Hillary Clinton just released her tell-all book about the 2016 presidential election, called “What Happened.” Hillary did not hold back in the book, unleashing wrath on all those who stood in the way of her rise to the White House. Some sections, reproduced here, reveal those who she placed blame on for her historic election loss.
First, Hillary clearly blamed former FBI Director James Comey. Comey reopened the investigation into the e-mail server she used while Secretary of State just days before the election. This gave legitimacy to Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” campaign point and boosted his momentum down the stretch.
Clinton writes, “I can’t know what was in Comey’s head. I don’t know if he had anything against me personally, or if he thought I was going to win the election and worried that if he didn’t speak out he’d later be attacked by Republicans or his own agents. What I do know, though, is that when you’re the head of an agency as important as the FBI, you have to care a lot more about how things really are than how they look, and you have to be willing to take the heat that goes along with the big job.”
Clinton also attacked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Wikileaks hacked Clinton and the Democratic National Convention, offering plenty of material to Donald Trump’s campaign. She writes, “In my view, Assange is a hypocrite who deserves to be held accountable for his actions. He claims to be a champion of transparency, but for many years, he’s been helpful to Putin, one of the most repressive and least transparent autocrats in the world. It’s not just that WikiLeaks avoids publishing anything Putin won’t like and instead targets Russia’s adversaries—Assange actually hosted a television show on RT, Putin’s propaganda network, and receives adoring coverage there.”