Election 2016

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Biden: 'I Never Thought She Was a Great Candidate'

After dissing Clinton, the former VP made one clarification

(Newser) - Let it be known that Joe Biden doesn’t plan on letting President Trump get away with all the juicy soundbites this year. While speaking at a hedge fund conference in Las Vegas Thursday, CNN reports that Biden was asked when he knew Hillary Clinton was the right Democratic candidate... More »

Key Moments From the Sally Yates Hearing

After warning, it took 18 days to fire Flynn

(Newser) - Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday testified before a Senate subcommittee looking into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia, and analysts say she provided some key information about the departure of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn—and raised some new questions for the White House. A... More »

Comey: Huma Forwarded Classified Emails to Weiner

So he could print them out for her to present to Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - A day after Hillary Clinton blamed him in part for her election loss, FBI chief James Comey acknowledged to Congress that she might have a point: "It makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election." But Comey defended his decision to... More »

Trump Up Late Railing on Hillary via Twitter

Tuesday night's tweets centered on James Comey and Clinton's 'many bad deeds'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton spoke at a Women for Women event Tuesday and took "absolute personal responsibility" for mistakes that may have led to her 2016 election loss to Donald Trump, though she says her political demise was helped along by misogyny, Russia's WikiLeaks interference, and James Comey's ill-timed... More »

Clinton Takes Blame for 2016 Election Loss

Though she says Comey, Russia, misogyny all played a part

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton takes "absolute personal responsibility" for losing the 2016 presidential election, CNN reports. "Did we make mistakes? Of course we did," the Guardian quotes Clinton as saying during a Women for Women event Tuesday in New York City. "Did I make mistakes? Oh my gosh,... More »

Clinton: This Is Why I Lost to Trump

She says misogyny definitely played a role

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton gave her first public post-election interview at the Women in the World Summit in New York City Thursday—and the election was one of the main topics. Clinton, who was interviewed by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times after being introduced by Samantha Bee from Full Frontal,... More »

Months Before Election, Comey Wanted to Go Public on Russia

Kerry, other Obama higher-ups didn't want him to come forward, sources say

(Newser) - Early in the summer of 2016, James Comey wanted to write an op-ed, likely for the New York Times, that would've detailed Russian tampering in the election way before the election—an idea shot down at a meeting with high-ranking Obama administration members, two sources tell Newsweek . Then-Secretary of... More »

Eye on Nunes Chaos, Senate Vows to Chase Russia Intel

Senators vow a fair, bipartisan investigation into potential election tampering

(Newser) - The heads of the Senate Intelligence Committee set a ground rule before taking questions on their investigation into alleged Russian election interference: Don't ask about the increasingly chaotic House investigation. At a Wednesday press conference, Republican committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr and Democratic vice chair Sen. Mark Warner promised... More »

Trump Doubles Down, Tells Congress to Investigate Obama

Wants to know 'whether executive branch powers were abused' during election

(Newser) - The White House demanded on Sunday that Congress investigate whether former President Obama abused his executive powers in connection with the 2016 presidential election, reports the AP . President Trump leveled that claim Saturday when he accused his predecessor of tapping telephones at Trump Tower. But Trump offered no supporting evidence,... More »

At Center of All These Russia Stories: Sergey Kislyak

Ambassador is said to be a master networker

(Newser) - As Attorney General Jeff Sessions remains mired in controversy about his contact with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, more info is emerging about the man NBC News refers to as "the shadowy apparatchik at the center of Trump's Russia crisis." Kislyak, who has held his post since 2008,... More »

New American Horror Story: Election 2016

'It's very scary and very fun,' says producer

(Newser) - After seasons focused on witches, freak shows, and the paranormal, American Horror Story's seventh season will tackle what Gizmodo describes as "the most terrifying thing imaginable": the 2016 election. "It's very scary and very fun and very ... topical," producer Ryan Murphy tells E! While appearing... More »

Woman Ends 22-Year Marriage Over Husband's Trump Support

It was a deal breaker, she says

(Newser) - Divisions between supporters of President Trump and Hillary Clinton have taken a toll on plenty of relationships, reports Reuters , but this might be the most extreme example: Gayle McCormick, a 73-year-old retired prison guard in Washington state who describes herself as a "Democrat leaning toward socialist," says she... More »

I'm a 'Deplorable' Trump Voter, and I'm Not Sorry

Feel free to 'rage,' but Jeff Bust doesn't have luxury of waiting for someone he likes

(Newser) - Jeff Bust doesn't like Donald Trump. He thinks the president is "arrogant, careless with what he says, overly competitive, and insensitive." But Bust also voted for Trump and proudly considers himself "deplorable," he writes for the Chicago Tribune . He focuses on the amount of money... More »

161K Invalid Votes Cast in Fla. Trump Only Won by 113K Votes

Invalid votes spike in Florida

(Newser) - Beyonce, Tim Tebow, or the Norse god Thor for prez? Those were some of Florida's more unusual picks for president this past election. And the number of Florida voters who didn't cast a vote for either Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or any other valid contender spiked in 2016,... More »

Hillary to Dish on 2016 Race in New Book

Clinton's Simon & Schuster tome will feature favorite quotations, personal essays

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump. The former secretary of state, senator, and first lady is working on a book of personal essays that will come out this fall, Simon & Schuster tells the AP... More »

How Donald Trump Cost George Soros $1B

Soros made the wrong call on how stock market would respond after election

(Newser) - George Soros literally bet against Donald Trump after the election and lost. The Wall Street Journal reveals the hedge fund manager and Hillary Clinton supporter misread what the stock market was going to do after the election and said goodbye to almost $1 billion. Soros, who'd already been leery... More »

Pre-Election Actions of FBI, Comey, DOJ Under Review

IG Horowitz: Review to see whether agencies acted appropriately on Clinton matters

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton complained just days after the election that FBI Director James Comey's 11th-hour letters to Congress about her email scandal just before the election helped bring about her defeat—and now the independent entity tasked with policing the Department of Justice is taking a formal look at... More »

BuzzFeed's Choice to Publish Trump Dossier Praised, Pilloried

Ben Smith explained the move, but not to everyone's satisfaction

(Newser) - "The documents have circulated for months and acquired a kind of legendary status among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them." So writes BuzzFeed in introducing the 35-page dossier it published Tuesday night that alleges Russia has compromising information, both financial and personal, on President-elect Donald... More »

Trump: Hacking Had No Effect on Election

He blames the Democrats' 'gross negligence'

(Newser) - Donald Trump was briefed Friday on an intelligence report on Russia's "influence campaign" during the election—and had more to say afterward about the Democrats' failures than Moscow's meddling. "Gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee allowed hacking to take place. The Republican National Committee had... More »

Intel Report: Russians Celebrated Trump's Win

'Russians ... felt pretty good about what they did'

(Newser) - Evidence that Russian hackers meddled in the US election includes intercepted communications in which senior Russian officials celebrate Donald Trump's stunning win, sources tell the Washington Post . "The Russians felt pretty good about what happened on Nov. 8 and they also felt pretty good about what they did,... More »

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