How we got here: A timeline of the Clinton email scandal

On Friday FBI Director James Comey had a bombshell — though vague — announcement:

He is reviewing potentially new evidence related to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server after more emails were discovered that “appear to be pertinent” to that probe. Comey’s letter to senior lawmakers, just a week and a half before election day, said the FBI had discovered the messages “in connection with an unrelated case.” Comey didn’t specify, but it turns out the emails in question were discovered during a separate investigation into Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal. Weiner is the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, one of Clinton’s top aides.

As more details are revealed about the email scandal let’s go back to the beginning. Here’s how it all started:


March 2, 2015:The New York Times reports that Hillary Clinton used a private email server while serving as secretary of State.

March 10, 2015: Clinton defends her use of a private server, saying it was for “convenience” so she could use one device for personal and business use. “Looking back, it would have been better for me to use two separate phones and two separate e-mail accounts,” she said. “I thought using one device would be simpler. Obviously, it hasn’t worked out that way.”

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