Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
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July - 2016
July 01, 2016 - Hackers target the election databases in two US states, but the motives and identities of the hackers are unclear.
July 01, 2016 - The FBI reveals that all its agents in the Clinton email investigation have signed non-disclosure agreements and are subject to lie-detector tests.
July 01, 2016 - Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept whatever recommendations the FBI and career prosecutors give in the Clinton investigation.
July 01, 2016 - Attorney General Lynch says she regrets meeting with Bill Clinton.
July 1, 2016 – Strzok email suggests Clinton email investigation decision made in April 2016
July 1, 2016 – Newly released FBI emails re Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting, reveals an unnamed official in the FBI security division who writes, “Our job is to protect the boss from harm and embarrassment.”
July – August, 2016: Robert Ohr warns senior FBI and DOJ officials Steele dossier is connected to Clinton, might be biased
July 1, 2016 – Strzok/Page texts suggest they and Loretta Lynch knew Clinton wouldn’t face charges
July 02, 2016 - Clinton’s FBI interview is attended by Cheryl Mills and others who have an obvious conflict of interest.
July 02, 2016 - The FBI finally interviews Clinton as part of its email investigation.
July 02, 2016 - Clinton is asked about an apparent top secret email exchange in which someone comments, “Let me know what you can via this channel.”
July 02, 2016 - Republicans criticize Clinton after she is interviewed by the FBI.
July 02, 2016 - Clinton claims she had no role whatsoever in the sorting of her emails, but her account differs from the known facts in one important detail.
July 02, 2016 - Clinton tells the FBI she never knew her emails got deleted.
July 02, 2016 - Clinton’s comments about the security of her classified reading rooms contradict other evidence and testimony.
July 02, 2016 - Clinton tells the FBI she can’t recall key details 40 times in her FBI interview.
July 03, 2016 - A former FBI official says leaks claiming Clinton will not be indicted “are not being made by anybody that knows what they’re talking about.”
July 03, 2016 - A former FBI official says the relatively short time Clinton was interviewed by the FBI could mean “the case has already been made” that she should be indicted.
July 5, 2016 – Steele alerts the FBI that Trump campaign advisors were in contact about the 2016 election
July 05, 2016 - FBI Director Comey announces he will not recommend Clinton’s indictment on any charge, but he calls her “extremely careless” in handling highly classified information.
July 5, 2016 – Michael Gaeta travels to London, meets with Christopher Steele and is referred to as his “FBI handler”
July 05, 2016 - A US Court of Appeals rules that work-related emails stored privately are still subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
July 05, 2016 - It appears Clinton’s emails include 29 at the “top secret” level, instead of the widely reported 22.
July 05, 2016 - 113 of Clinton’s emails contained classified information at the time they were sent, destroying one of Clinton’s main excuses for her actions.
July 05, 2016 - The FBI says Clinton both sent and received emails in seven above “top secret” email chains.
July 05, 2016 - A former FBI assistant director believes Comey made the case Clinton should be indicted for gross negligence and is puzzled that Comey concluded otherwise.
July 05, 2016 - The Clinton campaign applauds FBI Director Comey’s decision ending the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
July 05, 2016 - Speaker of the House Ryan says Republicans will hold Congressional hearings to learn more about the FBI’s decision to not recommend an indictment for Clinton.
July 05, 2016 - A retired assistant FBI director claims to be hearing from an increasing number of FBI agents upset at Comey and the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
July 05, 2016 - Comey’s comments indicate it is “very likely” Clinton’s emails were hacked, but solid proof may never be found.
July 06, 2016 - Comey faces frequent criticism from FBI field offices over his decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment.
July 06, 2016 - A former FBI assistant director believes Comey could have indicted Clinton for gross negligence, but introduced an intent element that doesn’t apply.
July 06, 2016 - Although Clinton’s aides won’t be indicted, they may lose their security clearances.
July 06, 2016 - “Extremely careless” is said to be the “money quote” of FBI Director Comey’s speech, and could affect the presidential election.
July 06, 2016 - The Justice Department won’t pursue an indictment against Clinton, ending the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
July 6, 2016 – The Intelligence community’s Inspector General, Charles McCullough, explains how serious Clinton’s unprotected server really is
July 07, 2016 - Clinton won’t face punishment if she wins the presidency, but some of her former aides could.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director answers questions before a Congressional committee, further criticizing Clinton but also defending his decision not to indict her.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey refuses to say whether the Clinton Foundation is being investigated.
July 07, 2016 - Comey says he didn’t recommend Clinton be charged because he couldn’t prove intent, despite the gross negligence law.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey says Clinton gave access to between three and nine people without the proper security clearance, but doesn’t see that as a prosecutable offense.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey gives his explanation of Clinton’s “send nonsecure” email.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey says Clinton’s private server was less secure than the State Department’s computer network or a commercial email provider.
July 07, 2016 - A former NSA official says what Clinton’s emails revealed about NSA collection methods caused “much worse” damage than leaks from Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning or any other whistleblowers.
July 07, 2016 - The non-prosecution of Clinton could make it more difficult to get convictions in other cases.
July 07, 2016 - WikiLeaks claims the FBI did not ask them for copies of the Clinton documents they (WikiLeaks) are preparing to release.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey says Clinton’s lawyers didn’t read every email before deleting some of them.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey suggests Clinton would be punished if she still were a government official.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey claims David Petraeus’ security violations were more serious than Clinton’s.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey says three of Clinton’s emails were clearly marked as classified when they were sent.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey confirms that Clinton’s server was in an “unauthorized location” for handling classified material.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey says it is unclear if any of Clinton’s emails were deleted by Clinton or anyone else.
July 07, 2016 - The State Department resumes its Clinton email investigation.
July 7, 2016 – Trump campaign advisor, Stephen Miller, also receives an invite to the Cambridge event where ‘Spygate’ is born
July 07, 2016 - The FBI did not record Clinton’s interview and did not make her testify under oath.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey claims Guccifer admitted he lied about gaining access to Clinton’s private server.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey says people other than Blumenthal who regularly communicated with Clinton were successfully hacked.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey reveals that between 15 and 20 FBI agents were the core of the Clinton investigation, with many others lending help.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey claims that all the FBI agents involved in the FBI’s Clinton investigation agreed with him that Clinton should not be indicted.
July 07, 2016 - Pagliano won’t be indicted; it isn’t clear why the FBI gave him an immunity deal.
July 7, 2016 – DoS OIG Steve Lenick testifies Clinton declined to be interviewed by his team
July 7, 2016 – Carter Page speaks at the New Economic School in Moscow and that is the catalyst for the FBI investigation
July 07, 2016 - Republicans ask the FBI to launch another investigation related to Clinton’s emails, questioning statements she made under oath.
July 08, 2016 - Judicial Watch asks to depose Clinton and two others in a civil suit.
July 08, 2016 - Clinton refuses to say if she’ll cooperate with a renewed State Department investigation.
July 08, 2016 - Clinton blames other government officials for the classified information stored on her private server.
July 08, 2016 - Clinton denies that she was “extremely careless” and says there’s no reason to believe that hackers got hold of her emails.
July 8, 2016 – FOIA docs reveal Obama’s FBI covers up “chart” of potential Hillary Clinton crimes
July 11, 2016 - Comey decides the FBI’s Clinton email investigation will be run from headquarters for greater secrecy, upsetting agents in New York.
July 11, 2016 - Paul Ryan’s attempt to block Clinton from getting intelligence briefings is denied.
July 11, 2016 - A majority of Americans think Clinton should be indicted over her emails.
July 11, 2016 – Stefan Halper meets Carter Page at a symposium held at Cambridge
July 12, 2016 - Attorney General Loretta Lynch refuses to answer questions about the FBI’s Clinton investigation in a Congressional hearing.
July 12, 2016 - Some FBI agents are disappointed over FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment.
July 12, 2016 - Congressional Republicans threatens subpoenas if the company that managed Clinton’s server fails to agree to employee interviews.
July 12, 2016 FactCheck.org emails the FBI about inconsistencies between Comey’s congressional testimony and statements by Clinton
July 12, 2016 – Metro NY FBI agents signed Non-Disclosure Agreement for matters involving Hillary’s emails
July 13, 2016 - The State Department will eventually release the thousands of deleted work-related Clinton emails discovered by the FBI.
July 15, 2016 – Cambridge Prof With CIA, MI6 ties met with Carter Page during campaign and beyond
July 15, 2016 – From the Dossier to Papadopoulos, Obama’s State Department had early role in Trump-Russia probe
July 18, 2016 - Clinton’s lawyer insists Clinton’s use of a private server was allowed by policy, despite clear evidence it wasn’t.
July 21, 2016 - The FBI begins sending thousands of recovered Clinton emails to the State Department.
July 21, 2016 - The White House holds a high-level security meeting to discuss reports that the Russian government hacked into the DNC computer network.
July 22, 2016 – The IRS launches an investigation of the Clinton Foundation
July 22, 2016 - More details of Clinton’s twenty-two “top secret” emails are revealed; nine were written by Clinton and most of the rest were written by her aide Jake Sullivan.
July 22 – November 1, 2016: The mainstream media begins a concerted effort to paint Trump as a Manchurian Candidate, controlled by the Kremlin
July 22, 2016 - WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 DNC emails as the first of a series of Clinton-related leaks.
July 22, 2016 – FBI officials email exchange shows Clinton aide attorney, Beth Wilkinson was “haranguing” them over the return of laptops
July 22, 2016 - Guccifer 2.0 takes credit for the DNC emails posted by WikiLeaks.
July 25, 2016 – The FBI lauches a probe into the hacking of the DNC
July 25, 2016 – Peter Strzok/Lisa Page texts reveal a friendship with FISA court judge Rudolph Contreras
July 25, 2016 - The FBI formally acknowledges it is investigating the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack.
July 25, 2016 - Former CIA Director Michael Hayden says the Russians could be “weaponizing information” with leaks of hacked emails.
July 25, 2016 - WikiLeaks discourages suggestions that the Russian government is behind its release of DNC emails.
July 26, 2016 - US intelligence agencies have “high confidence” that the Russian government is behind the hack of DNC emails.
July 26, 2016 - President Obama suggests Russians could be behind the hack that led to the WikiLeaks release of DNC emails.
July 26, 2016 – Christopher Steele files another dossier memo claiming the Kremlin was behind the DNC hacking
July 26, 2016 - A cybersecurity group claims to have new evidence that Guccifer 2.0 is actually a team of Russian hackers.
July 27, 2016 – Trump: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,”
July 27, 2016 - US intelligence hasn’t found proof that the Russian government is responsible for WikiLeaks getting recently hacked emails.
July 28, 2016 - Director of National Intelligence James Clapper shows reluctance to blame Russia for recent hacks on US political entities.
July 28 – August 5, 2016: The Strzok-Page Texts and the Origins of the Trump-Russia Investigation
July 30, 2016 – Ohr and Page Testimony On Steele don’t match up
July 30, 2016 – DOJ official Bruce Ohr shares intel from dossier with prosecutors who later join Mueller’s team
July 2016 – Bruce Ohr’s efforts to secretly reshape the Trump probe, starts earlier, long before Trump wins the election
July 30, 2016 – Ohr meets with Steele, and within hours meets with McCabe and Page for the purpose of “passing on Steele’s info to them”
July 30, 2016 – Bruce and Nellie Ohr meet with Christopher Steele
July 31, 2016 - Clinton continues to maintain that none of her emails contained classified information when they were sent.
July 31, 2016 – A Clinton supporter is the source behind the Trump Tower/Alfa Bank connections
July, 2016 – 2017: New emails and memos confirm Bruce Ohr communicated extensively with Christopher Steele
July 31, 2016 – The official beginning of the FBI’s Trump/Russia investigation codenamed “Crossfire Hurricane”