Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye for most of her adult life as First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, senator from New York, as Secretary of State and as a two-time presidential candidate. No one can honestly say that the presidency has not been her ultimate dream. So it is not surprising that Clinton would take Tuesday’s loss to Donald Trump hard.
Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg spoke with author and former Editor in Chief of New York Magazine Ed Klein on Wednesday. Klein claimed to have a source with direct knowledge of Clinton’s reaction. She is clearly devastated.
“Here’s what I know, not my opinion. 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, this I don’t understand exactly, the President of the United States for not doing enough,” Klein said.
Klein said that the source blamed President Obama in part because “the President could have stopped Comey a long time ago.”
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With less than two weeks to go before election day, FBI Director James Comey announced to Congress that the agency’s investigation into Clinon’s email practices and her private server was being reopened following the emergence of new information. Two days before election day, Comey again notified Congress, this time stating that the more than 650,000 new emails discovered on a laptop shared by former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY and his estranged wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, had been reviewed and that the FBI had decided to maintain their earlier conclusions first announced when the case was originally closed in July.
Based on Klein’s source, it appears that Clinton blames Comey and the timing of his announcements for causing irreparable harm to her campaign and Obama for not stoping Comey.