Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
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FBI’s Clinton email investigation
March 07, 2015 - Donations to a state senate election lead to potential conflicts of interests in three FBI investigations for a high-ranking FBI official.
May 31, 2015 - The FBI reportedly begins an informal investigation into Clinton’s emails.
July 10, 2015 - The FBI’s Clinton investigation formally begins.
August 01, 2015 - A company recommends improving security for Clinton’s server, which is still in use, but the FBI wants no changes.
August 01, 2015 - Justin Cooper is interviewed by the FBI three times.
August 06, 2015 - Clinton’s lawyers give the FBI a thumb drive containing over 30,000 Clinton work-related emails.
September 01, 2015 - The company that manages Clinton’s server won’t let Congressional investigators interview its employees.
September 01, 2015 - Employees at the company managing Clinton’s server are interviewed by the FBI.
October 02, 2015 - The company that makes a back-up of Clinton’s server data is given permission to share the data with the FBI.
October 03, 2015 - The FBI picks up the most recent Clinton email server, which is still being used by Clinton.
October 11, 2015 – In the midst of a FBI criminal investigation into Clinton’s emails, Obama claims on 60 Minutes that Hillary made a mistake and it was not a threat to national security
October 16, 2015 - A former FBI official claims that many FBI agents are upset about Obama’s comments.
October 16, 2015 - Clinton’s lawyer gives the FBI two BlackBerrys that prove useless to the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
October 22, 2015 - Clinton incorrectly claims that her emails were stored on only one private server.
October 23, 2015 - A computer company tells the FBI that its back-up copy of Clinton’s private server data was deleted in late March 2015.
November 13, 2015 - The computer companies that worked on Clinton’s private server refuse interview and document requests from Congressional investigators.
January 07, 2016 - Blumenthal is interviewed by the FBI, and is asked about his intelligence memos to Clinton.
February 09, 2016 - The FBI is unable to obtain any of Clinton’s BlackBerrys to examine them; two useful Clinton iPads are found, but they only contain three previously unknown emails.
February 18, 2016 - A Platte River Networks employee is interviewed twice by the FBI and gives contradictory answers.
February 22, 2016 - The FBI trusts Clinton’s account and does not check if her latest private server contains any of her old emails.
February 27, 2016 - Jake Sullivan is interviewed by the FBI; he claims he never felt any unease about the many above top secret emails he sent to Clinton.
April 09, 2016 - April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills is interviewed by the FBI; she isn’t concerned about classified information in emails she forwarded to Clinton.
April 09, 2016 - April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills tells the FBI she never knew Clinton’s emails got deleted.
May 24, 2016 - The FBI interviews Heather Samuelson
May 26, 2016 - State Department official John Bentel denies all allegations of wrongdoing in an FBI interview.
May 26, 2016 - In an FBI interview, Guccifer says he lied about getting into Clinton’s private server.
June 21, 2016 - The FBI recovers 302 previously lost Clinton emails from a Gmail account; two of them were deemed classified when they were sent.
June 27, 2016 - Former President Bill Clinton has an “accidental” meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, causing a political storm.
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 Lynch says she regrets meeting with Bill Clinton.
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 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 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 - 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 06, 2016 - Comey faces frequent criticism from FBI field offices over his decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment.
July 06, 2016 - Although Clinton’s aides won’t be indicted, they may lose their security clearances.
July 06, 2016 - The Justice Department won’t pursue an indictment against Clinton, ending the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
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 - 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 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 11, 2016 - Comey decides the FBI’s Clinton email investigation will be run from headquarters for greater secrecy, upsetting agents in New York.
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 21, 2016 - The FBI begins sending thousands of recovered Clinton emails to the State Department.
August 15, 2016 - Two Republican Congresspeople specifically point out the comments they believe make Clinton guilty of perjury.
August 16-24, 2016 – New Strzok-Page emails reveal FBI gave special treatment to Clinton’s demands for email investigation information just before election
August 16, 2016 - The FBI gives Congress some classified documents from its Clinton email investigation.
August 22, 2016 - Chaffetz claims the FBI’s Clinton investigation documents given to Congress are overly classified.
August 22, 2016 - The State Department is ordered to review nearly 15,000 Clinton emails for public release, but it is unclear how many of these are previously unreleased work-related emails.
August 25, 2016 - It is alleged that Clinton’s lawyers used a computer program to make sure her deleted emails couldn’t be recovered.
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.
September 01, 2016 - The FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation tries but fails to get access to possibly relevant emails found in the Clinton email investigation.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI’s Clinton email investigation final report and its summary of her FBI interview are released.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI says they recovered over 17,000 of Clinton’s missing emails, but it’s unclear how many of these are work-related.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI was unable to confirm hackers broke into Clinton’s system, but it cites an inability to gather enough evidence to do so.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI provides statistics on the number of Clinton’s classified emails, but those numbers diverge wildly from the State Department’s numbers.
September 02, 2016 - Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin denied they knew about the existence of Clinton’s private server, despite evidence otherwise.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI reveals more about the Clinton emails that are clearly marked classified.
September 02, 2016 - Clinton often told an aide to forward Blumenthal’s emails to the White House and others, but the FBI was unable to prove this actually happened.
September 06, 2016 - House Speaker Paul Ryan criticizes the FBI for the timing of the release of their Clinton email investigation final report.
September 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey writes a letter to FBI employees defending the FBI’s actions in its Clinton email investigation.
September 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey defends the timing of the release of the FBI Clinton email investigation’s final report.
September 08, 2016 - The FBI gave an immunity deal to the computer employee who deleted and wiped Clinton’s emails.
September 08, 2016 - The Denver Post editorial board suggests the deletion of Clinton emails is a “fishy story.”
September 09, 2016 - A Congressperson serves the FBI a subpoena for all the unredacted interviews from the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
September 09, 2016 - Representative Gowdy says the FBI “gave immunity to the very person you would most want to prosecute.”
September 09, 2016 - A former Justice Department official criticizes how the FBI permitted legally questionable behavior by Cheryl Mills during its Clinton email investigation.
September 23, 2016 - Three more people were given immunity deals in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.