[Ed. – Sure. He gave her a wholly unmerited “clean bill of health” twice, at the most politically significant times: just before the Democratic convention, and just before Election Day. But it was definitely all his fault. I do love the irrational claim that it was the SECOND letter, “exonerating” her just before Election Day, that “awakened Trump voters.”]
Hillary Clinton pinned the blame for her defeat on FBI Director James Comey’s letters about her email arrangement in a conference call with her top campaign contributors on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking with Democrats who raised over $100,000 for her failed bid for the presidency, the former secretary of state said Comey’s second letter — just three days before the election — did more damage than the first, which landed just 11 days out, according to one individual on the call, who described her tone as clearly sad but hopeful.
Clinton told participants that the campaign’s data saw her numbers plunge after the first letter, then rebounded. But the second letter, she said, awakened Donald Trump’s voters.