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Hillary Clinton Does Complete 180 on Questioning 2016 Election's Legitimacy

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who warned that questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election was “threatening our democracy,” has reemerged as sore loser Hillary Clinton now questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election.

Her comments attacking the legitimacy of the last election came in an interview with Mother Jones published this past Friday:

Just days before last year’s election — when all of the media pundits and polling had her believing she was well ahead of Donald Trump — she was singing a much different tune on the topic:

That was in response to a question posed to Donald Trump during their third and final presidential debate last year:

A defiant Donald Trump used the high-profile setting of the final presidential debate here Wednesday night to amplify one of the most explosive charges of his candidacy: that if he loses the election, he might consider the results illegitimate because the process is rigged.

Questioned directly as to whether he would accept the outcome should Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton prevail on Nov. 8, Trump demurred. “I will keep you in suspense,” the Republican nominee said. Clinton called Trump’s answer “horrifying,” saying he was “talking down our democracy.”

Well after her stunning defeat, look who’s talking down our democracy now:

Yesterday, President Trump had his own response to Clinton’s shocking volte face:

In response to her comments, her backers are now pushing out bizarre conspiracy theories:

And openly advocating sedition:

And Hillary Clinton knows who is exactly to blame for the illegitimacy of the election — THE RUSSIANS!!!! [cue scary music]

Yet some of the president’s loudest critics are not having any of Clinton’s antics:

https://twitter.com/Susan_Hennessey/status/931560574550511616

It’s important to recall how many in the media had her back when questioning the legitimacy of the election was a direct threat to democracy:

So as Hillary Clinton has completely reversed course on election legitimacy and is now calling for an independent commission to investigate her “Russia hacked the election” conspiracy theories, she also told Mother Jones that any investigation into her own dealings with Russia would be an abuse of power:

So in review, Hillary Clinton doesn’t believe that she should be held to her own standard about questioning the legitimacy of elections — and she believes that she is literally above the law.

If you’re Hillary Clinton, laws (and elections, apparently) are for the little people.