Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
March 16, 2009 - Clinton sends a department-wide email encouraging the preservation of records in response to FOIA requests.
March 18, 2012 - An email chain shows Clinton asking help from Pagliano when she has trouble getting her emails.
December 11, 2012 - Clinton’s chief of staff Mills is sent an email about a FOIA request from Clinton’s emails, but does nothing about it; Clinton may get the email as well.
May 10, 2013 - The State Department responds to a FOIA request that there is no evidence of a Clinton email address when there clearly is.
May 28, 2013 - Clinton sends an email containing classified information despite having left the State Department.
August 07, 2013 - State Department officials find 17 FOIA requests relating to Clinton’s emails at the time the department found her email address, but none of the requesters are told about the emails.
December 06, 2014 - Clinton tells Mills she doesn’t need her “personal” emails, resulting in Mills telling those managing Clinton’s server to delete them.
May 01, 2015 - Patrick Kennedy and other State Department officials allegedly attempt to change or remove the classification codes of some Clinton emails to make their release less politically damaging for Clinton.
August 11, 2015 - The State Department won’t reveal which Clinton aides used her private server or other non-government accounts.
January 07, 2016 - The State Department’s internal watchdog slams the department’s FOIA process.
May 05, 2016 - Some of Clinton’s emails may remain private because of a legal precedent involving former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
June 24, 2016 - Clinton’s official calendar omits dozens of meetings with donors and other outside interests.
June 28, 2016 - Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin is deposed in a civil suit; she says Clinton didn’t want her personal emails accessible by anybody.
June 29, 2016 - At least 160 of Clinton’s work emails have turned up since Clinton said she turned them all over.
June 29, 2016 - June 29, 2016 – The State Department wants to delay the release of emails between Clinton’s former aides and the Clinton Foundation until well after the 2016 presidential election.
July 05, 2016 - A US Court of Appeals rules that work-related emails stored privately are still subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
July 08, 2016 - Judicial Watch asks to depose Clinton and two others in a civil suit.
July 18, 2016 - Clinton’s lawyer insists Clinton’s use of a private server was allowed by policy, despite clear evidence it wasn’t.
July 21, 2016 - The FBI begins sending thousands of recovered Clinton emails to the State Department.
July 22, 2016 - More details of Clinton’s twenty-two “top secret” emails are revealed; nine were written by Clinton and most of the rest were written by her aide Jake Sullivan.
August 10, 2016 - Cheryl Mills answers additional questions she failed to answer in her deposition.
August 12, 2016 - The State Department will release all of Clinton’s work-related emails recovered by the FBI.
August 19, 2016 - A judge rules that Clinton can respond to a deposition with written answers instead of being questioned in person.
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.
September 09, 2016 - A Congressperson serves the FBI a subpoena for all the unredacted interviews from the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
September 15, 2016 - More information about the emails between Clinton and Obama is made public.
September 19, 2016 - A judge gives the State Department a tongue-lashing over its slow response to FOIA requests.
September 23, 2016 - The FBI has recovered 5,600 of Clinton’s deleted emails, but only about 10 percent of those will be released before the presidential election.
November 01, 2016 - The FBI never asked Clinton’s aides for all their computers and mobile devices.