Do you think it’s possible? They could have had a lot of agents on it and they could have been working around the clock. Still, it does seem a little rushed.
Donald Trump blasted the FBI’s director on Sunday night, telling a crowd of 8,000 people in Michigan that he rejects the bureau’s latest move to exonerate Hillary Clinton.
FBI chief James Comey told leaders in Congress hours earlier that a review of 650,000 emails discovered on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner had reinforced his July 5 decision to let her off the hook.
‘The investigations into her crimes will go on for a long, long time,’ Trump said in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights.
‘The rank-and-file special agents in the FBI won’t let her get away with her terrible crimes – including the deletion of 33,000 emails after receiving a congressional subpoena.’
‘Right now she’s being protected by a rigged system!’ he exclaimed.
‘You can’t review 650,000 new emails in eight days! You can’t do it, folks!’
Comey’s decision means the Democratic presidential nominee will not be charged with a crime related to her mishandling of thousands of classified documents on a homebrew email server she used while she was secretary of state.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz fist tweeted out the bombshell news Sunday afternoon before FBI Director James Comey released a letter that said the investigation was closed.
‘FBI Dir just informed us ‘Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Sec Clinton’,’ Chaffetz wrote.
Speaking to reporters with Clinton in Cleveland, Ohio, campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri said: ‘We have seen Director Comey’s latest letter to the [Capitol] Hill. We are glad to see that he has found, as we were confident that he would, that he has confirmed the conclusion that he reached in July, and we’re glad that this matter is resolved.’
The investigation was reopened on October 28 – sparked by a DailyMail.com story that revealed Weiner was sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl. The emails in question were found on Weiner’s laptop.
Weiner’s estranged wife Huma Abedin is among Clinton’s most trusted advisers.
The letter from Comey surfaced just before Trump’s early afternoon rally in Minneapolis, leaving him to change his speech to remove references to the FBI at the last minute.
But at dinnertime in Michigan, the Republican presidential candidate was in high dudgeon once again.
‘Hillary Clinton is guilty,’ he declared. ‘She knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know it.’
‘And now it’s up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on Nov. 8.’
‘Unbelievable’ he said. ‘Unbelievable if she gets away with it.’
Most of Trump’s speech was focused on the rust-belt woes Michigan’s formerly world-leading automotive sector has seen since the forces of global trade changed the balance of power and sent jobs offshore.
‘The same rigged system that’s protecting Hillary Clinton is the system that’s stolen your jobs and shipped our wealth – Our wealth! – overseas and to Mexico,’ he said.
‘We will make Michigan into the manufacturing hub of the world once again,’ he told his cheering throngs. ‘And no politician will do that. They don’t have a clue.’
‘Hillary Clinton’s policies have devastated your automobile industry … We will put a stop to all of that.
The crowd, who waited more than an hour for Trump to arrive, screamed and chanted slogans as he riffed through his standard stump speech.
‘USA! USA!’ and ‘Build that wall!’ made appearances. So did ‘Lock her up!’ – among the loudest versions of the anti-Clinton battle cry heard since the line made its debut at the Republican national Convention
Trump smells victory in Michigan, a traditionally blue state that could easily flip on Tuesday.
He appealed to African-American and Latino voters, labor union members and other traditional Democratic constituencies.
But all roads led back to jobs and what used to be the ‘Big Three’ carmakers.
On Sunday Trump linked the job losses and the poisoned water supply in the nearby city of Flint.
‘It used to be that the cars were made in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico,’ he said.
‘Now the cars are made in Mexico and you can’t drink the water in Flint!
In Trump’s first speech of the day, in Iowa – hours before Comey’s letter was released – the billionaire seemed to think the classified email saga was swinging in his direction just before Election Day.
‘There’s little doubt that FBI director Comey and the great special agents within the FBI will be able to collect more than enough evidence to garner indictments against Hillary Clinton and her inner circle,’ Trump said then, ‘despite her effort to disparage and discredit the FBI.’
‘We could very well have a sitting president under felony indictment, and ultimately a criminal trial,’ he warned of the long-lasting Clinton scandal.
A Trump campaign aide told DailyMail.com that those sections of his stump speech were struck from the script while his plane sat on the tarmac and a wild throng waited for him to emerge.
Before Trump spoke at the earlier rally, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King hinted that Congress might have the last word on the Clinton emails.
‘The good thing is, Congress has preserved them for our access,’ King said.
‘So the Weiner leaks, the WikiLeaks, you name your leaks, we’ve got our hands on all of them – 650,000 emails.’