Lanny Davis in 2013. (Dayna Smith for The Washington Post)

“Seven minutes,” Adam Parkhomenko said. “She’ll be here in seven minutes.”

There was no need to explain who “she” is. On Monday night, attorney and Clinton family loyalist Lanny Davis was celebrating the release of his book “The Unmaking of the President 2016” at the Georgetown home of former Portugal ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley. Davis signed copy after copy in a room designed to look like a Mediterranean courtyard; Hillary Clinton herself was en route.

Hillary Clinton, speaking Monday at the annual Hillary Rodham Clinton awards ceremony at Georgetown University. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

When she arrived — seven quick minutes after Parkhomenko, a lifelong Clinton campaigner, had promised — Clinton could hardly get past the foyer. For 10 minutes, the former presidential candidate took photos, caught up with friends and posed for the day’s second round of selfies. (She’d spoken at Georgetown University earlier in the day.)

“Going back to law school, I remember your focus on the word: facts,” Davis said. “Every time I do a television appearance, all through the years, I learned from Hillary Rodham Clinton — facts, facts, facts.”

Clinton worked slowly through the crowd, to the living room, where she took a seat next to an enlarged cover of a book subtitled “How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency.”