Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hillary Clinton: The Comey Letter & Wikileaks "Scared Off" Voters

I was listening to this as it happened, and I was struck almost numb listening to such a competent, thoughtful, articulate person address the issues at hand.

And to think we have Trump for a president.

Business Insider reports:

Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour during a women’s event on Tuesday that she believes she was “on the way to winning” the 2016 presidential election until the FBI announced 11 days before the election that it was revisiting the investigation into her emails.

The former Secretary of State said that while she takes “absolute personal responsibility” for her defeat, “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 and got scared off.”

“The evidence” that those two “intervening events” were carried out to harm her candidacy is “compelling and persuasive,” Clinton told Amanpour on Tuesday. But she said she is “proud” of her campaign for overcoming an “enormous barrage of negativity, of false equivalence, of so much else.”

Regarding the comments on the campaign, Comey and Wikileaks, I absolutely agree with Hillary.

Yes, she and her team made mistakes, and she cops to them here taking responsibility.

But she definitely was on the cusp of winning before Comey came out with his stunning public statement about "new" (not new) emails 11 days before the election.

The clip about the campaign is below, but I really urge you to watch the full 34 minutes. It's striking to think what an intelligent president we almost had.

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