If it's me you're talking to, perhaps the phrase I should have use was "if the FBI had told Dump they had started an investigation he would have taken it public as an example of his persecution."
As to Comey, he himself has said he had two choices. He made the dumb one because he believed the uberconservative FBI agents in NY would have outed it. But they would have had to do it anonymously. He made the announcement, which made it official, which cast her under suspicion, which potentially cost her the election.
Do I think the Russians had a hand in it? They were up to their elbows in it chipping away at the confidence of the American electorate. But Comey allowed himself to be played and I find it hard to believe that anyone would doubt that didn't have an effect.
ETA: I also believe I've been part of this community long enough to deserve the courtesy not to be labeled a troll.