You want to get into this? Did the FBI say anything publicly about the Trump-Russia investigation during the 2016 campaign? What did it do re the HRC investigation? Even when Comey was asked by House Dems in late Sept., he refused to say whether or not there was a Russia probe.
When the NY Times asked the FBI about the investigation in October, the bureau downplayed the probe. When I asked the FBI, it did not comment. It took no steps to use this investigation against Trump during the campaign.
Meanwhile, the last four weeks of the campaign were dominated by anti-Clinton leaks orchestrated by Putin's operation (which was mounted in part to benefit Trump).
And throughout the campaign, Trump and his aides denied Russia was attacking the election, thus aiding/abetting the attack by echoing Putin's it's-not-us disinformation. Of course, these denials could be seen by Putin as encouragement.
As was the Trump Tower meeting, when Don Jr. signaled to the Kremlin the campaign was happy to accept any secret assistance Moscow could provide the Trump campaign. ("I love it.")
To sum up: public actions taken by the FBI during the campaign harmed HRC's campaign, not Trump's. Russia helped Trump not HRC. And Trump gave cover to Putin's attack on an American election. Those are the basic facts.

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