Clinton: I would have won if not for Comey's letter

Clinton: I would have won if not for Comey's letter
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCarter Page files defamation lawsuit against DNC Dems fear party is headed to gutter from Avenatti’s sledgehammer approach Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight MORE in an interview that aired Sunday again blamed former FBI Director James Comey for her loss in the 2016 presidential election.

"I would have won but for Jim Comey's letter on Oct. 28," Clinton told CNN.

"I think every day that goes by, the evidence of that becomes clearer."


She added: "And I don't blame any woman who hears that, 'Oh the FBI's opening another investigation into Hillary Clinton' for saying 'Well, I'm not wasting my vote' or 'I can't vote for her' or 'I'm just not going to vote now.' "

She said she understands that reasoning, adding that women's votes are "a very personal commitment."

"And they want to be sure they're right," she said.

"And there was unfortunately a lot of noise at the end with the Comey letter and WikiLeaks that raised a lot of questions in the minds and hearts of a lot of women."

Clinton has in the past put blame on Comey for her election loss. In an interview last month, she said she was "dumbfounded" when she learned the former FBI director was renewing the investigation into her private email server just days before the election.

Clinton during the interview that aired Sunday also said she was "appalled" by the level of sexism she saw.

"And obviously the behavior of Trump, both in the past and during the campaign, was kind of 'exhibit A' of what we're up against," she said.

"And there does seem to be a backlash against women speaking out."

Sexism and misogyny are "endemic in our society," Clinton said.