A Twitter trend took off on November 2 using the hashtag #TrumpFBICodeName
. People shared memes, photos and jokes in which they came up with their "FBI code name" for Trump. It wasn't clear why Trump would have an FBI code name anyway, although there were reports that President Obama used a pseudonym as revealed in the WikiLeaks hacks and, of course, the disgraced Anthony Weiner allegedly sexted using a code name, Carlos Danger. Perhaps people really meant #TrumpSecretServiceCodeName. There are reports that Trump already has
a Secret Service code name and it's "mogul." The 2016 presidential race heated up with even more intensity after FBI Director James Comey upended the race (potentially, anyway) by sending a surprise letter
to Congress. In that letter, Comey revealed that the agency wanted to review a new cache of emails discovered on a device in an unrelated investigation. It was then revealed that the device belonged to Weiner, who is estranged from top Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. Comey has come under heated criticism for the letter, which he sent because he had previously testified to Congress that the investigation was closed into Hillary's private server and emails. In his letter to Congress, Comey said the FBI wants to determine whether the emails on Weiner's device are significant to the Clinton investigation. That is not clear at this point, although the FBI has now obtained a warrant to search them. The FBI had suddenly become a big player in the final week of the presidential election, and Twitter took notice.