Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
possible Clinton indictment
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 - 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 - Trump criticizes FBI Director Comey’s decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment, saying the “system” is “rigged.”
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 - 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 - 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 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 11, 2016 - A majority of Americans think Clinton should be indicted over her emails.
September 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey writes a letter to FBI employees defending the FBI’s actions in its Clinton email investigation.
October 09, 2016 - Trump tells Clinton he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into her use of a private email server, and says he would put her in jail.
October 09, 2016 - Many, including Republicans, criticize Trump for threatening to put Clinton in jail.
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.
November 04, 2016 - Many political insiders, especially Republicans, say Comey’s letter changed the trajectory of the 2016 presidential race.