Hillary Clinton Addresses Why She Thinks She Lost the Election

The former Secretary of State also discusses Putin, Syria, and more.


Over the past few weeks, Hillary Clinton has proven that she's ready to come "out of the woods" for good.

Following a keynote speech at the Professional Businesswomen of California Conference last week, the former Secretary of State took the stage at Tina Brown's Women in the World Summit on Thursday to discuss everything from why she believes she lost the election (a mix of Russian President Vladimir Putin and FBI Director James Comey) to her stance on Syria. Following an introduction by Samantha Bee, Clinton sat down with Nicholas Kristof for an hour-long conversation that was easily her most political interview since losing the election. It was also the first time Clinton addressed the Russian hacking scandal.

"Make no mistake, as the press is finally catching up to the facts, which we desperately tried to present to them during the last months of the campaign," she said to the crowd, which the New York Times reports consisted of donors who gave approximately $1 billion to her campaign. "This is not just an attack on me and my campaign, although that may have added fuel to it. This is an attack against our country. We are well beyond normal political concerns here. This is about the integrity of our democracy and the security of our nation."

"The public deserves to know exactly what happened, and why, in order for us to prevent future attacks on our systems, including our electoral system," she continued.

You can watch the entirety of her interview with Kristof below.

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