Hillary Clinton said "the most important factor" in her loss of the 2016 presidential election was former FBI director James Comey's letter to Congress a week before the vote about new information found in the investigation of her use of a private email server.
It might feel as though Donald Trump has been the President of the United States for much longer than nine months, largely down to the fact that his controversial and divisive comments and politics are documented on the news daily.
"Some critics have said that everything hinged on me not campaigning enough in the Midwest", Clinton writes.
So when Clinton attacked President Trump yet again via a USA Today interview on Monday, repeating the unproven allegation that his campaign must have collaborated with Russia, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway couldn't help but hit the twice-failed presidential candidate with a brutal but needed dose of truth. But she also cited former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's announcement just 10 days before Election Day that the agency was again reviewing Clinton's emails.
Clinton's book tour starts September 18 in Washington D.C. and will continue until December 12. When she arrived, her supporters yelled and cheered their support for her.
Hillary Clinton accepted the responsibility for her campaign shortcomings and self-criticized by "bad viewpoints" of delivering costly speeches to Wall Street officials and her lack of acumen to interpret the anger and frustration of the electorate.
This book cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows "What Happened", by Hillary Rodham Clinton. When co-host Sunny Hostin lamented that the last chapter of Clinton's public life would be her electoral defeat, Clinton reassured her that she intends to remain active in speaking out for what she stands for, and encouraged all people - specifically young people - to do the same.
"Now I was ticked off. NBC knew exactly what it was doing here", Clinton writes in the book.
West Village resident Ava Paloma, 33, a student at New York University, said that her friends arrived at 9:30 pm and she arrived at 11 pm because they wanted to make sure "we got the chance to meet her". Clinton did not attend, writing that she made a decision to decline invitations because "it was important for new voices to take the state, especially on that day". "I'm sorry I gave him a political gift of any kind, but I don't think that was determinative", she said.
She said that it is "sad reliving" her loss but that it's "inspirational" to see Clinton picking herself up and moving forward.
"Absent that, I believe and I think the evidence shows, I would've won", she said. "But we were facing the reality of not just strong, powerful forces but people's own fears as well as their appreciation for what they already had".
It would be a small correction, admittedly, and it all depends on where her 2016 rival, President Donald Trump, falls on one issue: Harriet Tubman and the $20 bill.