Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
May 03, 2000 - Secretary of State Madeline Albright chastises all State Department employees for being careless about security.
January 01, 2006 - Justin Cooper provides computer help to Clinton and her aides well before Clinton becomes secretary of state.
August 01, 2008 - State Department rules prohibit the way some sensitive information will later be used on Clinton’s private server.
January 12, 2009 - Huma Abedin allegedly wants Clinton’s email account on a private server and not on a server that is managed by someone else, so that is what is arranged.
January 21, 2009 - Most State Department officials claim they don’t know Clinton has a private email address or uses a private server.
January 21, 2009 - Hundreds of Clinton’s emails are printed out by a Bill Clinton staffer; he may have a relevant security clearance.
January 21, 2009 - Hundreds of classified emails are sent or received by Clinton while she is outside the US, including some to or from President Obama.
March 01, 2009 - Clinton’s personal email server is replaced; she will use the new one for the rest of her term as secretary of state.
March 01, 2009 - Pagliano is warned that classified information could be sent to Clinton’s private server, but there is no sign he takes action or passes this warning on.
April 03, 2009 - Clinton’s top aides privately complain that people who know Clinton’s old email address still have emails forwarded to her.
January 01, 2010 - Clinton appears in a cybersecurity video for State Department personnel.
July 01, 2010 - After contacting a Secret Service agent about frequent hacking attacks on Clinton’s server, the managers of the server apparently never contact anyone else from other government departments for help.
July 01, 2010 - “Brute force” hacking attempts on Clinton’s private server begin and steadily increase, but it is unknown if any are successful.
July 01, 2010 - A Secret Service agent advises Pagliano to take a step to improve the security of Clinton’s private server, but the step is not taken.
March 18, 2012 - An email chain shows Clinton asking help from Pagliano when she has trouble getting her emails.
March 30, 2012 - Clinton’s BlackBerry emails could be intercepted by Saudi Arabia while she visits that country.
January 05, 2013 - Someone accesses the email account of one of Bill Clinton’s staffers on the private server used to host Hillary Clinton’s emails.
February 01, 2013 - At least one manager of Clinton’s server does very little during a transition phase, despite the Guccifer hack threat.
March 15, 2013 - Clinton’s private server is repeatedly scanned shortly after Guccifer’s hack revealed her server domain.
March 20, 2013 - Cheryl Mills expresses concerns to Bryan Pagliano about the security of Clinton’s private email server after the Guccifer hack.
May 31, 2013 - A device is bought to make back-ups of Clinton’s private server, but a Clinton company makes clear it doesn’t want any back-up data stored remotely.
July 01, 2013 - Clinton’s emails still are not encrypted.
October 01, 2013 - Clinton’s server gets anti-hacking protection after going several months without any.
December 01, 2013 - Clinton’s old server, no longer being used, is turned off.
July 24, 2014 - The manager of Clinton’s server asks for help in a social media forum to remove Clinton’s address from her emails.
December 01, 2014 - Clinton finally stops using the clintonemail.com domain and server for her daily emails.
March 02, 2015 - The company managing Clinton’s server tightens security on the server after its existence is exposed.
March 03, 2015 - A surge of hacking attempts follows the revelation of Clinton’s use of a private email server in the media.
March 03, 2015 - The company managing Clinton’s private server fails to fully test its security vulnerabilities.
March 03, 2015 - Cheryl Mills has a computer company check on the condition of Clinton’s private server after the media makes Clinton’s use of the server front-page news.
March 07, 2015 - Changes are made to the security settings of Clinton’s private server after its existence was revealed in the media.
August 01, 2015 - A company recommends improving security for Clinton’s server, which is still in use, but the FBI wants no changes.
August 12, 2015 - The company managing Clinton’s private server is worried they will be blamed for a change of policy that results in the deletion of Clinton’s emails.
December 22, 2015 - Clinton’s private server was once infected by a computer virus.
February 18, 2016 - A Platte River Networks employee is interviewed twice by the FBI and gives contradictory answers.
May 26, 2016 - In an FBI interview, Guccifer says he lied about getting into Clinton’s private server.
June 30, 2016 - One company that possessed Clinton’s emails is accused of having shockingly poor security.
July 01, 2016 - Hackers target the election databases in two US states, but the motives and identities of the hackers are unclear.
July 05, 2016 - FBI Director Comey announces he will not recommend Clinton’s indictment on any charge, but he calls her “extremely careless” in handling highly classified information.
July 05, 2016 - Comey’s comments indicate it is “very likely” Clinton’s emails were hacked, but solid proof may never be found.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey says Clinton’s private server was less secure than the State Department’s computer network or a commercial email provider.
July 27, 2016 - US intelligence hasn’t found proof that the Russian government is responsible for WikiLeaks getting recently hacked emails.
August 22, 2016 - A Congressperson issues subpoenas to three companies that helped manage Clinton’s private email server.
August 25, 2016 - It is alleged that Clinton’s lawyers used a computer program to make sure her deleted emails couldn’t be recovered.
September 01, 2016 - Putin denies that Russia was involved in the DNC hack.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI was unable to confirm hackers broke into Clinton’s system, but it cites an inability to gather enough evidence to do so.
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 - Justin Cooper was an administrator of Clinton’s private server and yet had no security clearance; Clinton apparently wasn’t asked about this.
September 13, 2016 - “Less than 20 people” had access to Clinton’s private server.
September 20, 2016 – A House IG investigation finds Imran Awan made ‘unauthorized access’ to congressional servers
October 12, 2016 - The Clinton campaign suggests that some emails released by WikiLeaks could be forgeries, but experts have found no evidence of this.
May 6, 2019 – Symantec determines China used the same NSA hacking tools that were later dumped by the Shadow Brokers
September 16, 2021 – Durham probes pentagon computer contractors in anti-Trump conspiracy