Hillary Clinton Signs New Book in Chicago, Reacts to Mueller Investigation

"I have a great chapter about Russia in here," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said

Nearly a year after the 2016 presidential election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned to the Chicago suburbs Monday to sign her new book.

Clinton's "What Happened" recounts the presidential campaign and runs through her bid for president and why she believes Trump won and how she felt afterward.

As she met about 1,000 Chicago-area supporters and signed copies of the book at The Book Stall in Winnetka, she coyly reacted to the Mueller investigation indictments.

"I have a great chapter about Russia in here," she said.

That wasn't the only time it came up. One Clinton supporter waiting in line sported a button that read "It's Mueller time."

"I don't think politics should be based on revenge," Jim Livesey of Milwaukee said. "Clearly Hillary was the most qualified candidate of all time, and some of my fellow Americans made the wrong choice in my opinion."

Also on Monday, Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta stepped down as his name surfaced in the Mueller investigation. His brother, John Podesta, is Clinton's campaign chairman. A lone protester outside Clinton's event reacted to the news.

"They just indicted Manafort," he said, "but guess who worked with him, with the Ukrainians? It was Podesta. The two of them, so, you know, you can't just point at one side. You have to put a spotlight on everything and let the truth and the facts all come out."

At Clinton's side in Chicago on Monday was her close friend Betsy Ebeling.

"It's been very difficult," Ebeling told reporters, "so you know, some days it's easier than others. Constant reminders, as if the campaign never ended."

For many of the supporters who waited to meet Clinton, the event was emotional.

"It was such a wonderful honor to meet her and to shake her hand," one supporter said. "The people just love her and support her, and I'm right there with them." 

Clinton's book has attracted the attention of the White House. Trump's press secretary earlier criticized her for "propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks."

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