Hillary Clinton believes that she can make up for her loss in the 2016 presidential election by doubling down, and driving the Russian interference narrative home, through the release of her new book.
Clinton states that she wishes to have “the whole story out there.” Her new book will cover the topic of James Comey’s involvement, and with Russia and carefully run through a litany of reasons for why she was defeated – none of them her fault, of course! she stated, “I take responsibility for every decision I make — but that’s not why I lost.”
“She really believes that’s why she lost, and she wants to explain why in no uncertain terms,” one longtime ally said. “She wants the whole story out there from her own perspective. I think a lot of people are going to be really surprised by how much she reveals.” The ally hopes for this book to be a, “bombshell.”
Speaking of the Russian interference narrative, Hillary proclaimed, “We need to pull it out and put it in the bright light,” Clinton stated when talking about the book.” A close advisor of Clinton affirmed this sentiment, saying, “She believes she would have won and that Russia and Comey ultimately brought her down,” In fact, “She feels validated by all the news circulating out there about Russia.”
However, people of her own party believe that the book fails to cover the major aspects that allowed Trump to win. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) argues, “When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself.” He added that the Democrats focused so much on attacking Trump that they failed to address what they even stood for.
“So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that,” Schumer added.
Back in March, Joe Biden stated something very similar to this, as he expressed that this was the “first campaign that I can recall where my party did not talk about what it always stood for.”
“What happened was that this was the first campaign that I can recall where my party did not talk about what it always stood for — and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class.”
“You didn’t hear a single solitary sentence in the last campaign about that guy working on the assembly line making $60,000 a year and a wife making $32,000 as a hostess,” he further highlighted.
In May, Biden went even further to express his content with Clinton as a candidate saying, “I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate.”