Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
FBI’s Clinton email investigaton final report
September 01, 2008 - It is decided to replace Clinton’s first private server with a larger server built by Pagliano.
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 classified emails are sent or received by Clinton while she is outside the US, including some to or from President Obama.
January 21, 2009 - Clinton may regularly carry two mobile devices at once, although she will later claim otherwise.
January 21, 2009 - Clinton uses 11 different BlackBerrys and four iPads while she is secretary of state.
January 21, 2009 - Clinton’s frequently discarded BlackBerrys are sometimes destroyed and sometimes disappear.
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.
February 12, 2009 - An email suggests Clinton gets a new cell phone, despite her later claims that she didn’t use one.
March 01, 2009 - An external hard drive backs up the data on Clinton’s private server, but it is unclear what happens to it or its replacement.
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 - Bryan Pagliano and Justin Cooper jointly manage Clinton’s private server.
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.
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.
October 30, 2012 - Clinton’s private server is down for 11 days due to Hurricane Sandy.
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 - 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 15, 2013 - Clinton’s private server is repeatedly scanned shortly after Guccifer’s hack revealed her server domain.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 03, 2015 - The House Benghazi Committee requests Clinton should preserve and then hand over all her emails, not just those related to Benghazi.
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 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 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.
July 10, 2015 - The FBI’s Clinton investigation formally begins.
August 06, 2015 - Clinton’s lawyers give the FBI a thumb drive containing over 30,000 Clinton work-related emails.
September 01, 2015 - Employees at the company managing Clinton’s server are interviewed by 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 - Clinton’s lawyer gives the FBI two BlackBerrys that prove useless to the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
December 22, 2015 - Clinton’s private server was once infected by a computer virus.
January 07, 2016 - Blumenthal is interviewed by the FBI, and is asked about his intelligence memos to Clinton.
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 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.
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 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.
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 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey says it is unclear if any of Clinton’s emails were deleted by Clinton or anyone else.
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 - Trump criticizes Clinton after the release of her FBI interview summary.
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 - Clinton’s supporters and opponents react differently to the release of FBI Clinton investigation documents.
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 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 06, 2016 - House Speaker Paul Ryan criticizes the FBI for the timing of the release of their Clinton email investigation final report.
September 06, 2016 - Representative Chaffetz warns the person who managed Clinton’s server could face charges, and he also is puzzled by an assertion of attorney-client privilege.
September 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey writes a letter to FBI employees defending the FBI’s actions in its Clinton email investigation.
September 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey defends the timing of the release of the FBI Clinton email investigation’s final report.
September 08, 2016 - The FBI gave an immunity deal to the computer employee who deleted and wiped Clinton’s emails.
September 12, 2016 - Senator Grassley accuses the FBI of manipulating which information about the Clinton email investigation becomes public in order to hide certain events.
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.