Hillary Clinton lost the electoral college Tuesday night in an epic an wholly unpredictable upset. Her loss has democrats and pollsters scrambling for explanations, but no one was more stunned by the loss than Clinton Herself.
Now reports are coming in about how the former Secretary of State (and now failed presidential candidate) is handling the loss. The reports aren’t flattering. Clinton, it seems, is playing the blame game. So who is taking the blame? Some unusual suspects.
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Author Ed Klein was interviewed by Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV Wednesday. Klein has some inside knowledge about the way Clinton was coping with the loss in the early morning hours Wednesday, before she made her official concession speech to the American Public.
Klein says Clinton called an old friend around 6:30 that morning and was crying so hard that the friend had difficulty understanding her.
The crux of the conversation was this: Clinton blames Comey’s news about the FBI’s email investigation. Democrats, during the race, celebrated Comey’s announcement that the FBI wouldn’t be recommending charges against Hillary for her mishandling of classified information, her lying under oath, her wilful destruction of evidence, or her breech of protocol in establishing private email servers.
Yet when director Comey announced that the FBI would be looking into emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, the Clinton camp exploded, and accused Comey of directly meddling in the investigation.
Although Clinton’s attacks on Comey are understandable, she attacked Obama in her early morning phone call. Obama, she feels, didn’t do enough to stop the investigations in Clinton’s actions.
“Here’s what I know, not my opinion,” Klein said. “About 6:30 this morning she called an old friend. She was crying inconsolably. She couldn’t stop crying. And her friend, her female friend from way, way back said it was even hard to understand what she was saying she was crying so hard. This is Hillary we’re talking about. Eventually her friend said she could make out that she was blaming James Comey, the Director of the FBI, for her loss, and, I don’t understand exactly, the president of the United States for not doing enough.”
If this is the case, that Hillary stayed up the entire night in a fit of emotional despair, it may explain why she didn’t concede the night of the election, and why her press conference on Wednesday was so far behind schedule.