Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
August 2009 – The FBI investigates a Russian bribery plot connected to Rosatom and Uranium One
2012 – 2017: DOJ Political Surveillance – From the IRS, to the FISA Court
October 30, 2013 – Ukraine president Yanukovich is pressured to join the EU by Victoria Nuland threat to extradite and imprison Dmitry Firtash
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.
June 2015 – February 2017: James Comey’s unpaid, memo leaking “Special Government Employee” – Daniel Richman
July 6, 2015 – IC IG McCullough issues an 811 referral on possible compromise of Clinton’s private server and the FBI ignores it
October 12, 2015 – March 2, 2016: Comey makes a series of high profile reassignments resulting in a complete upper-echelon turnover of the FBI Team working on the Clinton email investigation
October 22, 2015 - Clinton incorrectly claims under oath that her lawyers “went through every single email” before deleting some.
October 22, 2015 - Clinton incorrectly claims that her emails were stored on only one private server.
October 27, 2015 - A top Clinton aide private calls James Comey a “bad choice” for FBI director.
Late December 2015 – Brennan’s role in disseminating “unofficial” foreign intelligence to the FBI
December 2015-2016: The various UK and Australian intelligence officials involved in Spygate and Russiagate
January 8, 2016 – A McCabe email is at odds with Comey’s concerns ahead of publication of the dossier
January 29, 2016 – Comey appoints McCabe as deputy director of the FBI
February/March – June, 2016: Lisa Page testifies there were lots of disagreements between the FBI and DOJ over Clinton’s private server
March 4, 2016 – Strzok and Page texts are favorable toward Clinton, not so favorable toward Trump, at same time both are being investigated by FBI
March 15, 2016 – Clapper and Comey make secret visits to Australia
April 27, 2016 – Trump gives a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel, the media pushes empty Russian conspiracy
May 2, 2016 – Comey drafts conclusion in Clinton probe prior to interviewing key witnesses
May 15, 2016 – Comey asks Rybicki to create a list of all cases charged in the last 20 years for mishandling classified information
June 2016 – Peter Strzok says he can’t recall changing Clinton’s exoneration statement on his computer
June 10, 2016 – The FBI/DOJ and Cheryl Mill’s attorney, Beth Wilkinson, together write and agree to rules that grossly limits the scope of the Clinton email investigation
June 10, 2016 – Peter Strzok softened Comey language on Clinton email actions
July 01, 2016 - Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept whatever recommendations the FBI and career prosecutors give in the Clinton investigation.
July 1, 2016 – Newly released FBI emails re Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting, reveals an unnamed official in the FBI security division who writes, “Our job is to protect the boss from harm and embarrassment.”
July 1, 2016 – Strzok/Page texts suggest they and Loretta Lynch knew Clinton wouldn’t face charges
July 5, 2016 – Steele alerts the FBI that Trump campaign advisors were in contact about the 2016 election
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 - The White House says it had no advance notice of the FBI’s decision about Clinton.
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 - 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 - 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 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 05, 2016 - Comey’s comments indicate it is “very likely” Clinton’s emails were hacked, but solid proof may never be found.
July 05, 2016 - Sanders stays quiet on FBI announcement about Clinton.
July 05, 2016 - Trump criticizes FBI Director Comey’s decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment, saying the “system” is “rigged.”
July 06, 2016 - Comey faces frequent criticism from FBI field offices over his decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment.
July 06, 2016 - A former FBI assistant director believes Comey could have indicted Clinton for gross negligence, but introduced an intent element that doesn’t apply.
July 06, 2016 - Although Clinton’s aides won’t be indicted, they may lose their security clearances.
July 06, 2016 - “Extremely careless” is said to be the “money quote” of FBI Director Comey’s speech, and could affect the presidential election.
July 06, 2016 - The Justice Department won’t pursue an indictment against Clinton, ending the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
July 07, 2016 - Clinton won’t face punishment if she wins the presidency, but some of her former aides could.
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 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 08, 2016 - Clinton blames other government officials for the classified information stored on her private server.
July 08, 2016 - Clinton denies that she was “extremely careless” and says there’s no reason to believe that hackers got hold of her emails.
July 8, 2016 – FOIA docs reveal Obama’s FBI covers up “chart” of potential Hillary Clinton crimes
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 11, 2016 - Paul Ryan’s attempt to block Clinton from getting intelligence briefings is denied.
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 12, 2016 FactCheck.org emails the FBI about inconsistencies between Comey’s congressional testimony and statements by Clinton
July 15, 2016 – Cambridge Prof With CIA, MI6 ties met with Carter Page during campaign and beyond
July 22, 2016 – FBI officials email exchange shows Clinton aide attorney, Beth Wilkinson was “haranguing” them over the return of laptops
July 31, 2016 - Clinton continues to maintain that none of her emails contained classified information when they were sent.
August 9, 2016 – In response to Brennan’s warnings, Rice, Haines and Monaco convene meetings in the Situation Room
August 11, 2016 - Rudy Giuliani claims to know of some FBI agents who are embarrassed by Comey’s decision not to recommend indicting Clinton.
August 16, 2016 - The FBI gives Congress some classified documents from its Clinton email investigation.
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 27, 2016 – In response to Brennan’s briefing, Senator Harry Reid writes to Comey, calling for the FBI to open an investigation into Russian influence over Trump
August 29, 2016 – Harry Reid cites evidence of Russian tampering in US vote, and seeks FBI inquiry
August 30, 2016 – A Comey email copied to Lisa Page reveals he visited the White House for two meetings, “both went well” and there was “great interest in what each of us is doing”
Early September, 2016 – In response to Brennan’s warnings, Johnson, Comey and Monaco warn congress about a possible Russian attack on the election
September 2016 – August 10, 2018 – The true Russia collusion during and after the 2016 election
September 02, 2016 - The FBI’s Clinton email investigation final report and its summary of her FBI interview are released.
September 2, 2016 – Comey emails his colleagues and says, “To be great is to be misunderstood”
September 2, 2016 – A Page/Strzok text says “POTUS wants to know everything we are doing”
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 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 15, 2016 - A former Justice Department official claims the FBI wasn’t serious about its Clinton email investigation.
September 20, 2016 - Congressional Republicans issues a subpoena to FBI Director James Comey.
September 23, 2016 – Michael Isikoff writes about allegations against Trump adviser, Carter Page
September 26, 2016 – A federal warrant is obtained for Weiner’s iPhone, iPad, and laptop
September 26, 2016 – DOJ IG report: A “trove” of emails covering Clinton’s entire tenure as SoS, are on the Weiner laptop
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 - FBI Director James Comey denies Paul Combetta attempted to cover up Clinton’s emails.
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.”