Confident she’d win election, Clinton bought multi-million house for staff

Hillary Clinton was so certain that she was going to become the next president of the United States last year that she purchased a second house next to her residence in Chappaqua, New York, with the thought that it would be a great place to accommodate White House staff during presidential retreats.

“I thought I was going to win,” she told Jane Pauley during an interview.

The New York Post reported last year that the Clintons bought the three-bedroom, ranch-style home next to their house in Chappaqua for a hefty $1.16 million. The newspaper’s source said at the time, it was thought to be a weekend retreat for their daughter Chelsea’s family.

Pauley conducted her interview from Clinton’s New York home on the CBS program “Sunday Morning.” The two spoke at length about Clinton’s blistering election defeat, and she was asked about the property after discussing attending President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Pauley noted that Clinton had been “so sure” she would be the one giving the inaugural address in January.

“You specifically bought this house for a reason,” Pauley said as they walked outside.

“I did,” Clinton said.

“And this was to be?” Pauley asked.

“Well, I know a lot about what it takes to move a president, and I thought I was going to win,” Clinton said.

“The Clintons had acquired the house next door to accommodate White House staff and security during a second Clinton administration,” Pauley narrated.

Pauley asked Clinton if that decision haunted her.

“No, I’m very happy we did it,” Clinton said.

Watch an excerpt from Sunday’s interview below:

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