Hillary Clinton pounds NY Times for 'schizophrenic' email coverage

Frederick Owens
September 14, 2017

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday continued blaming James Comey for her election loss, saying the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director should have asked her permission back in October to look at her emails. "But I am more concerned now going forward that we haven't come to grips with what it means for future elections".

Clinton wrote in "What Happened" that Abedin "looked stricken" after hearing the news and burst into tears. "At times, I thought I must be going insane", the former first lady and senator wrote.

"I think that in terms of my personal defeat was the most important factor", added the former secretary of state. The former presidential candidate also wrote about the pressure to let her aide go, writing: "Some people thought I should fire Huma or 'distance myself.' Not a chance".

"I think the determining factor was the intervention by Comey on October 28", Clinton said.

"I was angry and frustrated that Comey had used his public position to criticize me, my staff and the State Department, with no opportunity for us to counter or disprove the charge", she wrote.

She also expressed that voter identification laws, which she labeled "voter suppression", was also responsible for her loss.

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Lauer followed up and asked if Clinton thought Comey should have been fired. "And so I was just dumbfounded". "I certainly have given anything of any relevance to them, and then it became clear this was not necessary".

"He could have called me up", Clinton said. Rather than taking accountability, as a captain honorably going down with their sinking ship (that was her campaign), she is blaming everyone else for her failure to obtain the presidency.

"That's what this investigation is to determine", Clinton said. "What if the Supreme Court had not reversed the Voting Rights Act, which I was proud to vote for when I was in the Senate, and I still maintain the kind of protections to make sure that no American is disenfranchised?"

Clinton admitted that some of the "noise" around her is of her own doing.

"I understand why voters would be shaken by it and we didn't have time to recover from it", Clinton said. "It's not just a political issue for me, and they are constantly trying to undermine me".

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