Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said her defeat in the 8 November election was due to a series of "unprecedented" events - Russian cyber attacks and new FBI accusations about her handling of e-mails containing classified government information.
According to an audio obtained by the The New York Times, Clinton said her defeat was in part due to Putin's "personal beef against me".
In her statement, made Thursday at a private fundraiser in New York, she blamed her loss on last-minute changes among undecided voters in America's swing states, due to "some unprecedented factors that I don't think we can ignore", EFE news reported.
Clinton said the letter from FBI Director James Comey just a week before the election was one of the factors that switched the vote against her in key states like Florida, North Carolina, and those in the Midwestern rust belt.
With inputs from IANS
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