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Hillary Clinton blames FBI’s director for election loss

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Hillary Clinton has blamed FBI’s director James Comey over her loss in the recent election.

Clinton’s alleged email controversy can be rooted back in March 2015. She became publicly known to use her family’s private email server for official communications, rather than official State Department email accounts maintained on federal servers.

FBI initiated an investigation lead by its director, James Comey. Shortly before the election, Comey alerted the Congress about the 110 emails containing information that was classified at the time it was sent. It also included 65 emails deemed “Secret” and 22 deemed “Top Secret”. This had then become one of the highlights of Hillary’s campaign election.

On a farewell conference on Saturday, Clinton made a statement. She said “Our analysis is that Comey’s letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, stopped our momentum. We dropped, and we had to keep really pushing ahead to regain our advantage.”

Two days before the election, Comey sent a letter to several congressional committees clearing her once again. Clinton said this had been even more damaging to her campaign.

“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton,” Comey wrote in the letter.

A day before the election, Donald Trump took the opportunity to seize the letter telling voters in his public speech in Nevada that the F.B.I. has reopened its criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton.

According to The New York Times, Clinton’s staff was so confident in her victory that they popped open a champagne on the campaign plane early this Tuesday.

Meanwhile, in the past, other presidential candidates also had a history of blaming forces for their losses. John Kerry back in 2004 for instance linked his loss to a videotape of Osama Bin Laden.

While in 2012, Mitt Romney put the blame of his defeat on his opponent back then and now President Barrack Obama. He revealed that Obama had bribed “gifts” to a group of diversity voters namely African-Americans, Hispanics and young people.

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