Trump Isn't Buying FBI's Email Conclusion

Clinton 'is guilty. She knows it,' he says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 7, 2016 2:08 AM CST
Trump: Clinton 'Is Guilty. She Knows It'
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Sunday in Sioux City, Iowa.   (Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump is accusing the FBI of impropriety after its director lifted a cloud hanging over Trump rival Hillary Clinton. FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday that the bureau had found no evidence to warrant criminal charges against Clinton in a trove of newly discovered emails. Trump insisted at a rally in the Detroit suburbs that it would have been impossible for the FBI to review what has been reported to be as many as 650,000 emails in so short a time, the AP reports. He claims she's being protected by "a rigged system." "Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it," he said. "The FBI knows it. The people know it."

It's now up to "the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8," Trump told supporters at the Michigan rally. Analysts tell Wired that despite Trump's claim that it would be impossible to review so many emails in eight days, search and filtering tools would have made it a relatively simple task, especially since most of the emails recovered from a device belonging to Anthony Weiner would have had nothing to do with Clinton. "You can triage a dataset like this in a much shorter amount of time," a former FBI forensics expert says. "We'd routinely collect terabytes of data in a search. I'd know what was important before I left the guy's house." (More Donald Trump stories.)

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