In Plato's Allegory of the Cave, the unwitting observers of shadows perceived as reality were called prisoners. Those who projected the shadows were the prototypes of the Deep State.
The New York Times today reported:
" The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, provided his first public explanation Wednesday of why he revealed days before the election that he had reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton 's emails, saying he could not risk concealing newfound information from Congress."
This is a bald-faced lie, since he had not examined the emails to determine if there were pertinent, and therefore had no "newfound information" to conceal, as a later examination proved that the emails were irrelevant copies of emails already examined. Since the FBI had these emails for week before the disclosure they could have determined they were irrelevant, but then there would have been no pretext for opening a new investigation and then claiming it would have been catastrophic not to disclose that fact.
The entire defense collapses before the fact that Comey claims he had no knowledge of the contents of the emails yet opened the investigation, which he felt obligated, he claims, to disclose, based on his further claim that the emails, unexamined, "seemed pertinent to our investigation." They did not seem pertinent because they were not even read, and the investigation had been closed, with no charges, long before. The reason to open the investigation was fake (they could have looked at the emails and determined IF they were pertinent, but that would have removed the excuse to reopen the case should they have found, as they did later, that they were not pertinent. Thus the entire investigation was fake since it was opened with no newfound information at all.
FBI chief Comey, with no knowledge of what was in the new emails discovered on Anthony Wiener's computer, 10 days before the election, disclosed that the investigation into Clinton was being reopened, based on zero evidence that the new emails, which had not been examined by Comey, had any incriminating information. This led, according to an ABC poll, 1 of 3 likely voters agreed they would "be less likely to vote for Clinton," as a result. That is 40 million voters, and she lost the Electoral College vote by 100,000. Only 1 in 400 had to decide to not vote for her. Likely means more than 50%.
At the time of the announcement of a new investigation, no warrants to search the computer on which the investigation was based had been issued. Newsweek reported: