Hillary Clinton said she was on her way to victory at the presidential election in 2016 until the Russian hackers got involved and she added that the FBI director James Comey scared away some of her potential voters. At a New York conference, Clinton said that Comey's October 28 letter caused her a great deal of damage. The letter said that the FBI was re-investigating her use of a private e-mail server. Also, Clinton believes that publishing emails of John Podesta, her campaign manager, harmed her chances of winning. The emails were allegedly stolen by Russian hackers.

Clinton convinced she was on her way to victory

"If the voting was on the October 27, I would now be the president," she said at a women's conference led by CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour. "The campaign was not perfect, but I was on my way to winning until those events happened," she said. "The reason I believe we lost the elections were the events in the last week of the campaign." She added that misogyny also had a role in her defeat.

Clinton herself took responsibility for errors during the campaign but she had only commendable words for her associates. "I was a candidate, I was a person on a ballot paper. I'm very well aware of the challenges, problems, omissions we've had," she said.

Putin tried to influence the outcome of election

Clinton also said she has no doubts that Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to influence the outcome of the election. "It was clear that he was involving in the process to bother me and help my opponent." Clinton criticized Trump, saying he should use less Twitter and focus more on work.

She added that she will remain active in public life, stating, "I am a citizen activist again and part of the resistance."

Trump will not reach the end of mandate

A leading Democrat on a committee investigating Russia's involvement in US elections claims that Donald Trump will not reach the end of the presidential term. Senator Mark Warner told his friends that he is willing to bet that the president would not be able to finish the first term, the New Yorker writes.

Warner's spokesman did not deny these accusations, but said that the senator "did not speak about Russian intervention in the elections, but about all the changes awaiting the president." The senator has earlier stated that the Russian government had paid more than 1,000 people to invent false news against Hillary Clinton.

Former Minister Robert Reich stated that "the possibility of Trump's recall is increasing". The Guardian had previously stated that there were "specific, concrete evidence of Russia's involvement in the US election." The media also announced that the British government had received detailed documents about the secret agreement between the Russian government and Trump in December.

The documents indicate that there was a Russian program for "co-operation, support and assistance" to help Donald Trump in the presidential campaign.

Trump denied these charges and called them "fake news."