David Axelrod, a former top adviser to President Barack Obama, said Hillary Clinton erred in shifting responsibility of her failed presidential campaign off herself.
Clinton at a luncheon in New York on Tuesday partly took responsibility for losing to President Donald Trump on Election Day but also said a letter from the FBI and Russian interference took its toll.
"If I were advising her, I would say don't do this, don't go back and appear as if you're shifting responsibility off of yourself," Axelrod, a CNN senior political commentator, said on “The Bottom Line.”
"She has a legitimate beef because (James) Comey's letter was instrumental ... in her defeat," Axelrod said, referencing the FBI director's October 28th note to Congress which said the FBI had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”
"But Jim Comey didn't tell her not to campaign in Wisconsin after the convention, Jim Comey didn't say not to put any resources in Michigan until the final week of the campaign,” Axelrod continued.
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