Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
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.
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.
June 01, 2013 - Clinton’s server is relocated and then replaced by a new server, but the old server keeps running.
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.
December 06, 2014 - Clinton tells Mills she doesn’t need her “personal” emails, resulting in Mills telling those managing Clinton’s server to delete them.
March 03, 2015 - A surge of hacking attempts follows the revelation of Clinton’s use of a private email server in the media.
March 07, 2015 - Donations to a state senate election lead to potential conflicts of interests in three FBI investigations for a high-ranking FBI official.
March 07, 2015 - Changes are made to the security settings of Clinton’s private server after its existence was revealed in the media.
March 08, 2015 - Someone deletes email accounts other than Clinton’s from Clinton’s private server.
March 09, 2015 - An email from Cheryl Mills warns a Platte River Networks employee that Clinton’s emails should be preserved, but he will delete them all later in the month anyway.
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 31, 2015 - An Internet cloud back-up of Clinton’s server is deleted at this time, despite the company managing the server seemingly not knowing the cloud copy exists.
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.
July 10, 2015 - The FBI’s Clinton investigation formally begins.
August 01, 2015 - A company recommends improving security for Clinton’s server, which is still in use, but the FBI wants no changes.
August 01, 2015 - Justin Cooper is interviewed by the FBI three times.
August 06, 2015 - Clinton’s lawyers give the FBI a thumb drive containing over 30,000 Clinton work-related emails.
August 17, 2015 - A State Department official tells the FBI about 1,000 previously unknown emails between Clinton and David Petraeus.
September 01, 2015 - The company that manages Clinton’s server won’t let Congressional investigators interview its employees.
September 01, 2015 - Employees at the company managing Clinton’s server are interviewed by the FBI.
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 02, 2015 - The company that makes a back-up of Clinton’s server data is given permission to share the data with the FBI.
October 03, 2015 - The FBI picks up the most recent Clinton email server, which is still being used by Clinton.
October 16, 2015 - A former FBI official claims that many FBI agents are upset about Obama’s comments.
October 16, 2015 - Clinton’s lawyer gives the FBI two BlackBerrys that prove useless to the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
October 22, 2015 - Clinton incorrectly claims under oath that her lawyers “went through every single email” before deleting some.
October 22, 2015 - Clinton incorrectly claims that her emails were stored on only one private server.
October 23, 2015 - A computer company tells the FBI that its back-up copy of Clinton’s private server data was deleted in late March 2015.
October 27, 2015 - A top Clinton aide private calls James Comey a “bad choice” for FBI director.
November 13, 2015 - The computer companies that worked on Clinton’s private server refuse interview and document requests from Congressional investigators.
December 01, 2015 - The FBI warns the DNC (Democratic National Committee) that it is a target of a hacker attack.
January 07, 2016 - Blumenthal is interviewed by the FBI, and is asked about his intelligence memos to Clinton.
January 29, 2016 – Comey appoints McCabe as deputy director of the FBI
February 03, 2016 - A State Department official claims someone tried to hack her private email account two years earlier, in early 2014.
February 09, 2016 - The FBI is unable to obtain any of Clinton’s BlackBerrys to examine them; two useful Clinton iPads are found, but they only contain three previously unknown emails.
February 18, 2016 - A Platte River Networks employee is interviewed twice by the FBI and gives contradictory answers.
February 18, 2016 – FBI documents show evidence of “cover-up” discussions related to Clinton emails and Platte River Networks
February 22, 2016 - The FBI trusts Clinton’s account and does not check if her latest private server contains any of her old emails.
February 27, 2016 - Jake Sullivan is interviewed by the FBI; he claims he never felt any unease about the many above top secret emails he sent to Clinton.
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 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.
April 09, 2016 - April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills tells the FBI she never knew Clinton’s emails got deleted.
May 24, 2016 - The FBI interviews Heather Samuelson
May 26, 2016 - State Department official John Bentel denies all allegations of wrongdoing in an FBI interview.
May 26, 2016 - In an FBI interview, Guccifer says he lied about getting into Clinton’s private server.
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 27, 2016 - Former President Bill Clinton has an “accidental” meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, causing a political storm.
July 01, 2016 - Hackers target the election databases in two US states, but the motives and identities of the hackers are unclear.
July 01, 2016 - The FBI reveals that all its agents in the Clinton email investigation have signed non-disclosure agreements and are subject to lie-detector tests.
July 01, 2016 - Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept whatever recommendations the FBI and career prosecutors give in the Clinton investigation.
July 02, 2016 - Clinton’s FBI interview is attended by Cheryl Mills and others who have an obvious conflict of interest.
July 02, 2016 - The FBI finally interviews Clinton as part of its email investigation.
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 02, 2016 - Clinton tells the FBI she never knew her emails got deleted.
July 02, 2016 - Clinton’s comments about the security of her classified reading rooms contradict other evidence and testimony.
July 02, 2016 - Clinton tells the FBI she can’t recall key details 40 times in her FBI interview.
July 03, 2016 - If Clinton is elected president, she may keep Lynch as attorney general.
July 03, 2016 - A former FBI official says leaks claiming Clinton will not be indicted “are not being made by anybody that knows what they’re talking about.”
July 05, 2016 - A State Department official denies the department generally has lax security.
July 05, 2016 - Speaker of the House Ryan says Republicans will hold Congressional hearings to learn more about the FBI’s decision to not recommend an indictment for Clinton.
July 05, 2016 - A retired assistant FBI director claims to be hearing from an increasing number of FBI agents upset at Comey and the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
July 05, 2016 - Comey’s comments indicate it is “very likely” Clinton’s emails were hacked, but solid proof may never be found.
July 06, 2016 - Comey faces frequent criticism from FBI field offices over his decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment.
July 06, 2016 - Although Clinton’s aides won’t be indicted, they may lose their security clearances.
July 06, 2016 - The Justice Department won’t pursue an indictment against Clinton, ending the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey refuses to say whether the Clinton Foundation is being investigated.
July 07, 2016 - Comey says he didn’t recommend Clinton be charged because he couldn’t prove intent, despite the gross negligence law.
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 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 suggests Clinton would be punished if she still were a government official.
July 07, 2016 - The State Department resumes its Clinton email investigation.
July 07, 2016 - The FBI did not record Clinton’s interview and did not make her testify under oath.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey claims that all the FBI agents involved in the FBI’s Clinton investigation agreed with him that Clinton should not be indicted.
July 07, 2016 - Republicans ask the FBI to launch another investigation related to Clinton’s emails, questioning statements she made under oath.
July 11, 2016 - Comey decides the FBI’s Clinton email investigation will be run from headquarters for greater secrecy, upsetting agents in New York.
July 12, 2016 - Some FBI agents are disappointed over FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment.
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 21, 2016 - The White House holds a high-level security meeting to discuss reports that the Russian government hacked into the DNC computer network.
July 25, 2016 - The FBI formally acknowledges it is investigating the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack.
August 11, 2016 - Rudy Giuliani claims to know of some FBI agents who are embarrassed by Comey’s decision not to recommend indicting Clinton.
August 15, 2016 - Two Republican Congresspeople specifically point out the comments they believe make Clinton guilty of perjury.
August 16, 2016 - The FBI gives Congress some classified documents from its Clinton email investigation.
August 18, 2016 - August 18, 2016: Colin Powell allegedly recommended to Clinton that she should use a private email for non-classified communications.
August 22, 2016 - Chaffetz claims the FBI’s Clinton investigation documents given to Congress are overly classified.
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 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 30, 2016 - The State Department says that around 30 Clinton emails discovered by the FBI could relate to Benghazi.
September 01, 2016 - The FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation tries but fails to get access to possibly relevant emails found in the Clinton email investigation.
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 was unable to confirm hackers broke into Clinton’s system, but it cites an inability to gather enough evidence to do so.
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 - Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin denied they knew about the existence of Clinton’s private server, despite evidence otherwise.
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.