The Clearest (No Spin) Summary of FBI Report on Hillary Clinton Email

Since this article refers to both President and Mrs. Clinton, they are sometimes referred to by their first names for clarity.
Most of the information is from the FBI report. Some contextual facts and dates have been added.


The Takeaways. The Players. The Timeline.

The Takeaways

The FBI could not review all of the Hillary Clinton emails under investigation because:

  • The Clintons’ Apple personal server used for Hillary Clinton work email could not be located for the FBI to examine.
  • An Apple MacBook laptop and thumb drive that contained Hillary Clinton email archives were lost, and the FBI couldn’t examine them.
  • 2 BlackBerry devices provided to FBI didn’t have their SIM or SD data cards.
  • 13 Hillary Clinton personal mobile devices were lost, discarded or destroyed. Therefore, the FBI couldn’t examine them.
  • Various server backups were deleted over time, so the FBI couldn’t examine them.
  • After State Dept. notified Hillary Clinton her records would be sought by House Benghazi Committee, copies of her email on the laptops of her attorneys Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were wiped with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn’t review them.
  • After her emails were subpoenaed, Hillary Clinton’s email archive was also permanently deleted from her then-server “PRN” with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn’t review it.
  • Also after the subpoena, backups of the PRN server were manually deleted.

Even though the FBI did not have a complete record of Hillary Clinton’s emails on three unclassified personal servers, it found:

  • 2,093 emails State Dept. currently classifies as Confidential or Secret. (State Dept. did not address what their classification was at the time they were sent.)
  • 193 emails (81 separate email conversations) that were classified at the time they were sent, ranging from “Confidential” to “Top Secret/Special Access Program.”
  • 68 of the 81 email chains remain classified today.
  • 8 were Top Secret.
  • 37 were Secret.
  • 36 were Confidential.
  • 7 were Special Access Program.
  • 3 were Sensitive Compartmentalized Information.
  • 36 were Not Releasing to Foreign Governments.
  • 2 were Releasable Only to Five Allied Partners.
  • 12 of the suspect email chains were not provided by Hillary’s attorneys. The FBI found them other ways.
  • The email chains contained classified information from 5 other agencies: CIA, DOD, FBI, NGA and NSA.

The Players (as they surface in timeline)

Justin Cooper: President Bill Clinton aide
Bryan Pagliano: Computer technician from Hillary Clinton ‘08 campaign
Huma Abedin: Hillary Clinton aide
Eric Boswell: State Dept. Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security
John Bentel: State Dept. Information Technology official who handled Hillary Clinton’s issues
Jake Sullivan: Hillary Clinton aide
Cheryl Mills: Hillary Clinton chief of staff and attorney
Raymond Maxwell: Former State Dept. Deputy Assistant Secretary
Monica Hanley: Hillary Clinton aide
Sid Blumenthal: Hillary Clinton friend and adviser
Heather Samuelson: Hillary Clinton campaign worker and attorney
David Kendall of Williams & Connolly: Hillary Clinton attorney

3 Known Clinton Private Servers: Apple, “Pagliano,” and Platte River Networks (PRN)

The Timeline

2007: Hillary Clinton announces run for President. Bill Clinton aide Justin Cooper buys an Apple server for a new email system to be located in the Clintons’ Chappaqua, NY residence.

June 2008: Hillary drops out of Presidential race. Cooper sets up the Apple server.

Fall 2008: Hillary aide Huma Abedin contacts Hillary campaign computer tech Bryan Pagliano to build 2nd server because the Apple—in use for just a few months—is “antiquated.”

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton as secretary of state

Jan. 2009: Hillary begins transitioning from her personal email to a account on the “antiquated” Apple server.

Jan. 11, 2009: Increase in cyberattack attempts on State Dept. employee personal email accounts.

Jan. 21, 2009: Hillary becomes secretary of state. She declines a State Dept. email address and instead uses her personal BlackBerry in office.

Feb. 2009: Hillary travels to Asia, her first overseas trip as secretary of state.

March 2, 2009: Security memo warns Hillary and Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills that it’s risky to use their personal email and BlackBerry devices.

I cannot stress too strongly…that any unclassified BlackBerry is highly vulnerable in any setting to remotely and covertly monitoring conversations, retrieving e-mails, and exploiting calendars. –State Dept. memo from Eric Boswell of Diplomatic Security 3/2/2009.

March 11, 2009: Hillary is told there’s “intelligence concerning this vulnerability during her recent [Feb.] trip to Asia.” She acknowledges to Boswell that she “gets it.”

March 2009: State Dept. official handling Hillary computer security issues, John Bentel, reportedly receives memo showing that Hillary’s private server was set to be installed at her NY home. Bentel would later tell FBI he didn’t know Hillary was using a personal account or server.

March 18, 2009: The server installed by Pagliano replaces the Apple, but Pagliano later tells FBI he didn’t transfer Hillary’s account. The FBI could never locate or examine Apple server to determine facts.

Feb. 9, 2011: State Dept. staff again raises concerns about Hillary and staff using electronic devices in their offices.

March 2, 2011: State Dept. detects malicious cyber activity aimed at senior officials.

April 2011: Hillary’s immediate staff is briefed again on cybersecurity threats.

May 2011: Hillary’s immediate staff is briefed again.

Aug. 30, 2011: Hillary requests a government device to replace her broken BlackBerry. After she’s told it would be subject to Freedom of Information Act records searches, no government device is issued.

2011: Memo from Hillary cautions State Dept. employees about security and records retention, and advises not to use personal email for government business.

Sept. 11, 2012: Islamic extremist terrorists attack Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

Nov. 2012: State Dept. Accountability Review Board convenes to investigate Benghazi. Hillary aides Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan are reportedly seen at allegedly improper Benghazi “document sorting” session in State Dept. basement.

Week of Dec. 9, 2012: Hillary faints and falls, suffering a concussion. State Dept. keeps it secret for several days.

Dec. 4, 2012:

  • Congressional investigators try to schedule interview with Bentel, Hillary’s State Dept. information technology officer.
  • He declines.
  • He retires from State Dept. in December.

Dec. 15, 2012: Hillary postpones her Congressional testimony on Benghazi due to illness.

Dec. 30, 2012: State Dept. discloses discovery of “blood clot” in Clinton’s head from the concussion.

Early 2013: Pagliano plans to seek other work. Clinton staff begins searching for vendor to manage a new, 3rd Clinton email server.

Jan. 2, 2013: Platte River Networks of Denver (PRN) wins contract for new Clinton server.

Jan. 7, 2013: Hillary returns to work.

Jan. 23, 2013: Hillary testifies to Congress on Benghazi attacks.

Presidential nominee, Democrat Hillary Clinton

Presidential nominee, Democrat Hillary Clinton

Feb. 1, 2013: Hillary’s last day as secretary of state. She fails to produce her federal records as required by law.

Spring 2013:

  • Hillary aide Monica Hanley and Cooper put Hillary email archive on an Apple MacBook laptop and thumb drive.
  • But Hanley later tells FBI she forgot to give laptop and thumb drive to Hillary’s staff.
  • The laptop and thumb drive are lost and the FBI cannot examine.

March 14, 2013: Hillary confidant Sid Blumenthal’s AOL email is hacked by Romanian cyber hacker “Guccifer,” uncovering a memo to Hillary with classified “confidential” information.

June 2013: According to a book later written by Bill, Hillary finally recovers from her Dec. 2012 illness about now.

June 23, 2013: Pagliano server is moved to Equinix datacenter, NJ which “serves the world’s largest financial, media, and enterprise companies.”

Read: The Definitive Hillary Email Timeline (prior to FBI report)

June 30, 2013: Pagliano server email accounts are transferred to the new PRN server.

July 18, 2013: Clintons sign formal deal with PRN for new email server.

Early 2014: Hanley says she finds Apple MacBook laptop from Spring of 2013 at her home and tries, but fails, to remotely transfer Hillary email archive to PRN server.

Feb. 2014:

  • Hanley ships Apple MacBook laptop to unidentified person who transfers Hillary email archive to Gmail address, then to PRN server.
  • Hanley instructs unidentified person to delete and/or wipe Hillary email archive from Apple MacBook and Gmail.
  • Unidentified person ships Apple MacBook via US Postal Service or UPS to unidentified female Hillary associate who later tells FBI she never received it.
  • Nobody can find the Apple MacBook or thumb drive containing Hillary archive email.

May 8, 2014: House Benghazi committee is established.

Summer of 2014: State Dept. notifies Hillary aide Cheryl Mills that it will be requesting Hillary’s work emails.

July 23, 2014: Congressional Benghazi committee reaches agreement with State Dept. on production of records.

July 2014:

  • Mills initiates review of any Hillary work emails with .gov addresses that were transferred from Pagliano server to PRN server.
  • The emails don’t include the Jan-March 2009 emails lost on the missing Apple server.
  • The .gov work emails are put in a file on laptops of Mills and Hillary attorney Heather Samuelson.
  • These laptop email files would later be wiped using BleachBit so they could never be recovered. The FBI was unable to review them.

August, 2014: State Dept. provides House Benghazi Committee with eight emails to or from Clinton that show her use of a private email account.

Sept. 15, 2014: Sharyl Attkisson reports on State Dept. official who said he witnessed Benghazi document sorting session with Hillary aides in State Dept. basement in 2013.

Late Sept. 2014:

  • Mills and Samuelson review the rest of the available Hillary emails, besides the .gov.
  • These email files would later be wiped using BleachBit so they could never be recovered. The FBI was unable to review them.
  • Selected emails are printed in Mills’ office and reviewed again by attorneys Samuelson, Mills and Hillary attorney David Kendall of Williams & Connolly.
  • “Non-work” emails are shredded.
  • “Work” emails were printed and provided on USB drive to Kendall.

Dec. 2014: Hillary and Abedin begin using new email accounts on the domain

Dec. 5, 2014: Hard copies of Hillary work emails are given to State Dept.

Dec. 2014: Hillary instructs her staff she no longer needs to keep the remaining “personal” emails.

Dec. 2014 or Jan. 2015:

  • Mills and Samuelson request unidentified person to delete the Hillary email files from their laptops.
  • Software called “BleachBit” is used so it can never be recovered.
  • Unknown Hillary staffer also wants Hillary email archive removed from PRN server.
  • Mills asks for shortened email retention for account because Hillary decides she no longer needs emails older than 60 days.

July 10, 2015: FBI begins investigation Hillary email situation after U.S. Intelligence Community Inspector General refers the case of possible improper handling of classified information.

March 2, 2015:

  • NYT article exposes fact that Clinton used personal email account exclusively for state business.
  • PRN technicians conduct work on Pagliano server at Equinix datacenter.
  • Mills later tells FBI they were working on the server because she asked them to conduct an equipment inventory.

March 3, 2015: House Benghazi committee requests Hillary attorneys at Williams & Connolly to preserve and produce all documents and media related to her two known addresses.

March 4, 2015: House Benghazi committee privately subpoenas all Hillary emails related to Benghazi terrorist attacks. Clinton does not disclose the subpoenas but tweets, “I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.”

March 9, 2015: Mills emails PRN and makes reference to the preservation request from Congress. A PRN technician would later tell FBI he doesn’t remember seeing it.

March 10, 2015: Clinton answers questions about her email practices for the first time. She tells reporters:

  • It was more convenient to use the private server.
  • “I wanted to use just one device for both personal and work emails instead of two.”
  • Last year, she deleted nearly 31,000+ emails that were “private.”
  • She will not turn over her personal email server.
  • She “fully complied” with the law.
  • She has turned over to the State Dept. 55,000 pages of work-related emails.
  • There were 62,320 emails in her account: 30,490 were public business; 31,830 were private.

March 25, 2015:

  • PRN has conference call with Bill Clinton’s staff.
  • PRN technician later tells FBI that, at this point, he realized he’d forgotten to shorten Hillary’s email retention (that Mills requested in Dec. 2014), so he now deletes the Clinton archive mailbox from PRN and uses BleachBit to permanently delete files holding the emails.
  • FBI says one PRN technician gave three conflicting stories but acknowledged that, when he made deletions, he knew of Congress’ preservation request and knew he should not delete Hillary’s email data on PRN server.
  • The FBI says somebody also manually deleted backups of the PRN server during this time frame. Clinton and Mills say they were unaware of these deletions.

March 31, 2015: There’s a conference call among PRN, Kendall and Mills. Later, PRN would exert attorney-client privilege and refuse to comment on conversation. This means Hillary’s attorneys are representing the PRN technician, too.

May 27, 2015: In a Freedom of Information (FOI) lawsuit, the court orders State Dept. to post emails on FOI website on a monthly schedule to complete by Jan 29, 2016. (State completes Feb 29, 2016.)

July 28, 2015: Hillary revises her statement regarding classified email to say she is confident she never sent or received emails that were classified at the time. Later, the FBI would find Hillary sent or received 193 emails (81 separate email conversations) that were classified at the time they were sent, ranging from “Confidential” to “Top Secret/Special Access Program.”

July 31 2015: The federal judge in a Judicial Watch FOI suit, Emmet Sullivan, orders State Dept. to request that Mills and Abedin confirm, under penalty of perjury, that they have produced all government records in their possession, return any other government records immediately, and describe their use of Hillary’s email server to conduct government business.

Aug. 5, 2015: State Dept. sends letter to Hillary including Judge Sullivan’s order.

Aug. 6, 2015: Mills’ attorney tells Judicial Watch that it has instructed Mills to “delete any and all electronic copies [of potential federal records] in her possession” after her anticipated production of records on Aug. 10. Judicial Watch files an emergency request to block the destruction.

Aug. 11, 2015: Inspector General report to the Senate contradicts Hillary claims; some emails, says the IG, contained information that was classified at the time.

Aug. 19, 2015: Hillary’s personal lawyer tells a Senate committee that all data, including emails, was erased from her server prior to it being turned over to the FBI. Hillary tells reporters the investigation surrounding her server “has nothing to do with me.” She contradicts the Inspector General by reiterating that she never sent or received classified material.

Aug. 2015:

  • FBI obtains Pagliano server.
  • Williams & Connolly doesn’t disclose that there’s other related equipment, and that Hillary emails had been transferred to PRN server.
  • PRN says, at this time, it realizes it’s accidentally backing up its Hillary server on the cloud rather than just locally as the Clintons had directed. It discontinues the cloud backups.

Aug. 27, 2015: Hillary tells an Iowa audience that using a personal email server “…clearly wasn’t the best choice..I take responsibility…” She repeats her modified statement, “I never sent nor received any e-mail that was marked classified.”

Sept. 10, 2015: Pagliano pleads the fifth before House Benghazi committee.

October, 2015: Previously withheld Hillary emails reveal she told daughter Chelsea almost immediately that terrorists were behind the Benghazi attacks, yet told the public they were prompted by a protest over a YouTube video.

Oct. 3, 2015: After learning about additional Pagliano server equipment, and that Hillary emails had been transferred to PRN server, FBI obtains equipment and PRN server.

Oct. 14, 2015: Hillary attorneys at Williams & Connolly review an iMac of Hillary’s and assure the Justice Dept. that no work emails were found on it.

Oct. 16, 2015: Williams & Connolly provides 2 Hillary Blackberry devices to FBI but forensics finds no evidence they were ever connected to her personal servers. They do not contain their SIM cards or SD secure digital cards.

Oct. 28, 2015: State Dept. sends formal request to Hillary and other former secretaries asking for their work-related emails. Hillary directs attorneys Kendall and Mills to oversee.

Jan. 7, 2016: FBI interviews Sid Blumenthal, who sent at least 24 memos currently classified “confidential” and at least one email classified as “Secret” at the time and currently to Hillary on unclassified system.

Feb. 9, 2016: Justice Dept. requests all of Hillary’s 13 mobile devices.

Feb. 22, 2016: Williams & Connolly tells DOJ it cannot locate any of the devices, so FBI was unable to examine the 13 mobile devices.

Feb 27, 2016: Jake Sullivan is interviewed by FBI. He says he’s not concerned emails with classified information that he sent to Hillary on unclassified system.

March 2016: Bentel declines to testify to Senate committee.

March 31, 2016: Guccifer is extradited from Romania to US.

April 5, 2016: FBI interviews Huma Abedin who sent at least one email classified as “confidential” to Hillary on her unclassified system.

April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills is interviewed by FBI. She refuses to answer some questions under attorney-client privilege. She says she’s not concerned by her decision to send Hillary emails with information later deemed “classified” on her unclassified system.

May 25, 2016:

  • State Dept. Inspector General (IG) says under Foreign Affairs Manual, employees are required to conduct day to day operations using authorized information system.
  • IG says there’s “no evidence” Clinton sought approval to use her personal email account or private servers despite her obligation to do so.

June 22, 2016: Pagliano pleads the fifth 125 times in deposition with conservative watchdog Judicial Watch.

June 27, 2016: Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets privately with President Clinton. The two say it was a purely social visit.

July 2, 2016: FBI interviews Hillary Clinton.

July 4, 2016: Hillary indicates that, as President, she would likely keep Lynch as attorney general.

July 5, 2016: FBI Director James Comey recommends no prosecution in Hillary email case.

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125 Responses to “The Clearest (No Spin) Summary of FBI Report on Hillary Clinton Email”

  1. Cathy Kaech
    September 10, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Dec. 4, 2012:

    Congressional investigators try to schedule interview with Bentel, Hillary’s State Dept. information technology officer.
    He declines.
    He retires from State Dept. in December.

    How is it…that these people get to just “decline”? Why aren’t they in jail?

    • George
      September 11, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

      You’re deplorable, that’s why.

      • Jacqueline Flynn
        September 15, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

        The public thought the FBI had the final word. Whoops!

      • wyclif
        October 6, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

        Mentioning that someone on Hillary’s staff is corrupt is “deplorable”, but Hill’s just peachy keen.

        Got it.

        • CESAR Williams
          October 18, 2016 at 10:45 pm #

          Whay are you smoking ??? Peachy Keen Mary Jane ???

    • suzi b.
      September 11, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

      I bet he’s receiving a very cushy pension.

      • Dennis Sinclair
        September 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

        Of course, he is. At the taxpayers’ expense!

    • Paul R. Jones
      September 11, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

      While those of us who have experience in the T.S./SCI arena and would like to ‘strangle’ folks that do the deeds being revealed in this Hillary mess, the RULE OF LAW requires a grand jury, indictment, trial and if convicted, jail time. I am rooting for the RULE OF LAW to prevail against Hillary and her minions. I doubt the men and women working in the Special Access Programs arenas are pleased with Hillary. This DOD webpage will give folks a peek at what is involved when DOD runs a Special Access Program…these are the programs Hillary compromised with her servers/storage units: SAP Procedures

      Unless exempted by the Secretary of Defense or Deputy Secretary of Defense, the DoD SAP Oversight Committee, (SAPOC), management structure and its working level Senior Review Group (SRG) shall be the forum for addressing the approval and disapproval for all DoD SAPs. In brief, the DoD utilizes a SAP Coordination Office (SAPCO), to support the SAPOC. The SAPOC is a matrix management organization that is made up of three OSD-level SAP Central Offices. The required approval documents shall be processed through the appropriate Unified Commands or respective component to the appropriate OSD-level SAP Central Office (i.e., Acquisition SAPs to Director, Special Programs, OUSD (A&T)); Operations and Support SAPs, Director, Special Programs, ODTUSD(P)PS, OUSD(P); and Intelligence SAPs, Director, Special Programs, OASD (C3I). The OSD-level SAP Central Office will “sponsor” the program for SAP approval and as a part of the SAPCO control it as it is processed through the SRG and SAPOC management structures to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Chairman, SAPOC. In addition, the OSD-level SAP Central Offices must be advised of all non-DoD SAPs that have DoD participation (e.g., DoD personnel performing any program functions). SAPs that are NOT DoD SAPs, but which have active DoD support must be reported to one of the three cognizant OSD-level Central Offices. Specifically:

      a. SAPs involving NATO classified information are based on international treaty requirements. DoD involvement with these SAPs must be reported to the Director, Special Programs, ODTUSD(P)PS, OUSD(P).
      b. The policies and procedures for access to and dissemination of Restricted Data, (RD) and Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information, (CNWDI) are contained in DoD Directive 5210.2. Any SAPs associated with RD and CNWDI must be reported to the Director, Special Programs, ODTUSD (P)PS, OUSD(P).
      c. SAPs protecting foreign intelligence information under the cognizance of the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) must be reported appropriately to either the Director, Special Programs, ODTUSD(P)PS, OUSD(P), or the Director, Special Programs, OASD(C3I), or to both. The National Security Act of 1947 and E.O. 12958 authorize the DCI to create SAPs pertaining to intelligence activities in accordance with Director of Central Intelligence Directive 3/29. The DCI is not authorized to create SAPs for military operational, strategic and tactical programs that are under the cognizance of the DoD.
      d. When a DoD Component is involved with a SAP(s) or SAPs that involves one or more other DoD Component(s) or a non-DoD activity, DoD Components shall:

      (1) Formalize or document the relationship in a written agreement (e.g., Memorandum of Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding) that specifies who has primary sponsorship of the program, and responsibility for obtaining SAP approval.
      (2) Provide to the appropriate OSD-level SAP Central Office notice that agreements have been executed with other DoD or non-DoD activities and make the details of the association available during oversight reviews as prescribed in DoD Directive O-5205.7 and this Regulation.

      e. Activities that do not involve acquisition or intelligence funds, and that protect purely military operations or the support thereof, are not reported or considered to be a DoD SAP per se. Rather, the activities within these programs are reported to the leadership and membership of Congress in the context of report of military operations as determined by the President and the Secretary of Defense.
      f. SAPS involving participation by foreign governments shall be in compliance with DoD Directive 5230.11.

      • Nathaniel Calfey
        September 11, 2016 at 11:14 pm #

        Your summary is excellent.

        • Robert
          September 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

          Well said Sir. We trust in the system of Law. 1974 Justice Burger ordered then President Nixon to turn over all tape recordings of meetings. So what has changed from then to now. Well lets hope we get back to justice being blind. Right now one eye is uncovered and its the left.

          • Matt Musson
            September 29, 2016 at 9:12 am #

            Even in Nixon’s day – the Press would have forgiven him if he had been a Democrat. Does anyone truly believe that Nixon was dirtier than LBJ? If so, it’s time for a reality check.

      • Herbert Branch
        October 1, 2016 at 11:08 am #

        Excellent explanation for those who would otherwise not know. In 1968-69 I supported an electronic radio intercept program in Europe (monitoring all wireless communications between the former Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact nations of Eastern Europe). It was an Army Intel Op. (24/7). Results were reported to the DIA.

        Any one of us (at that duty post) would have gone to prison for the equivalent of any single infraction of law that Sharyl has spelled out here by the dozens. Can anyone doubt that Hillary believes that she is above the laws that govern the rest of US. How elitist and condescending is that? My recommended read on Hillary: the book, “Unlikable,” by an ex-Secret Service agent.

        • Escbc
          October 14, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

          THEY WENT AFTER NIXON BECAUSE HE SENT Ager hiss to penang he was anti communist

          • Peteo
            October 20, 2016 at 9:31 am #

            Absolute TRUTH. Democrats have always hated the guy who nailed Alger Hiss.

      • retrocon
        October 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

        sadly, Hillary could get elected POTUS. IF that happens, total self-granted immunity. Immunity for all of her comrads. Or, Obama will do it himself.

        Either way, she skates.

      • Shirley Brown
        October 17, 2016 at 9:08 am #

        In other words, we’re screwed and Hillary, the traitor, is running for President of the USA. Like I said, we’re screwed by the Clintons and their hired goons.

      • Fred
        October 20, 2016 at 10:38 am #

        Excellent summary, however State Department does not follow DoD Regulations. That said, they have their own program with the same legal requirements as outlined in Presidential Executive Orders, I believe it is EO 12356. I’ve been out of the business a few years, but this was an area that I worked at the fourth estate level in DoD.

      • Peggy
        October 20, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

        So my question is, why hasn’t a grand jury been impaneled to deal with this? It should have been done a long time ago.

    • George Black
      October 14, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

      The Clinton’s have raised political corruption and cronyism to levels Obama could only dream of. She may in reality become president in spite of all this. Pretty sad commentary on the state of the union.

    • Steve
      October 14, 2016 at 8:44 pm #

      Anyone can decline to be interviewed by law enforcement. You and everyone else in America has a 5th amendment protected constitutional right against self incrimination. Frankly, absent immunity, you would be well advised to use it since any false statement, even if made accidentally can result in you being charged with obstruction. Ask Martha Stewart about the perils of talking to federal investigators.

      • Debbi
        October 17, 2016 at 8:20 am #

        Hillary did lie about Benghazi and she is still running for President. I think law and order has left our country for political correctness that is measured by the left. She will probably become president and we who still have a brain to think with are in BIG trouble.

        • mach37
          October 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

          Law and Order is being measured by the Department of Justice which, under the leadership of President Obama, is more self-protectively corrupt than it has ever been since 1789. I used to think the FBI set its own standards, but Comey has shown it to be just as corrupt as the Attorney General; that is, all Attorney Generals who have been under the leadership of President Obama.

          Department heads such as Tom Vilsack (USDA chief) – especially Tom Vilsack – love to use the term “under the leadership of President Obama.” I believe that the direction the nation has gone since 2009 can, and must be, directly attributed to “the leadership of President Obama.” Every cabinet member seems to be toeing the line that the President has set for them.

    • robert ferguson
      October 20, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

      Much is made of FBI Director Comey’s decision that no reasonable prosecutor would proceed with an indictment, but that is a cleverly-worded ambiguity. Does reasonable mean rational, or does it mean that a prosecutor would not want to bring down the enmity of the Clinton political machine upon himself. But there is another way to look at the situation, one that fits the reputation of Comey as a very savvy and politically intelligent public servant. Consider this scenario — Comey knows that if he passes the case to Loretta Lynch with a recommendation that she prosecute, then Clinton can escape the consequences because Lynch will impose only a misdemeanor and a fine and that’s all she wrote. And then Obama can commute her sentence and that’s all she wrote. And, if Clinton does win the election, Comey has protected the FBI as an agency despite the tremendous damage to his reputation of integrity. But, if Comey places the case in a sort of left-handed legal abeyance, no official action is called for, even though the case remains live and in hibernation. Now take the scenario that Trump wins the election, no matter how dirty the Clinton team plays, then Comey can refer the case ‘for further investigation’ and a recommendation to the incoming Attorney General for indictment, and can anyone doubt that Rudi Giuliani or Chris Christy (for example) is not going to let this horrid woman and her horribiler husband skate free. Boxes within boxes notwithstanding, the new Attorney General and the new President can totally investigate the Clinton corruption and bring the words back to the Pledge of Allegiance, “Justice and Liberty for all.” Speaking personally, my thought is that Comey is an American patriot of the first water, in a world of rotten politcs, he is risking his Life, his Fortunes and his sacred Honor.

  2. clayusmcret
    September 10, 2016 at 11:12 am #


    Thank you for not blindly following the lead of the MSM. It takes real guts to step outside the line and speak truth against the power that is the current WH, Che-obama’s administration leadership, Hillary and the DNC.

  3. John Jakobsen
    September 10, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    Thank you so much for this. This has been going on for so long and has so many moving parts that it became mind numbing for most of us. This is just what we needed to put the drip, drip, drip of deception and corruption that we have seen and heard over the last several years into an easily understandable timeline. This was a herculean endeavor on your part, and I cannot begin to fathom how much time and effort went into this. You have done a service to your country, and to history, by providing it for us. Thank you again.

  4. John Borg
    September 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    Minor correction: “April 5, 2016: FBI interviews ***Human*** Abedin …”

    Excellent article. Keep up the good work.

  5. T Wright
    September 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    This I what reporting is supposed to be.

  6. Chris Riley
    September 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    This is the clearest and most comprehensive synopsis of this sorry affair I have seen. S.A is contributing more to journalism than the WP and the NYT put together.

  7. Paul Wesley Bowen
    September 10, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

    Discounting the extreme amount of “coincidence”, “accidental error”, and “deletion of old materials” as evidenced by this report, there is no way Hillary Clinton should be allowed anything other than to serve prison time for extreme, and I do mean extreme, abuse of power, governmental laws, classification processes, etc. The thought of her becoming the president only serves to make me shudder at the outcome if such a person, with such a blatant, self-preservationist mental attitude, should become president. The “self-centered decisions she would make”, alone, would cause U.S. to suffer irreparable damage.

    • Paul R. Jones
      September 11, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

      With Bill running the Clinton Foundation out of the ‘back-door’ of the White House, I can just imagine what the nightly rental rate for the Lincoln bedroom would go for if she is elected.

    • Herbert Branch
      October 1, 2016 at 10:58 am #

      Well said. Enough said.

  8. Rhonda
    September 11, 2016 at 1:35 am #

    Sharyn, Great timeline! Thanks for your effort! One thing, however, no one seems to bring up is how Hillary really got hurt. The following can be found on Wikileaks! It all adds up….

    Important to note, GRU analysts say in this report, was that when the C-12 Huron entered into Iranian airspace neither American nor Iran air force units responded clearly indicating that this secret mission was sanctioned. Upon the C-12 Huron landing at Ahwaz, however, this report says it encountered “extreme turbulence” causing it to leave the runway where its main landing gear then collapsed causing it to crash. Within seconds of the C-12 Huron crashing, this report continues, Iranian emergency and security personal responded freeing the victims, including Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and “bleeding profusely.” After emergency aid was given, GRU agents stationed in Iran state that another US military flight was dispatched from Bahrain to Ahwaz which evacuated all of those wounded and killed in the crash including Secretary Clinton. Strangely to note, this report says, is that in the aftermath of this crash, Iran’s main oil company announced today that they were buying the Ahwaz airport with the intention of moving it because, they say, oil was discovered beneath it.

    • George Quinn
      September 11, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

      Commentary, I would consider informative, to say the least. Do you know any more about this?
      Do you know where I can get more of this story. Frankly, I never heard about, nor saw, any blemishes on Hillary. Can you tell me where you got this information?
      George Quinn

    • CRB
      September 17, 2016 at 10:50 am #

      Yes. This was reported in UK media at the time, but not in the US media. Thanks for bringing this into the light. Hillary was ‘secretly out and about making undisclosed, perhaps unauthorized, agreements’.

    • Dave
      September 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

      Outstanding post, should give better directive on how to get info at wikileaks.

  9. ALEX
    September 11, 2016 at 2:26 am #

    Thank You Sharyl. I wanted to believe in my government. I have read your personal story and never doubted you. What you have documented is beyond the pale. Everyone involved in this would be serving hard time if we had justice. This is so obvious an blind man can see it….

  10. Will
    September 11, 2016 at 3:13 am #

    Thank you Sharyl for putting this in a timeline order. It gets very convoluted and confusing with all the sound bites the media puts out especially when facts are purposely omitted or worse altered to fit a narrative.

  11. Paul R. Jones
    September 11, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    And your article isn’t even a classified assessment on Hillary and her minions conduct. CIA, DOD, NAS, et al have to be in a purple-faced rage regarding Hillary and her minions blatant cavalier conduct on this nation’s most secret of secrets. Hillary single-handedly compromised 22-Top Secret-Special Access Programs in my opinion…a feat that is un-surpassed in American History that is publically known.
    And, Hillary escaped any consequences for her deeds thanks to politics. Worse yet, a sizable part of this nation’s voters are oblivious to her conduct…only the fact she is a Presidential candidate. How sad for America. I continue to root for the RULE OF LAW to prevail against Hillary and her minions.

  12. Denis J. Petro MD
    September 11, 2016 at 9:03 am #

    Brilliant journalism and one of the few remaining voices outside the world of Comcast, Disney, Facebook, Apple, Google, etc……..
    Let’s hope America wakes up to the lack of investigative journalism in the US.
    Years ago I had a phone conversation with her while she was at CBS. Her resulting story about “big pharma” was excellent. Not surprising that she could not survive CBS.

  13. Skully
    September 11, 2016 at 9:04 am #

    Thank you Sharyl, when future historians writes about this horrible period, your articles will probably be the only true factual account noted. Both sides of the media, ( how sad is that comment?) are so partisan in ther is disgusting. Please continue your excellent coverage, we don’t have many places left to get to the truth. God bless and take care.

  14. Scott
    September 11, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    FYI: in the “Players” section, John Bentel is listed twice. The descriptions next to his name are different. If that is intentional, you may want to provide an explanatory footnote so people do not assume it is an error.

    The effort required to sift through reams of documents to produce this summary must have been enormous. Thank you.

  15. simon taylor
    September 11, 2016 at 9:36 am #

    Wow….America has got a tough choice.

  16. Mark Wellman
    September 11, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    How do so many criminals avoid prosecution for their crimes. How can such lies and obstructions be allowed without any repercussions? Where is the justice in all this? I presume that foreign governments and adversaries now all have access to Hillary’s communications. How could she be president and avoid being blackmailed in the event she did not behave according to our enemies’ wishes. Where is the law?

  17. Jahn
    September 11, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    Why doesn’t Google have the copy of her emails that were temporarily transferred to a Gmail account? Even though they were “deleted” from the Gmail, everyone knows there is a backup at Google. Why has Google not been subpoenaed?

    • JBC
      September 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

      Why has Google not been subpoenaed? I presume that is a rhetorical question considering that Google is the most prolific visitor to the Obama White House since his Administration began. Google is the not-so-shadowy NSA and walks openly in lockstep with this White House

  18. Paul Murphy
    September 11, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    Very impressive reporting – thank you.

    One note: if this happened:

    Hanley ships Apple MacBook laptop to unidentified person who transfers Hillary email archive to Gmail address, then to PRN server.

    Hanley instructs unidentified person to delete and/or wipe Hillary email archive from Apple MacBook and Gmail.

    then a complete copy of the archive as added to the gmail account either still exists or was the subject of a very specific (and highly unusual) deletion effort by google.

  19. Rick Swan
    September 11, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    Feb. 2014:

    Hanley ships Apple MacBook laptop to unidentified person who transfers Hillary email archive to Gmail address, then to PRN server.
    Hanley instructs unidentified person to delete and/or wipe Hillary email archive from Apple MacBook and Gmail.

    What gmail account, and why can’t the FBI contact Google and the NSA to get copies?

    • Anrhony
      September 13, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

      Yes I agree. The NSA also has all copies of Hillary’s emails, just as they do of all of ours. Also In the Arpaio case in Judge Snow’s court it was revealed that Clapper and Brennan have a private powerful computer system known as ‘the Hammer.”

      • Steve
        October 15, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

        Your speculation about the NSA does not equal fact.

  20. Joan
    September 11, 2016 at 10:23 am #

    Great job, Sharyl. Thank you for adding clarity to this web of lies, half truths and sheer deception that follows HC like a creepy fog.

  21. SysAdmin
    September 11, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    What about the email server backups? The press mentioned (and the FBI report confirmed) that Clinton’s email server was backed up daily by a Datto system. These things keep incremental backups and send copies of the backups to a remote data center. So both the appliance and the data centers have full copies of all of Hillary emails. She can wipe her server all she wants, the daily backups are still there from the beginning.

    The FBI seized the backup server. What happened to this critical evidence?

  22. Jeff
    September 11, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    Excellent work, Sharyl! One can only hope and pray that this information finds it’s way into the public discourse. I will do my part to point others in this direction.

  23. Hoi Polloi Boy
    September 11, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    Ms Attkisson:

    You certainly knocked the ball out of the park with this timeline. Any rational person can see the coverup goes deeper than an oil well. If this info were readily made available to the voters, the election would be moved against her.

    Thank you for the work you do.

  24. Howard Echo-Hawk
    September 11, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    Lord God of the Bible. Help us.

  25. Mustang
    September 11, 2016 at 11:37 am #

    Excellent article. If Hillary gets elected I’ll see you in the Concentration Camp.

  26. Burton Chertok
    September 11, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    Sharyl, Your reporting is clearly seriously spot on and a clear indictment of Clinton AND COMEY along with the DOJ. I feel all hollow inside now with the knowledge that these miscreants will not only get away with their crimes–Comey’s equal to hers or even greater as far as I’m concerned–but will prosper and advance in spite if not because of them.
    The only possible way for your work to have any effect would be if your media compatriots would repeat and repeat and repeat your timeline here so as cause a sufficient number of the now deaf and dumb public to become aware of the screwing they are getting from these thieving rats.
    My pessimistic guess is that it will never happen because Watergate was a fluke. If Nixon was a Democrat, he would have remained in office and died a blemish free hero as all of those scumbags do and did.

  27. Cassie
    September 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    The saddest part about this article? Everyone’s raving about a basic, straightforward timeline, much of which a college kid could have put together just by writing down things as they came to light. Which is the lowest level of “investigative journalism” there is. This should have been the job of the *intern* at every news organization in the county. The reason this article is so incredibly helpful is that the MSM has studiously avoided doing its primary job. This is the equivalent of teacher filling out a gradebook, or an engineer writing a line of code, or a carpenter fixing a table leg: a shrug and “all in a day’s work.”

    Thanks, Sharyl, for giving us an honest day’s work (it probably took longer than that, but still… basic reporting is appreciated. I’m sorry you couldn’t dump it on an intern, where it belonged.)

  28. No Serfing
    September 11, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    I think it would be appropriate to include Hillary’s lying and Gowdy getting Comey admit she lied.

  29. art madeya
    September 11, 2016 at 10:49 pm #

    We need to organize a massive march on DC to demand that a special prosecutor be selected to review this travesty of justice and let the evidence be given to a grand jury for evaluation and an indictment of Mrs Clinton !!!!!!

  30. Jeffrey W. Lee
    September 11, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

    Thank you Sharyl…Excellent work!

  31. CSmith
    September 12, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    When I tried to share this article to FB, I got an error message saying the website is unavailable, although I had no trouble sharing it on Twitter.

    So I copied and pasted the url to FB, but got the same msg

  32. Richard Matthews
    September 12, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    What difference, at this point, does it make?”- Hillary Clinton-

    If a tree falls in the forest and no one(FBI and DOH) is there, is there a sound? Any individual with the common sense of a gnat can conclude that there was not only a massive criminal enterprise, but that there was a massive criminal conspiracy to cover up the huge amount of criminal activities. The American people depend and should insist on our tax payer paid law enforcement agencies to ethically investigate criminal enterprises. If Director Comey has one one-hundredth of one percent of human decency and ethics, he should first resign and then disclose the truth; The whole truth and nothing but the truth. I still think that in my heart of hearts that there is some inkling of a soul there. The truth will set you free and you will have the respect of not only your FBI brethren and the law enforcement community but also the American people. It’s not too late. We can handle the truth.

  33. ikeme johnson
    September 12, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

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  34. Carmen Martinez M.D.
    September 13, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    It is SO CLEAR that there was EXTREME efforts to keep EVERYTHING secret; Clinton Foundation pay for play, Benghazi and how they were hiding covert CIA arms to ISIS, and her Neurological illness as well as EVERYTHING ELSE. How can anyone support this candidate?

  35. Brenda
    September 13, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    Thank you for this.

  36. tommy
    September 13, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    Oregon Health Science University = Syncope = fast recovery

    Hillary has Epilepsy , explains why she recovered so quickly on 911 . Its can come from brain injury .

  37. Gene Ciliberti
    September 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Sharyl – You’ve been the very best reporter I’ve ever known since you were a local TV reporter in Tampa. Great and noble work. Your continued success is assured!

  38. jimmbbo
    September 13, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    An outstanding example of INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING, a skill in stunningly short supply in today’s lamestream “journalists”. Well done, Ms. Attkisson!!

  39. Burton Chertok
    September 13, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

    Oy yoy yoy yoy—-If Trump promises to go after each and every one of the turds involved with a special prosecutor who’s subpoena’s would see people present and singing after they receive immunity–OR ELSE–striped pajamas until they do…. Clinton would be the new Nixon–But, more importantly, He would win big time!!!!

  40. michael loehrer
    September 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    Sharyl Attkisson is so good I’m surprised the Clinton’s haven’t tried to have her deep sixed.

  41. Karl Muller
    September 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    A brilliant summary, thank you for your hard work.

    My favourite part of the story: How Hillary Clinton sourced some of those 13 Blackberries from eBay, because she couldn’t use the newer models. Is it not possible that someone could have infiltrated a bugged phone into her possession, if it was known she was buying second-hand devices online? And what happened to the 11 phones she lost? Apart from the laptops and drives? How can anyone so careless be allowed anywhere near a state secret?

    Thanks again. This is compulsory reading for anyone trying to find their way through the tangle of lies that is “Secretary” Clinton, worst keeper of secrets in the history of the office. The job of a good secretary is to leave a clean desk. Look at the catastrophic mess she created instead.

  42. Not Chicken Little
    September 13, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

    Perhaps Ms. Atkisson could teach the FBI and the DOJ et al how to do their jobs! Journalism and the search for truth is not completely dead, thank you. But what has happened to the rest of them?

  43. Bob D
    September 14, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    Nice job, good information.
    The 1st part is not really true as they would be able to retrieve those emails from NSA which records all emails

  44. Susan K
    September 14, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

    Dang… many criminal actions did I just read??? Not a Trump fan but the nan is right…she is clearly been placed above the law.

  45. Joeline Webber
    September 17, 2016 at 11:51 pm #

    Sorry, I’m not buying this distraction from the real issues of today. Thank God Hillary kept her stuff on a private server. At the very least her server was not successfully hacked unlike the State Department server they wanted her to use which has been repeatedly hacked. People need to talk to Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Madelaine Albright, all of whom used private servers. Enough with the email stuff. Let’s focus on the issues we need to know about for the election.

    • Cynthia J Campbell
      September 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

      A distraction????? You’ve just been presented well documented PROOF of multiple crimes and treasonous acts committed by a presidential candidate, over the span of 30 years and you are okay with that?????

    • Cynthia J Campbell
      September 20, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

      This is not ’email stuff’ as you so eloquently put it. You, ma’am, are a disgraceful and deplorable person without brain cells to rub together.

    • Ellie
      September 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

      Nope. The others you mentioned did not have their own servers. This is a very important topic. She was Secretary of State and purposely avoiding FOIA requests by keeping her emails on a private server. THAT is the reason she did it – to avoid transparency to the American people. She couldn’t even determine whether emails were classified or not! (IF you believe she’s telling the truth.) She’s a disaster and doesn’t deserve to be President of this great country.

    • Regina McGlashen
      October 17, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

      Real issues? Do you not think that Hillary pretending she didnt know what a C meant and sending and receiving top secret info is not an issue? She, as secretary of state is required to use specific channels of communication AND turn in her entire block of communications when she leaves office, neither of which she did. It is NOT her decision to decide which is best for this country in any matter that has already been decided by constitution or laws! The email issues indicate what kind of person Hillary Clinton is, what power she assumes on her own and how she uses that power. She is not an independent authority and has NO right to make decisions on her own regarding the security of this nation when it opposes standard procedure! If you think she may, then you are asking for a dictatorship, an oligarchy where the branches of our government are made irrelevant as well as our laws. Good luck with that!

    • Sheryl
      October 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      They had private email ACCOUNTS, but did not use private SERVERS. There is a great difference. It goes to integrity or lack thereof.

  46. Jacob Bartle
    September 20, 2016 at 7:38 am #

    Can’t wait til you add Paul Combetta to this mess!

    • Virginia McCammon
      September 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

      She is a liar, cheat and so dishonest…Joeline Webber…if you are too blind to see that…you are as bad as her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Dan Fritz
    September 25, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Did George W. Bush’s administration have a private email server?

    Some years ago there was a newspaper article ( Akron Beacon Journal?) about the death of a man claimed to be Bush’s webmaster. He died when his plane crashed here in Ohio returning from a trip to Washington D.C. His sister was quoted as saying that the crash investigation was not satisfactory and that her brother’s cellphone was missing from the crash site.

    If true, did or will the Clinton racketeers bring this up when cornered? Does the Donald know about this story?

    If I had Sharyl’s memory or her investigative skills I could give you the dates, places, and names. Alas, at 76 yrs. things are fading.

  48. Mary Ann McCormack
    September 30, 2016 at 9:09 am #

    Why is there a double standard in our country that I thought, supposedly, followed the law and put the American people first? This is so upsetting! If Hillary was the head of a school, a bank, a department store, etc, she would have been prosecuted, but for some crazy, horrible reason, she is above the law??? I’m ashamed of what other countries think of us. I know I raised my kids to be honest. Wow, power and special interests rule!! Sad for us, the millions of honest American people, we deserve better.

  49. Patricia watson
    September 30, 2016 at 9:48 pm #

    It’s hard to believe clear thinking person could vote Hillary into the white office. Unfortunately the true devastation (if she gets in) won’t be truly felt for years to come,as in Europe which has totally changed the way society lives . Jihadist have been been growing slow but steady, 50 or more yrs from now the effects will of this election and the Clinton machine will all but decimate society

  50. JJ
    October 1, 2016 at 2:10 am #

    Also 22 January 2009, on her second day as Secretar – HRC signed the “Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement” indicating that she understood the classifications and the policies regarding how to handle sensitive information, and that she understood it was her responsibility to know which documents are classified and the penalties for mishandling them.

  51. B. Borr
    October 1, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Sharyl, Thanks for the summary. Now I really lihe being a deplorable.

  52. Mar
    October 2, 2016 at 1:17 am #

    For the first time in my life, I feel completely helpless. There seems to be nothing we can do about any of this. No one in government or anywhere for that matter, seems to be able to get anywhere with this. The more truths and facts revealed , the harder the government and it’s entities push back. This is not the America I grew up in. This is not the Government I once felt safe with and protected by. It’s all so hopeless. Everything has changed. America is falling.

    • Mary
      October 20, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

      I agree. Sadly…

  53. Hank
    October 2, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    If Hillary ever stood trial it would go like this…

    Judge: Mrs. Clinton have you ever had anyone murdered?

    Hillary: Of course not.

    Judge: Well did you ever accept bribes?

    Hillary: There’s no evidence, you can’t prove it.

    Judge: Mrs. Clinton are you aware of the penalty for perjury, evidence tampering and obstruction of justice?

    Hillary: Yes I do, a hell of a lot less than murder and accepting bribes.

  54. Sidney Powell
    October 3, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    Read LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice for the true inside story of high profile prosecutions and how this group works now. It’s 5 stars on Amazon, reads like a legal thriller, but it names names. It’s true. No lawyer has ever written a book like this. Also see my article on the NY OBserver at–The Countless Crimes of Hillary Clinton. It all came true. Terrifying are the depths to which we have sunk.

  55. Daniel Dickinson
    October 7, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    I had complete confidence in the FBI as one department of government that could not be corrupted. I was wrong. I am surprised, however, that Comey did not resign in disgust. I thought he was better than that. I find your reporting above reproach and am grateful for your concise timeline. Thanks for all you do.

  56. Pam Mitchell
    October 7, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

    How can Hillary get away with all the wrong doing‼️

  57. Pam Mitchell
    October 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

    How can Hillary get away with all the wrong doings

  58. silentpatriot
    October 10, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

    It is amazing that Obama named Hillary as “The Unsong Tech Hero”,…I would have to give her this credit since she can make so many emails and hardware disappear in a nanosecond.

  59. Px Fragonard
    October 11, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    On Sept. 11, 2012, the election was less than two months away. Terrorists assassinated Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi. The US had gone in to take out Gaddafi without a declaration of war. The president stated he didn’t need one because it wasn’t war but a “kinetic military engagement.” Now the price had been paid and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama alone were on the hook. So they lied. They said that a video was the cause and the media backed that up.

    We know that before Hillary Clinton met with Barack Obama on September 11, 2012, she knew that Ansar-Al-Sharia claimed responsibility for the attack. Barack Obama claims he found out about the attack in the newspapers, like everyone else. That means that, according to him, his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, met with him on the day of the assassination, just hours after the event, and did not tell him about it. In subsequent days, he also would blame the attack on a video.

    Now another election is at hand and the media are lying through their teeth, yet again, to protect Hillary Clinton. Many of the media have gone back and forth from White House employment to network employment, including Sharyl Atkisson’s former boss, who forbade her from digging into Benghazi.

    We all owe a great debt of gratitude to Ms. Atkisson for continuing her work as an honest reporter. It is a tragedy that such a basic thing requires praise.

  60. Jj
    October 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    You deserve a prize for the last remaining real “reporter”. Thank you for providing this. But I was wondering why the immunity deals weren’t on this timeline. That’s the thing that is most infuriating to me. That the Justice Dept. made a deal and a requirement was that the FBI would destroy evidence from those given the deal. Why is no one doing anything about the destruction of evidence that Congress has subpoenaed?

  61. Kristen McFarland
    October 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    Actually, Sheryl…NSA has all of it, just to let you know.

  62. Mitch Barkett
    October 18, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    The fifth amendment administration of transparency. They should all be in jail for obstruction of justice. They stonewall because it works. When it comes to the political class the law has no teeth because the justice department has no resolve because they are corrupted. They better be saying their prayers because if Trump is elected the party is over.

  63. Rip Ferguson
    October 18, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    The Clintons have made a joke out of the FBI and Justice Department. The whole world is watching and laughing at our inept and corrupt government… sad what this country has become..

  64. Donna Britt
    October 19, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    Sharyl, you are the best – thank you for all that you do!

  65. Marty Luther
    October 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    This is almost unbeliveable,other then I am totally opposed to the Clintons and have been for a long time.Almost nothing they do can surprise me but this is crazy. How can they keep getting away with this crap and not make any mistakes to trip them up,unbeliveable. I wonder if Mr trey Gowdy has this time line and if not could he possibly use it to aide him with his efforts to keep her out of the White House?How about the Trump party could they help get this out to the people so they can see this for themselves.There is only a short time before the elections and we have got to do everything we can to stop her.You have done a very convinceing job with your time line.As Americans you have the responsiblity to get this information out to anyone who can use it now,as you have pointed out America is on the line here.GET THIS OUT TO THE PEOPLEplease! How ever this is Facebook and not well known for truth or real Facts so.


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