The above is the premise of an Aug. 24 Federalist on-line article, which basically says that despite FBI claims to the contrary, only about 3000 of the nearly 700,000 Clinton-related e-mails found on a laptop jointly used by Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner were “directly reviewed for classified or incriminating information”.
The story goes on to strongly suggest a) that James Comey and other FBI officials seriously misstated the amount of research done before pronouncing the e-mails to be mainly duplicates of ones already examined; b) this was done to avoid having further potential negative effects on the election, which I think all would agree had already occurred with the announcement of the e-mail trove to begin with. The main point seems to be that his information shows that at least some FBI officials were in the tank for Clinton.
The story seems properly researched, although it relies on unnamed sources for much of its content. So far, however, I can’t seem to find any corroboration for this story in the mainstream press. What few mentions I have found reference a Trump Tweet on the subject, without mentioning the original source. Can anyone shed any light on this? Is there any ‘there’ there?