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Lanny Davis: Comey Caused Hillary's 2016 Loss

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 February 2018 12:19 PM

Hillary Clinton's longtime friend Lanny Davis is releasing a book about how former FBI Director James Comey "cost" her the White House, The Hill reports.

Davis, a lawyer who became a Fox News contributor and columnist, first met Hillary Clinton while at Yale Law School, and he previously served as special counsel to former President Bill Clinton and a spokesperson for his campaign.

He pins her loss to President Donald Trump on Comey because of his letter to Congress notifying them of the FBI having found previously undiscovered emails from her tenure as secretary of state. Although Comey announced that there was no new information in the emails prior to the election, Davis believes that the impact lasted through Election Day.

"Trump is resisting allegations of Russian meddling because he doesn't want to be called an illegitimate president. I can't prove Russian meddling cost Hillary Clinton the election — how many voters do I know were affected by a Russian Facebook ad?" he told the Hill.

"But I can prove by raw statistics that the change in status between the two candidates between the 29th of October and the 8th of November was caused by the Comey letter, because nothing else happened."

Davis added that "if Barack Obama, [former Deputy Attorney General] Sally Yates or James Comey would have ever thought their decision would elect Donald Trump president," they wouldn't have acted as they did.

"Comey . . . was more worried about what the Republicans would say after the election than following the rules and not doing anything to affect the election," he said.

"I agree with Trump on one thing: Comey should have been fired, but by Barack Obama."

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Hillary Clinton's longtime friend Lanny Davis is releasing a book about how former FBI Director James Comey "cost" her the White House, The Hill reports.
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