Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
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2015-2016 US politics hacking
April 08, 2015 - A hacking attack on a French TV network is blamed on a Russian group that will later be accused of hacking political entities in the US.
August 18, 2015 - Colin Powell suggests everything Clinton touches “she kinda screws up with hubris.”
December 01, 2015 - The FBI warns the DNC (Democratic National Committee) that it is a target of a hacker attack.
March 01, 2016 - The FBI warns the Clinton campaign that it is a target of a hacker attack, but the campaign doesn’t assist the FBI.
April 01, 2016 - The FBI warns “dozens of lawmakers” that they are being targeted by hackers.
May 03, 2016 - Hacking attacks on a DNC consultant researching pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine lead DNC leaders to conclude the Russian government is behind such attacks.
June 28, 2016 - A few documents from the recent hack of the Clinton campaign are made public.
June 29, 2016 - US intelligence is said to be looking closely to see if Russia could be covertly trying to release all of Clinton’s emails to the public.
July 01, 2016 - Hackers target the election databases in two US states, but the motives and identities of the hackers are unclear.
July 22, 2016 - WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 DNC emails as the first of a series of Clinton-related leaks.
July 22, 2016 - Guccifer 2.0 takes credit for the DNC emails posted by WikiLeaks.
July 24, 2016 - It is suggested that the Russian government has attempted to influence elections in other countries, sometimes by using front groups.
July 25, 2016 - Democratic Party officials believe recent hacks are “far more widespread than initially thought.”
July 25, 2016 - Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley suggests the Russian government wants to affect the US presidential election with hacking.
July 25, 2016 - The FBI formally acknowledges it is investigating the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack.
July 25, 2016 - Former CIA Director Michael Hayden says the Russians could be “weaponizing information” with leaks of hacked emails.
July 25, 2016 - WikiLeaks discourages suggestions that the Russian government is behind its release of DNC emails.
July 26, 2016 - Russia denies any role in hacking the DNC’s emails and claims to be neutral in the US presidential election.
July 26, 2016 - WikiLeaks head Julian Assange says WikiLeaks might release “a lot more material” relevant to the US presidential campaign.
July 26, 2016 - US intelligence agencies have “high confidence” that the Russian government is behind the hack of DNC emails.
July 26, 2016 - President Obama suggests Russians could be behind the hack that led to the WikiLeaks release of DNC emails.
July 27, 2016 - Ex-CIA head Panetta questions Trump’s loyalty after Trump asks Russia to help him win election.
July 27, 2016 - US intelligence hasn’t found proof that the Russian government is responsible for WikiLeaks getting recently hacked emails.
July 28, 2016 - Director of National Intelligence James Clapper shows reluctance to blame Russia for recent hacks on US political entities.
July 28, 2016 - Whistleblower Edward Snowden criticizes WikiLeaks for its willingness to compromise people’s privacy.
August 12, 2016 - Whoever hacked DNC and other Democrat-related emails in the last year may have also targeted Republicans.
August 18, 2016 - The Clinton Foundation’s computer network may have been recently hacked.
August 18, 2016 - The Clinton Foundation claims its computers have not been hacked.
August 21, 2016 - A Tweet predicting trouble for Clinton’s campaign chair will later lead to accusations of collusion between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
August 23, 2016 - US officials believe hackers have been targeting the New York Times and other US news outlets, and the Russian government might be responsible.
August 24, 2016 - WikiLeaks plans to release “significant” information linked to Clinton’s presidential campaign before the November 2016 election.
August 29, 2016 - Colin Powell’s email account is hacked.
September 01, 2016 - Putin denies that Russia was involved in the DNC hack.
September 05, 2016 - Obama claims the US has “had problems with cyber intrusions from Russia.”
September 05, 2016 - Clinton is “concerned” about Russian election-rigging in Trump’s favor.
September 13, 2016 - Colin Powell’s recently hacked emails are published.
October 04, 2016 - WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange promises to release “significant material” over the next ten weeks, with the US presidential election four weeks away.
October 07, 2016 - WikiLeaks publishes the first batch of emails belonging to Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta.
October 07, 2016 - The US government formally accuses the Russian government of hacking and publishing emails related to US political entities.
October 07, 2016 - A claim that recently released WikiLeaks emails contain “obvious forgeries” is quickly debunked.
October 11, 2016 - Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta blames Russia and Trump for the leak of his personal emails.
October 12, 2016 - The Clinton campaign suggests that some emails released by WikiLeaks could be forgeries, but experts have found no evidence of this.
October 12, 2016 - The Russian government denies the US government allegation that it is behind the hacking of US political figures.
October 27, 2016 - Putin scoffs at allegations of Russian involvement in the hacking of US presidential politics.