And how many "informants"
have been prosecuted for the leaked State Department cables?
As for Hillary, exactly what charges were brought against her? What was the indictment?
Ultimately the last Comey gig may have cost her the election. But, I know a thing or two about full text understanding, and any college grad student could easily have gone thru a hard drive or two of emails in a week. It's not like I didn't work on this kind of work 30 years ago as part of - lolz - government funded - research.
1. State Dept Cables... as far as I know there was only 1 informant, Bradley Manning. He is in prison (although the POTUS just commuted his sentence yesterday to be finished in May) for leaking the information.
2. Note that you jump not to whether or not a crime was committed, or that there was evidence, but that she was not prosecuted / indicted. That's exactly what we are complaining about. Go to the FBI's website. They have her dead to rights for several felonies, and their documents say as much. They have chosen not to prosecute (or the Justice Department has).
3. Comey certainly didn't help her in his last announcement before the election. But he didn't exactly have much choice. He had painted himself into a corner, and he now has no friends on the Right or Left, I think. The Right will dislike him for letting her go. The Left will dislike him for pretending at all to represent the law, as they believe they are above it.
RE: going through the hard drive.... that may be the case for a lot of us. It's not how the investigation is required to function, per my understanding of how such things work (I could be mistaken). The way I understand it, an agent must go through each document, and determine if it is questionable on classification. If it is believed to belong to any agency / department, it is sent to them for verification on its status as A) that agency's property and B) classification, which can fall into 1) not classified, 2) classified, 3) classified previously, but now unclassified 4) retroactively classified... etc...
The FBI then takes this response and if it is classified, adds it to evidence...
Yeah, we could do this way faster, but that's the process goes through, or at least that was the way it was explained to me. If that is what it goes through, sifting through 80GB of data can take a long time. In fact, it would be unbelievably manpower intensive.