Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
2000 – Hillary says to a donor: “As much as I’ve been investigated and all of that, you know, why would I — I don’t even want — why would I ever want to do e-mail?”
May 2008-August 2013: Jonathan Winer is senior director of APCO and lobbying for the Russian nuclear power industry
October 29, 2008 – Podesta emails suggest FBI denies security clearance for top Obama National Security Advisor
January 01, 2009 - The State Department rolls out an easy way to preserve emails for record keeping, but Clinton’s office elects not to use it and Clinton will later claim she never even heard of it.
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.
January 23, 2009 - Colin Powell warns Clinton to “be very careful” because if she uses a BlackBerry for official business, her emails could become official records.
February 01, 2009 - Clinton allegedly wants to use an iPad in her office but is not allowed to do so; however the iPad won’t be released until one year later.
March 16, 2009 - Clinton sends a department-wide email encouraging the preservation of records in response to FOIA requests.
March 22, 2009 - Clinton writes about designing a system for how her documents are handled by the State Department.
April 03, 2009 - Clinton’s top aides privately complain that people who know Clinton’s old email address still have emails forwarded to her.
April 18, 2009 - During an overseas trip, Abedin reveals in an email that she has left Clinton’s daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room.
April 22, 2009 - Clinton’s top staffers appear to be doing a favor for someone connected to the Clinton Foundation.
April 22, 2009 – Emails show links between State Department and Clinton Foundation
April 25, 2009 - Clinton’s top staffers provide help for a top Clinton Foundation donor due to a request from the Clinton Foundation.
June 01, 2009 - Colin Powell allegedly advises Clinton at a party to use private email, but nobody at the party later supports Clinton’s claim that this happens.
June 01, 2009 - A lobbyist uses his rare direct email access to Clinton to arrange more aid for the country of Palau.
June 28, 2009 - A Blumenthal email suggests he is working on projects for Bill and Hillary Clinton.
January 4, 2010 – A Dept of State FOIA doc release reveals an email from Doug Band to Huma Abedin that suggests pay to play and the Clinton Foundation
August 02, 2010 - Clinton suggests letting someone working for her aide’s husband to send her a secure phone.
August 23, 2010 - An email forwarded to Clinton apparently reveals an aide to the leader of Afghanistan is being paid by the CIA.
November 26, 2010 - Clinton will have no explanation why a work-related email sent this day won’t be included in all the work-related emails she will later hand over.
January 01, 2011 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains begins with an email written by Clinton.
January 01, 2011 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes three emails written by Clinton.
January 01, 2011 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes one email written by Clinton.
January 01, 2011 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes two emails written by Clinton.
January 01, 2011 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains ends with an email sent by Jake Sullivan to Clinton.
November 14, 2011 – China Inc: Emails reveal Hunter Biden’s associates helped communist-aligned Chinese elites secure White House meetings
January 01, 2012 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes two emails written by Clinton.
January 01, 2012 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains ends with an email sent by Jake Sullivan to Clinton.
March 18, 2012 - An email chain shows Clinton asking help from Pagliano when she has trouble getting her emails.
June 24, 2012 - Clinton’s reply to a Blumenthal email indicates she knows Blumenthal is getting his intelligence from a former CIA official.
June 28, 2012 - Clinton sends President Obama an email from on or above Russian soil; Obama uses a pseudonym for his email address.
October 10, 2012 – Blumenthal appears to be secretly working with Media Matters to influence the portrayal of Clinton and the State Department on Benghazi
October 13, 2012 - Clinton receives an email that reveals undercover CIA officers use State Department cover in Afghanistan.
December 11, 2012 - Clinton’s chief of staff Mills is sent an email about a FOIA request from Clinton’s emails, but does nothing about it; Clinton may get the email as well.
February 01, 2013 - Clinton later claims she wasn’t given any instructions on how to preserve her emails when she left office.
March 01, 2013 - A back-up of all of Clinton’s emails are put onto a laptop and then forgotten about.
March 20, 2013 - Cheryl Mills expresses concerns to Bryan Pagliano about the security of Clinton’s private email server after the Guccifer hack.
May 28, 2013 - Clinton sends an email containing classified information despite having left the State Department.
June 29, 2013 - Some of Clinton’s emails are later recovered due to a back-up of computer files made on this date.
January 01, 2014 - The data on Clinton’s first private server is transferred to another computer, causing some of Clinton’s emails to be lost.
February 01, 2014 - A laptop containing all of Clinton’s emails from one year earlier is permanently lost in the mail.
July 23, 2014 - The House Benghazi Committee reaches an agreement relating to the production of Clinton’s emails.
July 31, 2014 - Heather Samuelson, one of Clinton’s lawyers, allegedly leads the sorting of over 60,000 of Clinton’s emails.
September 30, 2014 - Clinton’s lawyers are sent the rest of Clinton’s emails so they can finish sorting them.
October 29, 2014 - A computer file from Platte River has a key role in how Clinton’s emails are sorted, according to testimony by Cheryl Mills.
2014 – 2017: State Dept. official, Jonathan Winer, plays a key role in facilitating dossier author Christopher Steele’s access to other top government officials and business executives
December 01, 2014 - Copies of Clinton’s emails are deleted from the computers of two of Clinton’s lawyers.
December 01, 2014 - Clinton finally stops using the clintonemail.com domain and server for her daily emails.
December 02, 2014 - The House Benghazi Committee asks Clinton for all Benghazi-related emails from her personal email address.
December 11, 2014 - The person who will later delete Clinton’s emails refers to a “Hillary cover-up operation,” which might or might not be a joke.
January 1, 2015 – December 7, 2017: DOJ records show numerous Bruce Ohr communications with Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele
March 02, 2015 - Clinton’s campaign chair privately says “we are going to have to dump all” of Clinton’s emails.
March 02, 2015 - The company managing Clinton’s server tightens security on the server after its existence is exposed.
March 03, 2015 - The House Benghazi Committee requests Clinton should preserve and then hand over all her emails, not just those related to Benghazi.
March 03, 2015 - The employee who will later delete all of Clinton’s emails is asked about what Clinton emails might be turned over.
March 04, 2015 - Clinton’s campaign chair privately suggests getting the White House to ask to keep all emails between Clinton and Obama from being publicly released.
March 06, 2015 - Clinton’s campaign is slow to grasp the seriousness of her email controversy.
March 07, 2015 - President Obama says that he only learned Clinton used a private email server for all her official State Department business after reading it in the news.
March 08, 2015 - Someone deletes email accounts other than Clinton’s from Clinton’s private server.
March 10, 2015 - An employee of the company managing Clinton’s server comments that company employees are seeking to “cover our asses” due to news that Clinton’s emails were deleted.
March 14, 2015 - The State Department tips off the Clinton campaign that a New York Times reporter is asking about Clinton’s emails.
March 25, 2015 - A conference call precedes the permanent deletion of Clinton’s “personal” emails.
March 26, 2015 - A Platte River Networks employee allegedly deletes all of Clinton’s emails and then wipes them to prevent their recovery, despite apparently having no clear order to do so.
March 27, 2015 - There allegedly is a “massive” FBI investigation of Guccifer’s hack into Blumenthal’s emails.
March 31, 2015 - A Platte River Networks employee talks to two of Clinton’s lawyers shortly after deleting and wiping all of Clinton’s emails from her server.
May 01, 2015 - Patrick Kennedy and other State Department officials allegedly attempt to change or remove the classification codes of some Clinton emails to make their release less politically damaging for Clinton.
May 28, 2015 - Two Clinton associates are privately critical of Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal.
July 24, 2015 - A longtime Clinton advisor says whoever told Clinton she could use a private email should be “drawn and quartered.”
July 26, 2015 - The Boston Globe colludes with the Clinton campaign to give Clinton a “big presence” in New Hampshire.
August 17, 2015 - A State Department official tells the FBI about 1,000 previously unknown emails between Clinton and David Petraeus.
August 22, 2015 - Clinton’s campaign spokesperson privately urges Clinton give a blanket denial that she ever sent classified information through her private server because anything less could open her to charges that she broke the law.
September 03, 2015 - A Clinton advisor speculates that Bryan Pagliano wants to plead the Fifth because he “retrieved all our emails” for someone, possibly a Clinton Foundation official.
October, 2015 – September 2016: Nellie Ohr sought job at Fusion GPS and frequently sent Russia research to Bruce Ohr and other DOJ officials
November 13, 2015 - Former Bill Clinton advisor, Glenn Hutchins, colludes with Clinton campaign on question to ask Trump when he calls in to CNBC’s, Squawk Box.
December 15, 2015 - Colin Powell thinks Benghazi was a “stupid witch hunt” and Condoleezza Rice agrees.
January 1, 2016 – January 1, 2017: ‘Unmasker in Chief’ Samantha Power writes and receives anti-Trump bias in government emails
January 07, 2016 - Blumenthal is interviewed by the FBI, and is asked about his intelligence memos to Clinton.
January 25, 2016 - A long list of potentially politically damaging comments made by Clinton in her private paid speeches are included in an email that will later be made public.
February 18, 2016 – FBI documents show evidence of “cover-up” discussions related to Clinton emails and Platte River Networks
March 1, 2016 – Judicial Watch obtains Strzok-Page emails showing FBI’s special accommodation of Clinton email witnesses
March 02, 2016 - Clinton’s campaign manager privately says “We brought up the existence of [Clinton’s] emails in research this summer but were told that everything was taken care of.”
April 05, 2016 - April 5, 2016: Huma Abedin gives hints about her multiple email accounts that the FBI fails to properly follow up on.
April 09, 2016 - April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills is interviewed by the FBI; she isn’t concerned about classified information in emails she forwarded to Clinton.
May 05, 2016 - Some of Clinton’s emails may remain private because of a legal precedent involving former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
May 23, 2016 – Luis Miranda’s emails are a part of the first to be exported from the DNC and are not addressed in the Mueller report
May 29, 2016 - Colin Powell expresses anger and frustration over being tied to Clinton’s email scandal.
June 17, 2016 - A Clinton biographer misquotes Colin Powell, making it seem he gave Clinton advice at a party to use her own email account.
June 21, 2016 - The FBI recovers 302 previously lost Clinton emails from a Gmail account; two of them were deemed classified when they were sent.
June 28, 2016 - Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin is deposed in a civil suit; she says Clinton didn’t want her personal emails accessible by anybody.
June 28, 2016 - Huma Abedin admits she worked on “Clinton family matters” while she was working at the State Department.
June 28, 2016 – A Strzok/Rybicki email refers to Clinton-Obama emails that are relevant to the issues raised about her private server
June 29, 2016 - At least 160 of Clinton’s work emails have turned up since Clinton said she turned them all over.
June 29, 2016 - June 29, 2016 – The State Department wants to delay the release of emails between Clinton’s former aides and the Clinton Foundation until well after the 2016 presidential election.
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.
June 30, 2016 - One company that possessed Clinton’s emails is accused of having shockingly poor security.
July 02, 2016 - Clinton is asked about an apparent top secret email exchange in which someone comments, “Let me know what you can via this channel.”
July 02, 2016 - Clinton claims she had no role whatsoever in the sorting of her emails, but her account differs from the known facts in one important detail.
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 - It appears Clinton’s emails include 29 at the “top secret” level, instead of the widely reported 22.
July 05, 2016 - 113 of Clinton’s emails contained classified information at the time they were sent, destroying one of Clinton’s main excuses for her actions.
July 05, 2016 - The FBI says Clinton both sent and received emails in seven above “top secret” email chains.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey gives his explanation of Clinton’s “send nonsecure” email.
July 07, 2016 - WikiLeaks claims the FBI did not ask them for copies of the Clinton documents they (WikiLeaks) are preparing to release.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey says three of Clinton’s emails were clearly marked as classified when they were sent.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey says it is unclear if any of Clinton’s emails were deleted by Clinton or anyone else.
July 13, 2016 - The State Department will eventually release the thousands of deleted work-related Clinton emails discovered by the FBI.
July 21, 2016 - The FBI begins sending thousands of recovered Clinton emails to the State Department.
July 22, 2016 - More details of Clinton’s twenty-two “top secret” emails are revealed; nine were written by Clinton and most of the rest were written by her aide Jake Sullivan.
July 27, 2016 - Ex-CIA head Panetta questions Trump’s loyalty after Trump asks Russia to help him win election.
August 12, 2016 - The State Department will release all of Clinton’s work-related emails recovered by the FBI.
August 18, 2016 - August 18, 2016: Colin Powell allegedly recommended to Clinton that she should use a private email for non-classified communications.
August 18, 2016 – A Strzok/Page email discusses setting up an intelligence briefing for Clinton and Trump, and new “sources in DNI”
August 20, 2016 - Colin Powell says Clinton’s campaign is trying to blame her email scandal on him.
August 22, 2016 - The State Department is ordered to review nearly 15,000 Clinton emails for public release, but it is unclear how many of these are previously unreleased work-related emails.
August 25, 2016 - It is alleged that Clinton’s lawyers used a computer program to make sure her deleted emails couldn’t be recovered.
August 26, 2016 - Clinton says she is sure that there are no damaging emails and/or Clinton Foundation controversies still to be made public.
August 26, 2016 – Newly released Strzok/Page emails reveal a discussion about Clinton intent and an apology during her FBI interview, but it is not in the 302 report
August 28, 2016 - Colin Powell warns the Clinton campaign to not compare his AOL account to the Clinton private server.
August 29, 2016 - Colin Powell’s email account is hacked.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI’s Clinton email investigation final report and its summary of her FBI interview are released.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI says they recovered over 17,000 of Clinton’s missing emails, but it’s unclear how many of these are work-related.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI provides statistics on the number of Clinton’s classified emails, but those numbers diverge wildly from the State Department’s numbers.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI concludes Clinton contributed to discussions in 11 email chains, including four at the above top secret level.
September 02, 2016 - The FBI reveals more about the Clinton emails that are clearly marked classified.
September 02, 2016 - Clinton often told an aide to forward Blumenthal’s emails to the White House and others, but the FBI was unable to prove this actually happened.
September 09, 2016 - The Washington Post editorial board writes an editorial with the title: “The Hillary Clinton email story is out of control.”
September 13, 2016 - Representative Chaffetz claims that fewer than 20 of Pagliano’s emails have been recovered.
September 13, 2016 - Colin Powell’s recently hacked emails are published.
September 17, 2016 – Obama State Dept officials Victoria Nuland and Jonathan Winer plan a face-to-face meeting on the “Russia matter”
September 23, 2016 - The FBI has recovered 5,600 of Clinton’s deleted emails, but only about 10 percent of those will be released before the presidential election.
October 03, 2016 - The FBI seizes the electronic devices of Huma Abedin’s husband in a sex scandal case, which will lead to the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
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 15, 2016 - Comey is first told that FBI investigators have discovered previously unknown emails belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
October 24, 2016 – Wikileaks reveals more Clinton Foundation emails
October 28, 2016 - Comey reveals the Clinton email investigation is at least partially reopened due to the discovery of Huma Abedin emails in an unrelated case, shocking the US presidential race just 11 days before the election.
October 28, 2016 - Carl Bernstein says the FBI’s announcement must mean there is a “real bombshell” in the newly discovered evidence.
October 29, 2016 - Both Republican and Democratic senators want more information from the FBI about the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
October 30, 2016 - The FBI obtains a warrant for Huma Abedin’s recently discovered emails and immediately begins analyzing them.
October 30, 2016 - 650,000 emails have allegedly been recently discovered by the FBI, many belonging to Huma Abedin, though many could be duplicates or unrelated.
October 31, 2016 - FBI investigators believe some newly discovered Huma Abedin emails were deleted from Clinton’s private server before the FBI took possession of it.
October 31, 2016 - The FBI begins analyzing Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails.
January 4, 2017 – Lisa Page emails the legal statute for the Logan Act to James Baker as a possible means to charge General Flynn
May 17, 2017 – A Rosenstein email conflicts with Mueller testimony that he was not interviewed for the FBI Director’s position
July 17, 2017 – The improper association of Victor Pinchuk with Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea Clinton, and covered up by the US Media, DOJ and IMF
October 16, 2017 – Grassley: Mueller team mischaracterizes Trump campaign emails in court filing
January 4, 2018 – State Department releases 147 new Huma Abedin work-related emails found on Weiner laptop, at least 18 are classified
June 27, 2018 – Strzok testimony reveals DOJ and Clinton lawyers struck secret deal to block FBI access to Clinton Foundation Emails
September 11, 2018 – Judicial Watch sues to retrieve emails the FBI found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop
September 21, 2018 – Records show a DOJ effort to craft response to reports on Rosenstein wearing wire and invoking 25th Amendment
November 14, 2018 – Court rules Hillary Clinton must answer more questions about her emails
November 19, 2018 – Devin Nunes: ‘Fourth bucket’ of classified emails show info withheld from FISA court
April 5th & 30th, 2019 – Overstock CEO, Patrick Byrne, delivers emails and text messages to the DOJ, regarding origins of Russia investigation and FBI operation into Clinton
April 23, 2019 – FBI official, Bill Priestap, admits Hillary Clinton’s emails were found in Obama White House
May 06, 2019 – Former Asst. Sec. of State for Diplomatic Security testifies under oath that he warned Hillary Clinton twice about unsecure BlackBerrys and personal emails
October 24, 2019 – New Strzok texts reveal a ‘crescendo of leaks,’ Grassley/Johnson write ICIG Atkinson asking for an investigation
February 20, 2020 – Judicial Watch: The CIA, DOJ refuse to confirm or deny the existence of the hearsay whistleblower’s records
May 7, 2020 – Russia probe transcript: Crowdstrike CEO Shawn Henry states the DNC fully cooperated with all FBI requests and they never asked to see the DNC server
July 25, 2020 – Two emails reveal Igor Danchenko’s attempt to lure Trump supporter Sergei Millian into Russian business schemes
October 14, 2020 – Biden laptop email reveals Hunter Biden introduces his VP father to a top Burisma executive
October 15-18, 2020 – Nineteen lawmakers and Senator Ron Johnson demand answers from FBI Director Wray about Hunter Biden laptop