The first half of that sentence is pure politician speak; the second half is what Clinton really believes.

In the wake of the campaign, and Trump’s at-turns tumultuous, at-turns disastrous first four-plus months in office, Clinton appears to have convinced herself that her role in her defeat was minor when compared to the various forces – media, Comey, Russians, gender and societal stereotypes against women in power – aligned against her.

“I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party,” Clinton recalled to Mossberg and Swisher.

As the CIA and FBI have noted, the Russians actively meddled in the election to hurt Clinton and help Trump.

Clinton is even sort of right about the DNC and Wasserman Schultz, who was beset by problems even before the email hack that led to the WikiLeaks releases.

Take away everything else and you are left with this: Hillary Clinton was the candidate.

While Clinton says she tales full responsibility for her defeat, everything else she says about the election belies that rhetoric.

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