Conway rips into Hillary Clinton for suggesting 'election stolen'

Conway rips into Hillary Clinton for suggesting 'election stolen'
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayO'Rourke's debate moment reignites gun debate on Sunday shows Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Conway: Trump keeping 'many options on the table' on Iran retaliation, meeting with Iranian leaders MORE on Tuesday slammed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz: 'Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE for appearing to suggest that she had the 2016 election stolen from her. 

"She lost that election fairly and squarely, and when she says that election was stolen from her, she’s playing a dangerous game," Conway said while speaking on "The Hugh Hewitt Show."

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"Here she is 2 1/2 years later, literally will not accept the election results because she lost."

Clinton said in Los Angeles over the weekend that she fears Russia will use the same hacking and disinformation tactics in the 2020 election that it did in the last cycle. She also said that she's been telling 2020 Democratic candidates to prepare for the possibility.

“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you," Clinton said at a tour stop for "An Evening with the Clintons." 

Conway told The Hill on Monday that Clinton's remarks were especially troubling considering how much importance Democrats had in advance placed on accepting the 2016 election's outcome. 

“Most never saw the 2016 presidential election results coming, and arrogantly asked me and others on the campaign numerous times, ‘Will HE accept the election results?’ ” Conway wrote in an email to The Hill. “Answer: yes, he accepted the 2016 election results, and will accept his successful re-election results. When will THEY?”

In 2016, President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE raised alarms after declining to say he'd “absolutely accept the result of the election" during a presidential debate. Clinton called his comments "horrifying" at the time. 

"Hillary Clinton is out there, claiming that the election was stolen from her, where nobody told her not to go to Wisconsin or Michigan or Pennsylvania, nobody told her not to have a good message," Conway said. "Nobody told her to be the second-most popular person in a two-person household. That must really hurt every morning."

The 2016 election has undergone intense scrutiny during Trump's first two years as president. Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE in March concluded a 22-month investigation into Russia's election interference, which the U.S. intelligence community believes was carried out in an effort to help elect Trump.