Here is a timeline of the highlights: The chronology is useful valuable because it shows the flow of events, including some possible cause and effect sequences. (Note bold entries)
2001-2013 Appointed by President George W. Bush and retained by President Obama, Robert Mueller served 2nd longest period in US history as FBI Director
September 4, 2013 James Comey appointed Director, FBI by President Barack Obama
March 2015 A series of events, including Congressional subpoena for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails as Secretary of State regarding the Benghazi murders, lead to public discovery of irregularities in Clinton’s use of emails as Secretary of State. DOS begins inquiry of her emails on an unauthorized server. Clinton holds press conference stating her conduct was proper.
April 12, 2015 Hillary Rodham Clinton announces her candidacy for President of the United States of America.
July 10, 2015 FBI opens an investigation of Clinton emails
July 16, 2015 Donald J. Trump announces his candidacy for President of the United States of America
September 2015 FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress on Clinton email investigation, revealing that there is an investigation but no conclusions
March 2016 WikiLeaks publishes first Podesta emails
June 30, 2016 Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s private meeting with Bill Clinton – soon discovered by press
July 5, 2016 FBI Director Comey announces that Clinton will not be prosecuted
July 19, 2016 Trump wins Republican nomination
July 26, 2016 Clinton wins Democrat nomination
July 2016 FBI begins investigation of possible collusion between Trump campaign and Russia
October 28, 2016 Comey sends letter to Congress stating that FBI investigation resumed on discovery of Clinton emails on former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s computer
November 6, 2016 Comey sends 2nd letter to Congress announcing that the Weiner evidence irrelevant and Clinton investigation closed.
November 8, 2016 Donald J. Trump elected 45th President of the United States of America
January 20, 2017 Inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President
May 9, 2016 President trump dismisses James Comey as Director , FBI
May 2017 Associate Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein appoints Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate Russian collusion with Trump campaign, using same FBI investigators who had been on the case since July. 2016.
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