In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Hillary Clinton says a combination of FBI Director James Comey's letter regarding her email server and Russia's hack of John Podesta's emails were to blame for her 2016 presidential election loss.
"I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28, and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me, but got scared off," she said. "As Nate Silver --who doesn't work for me, he's an independent analyst...-- has concluded that if the election had been on October 27, I would have been your president. And it wasn't. It was on October 28, there was a lot of funny business going on about that."
"Ask yourself this," she said. "Within an hour or two of the Hollywood Access tape being made public, the Russian theft of John Podesta's emails hit WikiLeaks. What a coincidence!"
The two publications actually occurred at almost exactly the same time, and it can't really be said which one came first. "You just can't make this stuff up," she said.
"The reason I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last ten days," Clinton said again. "I was leading in the early vote, I had a very strong -- not just our polling and data analysis... strong assesment of where we were on both votes and electoral votes."
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