Hillary Clinton on Thursday narrowed down the "determinative" reasons for her 2016 presidential loss to two factors: FBI Director James Comey and WikiLeaks.
During an appearance at the eighth annual Women in the World Summit in New York City, Clinton said her team and supporters have been spending time "trying to piece it all together" — referring to why she lost to President Trump.
She noted that there were "lots of contributing factors" and said her campaign and she herself "certainly could have done better."
"Certainly misogyny played a role," Clinton noted. "That just has to be admitted."
But, she narrowed it down to two incidents, which notably were outside of her control, that struck the killing blow to her campaign.
"I think it is fair to say that the outside intervention, the combination of the Comey letter on Oct. 28th, WikiLeaks which played a much bigger role than I think many people understand yet, had the determinative effect," Clinton said.
It's unclear what Clinton meant when she said people don't yet understand the full scope of WikiLeaks' impact when it released stolen documents from Democratic officials including her campaign chairman John Podesta, but Clinton did seem to hint that more will be brought to light when the book she is writing gets published.
The other incident Clinton referred to was Comey's decision to reopen an investigation into Clinton's emails, just days before the Nov. 8 election. The case was again closed on Nov. 6, but critics lamented that there was irreparable damage done to the Democratic candidate's image and swayed some people who cast early votes.
Clinton also took aim at Russia for its interference in the election. Earlier in the program she said it was her preference that an independent, nonpartisan perform the probe.