Clinton blames loss on FBI's 'baseless' probe

Mrs Hillary Clinton has blamed FBI director James Comey for her loss in the US presidential race, claiming that re-opening the probe into her e-mail use broke the momentum towards victory.

"There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful," Mrs Clinton told her national finance committee on Saturday, reported AFP.

"But our analysis is that Jim Comey's letter raising doubts that were groundless (and) baseless - and proven to be - stopped our momentum."

On Oct 28 - less than two weeks before Election Day - Mr Comey dropped a bombshell by informing Congress that the FBI was looking once more into Mrs Clinton's controversial e-mail practices as secretary of state after new messages were uncovered.

His second letter, on Nov 6, stated that the FBI's review had uncovered no wrongdoing.

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