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 - If Clinton is elected president, she may keep Lynch as attorney general.
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 - The White House says it had no advance notice of the FBI’s decision about Clinton.
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 - A State Department official denies the department generally has lax security.
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 05, 2016 - Sanders stays quiet on FBI announcement about Clinton.
July 05, 2016 - Trump criticizes FBI Director Comey’s decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment, saying the “system” is “rigged.”
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 – State and foreign governments are investigating charity fraud at the Clinton Foundation
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 – 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 9, 2016 – Sailing on the River Denial with Clinton Foundation & Friends
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 – 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 - Guccifer 2.0 takes credit for the DNC emails posted by WikiLeaks.
July 24, 2016 - Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook suggests the Russian government is behind the release of DNC emails by WikiLeaks.
July 24, 2016 - It is suggested that the Russian government has attempted to influence elections in other countries, sometimes by using front groups.
July 24, 2016 - Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), resigns after a WikiLeaks release of DNC emails.
July 25, 2016 – Democracy Lost: A report on the fatally flawed 2016 Democratic Primaries
July 25, 2016 – The FBI lauches a probe into the hacking of the DNC
July 25-28, 2016 – The 2016 Democratic National Convention
July 25, 2016 - Democratic Party officials believe recent hacks are “far more widespread than initially thought.”
July 25, 2016 – Peter Strzok/Lisa Page texts reveal a friendship with FISA court judge Rudolph Contreras
July 25, 2016 – Clinton aide, Jennifer Palmieri, describes how the Clinton team shopped Trump/Russia collusion to the media throughout the 2016 campaign season
July 25, 2016 - Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley suggests the Russian government wants to affect the US presidential election with hacking.
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 – DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal
July 26, 2016 - Russia denies any role in hacking the DNC’s emails and claims to be neutral in the US presidential election.
July 26, 2016 - WikiLeaks head Julian Assange says WikiLeaks might release “a lot more material” relevant to the US presidential campaign.
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 says he hopes Russia or someone else has Clinton’s deleted emails; he wants them given to the FBI.
July 27, 2016 - Ex-CIA head Panetta questions Trump’s loyalty after Trump asks Russia to help him win election.
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, 2016 - Whistleblower Edward Snowden criticizes WikiLeaks for its willingness to compromise people’s privacy.
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 – Opinion: The Clinton Foundation, State and Kremlin Connections
July 31, 2016 – The official beginning of the FBI’s Trump/Russia investigation codenamed “Crossfire Hurricane”