After losing the election Hillary Clinton blamed the FBI’s investigation, aka Comey, and Obama for her historic loss. Rather than taking the responsibility herself. She couldn’t comprehend that her corruption was the biggest reason she didn’t win.
Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that instead of blaming the FBI for her historic loss, Hillary Clinton should ‘look in the mirror.’
‘I just can’t believe it’s always somebody else’s fault. Sometimes you just have to take a look in the mirror and reflect on what went wrong,’ Conway told NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’
Then she went into her own diagnosis: ‘What about the fact that they just got it wrong? What about the fact they weren’t in touch with Americans, and the culture zeitgeist, and what motivates many Americans?’ she asked.
‘They misread America. They did not have her in red states. They were pretending they were going to turn red blue. They were pretending,’ she added.
Conway was referencing Hillary Clinton’s statement to supporters that FBI Director James Comey ‘stopped our momentum’ with his bombshell announcement on October 28 that the bureau was taking another look at Clinton’s emails.
Then two days before Election Day, Comey essentially let Clinton off the hook with another letter – that that news development had the effect of forcing the scandal back onto front pages again during Clinton’s final election push.
Comey in July had recommended against charging Clinton with a crime for her handling of classified information and use of a private email server.
Conway also was referencing the Clinton camp’s inability to garner President Obama’s turnout in heavily Democratic urban areas and counties, as well as Trump’s ability to run up huge margins in rural and more conservative areas.
For example, she got 43,000 fewer votes than Obama did in 2012 in Milwaukee County, contributing to her loss in Wisconsin.
Whatever the causes, Clinton was unable to break the highest ‘glass ceiling’ – although as ‘Meet the Press’ moderator Chuck Todd noted in the interview, she became the first female campaign manager to help capture the White House.
Clinton blamed FBI Director James Comey’s decision to revive the investigation into her emails just days before people went to the polls as the reason for her loss.
On a call Saturday with top campaign donors, Clinton said her campaign was winning until Comey sent his letter to Congress on Oct. 28 announcing that the FBI had uncovered emails possibly related to its earlier probe into her use of a private server as secretary of state.
‘Our analysis is that Comey’s letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, stopped our momentum,’ Clinton told donors, according to the New York Times.