Try this for déjà vu.
And just like that, we're back in 2016.
That familiar sequence of events is exactly what occurred on Tuesday following a rare public appearance by Clinton.
The former secretary of state essentially told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that she would've beaten Trump had it not been for the intervention of Jim Comey. Trump then responded by tweeting FBI Director Comey gave Hillary a "free pass."
The response from Trump was predictable, so much so that Clinton responded to the tweets before they were even sent. On Tuesday afternoon she said,
If he wants to tweet about me than I am happy to be the diversion because we have lot of things to worry about. He should worry less about the election and my winning the popular vote than doing some other things that would be important for the country.
Clinton had been speaking at the Women for Women international conference in New York.
There, she not only attributed her loss to Director Comey's intervention, but she also pointed out that she won the popular vote, a fact which has drawn many reactions from president Trump since the election.
In addition, Clinton said she was part of "the resistance," the broad tent under which many who oppose Trump consider themselves to be.
So it was only natural that the president would fire back on Tuesday night, not only with his comment about Jim Comey but also by regarding the speculation about his possible ties to Russia a "phony" story.
Whether or not that controversy is being used as an excuse by Democrats, as the president says, one thing's for sure: that story is not going anywhere.
In fact, Trump's former acting attorney general, Sally Yates, is due to testify before the senate concerning that very subject. So, yeah, some things will never change.
Russia's still in the news and Clinton and Trump still trade shots. Déjà vu, indeed.