On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton shared some more thoughts on then-FBI Director James Comey and how she believes he impacted the 2016 election.
During an interview Wednesday on Anderson Cooper: 360, host Anderson Cooper references a portion of Clinton’s book in which she wrote that Comey “shivved” her — which he pointed out was a “strong word” that implied that Comey’s actions were personal.
“He’s never been clear about his motivation and what bothered me the most as the time went on after the election is- and we learned more about the open FBI investigation into the Trump campaign and their connections with Russia,” Clinton told Cooper. “That had been going on for quite some time. The American people didn’t know about it. He was specifically asked why didn’t you tell the American people about that investigation? And he said, ‘Well, because it was too close to an election.’ So ask yourself, a closed investigation that ended the prior July, an ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia, one deserves to be blown out of all proportion, nothing to be found one more time, and the American people don’t have the information that there’s a legitimate investigation going on about Trump and Russia before they vote.”
When asked if she thought it was “personal,” she responded by saying she had “no idea.”
Cooper then brought up Comey’s reasoning behind the July press conference that exonerated Clinton was because of the tarmac meeting between her husband Former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
“I didn’t hear about it for days because it was so inconsequential to the both of them and then when I heard about it, I didn’t think much of it,” Clinton said. “I think this was a rationalization that was used for being able to do what [Comey] did.”
Clinton elaborated that the “more important lesson” to come from all of this was how they “affect our democracy going forward.”
“He, I think, forever changed history,” she continued about Comey, “but that’s in the past.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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