After the elections, Hillary Clinton placed blame for her loss on F.B.I director James B. Coney. Just days before the election, Coney made an announcement that included reopening the case against Clinton and her email server which later turned out to be duplicate emails already reviewed by the feds.
Her remarks come after conceding to Donald J. Trump on Wednesday morning. Clinton shared a message with her donors that lasted 30 minutes. She mentioned Mr. Coney’s decision to alert Congress about the supposedly new details roughly 11 days before the election may have cost her the win because it created unnecessary controversy in the news. Her message also included a closing argument that showed she wanted supporters to remain optimistic about the future.
Mr. Comey is to blame
The message shared to the media by one of her donors, shares more insight from Mrs. Clinton about why she lost. She claims the actions of Mr. Coney were baseless and groundless which slowed the momentum of the campaign.
Mrs. Clinton goes further to discuss more details about Mr. Coney’s second letter that cleared her again. She felt this may have damaged her campaign even further since it claims after additional examination of the emails found on the computer belonging to Anthony D. Weiner (estranged husband of Clinton top aid) lead to no changes to the outcome of the situation. Clinton wouldn’t face any charges pertaining to classified information she handled.
The letters undermined Clinton’s campaign
It has been said the campaign felt the outcome hurt voters with many not gaining trust in Mrs. Clinton. They were pulled into the concept of a rigged election with Trump supporters following Trump’s lead claiming she should be locked up. Clinton aides think suburban women ended up with Trump after being on the fence.
Mrs. Clinton mentioned to donors the campaign dropped and had to work hard to regain advantage they had the weekend before. At one point, when it came to battleground states Clinton was leading in most polls.
After the second letter, the campaign was up in the polls except for 2 battleground states in which they would lose on Election Day. At this point, the campaign felt it had to piece things back together again.