Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
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.
September 26, 2016 – A federal warrant is obtained for Weiner’s iPhone, iPad, and laptop
September 27, 2016 – DOJ OIG report on Clinton-related emails on Weiner laptop to Southern District of New York (SDNY)
September 28, 2016 – DOJ OIG reports Comey doesn’t recall much about Clinton’s emails on Weiner’s laptop and worries he’s crazy for not remembering
September 28, 2016 – DOJ OIG reports Peter Strzok can’t recall much about the Weiner laptop and doesn’t think the new Clinton emails are ‘all that noteworthy’
September 28 – October 30, 2016: Strzok’s ‘weiner timeline’ shows a month’s gap between Clinton email discovery and a search warrant
September 28, 2016 – DOJ OIG reports Andrew McCabe can’t recall details about Clinton’s emails on Weiner’s laptop
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 3, 2016 – The FBI’s Executive Assistant Director, Randy Coleman, documents his review of the Weiner laptop
October 4, 2016 – FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) Randy Coleman’s notes re Weiner’s laptop mention Hillary Clinton, the Foundation and Crime Against Children
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 27, 2016 – McCabe Is excluded from a meeting regarding Clinton emails found on the Weiner laptop
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 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 - It is said there is “no chance” the FBI will be able to finish reviewing newly discovered emails before the US presidential election.
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 - The FBI begins analyzing Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails.
November 01, 2016 - The FBI never asked Clinton’s aides for all their computers and mobile devices.
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.
November 6, 2016 – Despite Comey assurances, the vast bulk of Clinton emails on Weiner’s laptop are never examined
October 9, 2019 – FBI agent: We found ‘ten times’ as many Hillary emails as James Comey publicly claimed
April 24, 2020 – Former top FBI lawyer worried Hillary Clinton would be indicted after winning election
September 18, 2020 – FBI agent who found Clinton emails on Weiner laptop calls agency’s handling of case ‘immoral’
September 18, 2020 – FBI agent who discovered Clinton emails on Weiner laptop claims he was told to erase his computer