Nearly four months after her stunning defeat, Hillary Clinton on Thursday primarily blamed her loss to President Donald Trump on four factors that were beyond her control.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears on stage at the Women in the World Summit in the Manhattan borough of NY, U.S., April 6, 2017.

"People have asked me, 'Why do you think [Comey] did that to you?' Well, I don't think it's too complicated", Clinton said.

Representative Devin Nunes, a Republican, earlier on Thursday stepped aside from the congressional inquiry into Russian meddling in the USA presidential election because he is under investigation for disclosing classified information. "I don't think I will look into ever running for office again", she said.

"I do admit that was somewhat gratifying" when the AHCA was pulled from the vote, Clinton said.

Before the election in November, Mrs Clinton had pledged to make the removal of Predisent Assad one of her top priorities in the White House. First of all, we are in an interconnected, interdependent world, unlike any we've been in history before, because of mobility, because of communication, and so what happens in other places can very much have an impact on you. Eight days later, Comey said he still would not recommend charges against Clinton, however his initial note to Congress is widely seen as having dissuaded some voters from choosing Clinton.

She cited the president's proposed travel restrictions on people from certain countries and the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

She ended her public appearance on a high note, saying "I am committed to the unfinished business of the 21st century: the rights of women and girls".

"The action taken last night needs to be followed by a broader strategy to end Syria's Civil War and to eliminate ISIS strongholds on both sides of the border", Clinton said. "It was so obvious", Clinton said.

Her remarks came after the chemical attack in Syria that claimed the lives of 70 people, including children.

Kristof also brought up the possibility of heading an organization such as the United Nations' humanitarian UNICEF program, and Clinton said that she was interested in working in "all sectors of society" including non-profit groups.

"It is important we take a strong stance against chemical weapons", Clinton said.