Hillary Clinton plans to "arm citizens" with information about the Russian cyber attacks against her campaign in her memoir that will be released in September.
"I try to explain what happened and what that means for us to try to arm citizens, to try to give people as simple as possible an explanation that they can then go out and be active and speak up," Clinton said during an interview at the Book Expo in New York City.
Russian cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's campaign chairman, which produced a rolling release of leaked emails, consumed much of the public debate in the final months of the election. Clinton said those email hacks cause her the most pain over the defeat, and she promised that her memoir would give a candid view of how she felt throughout the election cycle.
"This is my truth, and people can disagree, and, guess what? They will, I'm sure, but this is how I experienced being the first woman to break that barrier, get nominated, stand on a stage for debates, deal with all of the incredibly odd, bizarre happenings that were around," Clinton said. "And I'm very clear in that. I'm saying, 'Look, you may think you know what happened, and you may be right, to a certain extent, based on what you've perceived and how you process it. But, I'm going to tell you how I saw it, and what I felt, and what I thought, because you cannot make up what happened.'"
Clinton took her share of shots at President Trump as she explained that she worries about the future of the country. "The dishonesty and fabrication [from this White House] is deeply troubling," she said.
"So part of what I'm writing is, OK, I'm going to write about how it felt with what I think was in my control, and what we could have done better, and wish we had," Clinton said. "But I'm also going to talk about what happened that was totally unprecedented in American history and what are we going to do about it? How do we think about the future and our responsibilities?"
"Whatever political party or philosophy you have, you can't be alright with the idea that a foreign adversary was trying to influence the outcome of our election," she said. "And that to me is a big challenge that we are going to face as a country."