Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, reportedly has yet to rule out running for the Oval Office again in 2020.
CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny said Sunday on CNN’s “Inside Politics” that Clinton told people “as recently as this week” that she isn’t “closing the doors to the idea of running in 2020.”
“I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneGOP votes to give Graham broad subpoena power in Obama-era probe Will the ‘law and order’ president pardon Roger Stone? Trump retweets message calling for Roger Stone pardon: ‘He can sleep well at night!’ MORE indictment, she talked to several people, saying ‘look, I’m not closing the doors to this,’ ” Zeleny said.
“It does not mean that there’s a campaign-in-waiting, or a plan in the works,” he continued.
The former secretary of State has previously not ruled out another presidential bid, saying last October that she would “like to be president.”
Zeleny added that Clinton believes running “could be a possibility,” given that she won the popular vote over President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in 2016 and that several former Trump associates have been indicted in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN’s Toobin warns McCabe is in ‘perilous condition’ with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill’s 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s probe into Russian interference in that election.
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Most recently, Trump’s longtime adviser, Roger Stone, was indicted Friday on seven counts as part of that investigation.
“Most losing presidential candidates never totally close the doors to running for president, something that’s really hard to do. So I put this in the category,” Zeleny said.
“But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it,” he added. “She wants to take on Trump. Could she win a Democratic primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that.”