Hillary Clinton Gets Real About Losing The Presidency & Faces Matt Lauer In First Live Interview Since Election

Hillary Clinton continues to untangle her devastating election loss to Donald Trump last year.

In her first live interview since November, the Democratic nominee sat down with Matt Lauer (who she openly criticizes in her memoir) and Savannah Guthrie on the TODAY show to discuss her new book What Happened and dissect the factors that cost her the White House.

At the top of the list is former FBI Director James Comey, whose “unprecedented actions” of telling lawmakers that he was reopening an investigation into Hillary’s private email server just days before Election Day seriously affected her campaign momentum.

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The longtime politician said:

“I thought, what is he doing? The investigation is closed. I knew there was no new information. And then it became clear. This was not necessary … Absent that, I believe and I think the evidence shows, I would have won.”

On accepting the fact that Trump is now POTUS, Hillary admitted:

“I respect the fact that he is the president. I just wish he were the president for all Americans. I wish he was not engaging in a lot of the scapegoating and behavior in office that I think is bad for this county.”

Hear, hear.

Ch-ch-check out the highlights from the informative interview (below)!

Speak your truth, Hillz.

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[Image via NBC.]

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