Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
2016 presidential campaign
January 13, 2015 - Clinton’s press secretary has “teed-up stories” for a New York Times reporter before and she has “never disappointed.”
March 03, 2015 - The head of the company managing Clinton’s private server makes a curious political comment; he also wonders what Clinton emails might have to turn over.
September 03, 2015 - A Clinton advisor speculates that Bryan Pagliano wants to plead the Fifth because he “retrieved all our emails” for someone, possibly a Clinton Foundation official.
November 13, 2015 - Former Bill Clinton advisor, Glenn Hutchins, colludes with Clinton campaign on question to ask Trump when he calls in to CNBC’s, Squawk Box.
January 11, 2016 - The Clinton campaign plots a “hit” on a key Bernie Sanders issue with the help of a MSNBC reporter.
March 02, 2016 - Clinton’s campaign manager privately says “We brought up the existence of [Clinton’s] emails in research this summer but were told that everything was taken care of.”
March 12, 2016 - Donna Brazile, vice chair of the DNC, appears to leak a debate question to the Clinton campaign in advance.
June 24, 2016 - Clinton’s comment in a November 2010 email “I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible” could become an issue in the 2016 presidential election.
June 29, 2016 - US intelligence is said to be looking closely to see if Russia could be covertly trying to release all of Clinton’s emails to the public.
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 - 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 07, 2016 - Clinton won’t face punishment if she wins the presidency, but some of her former aides could.
July 22, 2016 - WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 DNC emails as the first of a series of Clinton-related leaks.
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 - Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), resigns after a WikiLeaks release of DNC emails.
July 25, 2016 - The FBI formally acknowledges it is investigating the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack.
July 25, 2016 - WikiLeaks discourages suggestions that the Russian government is behind its release of DNC emails.
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 - 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.
August 08, 2016 - A Donald Trump confidant claims to be in contact with the head of WikiLeaks and predicts a future release of Clinton Foundation material.
August 20, 2016 - Colin Powell says Clinton’s campaign is trying to blame her email scandal on him.
August 21, 2016 - A Tweet predicting trouble for Clinton’s campaign chair will later lead to accusations of collusion between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
August 24, 2016 - WikiLeaks plans to release “significant” information linked to Clinton’s presidential campaign before the November 2016 election.
August 29, 2016 - Trump suggests it “is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised” by Clinton aide Huma Abedin sharing information with her disgraced husband.
September 02, 2016 - Trump criticizes Clinton after the release of her FBI interview summary.
September 02, 2016 - Clinton’s supporters and opponents react differently to the release of FBI Clinton investigation documents.
September 08, 2016 - The US presidential race is tightening, mainly due to Clinton’s email and Clinton Foundation controversies.
September 22, 2016 - A Congressional committee votes that Pagliano should be held in contempt of Congress.
October 04, 2016 - WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange promises to release “significant material” over the next ten weeks, with the US presidential election four weeks away.
October 09, 2016 - Trump claims that Clinton unfairly beat Bernie Sanders in the primaries and calls Clinton “the devil.”
October 09, 2016 - Trump tells Clinton he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into her use of a private email server, and says he would put her in jail.
October 09, 2016 - Trump criticizes Clinton for her email scandal in the second presidential debate.
October 09, 2016 - Many, including Republicans, criticize Trump for threatening to put Clinton in jail.
October 09, 2016 - Clinton confirms the authenticity of a key email about her private paid speeches.
October 10, 2016 - Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence says Trump threatening to jail Clinton “was one of the better moments of the debate.”
October 11, 2016 - Twenty-three former Republican Justice Department officials criticize Trump for threatening Clinton with jail.
October 11, 2016 - Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta blames Russia and Trump for the leak of his personal emails.
October 12, 2016 - Mike Pence doubles down on Trump’s promise to have a special prosecutor investigate Clinton if Trump wins the White House.
October 17, 2016 - Ecuador cuts the Internet access for the leader of WikiLeaks due to its impact on the US presidential election.
October 27, 2016 - Comey is briefed and decides to announce the reopening of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation, but Justice Department officials are strongly opposed.
October 27, 2016 - Putin scoffs at allegations of Russian involvement in the hacking of US presidential politics.
October 28, 2016 - Comey reveals the Clinton email investigation is at least partially reopened due to the discovery of Huma Abedin emails in an unrelated case, shocking the US presidential race just 11 days before the election.
October 28, 2016 - Trump praises Comey’s letter and says “this changes everything.”
October 28, 2016 - Democrats criticize Comey’s announcement regarding the FBI’s discovery of new information relevant to the Clinton email investigation.
October 29, 2016 - Clinton’s campaign intensifies its criticism of Comey’s decision to announce the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
October 29, 2016 - It is said there is “no chance” the FBI will be able to finish reviewing newly discovered emails before the US presidential election.
October 29, 2016 - Former Democrat and Republican number two Justice Department officials criticize Comey’s announcement.
October 30, 2016 - WikiLeaks promises a new phase of releases related to the US presidential election.
October 30, 2016 - Former Attorney General Mukasey claims Comey is in a no-win situation due to his earlier failure to pursue a vigorous Clinton email investigation.
October 31, 2016 - Huma Abedin has no idea how her emails got on her husband’s computer, according to her lawyer.
October 31, 2016 - The New York Times’ editorial board heavily criticizes “James Comey’s Big Mistake.”
October 31, 2016 - The White House stays out of the controversy about Comey’s decision to reopen the Clinton email investigation.
November 02, 2016 - It is revealed that the FBI and Justice Department agreed not to have grand jury subpoenas for the Clinton email investigation, arguing that would lead to a faster conclusion.
November 03, 2016 - It is alleged leakers inside the FBI are upset at Clinton, James Comey, and/or the Justice Department.
November 04, 2016 - A majority of voters think Clinton acted illegally.
November 04, 2016 - Many political insiders, especially Republicans, say Comey’s letter changed the trajectory of the 2016 presidential race.