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Clinton blames FBI's Comey for stunning defeat

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>> Hillary Clinton, Saturday, somewhat emerging from the seclusion she's been in ever since giving her concession speech on Wednesday, following her surprise defeat by Donald Trump. Clinton, joining a conference call with donors, long enough to blame FBI Director James Comey for her stunning loss. According to the people on the call, she detailed how her poll numbers, specifically in the upper midwest, tumbled when the FBI Director announced, just days before the election, that he was re-examining her emails.
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A batch of them were found on a computer used by disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of her top aide Huma Abedin. Comey quickly ended the investigation the Sunday before the election without finding any new evidence of wrong doing. But Clinton told donors Comey's announcements gave Trump the ammunition he needed to bring out his base.
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She lost Wisconsin, the first Democrat to do that in more than three decades. And she's on track to lose Michigan, a state Republicans haven't won in 28 years. Clinton did walk away with the nation's popular vote.