Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
August 01, 2015 - The company managing Clinton’s private server learns that another company has been making back-up copies of all the server data in the Internet “cloud” since 2013.
August 08, 2015 - The company that manages Clinton’s server gives a presentation to Congressional investigators but fails to mention the deletion and wiping of Clinton’s emails.
September 01, 2015 - The company that manages Clinton’s server won’t let Congressional investigators interview its employees.
September 05, 2015 - Clinton publicly encourages cooperation with Congressional investigators, but doesn’t actually always do so.
November 13, 2015 - The computer companies that worked on Clinton’s private server refuse interview and document requests from Congressional investigators.
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 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 - 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 - 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 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 07, 2016 - Republicans ask the FBI to launch another investigation related to Clinton’s emails, questioning statements she made under oath.
July 12, 2016 - Attorney General Loretta Lynch refuses to answer questions about the FBI’s Clinton investigation in a Congressional hearing.
July 12, 2016 - Congressional Republicans threatens subpoenas if the company that managed Clinton’s server fails to agree to employee interviews.
August 15, 2016 - Two Republican Congresspeople specifically point out the comments they believe make Clinton guilty of perjury.
August 16, 2016 - The FBI gives Congress some classified documents from its Clinton email investigation.
August 22, 2016 - A Congressperson issues subpoenas to three companies that helped manage Clinton’s private email server.
August 22, 2016 - Chaffetz claims the FBI’s Clinton investigation documents given to Congress are overly classified.
September 06, 2016 - Representative Chaffetz asks a federal prosecutor to determine if Clinton and/or members of her staff played a role in deleting her emails from her private server.
September 06, 2016 - Representative Chaffetz warns the person who managed Clinton’s server could face charges, and he also is puzzled by an assertion of attorney-client privilege.
September 09, 2016 - A Congressperson serves the FBI a subpoena for all the unredacted interviews from the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
September 09, 2016 - Congressional committees order five people involved with the management of Clinton’s private server to speak in a public hearing.
September 12, 2016 - Senator Grassley accuses the FBI of manipulating which information about the Clinton email investigation becomes public in order to hide certain events.
September 12, 2016 - Pagliano indicates he will plead the Fifth again, despite a subpoena to testify before Congress.
September 13, 2016 - Representative Chaffetz claims that fewer than 20 of Pagliano’s emails have been recovered.
September 13, 2016 - A Congressperson alleges that Clinton is responsible for a computer company not complying with a Congressional subpoena related to Clinton’s private server.
September 13, 2016 - Two former managers of Clinton’s private server plead the Fifth before a Congressional hearing; one other fails to appear at all.
September 13, 2016 - “Less than 20 people” had access to Clinton’s private server.
September 14, 2016 - The US intelligence community has declined to conduct a required damage assessment caused by the classified information on Clinton’s private email server.
September 19, 2016 - A House panel is looking into Combetta’s post about Clinton’s email server.
September 20, 2016 - Congressional Republicans issues a subpoena to FBI Director James Comey.
September 20, 2016 - Congressional Republicans press for more documents from the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
September 22, 2016 - A Congressional committee votes that Pagliano should be held in contempt of Congress.
September 28, 2016 - Comey isn’t sure if the FBI was aware of Paul Combetta’s Reddit posts and won’t comment if Combetta committed a crime by deleting them.
September 28, 2016 - Comey suggests he didn’t try to get subpoena power for the Clinton email investigation in order to complete it faster.
September 28, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey defends the FBI and claims “we are not weasels.”
September 28, 2016 - When asked if he would reopen the Clinton email investigation, Comey says he “would certainly look at any new and substantial information.”
September 28, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey thinks Paul Combetta is the Reddit user “stonetear.”
October 05, 2016 - The Justice Department allegedly made immunity side deals that ordered the destruction of key evidence and limited what the FBI could search.
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 - A Republican Representative leaks Comey’s letter to Congress.
October 29, 2016 - Both Republican and Democratic senators want more information from the FBI about the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
October 31, 2016 - A senator wants to know if the FBI ever asked for subpoena power in the Clinton email investigation, and if not, why not.