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
November 25, 2014 – FBI agents suspect possible foreign influence peddling via donations to Clinton campaign and apply for a FISA warrant
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 – FBI leadership shows double standard for Clinton and Trump 2016 campaigns…defensive briefings for Clinton, FISA warrants for team Trump
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 – Patrick Byrne participates in a FBI sting to set Hillary Clinton up with accepting a foreign bribe
December 2015-2016: The various UK and Australian intelligence officials involved in Spygate and Russiagate
January 10, 2016 – A State Dept. whistleblower’s letter is ignored by Comey concerning a conspiracy to hide Clinton’s mishandling of classified information and its breach of national security
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 4, 2016 – The FBI, CIA and Russia know what the Clinton campaign is doing with its Trump-Russia collusion plan
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.
July 31, 2016 – The “insurance policy”, the “EC”, the FBI counterintel operation, and the informant who originates Brennan’s EC
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 7, 2016 – US Intel officials forward an investigative referral to Comey and Strzok re Clinton’s plan to make up Trump Russia collusion
September 7, 2016 – Comey and Strzok do not act on the formal CIA referral re Clinton’s Trump-Russia collusion smear operation
September 10, 2016 – James Comey and his brother Peter Comey’s connections to the Clinton Foundation
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 25, 2016 – Carter Page sends letter to Comey asking to meet and discuss his past work with the US Intelligence community
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.”
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 - When asked if he would reopen the Clinton email investigation, Comey says he “would certainly look at any new and substantial information.”
September 28 – November 6, 2016: Did the FBI investigate the Abedin/Clinton emails on the Weiner laptop?
September 28, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey thinks Paul Combetta is the Reddit user “stonetear.”
September 28, 2016 – November 6, 2016: A recap of how the FBI handles the Weiner laptop
September 28, 2016 – DOJ OIG reports Andrew McCabe can’t recall details about Clinton’s emails on Weiner’s laptop
September 30, 2016 – Obama WH counsel sends top secret email tying White House to the ‘get Trump’ scheme
October 2016 – Comey Directs Strzok To Focus On Trump-Russia Over Hillary Investigation – ‘Our Top Priority’
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 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 06, 2016 - FBI insiders are highly critical of Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.
October 11, 2016 – State Dept. official Kathleen Kavalec’s notes also mention Alfa Bank, Sergei Millian and Carter Page
October 12, 2016 - An unnamed high-ranking FBI official claims that the “vast majority” of agents working on the FBI’s Clinton email investigation believe Clinton should have been indicted.
October 12, 2016 – McCabe/Page texts reveal the FBI clash with the DOJ over potential ‘bias’ of source for surveillance warrant
August 22 – October 13, 2016 – Steele, Simpson, and Sussmann pitch to DOJ and State that Sergei Millian is a key intermediary in the Trump-Alfa Bank server conspiracy
October 15, 2016 - Comey is first told that FBI investigators have discovered previously unknown emails belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
October 17, 2016 - It is alleged two disgruntled FBI agents complain about Comey’s handling of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
October 21, 2016 – Carter Page’s flawed FISA makes its way through the system
October 21, 2016 – An unusual intervention is made by McCabe and Yates with Carter Page’s FISA Application
October 25, 2016 - Rudy Giuliani seemingly predicts Comey’s bombshell reopening of the Clinton email investigation, leading to calls he should be investigated for taking part in leaks.
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 27, 2016 – Strzok’s ‘fingerprints’ are on Comey’s notification to Congress about the Weiner laptop
October 28, 2016 – Clinton’s personal lawyer David Kendall, emails Baker requesting a call “ASAP” about the Comey letter
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 - The White House allegedly gets no advance notice of Comey’s letter.
October 28, 2016 - A Republican Representative leaks Comey’s letter to Congress.
October 28, 2016 - Democrats criticize Comey’s announcement regarding the FBI’s discovery of new information relevant to the Clinton email investigation.
October 28, 2016 - Former FBI officials argue that Comey wouldn’t have reopened the Clinton email investigation so soon before the presidential election unless there was substantial new evidence.
October 28, 2016 - Carl Bernstein says the FBI’s announcement must mean there is a “real bombshell” in the newly discovered evidence.
September 28-October 28, 2016 – FBI communications while the Weiner laptop is ignored
October 29, 2016 - Clinton encourages Comey to release all the information the FBI has that led him to reopen the Clinton email investigation.
October 29, 2016 - Clinton’s campaign intensifies its criticism of Comey’s decision to announce the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
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 29, 2016 - Former Democrat and Republican number two Justice Department officials criticize Comey’s announcement.
October 29, 2016 - Both Republican and Democratic senators want more information from the FBI about the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
October 29, 2016 - A former Justice Department official claims that Comey’s “self-righteousness” has caused him to ignore the wishes of his superiors.
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 30, 2016 - Former Attorney General Eric Holder says that Comey made “a serious mistake.”
October 30, 2016 - Former Attorney General Mukasey claims Comey is in a no-win situation due to his earlier failure to pursue a vigorous Clinton email investigation.
October 30, 2016-November 6, 2016: The DOJ IG Clinton email report reveals a contradiction in the Weiner laptop investigation
October 31, 2016 - FBI Director Comey may be facing a “rebellion” of rank and file FBI agents.
October 31, 2016 - The supervisor of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation is revealed.
October 31, 2016 - Loretta Lynch and James Comey have a private meeting, and agree to work together to get faster answers.
October 31, 2016 - The New York Times’ editorial board heavily criticizes “James Comey’s Big Mistake.”
October 31, 2016 - The White House stays out of the controversy about Comey’s decision to reopen the Clinton email investigation.
November 01, 2016 - Obama indirectly criticizes Comey, saying “we don’t operate on innuendo.”
November 02, 2016 - It is revealed that the FBI and Justice Department agreed not to have grand jury subpoenas for the Clinton email investigation, arguing that would lead to a faster conclusion.
November 02, 2016 - FBI agents felt “handcuffed” over what they could do in the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
November 02, 2016 - Suspicions of partisan political decisions has been causing increasing conflict within both the FBI and Justice Department, as well as between them.
November 03, 2016 - It is alleged leakers inside the FBI are upset at Clinton, James Comey, and/or the Justice Department.
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 04, 2016 - Many political insiders, especially Republicans, say Comey’s letter changed the trajectory of the 2016 presidential race.
November 6, 2016 – James Comey closes case on Clinton’s emails found on Weiner laptop
November 6, 2016 – Despite Comey assurances, the vast bulk of Clinton emails on Weiner’s laptop are never examined
December 9, 2016 – John McCain passes dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to Comey
December 13, 2016 – Christopher Steele gives his final report to Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Paul Ryan’s chief of staff, Jonathan Burks
December 2016-January 25, 2017: How the Pence vs. Flynn “lying” and “Russian blackmail” narratives are created – A timeline
December 19, 2016 – Strzok text to Page: “It will make your head spin to realize how many stories we played a major role in! Sheesh, this has been quite a year…”
December 20-29, 2016 – A newly semi-declassified Senate report details a 9 day ‘bitter argument’ between CIA And FBI over Steele dossier
January, 2017 – The DOJ/FBI intelligence operation against Lt. General Michael Flynn
January 4, 2017 – Lisa Page emails the legal statute for the Logan Act to James Baker as a possible means to charge General Flynn
January 5, 2017 – Key players offer contrasting accounts of Obama White House discussion about Flynn
January 5, 2017 – Obama knows details of Michael Flynn’s call with Russian Ambassador
January 5, 2017 – Obama holds WH briefing with Intel leaders to discuss ICA report he ordered on Trump/Russian activities
January 5, 2017 – Obama tells the FBI to hide its Russia intel from the Trump administration
January 06, 2017 – Intel chiefs present Trump with Russian operatives claims of Russian efforts to compromise him
January 6, 2017 – Comey writes in a memo that pressure from CNN prompted his dossier briefing with Trump
January 6 – 10, 2017: Senator Ron Johnson has questions for “Sensitive Matters Team” – New emails show FBI and DOJ discussing dossier briefing for CNN release
January 6, 2017 – Comey’s statement for the record on his first briefing with President-elect Trump re Russian meddling
January 6, 2017 – Emails Show FBI Brass Discussed Dossier Briefing Details With CNN
January 6, 2017 – Comey visits Trump at Trump Tower as part of a FBI counterintelligence investigation
January 6, 2017 – The DOJ OIG report on Comey’s memos details plans to ambush Trump with Moscow sex allegation
January 6, 2017 – Clapper personally briefs CNN’s Jake Tapper about the Comey-Trump meeting, almost immediately after it occurs
January 7, 2017 – The Intelligence Community Assessment is released and Brennan withholds dissenting evidence that Russia favors Hillary
January 8, 2017 – A McCabe email is at odds with Comey’s concerns ahead of publication of the dossier
January 10, 2017 – A Lisa Page email shows direct evidence of investigative leaking and bias – IG Horowitz later finds no bias
January 10, 2017 – An email suggests the FBI knew McCain leaked the Steele dossier to Buzzfeed
January 10, 2017 – Strzok seeks to capitalize on news reports about dossier, text message suggests
January 10, 2017 – CNN reports on the Clinton/DNC/Steele Dossier and Trump’s meeting with Intel chiefs
January 12, 2017 – Flynn’s defense claims there is a letter from UK National Security Advisor Sir Mark Lyall Grant that invalidates Steel info, undermines Russiagate, and is being suppressed
January 12, 2017 – Justice Department’s internal watchdog to investigate FBI’s handling of Clinton email inquiry
January 12, 2017 – Comey tells Clapper FBI unable to ‘sufficiently corroborate’ Steele — then renews Carter Page’s FISA warrant
January 19, 2017 – Obama’s White House counsel emails a “top secret” letter to Comey and McCabe regarding Comey’s spies placed in the WH
January 20, 2017 – 2018: James Comey planted spies in the White House to keep an eye on President Trump
January 20, 2017 – April 2017: James Comey has a mole in the White House, keeping tabs on President Trump and his aides
January 20, 2017 – Susan Rice writes an email to herself
January 24, 2017 – DOJ’s Sally Yates was upset with FBI for interviewing Michael Flynn
January 24-February 15, 2017: Tracking the original Flynn FD-302 report that mysteriously disappears
January 24, 2017 – Comey brags about bypassing protocol and sending FBI agents to interview Flynn…it wasn’t a ‘by the book’ moment