Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss

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Clinton, who is beginning to chart her post-2016 election life with a series of speeches and a new book, will first headline a Women for Women International event, where the former first lady will sit down for a conversation moderated by CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour. I was the person on the ballot.

The panel consisting of Dana Bash, Brianna Keilar, Nia-Malika Henderson, Wolf Blitzer, and David Gregory expressed surprise at what Clinton said, calling it "remarkable" and an "incredible interview". The release of campaign chairman John Podesta's emails and an October 28 letter to congress by Comey about the FBI reopening the investigation into Clinton's private server are what she blames in the reversal of her lead in the election. "If he wants to tweet about me than I am happy to be the diversion because we have lot of things to worry about".

Clinton was also asked about her upcoming book, which is expected to be released this fall. She said he's not one of her fans and that misogyny is "part of the landscape, political and socially and economically".

"I'm back to being an activist citizen - and part of the resistance", she said.

She added, "If the election was on October 27, I'd be your president".

The FBI announced in the hours before the election that it had not found any evidence of wrongdoing, but not before Clinton's lead had shrunk to an average of two to three points.

"Health care in complicated", she said, in reference to Trump's contention in March that "nobody knew health care could be so complicated". "Talking about Clinton's numerous attacks against Trump during the interview, Keilar laughed, "[She was] downright trolling him, I think!"

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Clinton went on to say that Trump's campaign goals appeared to align well with the goals of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It was that issue and her handling of it throughout the campaign that helped revive questions about the character and honesty of the Clintons that had remained largely dormant since former President Bill Clinton left office in 2001.

Clinton said she also took some responsibility for losing the 2016 election.

"Did I make mistakes, oh my god, yes, you will read my confessions, my request for absolution".

And in April, Clinton told another group of women that she is "deeply concerned" with how Russian Federation meddled into the 2016 election. It was perhaps her at her most authentic - authenticity is a word we talk about in politics all the time and in terms of Hillary Clinton, there was somehow a deficit of that over her career.

But she declared herself geared up to stay politically active and involved with the Trump opposition, for whom "Resist" has become a popular slogan.