Hillary Clinton takes 'absolute personal responsibility' for losing the election, then blames James Comey

Hillary Clinton.
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It has been six months since Hillary Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump, and people are still trying to figure out what happened — including Clinton herself. In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Clinton seemed to wobble between taking personal responsibility and blaming exterior forces. "Of course I take absolute personal responsibility. I was the candidate. I was the person on the ballot," she said, before turning around to add: "I was on the way to winning before a combination of [James] Comey's letter on Oct. 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people inclined to vote for me but got scared off."

Clinton concluded: "Did we make mistakes? Of course we did. Did I make mistakes? Oh my gosh, yes, you'll read my confession and my request for absolution. But the reason why I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days."

Watch the dizzying response below. Jeva Lange

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