December 19, 2016
For all his reputation as a skilled political mover, Bill Clinton has never been very good at hiding his emotions. E
specially when they are bubbling over.
In the aftermath of his w
ife’s defeat to Donald Trump, the former president reportedly bumped into the editor of a local newspaper in upstate New York and made clear his opinion as to what had led to the surprise victory for the Republicans.
According to an editorial published in the Bedford-Pound Ridge Record Review, Mr Clinton laid the responsibility at the feet of FBI Director James Comey, and his revelation that the agency had reopened its probe into Ms Clinton’s use of a private email server.
The revelation provided fresh ammunition to Ms Clinton’s opponents to attack her in the final weeks of the campaign, even though Mr Comey subsequently made clear that the Democratic presidential candidate was not guilty of a prosecutable offence.