Hillary Clinton Acknowledges Nation's Deep Divide Contributed to Her Loss

The former presidential candidate claimed FBI Director James Comey's renewed investigation "stopped their momentum."
3:21 | 11/15/16

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Also late today, Hillary Clinton and her phone call with members of congress on capitol hill. After another phone call with supporters and donors this weekend. Acknowledging the pain and placing a good deal of the blame, she says, on the FBI director. He brought the e-mails back into sharp focus, just 11 days before the election, then two days before the election, revealing they found nothing. Here's ABC's Cecilia Vega. Reporter: Late today, Hillary Clinton calling her democratic allies in congress, telling them not to be discouraged or divided in the wake of Donald Trump's win. It is the opposite of a victory lap. Clinton also reached out to top donors this weekend, telling them she is heartbroken. And blaming her loss in large part on that renewed FBI investigation into her e-mails just 11 days before the election. Saying director James Comey stopped their momentum. Clinton said his letter just two days before the election clearing her actually fueled votes for trump and is what really hurt them in the end. A loss made even more painful by the growing popular vote tally. Clinton winning by nearly 700,000 votes and counting. But unlike those coveted working class voters that helped propel her into the U.S. Senate, this time, Clinton failed to win them over. Today, president Obama hinting at what Hillary Clinton might have fallen short. I won Iowa not because the demographics dictated that I would win Iowa. It was because I spent 87 days going to every small town and fair and fish fry and vfw hall. And there were some counties where I might have lost but maybe I lost by 20 points instead of 50 points. Reporter: In the end, she lost three key rust belt states. Her path to the white house derailed there by a combined 107,000 votes. Her old rival Bernie Sanders today. I like Hillary Clinton. But I think it is fair to say that the working class of this country did not believe that she was prepared to stand up and fight for them. Reporter: And in concession, Clinton herself acknowledging the nation's deep divisions. We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America, and I always will. Reporter: And emotional Kate Mckinnon playing Clint to be one last time -- ??? composing hallelujah ??? Reporter: "Snl" saying good-bye with this musical tribute. ??? Hallelujah ??? I'm not giving up, and neither should you. And live from New York, it's Saturday night. Millions, of course, watching "Snl" over the weekend. Cecilia Vega live us with tonight. Do we know anything else about what secretary Clinton revealed in those calls, and did she give any clues about what her next steps might be? Is she done with politics? Reporter: Well, David, interestingly enough, the one thing that seems to not be coming up in any of the calls to allies is what comes next. She's just not talking about it. But today, she told Democrats on capitol hill, quote, we have to understand what happened in this election. David?

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