Hillary Clinton said she would not contest the election results as she responded to her previous statements made on NPR regarding the legitimacy of the 2016 election.
"I think no one, including me, is saying we will contest the election," Clinton told Mic during a roundtable interview Tuesday. "I'm in the very large group of people who believe that, you know, there's no legal basis, no constitutional basis for that."
Even so, Clinton said the congressional investigations and the investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion with the Kremlin raised serious questions.
"I think depending upon what is found in those investigations, it won't be just me, it will be millions of Americans who raise questions about the legitimacy of the election," Clinton said.
Clinton said on Monday to NPR host Terry Gross that she would not rule out questioning the legitimacy of the election, should information emerge demonstrating the Russians interfered with the 2016 election to a higher degree than previously known.
Clinton told Mic that it is paramount that the investigations learn the extent of the influence Russian entities had upon the 2016 election to prevent any interference from happening again.
"I have no doubt, having dealt with Mr. Putin over a number of years, that they believe they succeeded in destabilizing our democracy, raising questions, sewing deviousness among our people, and they're not going to disappear because it worked for them," Clinton said Tuesday. "So they'll be back in 2018, they'll be back in 2020 and I certainly think even before we get to all the answers that I hope will be forthcoming, we all do more to defend our democracy and protect our electoral process."