Audio has emerged of a bitter Hillary Clinton telling campaign donors that the FBI and Russian leader Vladimir Putin cost her the election.
The audio comes from a private party with campaign contributors in New York City last week, presumably that Hillary had agreed to take part in before the election.
“Take it from Nate Silver, who’s pointed out that swing state voters made their decisions in the final days, breaking against me because of he FBI letter from FBI Director Comey,” Clinton said.
Embarrassingly, while a few in attendance yelled in support, and some applauded, most remained silent, while the awkwardness unfolded.
“Nate Silver believes, I happen to believe this, that that letter most likely made the difference in the outcome,” a sour sounding Hillary added.
After she had finished bashing the FBI, Clinton turned her attention to Russia, alleging that the country hacked Democratic email accounts to cost her the election because Putin has a personal dislike of Hillary.
“We have to recognize that, as the latest reports made clear, Vladimir Putin himself directed the covert cyber-attacks against our electoral system, against our democracy, apparently because he has a personal beef against me,” Clinton said, repeating talking points raised by the left all last week.
Instead of being gracious in defeat, Clinton made accusations that even MSNBC pundits had a hard time swallowing.
Mike Barnicle stated that “a lot of us” have respect for Clinton, but added “this is a sad way to step off the stage.”
” The Comey letter certainly had an impact in the election in that it reminded voters of what she failed to do for many, many months and that’s to address specifically and credibly her email problem,” Barnicle also noted.
Hillary’s sour grapes dovetail with comments made by Bill Clinton, reported by a local news editor who encountered the former president in in a New York book shop.
An editorial published in the Bedford-Pound Ridge Record Review contends that Bill Clinton also blamed FBI Director James Comey, saying that the FBI reopening the email investigation was to blame for Hillary’s loss.
According the the report, when asked Bill Clinton also slammed president-elect Trump, stating “He doesn’t know much… One thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him.”