Source: News Bharati English13 Nov 2016 12:44:40
Washington, November 13: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton who lost to republican candidate Donald Trump in US presidential elections has now blamed FBI leading to her loss for the top US post. Clinton said that FBI's decision to revive an investigation into her email accounts lead for her devastating defeat in the US presidential election.
In a call on Saturday with top campaign donors, Clinton said her campaign was in the lead until FBI director James Comey sent a letter to Congress on October 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.
“First, there was the letter that Comey sent to congressional leaders on October 28, 11 days before the Election Day, announcing the review of newly discovered emails. “There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful, but our analysis is that Comey’s letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, and stopped our momentum.” Clinton said.
The new examination was sparked by an investigation into former New York Representative Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of her top aides. The surprise announcement by the FBI came after three debates in which president-elect Donald Trump, a Republican, was widely panned for his performance.
In the letter, Comey said that due to recent developments, the case, which he had previously declared closed in July, would have to be reopened. “In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” the letter read.
Clinton told participants that the campaign's data saw her numbers plunge after the first letter, then rebounded. But the second letter, she said, awakened Donald Trump's voters. “Just as we were back up on the upward trajectory, the second letter from Comey essentially doing what we knew it would do was a real motivator for Trump’s voters,” Clinton said. “Trump spent the last four days of this campaign engaged in a nonstop attack on me personally, and the result is the result,” Clinton further said.