I Lost The Election Because FBI Director James Comey Exonerated Me

Amos Herrera
Ноября 25, 2016

Addressing the fundraisers and donors in a private meet on Saturday, Hillary reportedly claimed that Comey's two letters to Congress just days before the election date had shifted the till then favorable wave in key states towards rival Donald Trump.

Clinton said that her campaign was leading by large margins in almost every battleground state and was tied in Arizona (a traditionally Republican stronghold) until Comey released the letter.

Just days before the election Mr Comey announced the new investigation had found no criminal activity - but Mrs Clinton's narrative is that the damage had been done.

Although Clinton received more votes, Trump became the president due to the winner-take-all system in the US, in which a candidate who receives the most votes in a state gets all of the electoral delegates from that state.

On the phone call, Dennis Chang, who served as Clinton's finance chair, said her campaign and the national party had raised more than $900 million from more than 3 million individual donors, according to the two participants who spoke to Reuters. Comey went against the Federal Bureau of Investigation tradition of avoiding decisions which could hamper the elections result and sent a letter to the Congress just 11 days ahead of the election date stating that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was reviving the Clinton email case after a new trove of emails had been found. "And we were feeling like we had put it back together".

First, there was the letter that Comey sent to congressional leaders on October 28, 11 days before Election Day, announcing the review of newly discovered emails.

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Clinton also explained that the second letter Comey wrote, which announced that the investigation would be closed, only outraged and encouraged Trump supporters while also turning undecided voters against her.

Hillary Clinton walks off the stage after giving her concession speech on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.

"There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful".

We believe that we lost this election in the last week.

Rather than help her, this second email said Clinton, reinforced Trump's supporters that the system was rigged against Trump and led to greater mobilisation of voters opposed to her.

Trump received a call from Bill Clinton after the vote in which the former president "couldn't have been more gracious", the 70-year-old Republican billionaire said in excerpts of an interview released Friday by CBS.

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