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Clinton: Russia Likely Had American Help to 'Weaponize' Campaign Leaks

Clinton spoke at the Recode conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks to journalist Christiane Amanpour at Tuesday's Women for Women International's luncheon, taking some responsibility for her 2016 election loss against Donald Trump despite winning the popular vote, but claiming that the FBI, Wikileaks and misogyny also played a role. (Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017)

    Hillary Clinton provided a lengthy deconstruction Wednesday about the factors she believes cost her the 2016 presidential election, arguing that some in the U.S. must have helped Russians "weaponize" information to use against her in last year's campaign.

    The former Democratic nominee stopped short of saying President Donald Trump or one of his associates colluded with Moscow, but said there are plenty of unanswered questions that suggests coordination was possible, NBC News reported.

    "The Russians, in my opinion, and based on the intel and counter intel people I've talked to, could not have known how best to weaponize that information unless they had been guided," Clinton said during an appearance at the Recode conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. "Guided by Americans."