WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton said she won't run for public office again, but the former Democratic presidential nominee isn't giving up on trying to make her mark on American politics.
"As an active politician, it's over. I am done with being a candidate," Clinton said in an interview with CBS before Tuesday's release of "What Happened," her memoir about the 2016 campaign and Donald Trump's unexpected win. "But I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country's future is at stake."
Clinton's language about her future was more definitive than in her book, in which she said she was "amused and surprised" by talk earlier this year that she was considering running for New York mayor.
The book, published by CBS-owned Simon & Schuster, includes an accounting for many of the missteps and strategic errors that Clinton said she made during the campaign, and for which she explicitly takes responsibility.
"The most important of the mistakes I made was using personal e-mail," she said in the interview.
Another mistake that Clinton admitted in the book was her decision to deliver paid speeches to Wall Street firms after leaving the State Department. Now, watching Trump, Clinton said she's angered by his embrace of financial industry officials including former Goldman Sachs executives.
"When I read the news that he filled his team with Wall Street bankers after relentlessly accusing me of being their stooge, I nearly threw the remote control at the wall," Clinton wrote.