Politics

Hillary Clinton Ties Herself To Macron’s Victory Over Le Pen, Attacks The Media

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Peter Hasson Senior Reporter

Hillary Clinton attempted to tie herself to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron’s runoff victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen on Sunday.

Clinton posted a tweet calling Macron’s election a victory for “the world” and a “defeat” to the hackers who released Macron’s emails to the public shortly before the election, but then turned the focus towards herself, claiming “the media says I can’t talk about that.” Clinton is known to have staffers carefully craft and edit her tweets before posting.

The tweet is the latest step in Clinton’s return to politics amid public speculation that she will run for president a third time in 2020.

While speaking at a televised women’s event last week, Clinton declared herself a member of the anti-Trump “resistance” and blamed FBI Director Jim Comey and Russian interference for her loss to Donald Trump.

Researchers found that even though Clinton has continued to blame Comey’s October 28 letter re-opening the investigation into Clinton’s email server, the evidence is “mixed at best” that his letter had any effect on voters’ choices. (RELATED: Hillary ‘Takes Responsibility’ For Losing To Trump — Immediately Blames Comey And WikiLeaks)

Clinton is also reportedly forming a new political action committee (PAC) and is returning to giving paid speeches. Clinton’s PAC will reportedly work as a “quiet catalyst” helping grassroots political organizations.

A voter poll last month showed Clinton would still lose to Trump if voters were given a do-over.

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