Clinton blames FBI director for presidential election loss

In this photo taken Sept. 21, 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Orlando, Fla. The 2016 campaign for president reaches what may be a decisive milestone: the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This is an analytical reader that should largely stand until mid-afternoon, with updates on merits in the event of breaking news. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
In this photo taken Sept. 21, 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Orlando, Fla. The 2016 campaign for president reaches what may be a decisive milestone: the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This is an analytical reader that should largely stand until mid-afternoon, with updates on merits in the event of breaking news. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Clinton is blaming the FBI’s decision to revive its examination of her email accounts for her devastating defeat in the presidential race.

On a call with top campaign donors, Clinton says her campaign had been winning the race against Donald Trump until FBI director James Comey’s letter to Congress.

The letter sent on Oct. 28 announced that the FBI had uncovered emails possibly related to its earlier probe into Clinton’s use of a private server as secretary of state.

Trump’s campaign and Republican supporters seized on the news, even though it was unclear whether Clinton’s correspondence was tied up in the probe.

Donors on the call Saturday were not authorized to discuss her comments by name and requested anonymity to describe them to The Associated Press.