Why did Hillary Clinton join Jill Stein, the Green Party’s oddball
presidential nominee, in asking for a recount of the votes in Wisconsin,
Michigan and Pennsylvania when everyone knows that such a recount won’t
change the outcome of the 2016 election?
Part of the answer is that people close to Hillary—Huma Abedin,
Chelsea Clinton, and Sidney Blumenthal—encouraged her to ask for a
recount as a way of lifting her spirits.
“She is weepy, looks ten years older and is very whiny,” said one of
Hillary’s closest friends. “She has been drinking wine pretty heavily,
much more than usual. She mopes around all day, swimming in a sea of
recriminations and complaining that her campaign managers were
‘incompetent,’ Bill and Chelsea ‘didn’t work hard enough,’ FBI Director
Comey was ‘in league with Trump.’”