HBO’s Bill Maher criticized Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump’s turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE on Tuesday, saying the former Democratic presidential nominee was trying to relitigate the 2016 election.

“I don’t know why she needs to be coming back,” Maher said on CNN’s “The Lead.” “She had her turn and it didn’t work out. The ball rolled through her legs.” 

Clinton earlier Tuesday partially blamed her election loss to President TrumpDonald John TrumpShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump’s turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE on FBI Director James Comey and WikiLeaks’s publication of hacked Democratic emails.

“I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28 and Russia [and] WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off,” she said.

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Maher said that Clinton was “right about the letter,” at least, factoring into her loss last year. Comey wrote lawmakers less than two weeks before Election Day to let them know the FBI's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server from her time as secretary of State was still ongoing.

“[Comey] seemed to be in a tough place. I get it,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “He had to say something, he thought, 11 days before the election.

“Why not say that, and then also mention the stuff about Russia with Donald Trump? That seemed to be, to me, the fair way to handle it.”

Clinton admitted she deserved some responsibility for failing to defeat Trump for the presidency.

“I was the candidate,” she said at the Women for Women International event. "I was the person who was on the ballot, and I am very aware of, you know, the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had."