Sen. Chris Coons would not back up Hillary Clinton’s claim that FBI Director James Comey swung the election in President Trump’s favor.
Despite prodding from New Day’s Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) would not back up Hillary Clinton’s claim that FBI Director James Comey swung the election in President Trump’s favor.
Coons instead decided to only comment on the FBI director’s decision to notify Congress of the investigation into Clinton versus his silence on the investigation into the Trump campaign.
“I’m less interested really in relitigating in the 2016 election than I am in figuring out how we secure our next elections from foreign interference,” he said.
Camerota asked Coons if he will ask Comey if the director believes his letter swung the election, and the Delaware senator dodged again.
“I’m one of the more junior members of the committee. By the time it gets to me, I suspect that question will have been asked four or five times,” Coons said.
“In an election that was as close as 2016, there’s lots of different factors that determined the outcome, and I don’t think it’s possible to point to one specific thing and say ‘this determined the outcome of the election,'” he added.
His final comments directly undermined Clinton’s Tuesday comments that she would have won the 2016 election if it were not for Comey’s letter and Russian interference.
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