their release on WikiLeaks. U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating whether Russia coordinated with Trump associates to influence the election, something Russia has denied.

“He (Russian President Vladimir Putin) certainly interfered in our election,” Clinton said. “And it’s clear he interfered to hurt me and help my opponent.”

Amanpour also asked Clinton whether she was a victim of misogyny.

“Yes, I do think it played a role,” she said, adding that misogyny is “very much a part of the landscape politically, socially and economically.”

After two unsuccessful presidential campaigns, Clinton is not expected to run for public office again.

“I’m now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” she said.

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15 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Says Putin Hurt Her Election Chances

  1. SheCat54 on said:

    One of the fools had to win in the peckerwoods world. I didn’t VOTE for neither one so I don’t give a FU*^!!!

  2. Diane on said:

    The bottom line is any old white man will do. Regardless if he knows anything about anything or not. The bottom line is his supported would rather have a dumbass white narscissitic white man child than a woman with a brain as prez. The trumpster is a pathetic soul.

  3. jhuf on said:

    Hil-Liar-ry was a flawed candidate from the GO!! The only thing Putin did was expose the BIGOTRY and corruption of her and the DNC (the racist e-mails from DNC staff, the collusion to destroy Sanders candidacy) that cost Debbie Schultz her job the conspiracy to feed Hillary the debate questions that disgraced Donna Brazil and cost her her job,
    America doesn’t have a problem with a female president they just have a problem with it being YOU Trump got the majority of female votes despite trumped-up accusations from women, and majority of votes in CA only count for CA not the rest of the country that’s the reason for the electoral college it did exactly with it was supposed to do, so take your old ass back to Chappaqua and go back some cookies

  4. Kaci on said:

    Hilary, you lost. Go away. Unfortunately, the American people chose the lessor of two evils. Maybe if former President Obama had catered more to black people and less to the LBGT activists, maybe, your evil doings would have been more appreciated. People wants you and the LGBT people to go and stay in the closet.

  5. Putin was the least of Hill’s worries!

    HRC counted on receiving the same large minority turnout of voters that Barack received.
    Big Mistake—–never count your chickens before they are hatched!!!!!!

    In addition, folks DIS-TRUSTED her.

    Boo hoo hoo Hillary!!!!!!!

    • Original Chris on said:

      Very well said, we finally agree 100% on something. She was a sociopath, was indebted to the Arab world. Two faced and pandering was her platform. She also counted on guilt ridden white people who voted for Obama. She had her acceptance speech wardrobe picked out in August. AND, there is still no evidence of Russia’s involvement.

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