The Trump campaign has derived great benefit from the revelation that the FBI was reexamining some Clinton emails in the last two weeks, and Trump was understandably disappointed that the Bureau was able to vet the massive amount of emails in just eight short days. So Trump refuses to believe that it’s possible.
“Right now she’s being protected by a rigged system. It’s a totally rigged system. I’ve been saying it for a long time,” Trump said in Michigan yesterday. “You can’t review 650,000 emails in eight days, you can’t do it, folks. Hillary Clinton is guilty.”
Trump’s mouthpiece General Flynn decided to apply a little math to the proceedings on Twitter.
It seems “IMPOSSIBLE” that a man who has reached the rank of General would publicly stated the insane notion that FBI Director Comey went through all 650,000 of the emails personally.
There were dozens of agents working around the clock to try and get through all of the emails by the election.
Computer searches were used to eliminate the vast majority of the emails as most were duplicates that had already been examined in the previous investigation. Computers! Each email has a unique code that can be quickly eliminated with a simple algorithm.
That is how 650,000 were sifted through in just over a week.
The FBI stated that while there were new emails found, none were pertinent to a criminal investigation.