Clinton: Best thing about losing in 2016 is getting to see my grandchildren 'all the time'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE says there's at least one silver lining to losing the 2016 presidential election: logging more minutes with her grandkids.

When ITK asked the former Democratic presidential nominee the best thing about losing to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE in the 2016 White House race, she replied, “My grandchildren. I get to see them all the time. I get to spend a lot of time with them.”

“They’re the loves of my life,” Clinton, 70, added of daughter Chelsea’s two children, 3-year-old Charlotte and 19-month-old Aidan.


“Every day is an adventure. I just finished FaceTiming with them,” exclaimed Clinton.

ITK caught up with the ex-secretary of State Monday as she made an appearance at a fete celebrating the release of Lanny Davis’s new book, “The Unmaking of the President 2016: How FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyJohn Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Trump DOJ officials sought to block search of Giuliani records: report Tina Fey, Amy Poehler to host Golden Globes from separate coasts amid pandemic MORE Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency.”


[Pictured above is Clinton at the book release: by Judy Kurtz]


[Pictured above is Clinton at the book release: by Judy Kurtz]


Davis is a former special counsel to President Clinton and a longtime pal who met Hillary Clinton at Yale Law School in 1969.

“The most important thing I can say about you, Hillary, is that this book is because going back to law school, I remember your focus on the word ‘facts,’” Davis told the crowd gathered at the Georgetown home of former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Elizabeth Frawley Bagley.

Calling Clinton a “wonderful friend,” Davis said, “As a candidate, she knows the difference between truth and alternative facts. So this book is about indisputable evidence — I will leave the conclusions, the rhetoric and the argument to others.”

“James Comey impaired the electoral process,” Davis, a contributor to The Hill, said.

In the days before the 2016 election, then-FBI Director Comey notified Congress that the FBI had uncovered additional emails potentially related to the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of State. Comey disclosed a week later that the batch of emails contained no new info.

“Do you see this getting reversed anytime soon? Do you see Comey going to jail? Can we still make Hillary president, please?” one woman asked during a brief Q&A session at the book party. A smiling Clinton shook her head at the suggestion of installing her in the Oval Office, mouthing the word “no.”

“I believe James Comey was sincerely wrong,” Davis said, noting that in his book, released on Tuesday, “I don’t attack anyone’s motives — I attack their judgment.”

But now, Davis said to chuckles, Clinton is at least “relaxing, and enjoying life, and not suffering all the pressures” of being in the political spotlight.

So in addition to getting some R&R, is Clinton dropping any hints to her 37-year-old daughter that she’d like to be a grandmother three times over?

“Oh no, that’s not my role,” Clinton said with a big laugh, telling ITK, “I’m just going to love the ones I have!”