Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
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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 15, 2016 - Comey is first told that FBI investigators have discovered previously unknown emails belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
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 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 - Trump praises Comey’s letter and says “this changes everything.”
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 - Republicans applaud 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.
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 - The FBI does have a Clinton Foundation investigation, and Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails could be useful to it.
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 - Podesta claims that Huma Abedin has been fully cooperative and she doesn’t know any more than media reports.
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 31, 2016 - Huma Abedin has no idea how her emails got on her husband’s computer, according to her lawyer.
October 31, 2016 - FBI investigators believe some newly discovered Huma Abedin emails were deleted from Clinton’s private server before the FBI took possession of it.
October 31, 2016 - FBI Director Comey may be facing a “rebellion” of rank and file FBI agents.
October 31, 2016 - The FBI begins analyzing Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails.
October 31, 2016 - A senator wants to know if the FBI ever asked for subpoena power in the Clinton email investigation, and if not, why not.
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 - FBI agents felt “handcuffed” over what they could do in the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
November 02, 2016 - The FBI allegedly has not destroyed the laptops of two Clinton aides, and their immunity deals may have been voided.
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 - Previously unknown Huma Abedin emails relevant to the FBI’s Clinton email investigation have been found on her husband’s computer.
November 04, 2016 - Many political insiders, especially Republicans, say Comey’s letter changed the trajectory of the 2016 presidential race.
July 27, 2017 – The House Judiciary Committee makes a formal request to take a second look at the Clinton Foundation and email investigations
October 9, 2019 – FBI agent: We found ‘ten times’ as many Hillary emails as James Comey publicly claimed