Clinton blames Comey for 2016 loss

Hillary Clinton says then-FBI Director James Comey’s decision to inform Congress that he had reopened the federal investigation into her use of a private email server on the eve of the 2016 presidential election was the “determining factor” in her loss.

“I was just dumbfounded,” Clinton said in an interview with NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday. “I thought, ‘What is he doing? The investigation was closed. I know there’s no new information.’ I had certainly given everything of any relevance to them.”

In early July 2016, Comey announced that the FBI’s probe into Clinton’s emails had closed, concluding that while the former secretary of state and her colleagues “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” there was no clear evidence they broke the law.

But on Oct. 28, 2016, Comey sent a letter to Congress…

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