Hillary Clinton: Misogyny played role in election loss

In her first public interview since the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton revealed she'll be writing a book on the election, and more specifically, the role misogyny played in her loss.

"The aftermath of the election was so devastating", Clinton said Thursday during the Women in the World Summit hosted by Tina Brown at New York's Lincoln Center.

Clinton said Congress should put aside party differences, set up an independent, nonpartisan commission to investigate, and take action to stop such Russian meddling. It is fair to say that certainly misogyny played a roll.

Clinton said the 65 per cent approval rating she had enjoyed as Barack Obama's secretary of state - "a job I was asked to do by a man" - tanked when she announced her intention to run for president.

And while a lot of the people who agreed with Trump the candidate are confused and concerned by the attack, Democrat hawks are thrilled, this being a war they'd wanted for a long time.

- Comey: Just two weeks before the Election Day, FBI Director James Comey released a letter on October 28 saying that he is waiting for additional emails related to the FBI probe of the former secretary of state's use of a private server. John McCain (R), who she says has "never been so anxious about this country in his lifetime".

"I hope this administration will move forward in a way that is both strategic and consistent with our values", Clinton said in a speech at the Annie's List luncheon, as Time reported.

She also admitted that it was "somewhat gratifying" to watch as a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare failed even before it came to a vote.

While the vastly experienced Clinton won the popular vote, she lost the electoral college to the businessman who had never previously held public office, upending the world and the USA political establishment.

"I don't take any pleasure in seeing the kind of chaotic functioning", she said. "[Assad] is there and I guess he's running things, so something should happen". "I think it's zero chance that he would have done this deliberately", former Texas congressman Ron Paul said on Wednesday.

This story has been corrected to show the spelling is Nicholas Kristof, not Kristoff.

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