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Harry Reid says Hillary Clinton 'would have won' if not for FBI Director Comey

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Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) speaks with CNN's Manu Raju. (Image source: Twitter/@CNNpolitics)

Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "would have won" were it not for FBI Director James Comey sending a letter to Congress before the election notifying them that the investigation into Clinton's private email server had been effectively reopened.

Speaking to CNN's Manu Raju, Reid said: "Comey helped Trump significantly. A week before the election, he came out with this, 'Oh, we found some more emails,' and, as a result of that, we lost Senate seats, and, I think, we lost the presidency."

Reid, who is retiring after more than four decades in Washington, D.C., added, "had [Comey] not written a letter a week or so before the election, [Clinton] would have won." And, Reid said, "We would have picked up at least two more Senate seats."

(H/T: The Hill)

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