Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss

FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.

After spending the past six months in relative hibernation, Clinton made a rare public appearance on Tuesday (local time) and ruminated extensively for the first time on her loss.

Clinton also couldn't help but remind Amanpour and the audience of her popular vote win, saying "now, remember, I did win more that three million votes than my opponent". She questioned Trump's recent suggestion he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances.

In large part that's because Hillary Clinton has lived within a bubble of the super-rich and powerful for almost 20 years.

Clinton will also headline the Planned Parenthood's 100-year anniversary gala in NY, thanking the women's health organization for being one of her most vocal proponents during her failed 2016 bid. "Did I make mistakes?"

Clinton also added, "I was the candidate". Clinton has now given her supporters, many of whom believe she was cheated out of breaking the highest, hardest glass ceiling in politics, even more reasons to view Trump as illegitimate.

Clinton's comments were so visceral and politically electrifying that it seems impossible that Trump can resist returning fire. "Because we've got lots of other things to worry about". Mrs Clinton said she was "on the way to winning" until a combination of events in the final days. "And the evidence for that intervening event is, I think, compelling and persuasive".

Three women arrested over terror offences
Separately police have also been given more time by the courts to question a terror suspect arrested on the same day in Whitehall. She said she thought the police were coming through her door, and saw officers with "gas masks and snipers".

Even the sudden, unexpected success of Bernie Sanders as a potential Democratic candidate failed to wake up the Clinton campaign to the realities of what was happening. "I spent decades learning about what it would take to move our country forward", she said, touting her experience and deep grasp of complicated policy issues at multiple points in the interview.

And the President is unlikely to take a pass at Clinton's unflattering description of his performance, including her renewal of her claim that he was unprepared for office.

When asked whether misogyny was also to blame for her election loss, she replied, "I do think it played a role".

"I'm now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance", Clinton said, as the crowd responded with applause.

"She is not running for anything - but she's just not hiding", a Clinton confidante told CNN's Jeff Zeleny shortly after the speech.

Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, had his email account hacked during the 2016 campaign.