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Hillary Clinton email scandal timeline: Key dates and developments

Hillary Clinton urges FBI to make details of new emails public

The FBI announced a new investigation last week into Hillary Clinton‘s use of a private email server to handle classified information while serving as secretary of state, the latest development in a scandal that continues to dog the Clinton campaign with just over a week left until election day.

With just over a week left until the election, here’s what you need to know about Hillary Clinton’s emails:

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‘Go ahead , look at them’: Hillary Clinton on new email probe by FBI
‘Go ahead , look at them’: Hillary Clinton on new email probe by FBI

The new emails were discovered as part of an unrelated investigation into former congressman Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexual misconduct.

READ MORE: Race for president rocked by Anthony Weiner sexting scandal

Clinton was cleared after a year-long investigation despite being found to have used a private email system to conduct official business, with FBI director James Comey branding her behaviour “extremely careless” but saying that there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. She eventually apologized for her email setup but maintained that she did nothing wrong or illegal.

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Republican rival Donald Trump has repeatedly said that Clinton should go to jail for her conducts.

The latest revelations have emboldened Trump, who on Saturday told supporters in Florida that “the criminal conduct of Hillary Clinton threatens the foundation of our democracy.”

Clinton’s camp meanwhile urged the FBI to release details about the newly discovered emails.

Here are some major dates in the ongoing scandal:

Jan. 13, 2009 — The online domain clintonemail.com is set up from a private server in New York just prior to Hillary Clinton becoming U.S. secretary of state. Her email address is registered as hdr22@clintonemail.com.

Nov. 2014 — The House Select Committee investigating the 2012 attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya requests Clinton to release her emails. She shares emails from both her private and official .gov email accounts.

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Nov. 26, 2014 — President Barack Obama signs into law new amendments to the Presidential and Federal Records Act “clarifying the responsibilities of Federal government officials when using non-government email systems.”

Dec. 5, 2014 — Clinton’s lawyers print and hand over 30,490 emails to the State Department, with 31,830 emails left out after being deemed private and non-pertinent.

Jul. 10, 2015 — The FBI formally begins an investigation to determine whether Hillary Clinton violated federal criminal statutes by storing or transmitting classified information using her private email server.

WATCH: Hillary Clinton may have broken federal email law

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Jul. 24, 2015 — State Department investigators confirm that they discovered classified information on Hillary Clinton’s private email account, and state that the secrets should never have been stored in unclassified personal email systems.

Jul. 25, 2015 — Hillary Clinton tells reporters at a campaign event that she did not send or receive classified information via her private email while secretary of state.

Mar. 2, 2015 — Clinton’s use of a private email address becomes public knowledge for the first time, after the New York Times reveals that her aides did not take steps to preserve her emails on government servers as mandated by federal regulations.

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Jul. 2, 2016 — The FBI questions Clinton for three and a half hours as part of its investigation.

Jul. 5, 2016 — FBI director James Comey says Clinton was “extremely careless,” but advises the Justice Department against bringing charges due to a lack of evidence to show that Clinton intentionally mishandled classified information.

Jul. 6, 2016 — The Justice Department formally concludes its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email without any criminal charges.

READ MORE: Hillary Clinton email probe officially closes with no charges

Aug. 16, 2016 — Congress receives FBI documents pertaining to the closed, year-long investigation.

Sep. 2, 2016 — The FBI publishes documents about confidential interviews with Clinton from its investigation. The documents reveal that Clinton admitted to investigators that she “did not explicitly request permission to use a private server or email address.” Technical details about the private email server are also released.

READ MORE: FBI releases documents from Hillary Clinton email investigation

Sep. 8, 2016 — Hillary Clinton apologizes on Facebook for inappropriate use of personal email to carry out state business.
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Oct. 9, 2016 — Donald Trump says during the second presidential debate that, if elected, he would instruct his attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton’s misconduct.

Oct. 28, 2016
 FBI director James Comey informs Congress of a new investigation into Clinton’s email server after the discovery of emails found in a separate probe involving Anthony Weiner over his alleged sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner is the estranged husband of Clinton campaign vice chairwoman Huma Abedin.Hillary Clinton calls on the FBI to release all facts and details about her emails, urging them to “explain this issue in question, whatever it is, without any delay.”

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Donald Trump: Thank you Anthony Weiner
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Oct. 30, 2016 — Law enforcement officials reveal that the FBI knew for weeks about the existence of newly unearthed emails pertaining to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account, raising questions about the timing of the revelation.
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With files from Global News, The Canadian Press and The Associated Press.
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