During a public appearance at the Women for Women International event, Hillary Clinton says her 2016 presidential loss came at the hands of two sources.
Russian hackers and FBI Director James Comey.
“If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.”
She says that she “absolute personal responsibility” for her loss but didn't necessarily cite her strategy or weak campaign as the fatal bullet in her run.
She partially attributed her defeat to external forces like misogyny, the email scandal and Comey's letter to Congress that reopened the bureau's investigation.
“I was on the way to winning until the 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 — and the evidence for that intervening event is, I think, compelling [and] persuasive.”
This event has been one of the few public appearances Clinton has made since her loss last November.
She has since been working on a memoir detailing her run and the aftermath of the defeat.