Hillary Clinton puts blame for her election debacle on FBI chief

Updated: Nov 14, 2016, 10:15 IST | Agencies

Hillary Clinton has blamed FBI director James Comey for her shock defeat against Republican rival Donald Trump, claiming, “There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful."

An anti-Trump protest rally in Los Angeles. Pic/AFP
An anti-Trump protest rally in Los Angeles. Pic/AFP

Washington: Hillary Clinton has blamed FBI director James Comey for her shock defeat against Republican rival Donald Trump, claiming, “There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful. Our analysis is that Comey’s letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, stopped our momentum.”

Clinton was spotted hiking a day after the stunning loss
Clinton was spotted hiking a day after the stunning loss

Clinton said her campaign was winning until Comey wrote a letter to the Congressional leadership that they have reopened the investigations into the email scandal.

James Comey
James Comey

Two days before the November 8 elections, Comey again sent a letter that it did not find anything new in the investigation that was primarily screening of 650,000 emails found in her aide Huma Abedin’s estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop, and that he was standing by his original assessment — Clinton should not face criminal charges.

“The second letter, even that gave the clean chit, hit even more as this energised Trump’s supporters,”Clinton said.

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