Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toyed with the idea of making voodoo dolls of members of the media and congressmen in response to the scandal over her email server, according to her new book.
Clinton said the constant outrage over her use of an unauthorized email server frustrated her because she had “acted in good faith” but made a dumb mistake. The constant need to explain herself wore on her until she thought she was going crazy, she wrote in “What Happened.”
“It was like quicksand: the more you struggle, the deeper you sink. At times, I thought I must be going crazy. Other times I was sure it was the world that had gone nuts,” Clinton wrote. “Sometimes I snapped at my staff. I was tempted to make voodoo dolls of certain members of the press and Congress and stick them full of pins. Mostly, I was furious at myself.”
Clinton in part blames former FBI Director James Comey for her loss of the election in her book, but relies on his 2016 testimony before Congress to try and justify her use of an unauthorized email server. Clinton cites Comey’s statement that she only set it up as a matter of convenience in another attempt to explain the server away.
“Given my inability to explain this mess, I decided to let other voices tell the story this time. I hope that it helps to connect the dots and explain what did and equally important, didn’t happen,” Clinton notes, adding that releasing her frustration is “good for her mental health.”
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