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She’s Back: Hillary Blames Russians For 2016 Failure, Urges Public Review Of Mueller Report

"Trump, the Russians, Cambridge Analytica"

The woman who never goes away and never takes responsibility is now back in the public spotlight, blaming the Russians for all her political woes.

According to Fox News, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants public hearings held on Robert Mueller's Russia report, continuing to put forth the theory she lost the 2016 election because of Russian interference.

Speaking on Wondery’s "TBD with Tina Brown" this week, Hillary Clinton discussed a wide range of topics, including the Mueller investigation into so-called Russian collusion. She believes the entire report should be made public.

"There hasn't really been that kind of solemn, somber laying of facts and information before the public and the press that should happen in our democracy," she said. "There is enough grounds in what has already been made public for the government for Congress, in particular, to be doing more with [the Mueller report]. I'm pleased that under Speaker Pelosi, the Democrats are beginning to hold hearings and try to connect some of these dots."

Even Democrats on the Senate Intelleigence Committee have said no evidence exists that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. According to NBC News, the Committee has so far "uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia." The investigation has been ongoing for two years, consisting of about 200 interviews.

"If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don't have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia," said Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) during an interview with CBS News earlier this month.

Burr added that the situation could change based on new facts, but conceded that the investigation is fairly close to being over.

"We know we're getting to the bottom of the barrel because there're not new questions that we're searching for answers to," Burr said. "What I'm telling you is that I'm going to present, as best we can, the facts to you and to the American people. And you'll have to draw your own conclusion as to whether you think that, by whatever definition, that's collusion."

Hillary likened her campaign to being an Obama 2.0 that would have continued his legacy, blaming Trump and the Russians for destroying that.

"I mean I obviously had hired a lot of Obama's people. They were incredibly able; they did a great job, but Trump, the Russians, Cambridge Analytica, all of his assorted allies, were running a campaign in an entirely different arena," Clinton told Tina Brown. "I don't think I or my people understood that, you know, we would see a little pop-up story that some idiot says that Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump. Who is going to believe that, how ridiculous."

On the topic of future female candidates breaking the glass ceiling — Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, etc. — Hillary said they all face the difficult challenge of coming across as "likable" in a world of misogyny.

"This is still a problem for women on the public stage," she said. "How does a woman stand up for herself on the biggest stage in the world without No. 1 looking aggressive, maybe a little bit angry, that somebody is behaving like that, being willing to go toe to toe when there are so few memories embedded in our collective DNA where women do that?"

"So yes I'm willing to stand up for what I believe in but that is still kind of scary for some people. So how do you get on this kind of Goldilocks path where you're not too strong and you're not too weak, you're not too aggressive and you're not too passive?"

 
 
 

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