In an extensive interview with New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, Clinton covered a range of issues, including USA intervention in Syria and the bipartisan investigation into Russian Federation election interference.
"For that, I-and women across the world-owe her a debt of gratitude".
"I don't want anybody running campaigns to have their communications stolen", she said.
During her speech she lauded gains made by both women candidates and the Democratic Party in Texas during the 2016 election. Hillary didn't lose, she was cheated out of a win by Comey, Russia and the patriarchy (or some combination of all three).
Hillary Clinton says President Donald Trump's reasoning for ordering airstrikes against Syria conflicts with his attempt to ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States.
Her plan would have seen the USA arm anti-Assad rebels "to provide back-up to what I thought would be a one-sided battle", she said, adding: "This was before [Islamic State]".
She said the combination of Comey's actions and the WikiLeaks' revelations "had the determinative effect". "There are things we certainly could have done better, there are things I certainly could have done better", she said.
There will be people who say, it's not our fight, we don't care, what difference does it make, we're not involved.
"It wasn't a decision I took lightly, but I chose to speak out about it because it's one example of a position I'm in to change the attitude toward certain things", she told the audience. And everything that has come to light in the days and weeks since has been also troubling, and so I just had to make up my mind that yes, I was going to get out of bed and yes, I was going to go for a lot of long walks in the woods and I was going to see my grandchildren a lot and spend time with my family and my friends who have rallied around me in an awesome way.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, said last month that the committee is investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian officials to spread "fake news" through online "bots" in hopes of swaying the election.
Clinton's support for Trump's strike against Syria is unsurprising. "We should have been more willing to confront Assad". "They had no idea". Well, what happened? Oh my gosh, by the time they finished with me I was Typhoid Mary.
Clinton, who is writing a book that she said would examine her defeat previous year, said she doubted she would ever seek public office again.