Clinton in 1st Interview After US Polls

Clinton, Trump's rival in last year's election, alluded Thursday to a 2012 plan she worked on as secretary of state to transition away from Assad's rule, saying she had reached an agreement with the Russian foreign minister.

Clinton said Congress should put aside party differences, set up an independent, nonpartisan commission to investigate, and take action to stop such Russian meddling.

Turkey's Health Ministry on Thursday said that autopsies of some of the victims revealed that they were exposed to sarin, a deadly nerve agent that is banned by the United Nations.

Speaking Thursday in NY at a summit on women's issues, Clinton said Russian involvement was meant to sow "distrust and confusion".

During the Q&A, Kristoff also asked who Clinton considers to be at blame for her shocking loss.

HILLARY CLINTON: I don't know that there is one answer.

Clinton, who spoke at the Women in the World conference in NY on Thursday, called for the U.S. Congress to launch an investigation into the matter.

Clinton's comments came during her first post-election interview at Tina Brown's eighth annual Women in the World Summit in New York City.

Clinton has made few public appearances since the election, but has reemerged on the political scene in the past few weeks.

"For people who are interested in this, the almost 66 million people who voted for me, I want to give as clear and as credible an explanation as I can".

She did say that she thinks misogyny played a role in the campaign, but also talked of the need to "toughen up your skin" and "take criticism seriously, not personally". She blamed Russian interference in the election, the release of embarrassing WikiLeaks documents, FBI Director James B. Comey's statement about investigating her emails shortly before election day and misogyny as contributing factors. "That just has to be admitted", Clinton said.

"I don't know that any of them had read the bill, read the law, understood how it worked.

Some people - women included - had real problems with the idea of a woman president", she added.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry insisted he was "gratified" that Trump had attacked Syria, adding that he believes more military action would be a way for the U.S. to produce a peace deal in Syria after years of civil war.

  • Leroy Wright