Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
Abedin emails on Weiner’s computer
March 09, 2012 - A Justice Department memo clarifies a policy of avoiding interference in elections.
April 05, 2016 - April 5, 2016: Huma Abedin gives hints about her multiple email accounts that the FBI fails to properly follow up on.
August 29, 2016 - Huma Abedin initiates a divorce after her husband is caught in a sex scandal; this will have an impact on Clinton’s email controversy.
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.
October 03, 2016 - The FBI seizes the electronic devices of Huma Abedin’s husband in a sex scandal case, which will lead to the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
October 15, 2016 - Comey is first told that FBI investigators have discovered previously unknown emails belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
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 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 - The White House allegedly gets no advance notice of Comey’s letter.
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 28, 2016 - Republicans applaud Comey’s announcement regarding the FBI’s discovery of new information relevant to the Clinton email investigation.
October 28, 2016 - Carl Bernstein says the FBI’s announcement must mean there is a “real bombshell” in the newly discovered evidence.
October 29, 2016 - Clinton encourages Comey to release all the information the FBI has that led him to reopen the Clinton email investigation.
October 29, 2016 - The FBI does have a Clinton Foundation investigation, and Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails could be useful to it.
October 29, 2016 - Both Republican and Democratic senators want more information from the FBI about the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
October 29, 2016 - A former Justice Department official claims that Comey’s “self-righteousness” has caused him to ignore the wishes of his superiors.
October 30, 2016 - Podesta claims that Huma Abedin has been fully cooperative and she doesn’t know any more than media reports.
October 30, 2016 - The FBI obtains a warrant for Huma Abedin’s recently discovered emails and immediately begins analyzing them.
October 30, 2016 - 650,000 emails have allegedly been recently discovered by the FBI, many belonging to Huma Abedin, though many could be duplicates or unrelated.
October 31, 2016 - Huma Abedin has no idea how her emails got on her husband’s computer, according to her lawyer.
October 31, 2016 - FBI investigators believe some newly discovered Huma Abedin emails were deleted from Clinton’s private server before the FBI took possession of it.
October 31, 2016 - The FBI begins analyzing Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails.
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 03, 2016 - It is alleged Comey told Congress about reopening the FBI’s Clinton investigation at least partially due to fears of leaks from the FBI’s New York office.