Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
1991 – 2019: A mini-timeline highlighting some of Robert Mueller’s career as FBI director and now special counsel to the Trump/Russia collusion investigation
October 29, 2008 – Podesta emails suggest FBI denies security clearance for top Obama National Security Advisor
2009 – FBI Director Mueller asks Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend his own money and help rescue FBI agent, Robert Levinson in Iran
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 21, 2009 - Clinton may regularly carry two mobile devices at once, although she will later claim otherwise.
January 21, 2009 - Clinton’s frequently discarded BlackBerrys are sometimes destroyed and sometimes disappear.
February 12, 2009 - An email suggests Clinton gets a new cell phone, despite her later claims that she didn’t use one.
2009 – 2010: FBI watches then acts as Russian spy moves closer to Hillary Clinton
February 2009 – February 2013: It is suspected China hacked Clinton’s private email server throughout her term as Secretary of State
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 6, 2009 – From Russia with Money, Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset, and Cronyism
August 2009 – The FBI investigates a Russian bribery plot connected to Rosatom and Uranium One
August 02, 2010 - Clinton suggests letting someone working for her aide’s husband to send her a secure phone.
October 22, 2010 – The Obama administration and CFIUS committee approve the Uranium One deal
October 22, 2010: Biden’s energy adviser and Burisma deal-maker also aided in Russia’s purchase of Uranium One
October 22, 2010 – Red flags are raised in national security assessments of the Uranium One deal
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.
March 09, 2012 - A Justice Department memo clarifies a policy of avoiding interference in elections.
March 22, 2012 – The Obama administration announces new rules that will allow millions of U.S. citizens’ government files to be copied and analyzed for terrorism clues
April 19, 2012 – Shawn Henry, former head of the FBI’s cyber crime investigations, joins Crowdstrike, the lone source for “Russia hacked the DNC” narrative
2012 – 2017: DOJ Political Surveillance – From the IRS, to the FISA Court
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.
September 11, 2012 – FBI’s special agent Robyn Gritz details the Obama/Clinton/Petraeus/Mueller stand-down order during the Benghazi attack
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.
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.
October 30, 2013 – Ukraine president Yanukovich is pressured to join the EU by Victoria Nuland threat to extradite and imprison Dmitry Firtash
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.
March 12, 2014 – Ukraine asks US to develop their titanium industry; DOJ has Firtash arrested, Ukraine moves to strip him of titanium assets; force Russia out of the titanium industry
April 30, 2014 – March 15, 2016: The Kolomoisky pyramid starts with Hillary Clinton and Victoria Nuland at the State Department and Christine Lagarde of the IMF
May 2014 – McCabe is accused of sexual discrimination, General Flynn supports the special agent who files the complaint
May 7, 2014 – September 21, 2016: Joe Biden’s influence over law enforcement in Ukraine
October 14, 2014 – The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) is formed in Ukraine, with Joe Biden and the FBI’s help
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.
2015-2017: A mini-timeline: The Uncovering – Mike Rogers’ investigation, Section 702 FISA abuse & the FBI
February 2015 – The Strange Case of McAuliffe & McCabe
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 27, 2015 - There allegedly is a “massive” FBI investigation of Guccifer’s hack into Blumenthal’s emails.
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 31, 2015 - The FBI reportedly begins an informal investigation into Clinton’s emails.
June 2015 – February 2017: James Comey’s unpaid, memo leaking “Special Government Employee” – Daniel Richman
July 6, 2015 – The Intel Community IG determines the classified national security information in Clinton’s emails may have been “compromised” and shared with a foreign power
July 6, 2015 – IC IG McCullough issues an 811 referral on possible compromise of Clinton’s private server and the FBI ignores it
July 10, 2015 – The FBI opens an official counterespionage investigation regarding the “potential compromise of classified information” on Clinton’s private server
July 30, 2015 – McCabe is promoted to an associate deputy director at the FBI and moves to FBI headquarters
August 28, 2015 – Internet researcher Katica discovers the FBI sent a notification for preservation of documents to members of the CFIUS Committee
September 2015 – The FBI structures the email investigation to deliver a predetermined outcome
October 11, 2015 – FBI officials express concern about Obama’s interview with 60 Minutes
October 12, 2015 – March 2, 2016: Comey makes a series of high profile reassignments resulting in a complete upper-echelon turnover of the FBI Team working on the Clinton email investigation
October, 2015 – September 2016: Nellie Ohr sought job at Fusion GPS and frequently sent Russia research to Bruce Ohr and other DOJ officials
October 22, 2015 – FBI leadership shows double standard for Clinton and Trump 2016 campaigns…defensive briefings for Clinton, FISA warrants for team Trump
December 21, 2015 – Bill Priestap is unaware a key conduit for Steele to the FBI is DOJ official, Bruce Ohr
Late December 2015 – Brennan’s role in disseminating “unofficial” foreign intelligence to the FBI
December 2015-2016: The various UK and Australian intelligence officials involved in Spygate and Russiagate
2016 – 2017: President Obama’s team sought NSA intel on thousands of Americans during the 2016 election
2016 – 2017: Bruce Ohr’s texts and emails reveal Steele’s deep ties to DOJ, FBI
Late 2015 – Early 2016: ICIG McCullough sends a team to the FBI to detail the anomaly that was found on Clinton’s server
January 10, 2016 – A State Dept. whistleblower’s letter is ignored by Comey concerning a conspiracy to hide Clinton’s mishandling of classified information and its breach of national security
January 13, 2016 – Memo suggests FBI opened Manafort probe before Trump hired him and they gave no warnings or customary defensive briefing
January 14, 2016 – Some of the emails on Clinton’s server are so sensitive, the IC OIG investigators initially don’t have clearance to view them
January 19, 2016 – The hearsay whistleblower chairs a meeting with the FBI, DoJ and DoS to contain Ukraine’s investigation of Burisma and ramp up the investigation of Paul Manafort
January 19, 2016 – The Obama administration pressures Ukraine to Investigate Manafort
January 30, 2016 – Strzok-Page emails show FBI officials using unsecured devices for sensitive data
February 1, 2016 – A NABU press release says Ukraine will receive special computer equipment from British and American governments
February/March – June, 2016: Lisa Page testifies there were lots of disagreements between the FBI and DOJ over Clinton’s private server
March 1, 2016 – Judicial Watch obtains Strzok-Page emails showing FBI’s special accommodation of Clinton email witnesses
March 14, 2016 – George Papadopoulos is introduced to Joseph Mifsud and becomes the flashpoint of Spygate and Russiagate
March, 2016 – Newt Gingrich paid Judicial Watch to hunt for Clinton server hack
March 2016 – Steele’s newly hired ‘primary sub-source’ has a criminal history and is poorly vetted by the FBI
March 2016 – Former Feinstein staffer, Daniel Jones, and his possible early involvement with Fusion GPS during 2016 elections
April-September 2016: Unpacking the other Clinton-linked Russia dossier – A closer look at the Shearer memos/dossier
April 01, 2016 - The FBI warns “dozens of lawmakers” that they are being targeted by hackers.
April 4, 2016 – The US embassy presses Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election
April 12, 2016 – Strzok and Page discuss a meeting the DoJ and FBI are to have concerning ““privilege and ethics issues we are facing”
April 18, 2016 – The Clinton Foundation, AGT International and possible Russia/China related crimes
April 18, 2016 – NSA Director Rogers shuts down all outside contractor access to raw FISA information, particularly contractors working for the FBI
May 10, 2016 – George Papadopoulos, Alexander Downer & the Opening of the FBI Investigation
June, 2016 – Clinton operative, Cody Shearer, coincidentally, is another source claiming Trump engaged in sexually compromising acts
June 2016 – The FBI applies for and is denied the first FISA warrant that names Trump, the second is ‘re-drawn more narrowly’ and it’s granted
June – July, 2016: The first two FISA applications submitted by the DOJ, are rejected by the FISA court
June 10, 2016 – The FBI/DOJ and Cheryl Mill’s attorney, Beth Wilkinson, together write and agree to rules that grossly limits the scope of the Clinton email investigation
June 10, 2016 – Cheryl Mills Immunity Agreement with assurances the DOJ will produce omitted terms
June 10, 2016 – The Justice Department grants immunity to Clinton’s lawyer who destroyed 33,000 emails
June 20, 2016 – Michael Gaeta, former member of the FBI’s Eurasian Organized Crime unit, becomes Christopher Steele’s dossier handler
June 24, 2016 – Steele sends a courier by plane to Washington to hand-deliver a copy of the dossier
June 27, 2016 – A June 2018 DOJ OIG report says Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton tarmac meeting was planned via Secret Service, FBI
June 29, 2016 – NABU signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the FBI
July 1, 2016 – Newly released FBI emails re Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting, reveals an unnamed official in the FBI security division who writes, “Our job is to protect the boss from harm and embarrassment.”
July – August, 2016: Robert Ohr warns senior FBI and DOJ officials Steele dossier is connected to Clinton, might be biased
July 1, 2016 – Strzok/Page texts suggest they and Loretta Lynch knew Clinton wouldn’t face charges
July 5, 2016 – Steele alerts the FBI that Trump campaign advisors were in contact about the 2016 election
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 5, 2016 – Michael Gaeta travels to London, meets with Christopher Steele and is referred to as his “FBI handler”
July 7, 2016 – Trump campaign advisor, Stephen Miller, also receives an invite to the Cambridge event where ‘Spygate’ is born
July 7, 2016 – Carter Page speaks at the New Economic School in Moscow and that is the catalyst for the FBI investigation
July 8, 2016 – FOIA docs reveal Obama’s FBI covers up “chart” of potential Hillary Clinton crimes
July 10, 2016 – Carter Page attends Cambridge event due to an invite by former State Dept. official, Steven Schrage and he is now under congressional scrutiny
July 12, 2016 FactCheck.org emails the FBI about inconsistencies between Comey’s congressional testimony and statements by Clinton
July 15, 2016 – Cambridge Prof With CIA, MI6 ties met with Carter Page during campaign and beyond
July 15, 2016 – From the Dossier to Papadopoulos, Obama’s State Department had early role in Trump-Russia probe
July 19, 2016 – Former Australian foreign minister, Alexander Downer, raised Russia concerns at US embassy without government approval
July 22, 2016 – FBI officials email exchange shows Clinton aide attorney, Beth Wilkinson was “haranguing” them over the return of laptops
July 25, 2016 – The FBI lauches a probe into the hacking of the DNC
July 25, 2016 – Clinton aide, Jennifer Palmieri, describes how the Clinton team shopped Trump/Russia collusion to the media throughout the 2016 campaign season
July 28 – August 5, 2016: The Strzok-Page texts, a trip to London and the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation
July 30, 2016 – DOJ official Bruce Ohr shares intel from dossier with prosecutors who later join Mueller’s team
July 30, 2016 – Ohr meets with Steele, and within hours meets with McCabe and Page for the purpose of “passing on Steele’s info to them”
July 30, 2016 – Bruce and Nellie Ohr meet with Christopher Steele
July 31, 2016 – The “insurance policy”, the “EC”, the FBI counterintel operation, and the informant who originates Brennan’s EC
July 31, 2016 – FBI Strzok’s electronic communication memo (EC) confirms the Trump campaign was investigated without justification
July 31, 2016 – A Clinton supporter is the most likely source behind the Trump Tower/Alfa Bank connections
July, 2016 – 2017: New emails and memos confirm Bruce Ohr communicated extensively with Christopher Steele
July 31, 2016 – August 2019: The FBI agent who interviews Gen. Flynn, Joseph Pientka, plays a critical role in Trump campaign investigation
July 31, 2016 – The official beginning of the FBI’s Trump/Russia investigation codenamed “Crossfire Hurricane”
August 2016 – Strzok travels to London re Mifsud; would find one of his most notable contacts is prominent British diplomat, Claire Smith
August 4, 2016 – A few operational details of the CIA/NSA/FBI/White House counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign
August 4, 2016 – Did the CIA attempt to withhold information from FBI about their source inside the Kremlin?
August 9, 2016 – The most damaging text between Strzok and Page suggests they will stop Trump from becoming president
August 2016 – January 2017: Stephen Somma, FBI counterintelligence investigator, made significant errors and omissions in Carter Page FISA applications
August 16-24, 2016 – New Strzok-Page emails reveal FBI gave special treatment to Clinton’s demands for email investigation information just before election
August 16, 2016 – Strzok approves the Crossfire Razor (Flynn) sub-investigation of Crossfire Hurricane
August 17, 2016 – Trump himself was the target of Obama administration’s Russia probe
August 17, 2016 – The FBI Crossfire Hurricane team uses a ‘security’ and ‘defensive’ briefing to spy on Trump and Flynn
August 18, 2016 – A Strzok/Page email discusses setting up an intelligence briefing for Clinton and Trump, and new “sources in DNI”
August 19, 2016 – In an effort to help Clinton win the presidency, Ukrainian official Serhiy Leshchenko releases a document that is purported to show payments to Manafort, and then brags in a tweet
August 27, 2016 – In response to Brennan’s briefing, Senator Harry Reid writes to Comey, calling for the FBI to open an investigation into Russian influence over Trump
August 29, 2016 – Harry Reid cites evidence of Russian tampering in US vote, and seeks FBI inquiry
August 31, 2016 – A newly released Strzok/Page email reveals a discussion about a media report on FBI finding ‘hundreds and likely thousands’ of Clinton violations of the Federal Records Act
August 31 or September 1, 2016: Secret FBI source for Russia investigation, Sam Clovis, met with Trump advisor, Carter Page, during campaign
September 2016 – August 10, 2018 – The true Russia collusion during and after the 2016 election
September 02, 2016 - The FBI concludes Clinton contributed to discussions in 11 email chains, including four at the above top secret level.
September 2, 2016 – Comey emails his colleagues and says, “To be great is to be misunderstood”
Sept. 2, 2016 – Stefan Halper first contacts George Papadopoulos by email
September 2, 2016 – The FBI sends a possible honeypot posing as Stefan Halper’s research assistant, to spy on Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos
September 2, 2016 – A Page/Strzok text says “POTUS wants to know everything we are doing”
September 6, 2016 – Hillary compromised classified materials representing the full range of American espionage: human intelligence, signals intelligence, and imagery intelligence
September 7, 2016 – Comey and Strzok do not act on the formal CIA referral re Clinton’s Trump-Russia collusion smear operation
September 10, 2016 – James Comey and his brother Peter Comey’s connections to the Clinton Foundation
September 14, 2016 – Christopher Steele provided information to longtime Clinton crony, Strobe Talbott
September 2016 – The FBI visits Oleg Deripaska and asks him to outline Paul Manafort as a tool of the Kremlin
September 19, 2016 – Top FBI official, James Baker meets with DNC lawyer, Michael Sussmann, who then leaks to media
September 25, 2016 – Carter Page sends letter to Comey asking to meet and discuss his past work with the US Intelligence community
September 26, 2016 – Stefan Halper is paid over $1 million during the Obama years, his last payment from the Pentagon’s ONA is over $400,000
September 26, 2016 – DOJ IG report: A “trove” of emails covering Clinton’s entire tenure as SoS, are on the Weiner laptop
September 26, 2016 – NSD head John Carlin files 2016 Section 702 certifications and fails to disclose the FBI’s use of private contractors and an IG report critical of queries
September 28, 2016 - Comey isn’t sure if the FBI was aware of Paul Combetta’s Reddit posts and won’t comment if Combetta committed a crime by deleting them.
September 28 – October 30, 2016: Strzok’s ‘weiner timeline’ shows a month’s gap between Clinton email discovery and a search warrant
September 28, 2016 – November 6, 2016: A recap of how the FBI handles the Weiner laptop
September 28, 2016 – DOJ OIG reports Andrew McCabe can’t recall details about Clinton’s emails on Weiner’s laptop
September 29, 2016 – The Department of Homeland Security creates a deceptive tale of Russia hacking US voter sites
September 30, 2016 – Obama WH counsel sends top secret email tying White House to the ‘get Trump’ scheme
October 1-15, 2016: Email exchanges between Comey, FBI and DOJ officials, suggests they are aware of intel concerns about reliability of main evidence, before obtaining Title 1 FISA warrant
October 2016 – Christopher Steele meets with four American officials in Rome, who raise the prospect of paying Steele to continue gathering intelligence after Election Day
October 3, 2016 – FBI offers to pay Christopher Steele ‘significantly’ to dig up dirt on Flynn
October 3, 2016 – The FBI offered to pay Christopher Steele ‘significantly’ to dig up dirt on Flynn
October 3, 2016 – The FBI’s Executive Assistant Director, Randy Coleman, documents his review of the Weiner laptop
October 3, 2016 – Brian Auten is among 8 FBI supervisory intelligence analysts who play key role in several aspects of Crossfire Hurricane
October 4, 2016 – FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) Randy Coleman’s notes re Weiner’s laptop mention Hillary Clinton, the Foundation and Crime Against Children
October 05, 2016 - The Justice Department allegedly made immunity side deals that ordered the destruction of key evidence and limited what the FBI could search.
October 11, 2016 – State Dept. official Kathleen Kavalec’s notes also mention Alfa Bank, Sergei Millian and Carter Page
October 11, 2016 – DOJ and FBI officials hide a State Dept email that memorializes Christopher Steele’s political motives
October 12, 2016 – McCabe/Page texts reveal the FBI clash with the DOJ over potential ‘bias’ of source for surveillance warrant
October 13, 2016 – FBI texts reveal FBI employees discussing the “Crossfire Road Show”; how it all plays out; and hope it doesn’t get FOIA’d
October 13, 2016 – A Strzok/Page text references “I just want to know who’s playing games,” “scared/covering” and “totally get it will never be provable” – names hidden beneath redactions are confirmed
October 13, 2016 – The State Department sends a red flag on Christopher Steele to an FBI official, who then immediately forwards it to Peter Strzok
October 14, 2016 – Hours after FBI found classified Clinton emails on Weiner laptop, Peter Strzok’s wife is promoted to Director of SEC Enforcement
October 14, 2016 – Memos detail FBI’s ‘Hurry the F up pressure’ to obtain a Title 1 FISA warrant on the Trump campaign
October 2016 – An attorney for the Clinton campaign and DNC, Michael Sussmann, gave the FBI documents for the Russia probe
October 2016 – The DOJ IG report reveals dozens of FBI officials taking bribes from media for information
October 21, 2016 – Carter Page’s flawed FISA makes its way through the system
October 21, 2016 – The FBI likely withheld exculpatory evidence in their Carter Page FISA court application
October 2016-2017: The FBI official at the heart of surveillance abuses is also a professor of spying ethics
October 21, 2016 – An unusual intervention is made by McCabe and Yates with Carter Page’s FISA Application
April 9, 2020 – Newly declassified Papadopoulos transcript reveals no evidence of coordination between campaign and Russia
October 24, 2016 – Admiral Mike Rogers informs the FISA court of numerous NSA database “about queries” violations
October 27, 2016 – McCabe Is excluded from a meeting regarding Clinton emails found on the Weiner laptop
October 27, 2016 – Strzok’s ‘fingerprints’ are on Comey’s notification to Congress about the Weiner laptop
October 28, 2016 – Clinton’s personal lawyer David Kendall, emails Baker requesting a call “ASAP” about the Comey letter
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 - The White House allegedly gets no advance notice of Comey’s letter.
September 28-October 28, 2016 – FBI communications while the Weiner laptop is ignored
October 29, 2016 - Clinton’s campaign intensifies its criticism of Comey’s decision to announce the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
October 30, 2016 - Former Attorney General Mukasey claims Comey is in a no-win situation due to his earlier failure to pursue a vigorous Clinton email investigation.
October 30, 2016-November 6, 2016: The DOJ IG Clinton email report reveals a contradiction in the Weiner laptop investigation
October 31, 2016 - The New York Times’ editorial board heavily criticizes “James Comey’s Big Mistake.”
October 31, 2016 – Transcript of George Papadopoulos’s recorded conversation with FBI informant
November 01, 2016 - The FBI never asked Clinton’s aides for all their computers and mobile devices.
November 1, 2016 – The FBI fires Christopher Steele and Bruce Ohr continues to meet with him, well into Mueller’s appointment
November 6, 2016 – Peter Strzok sends an email to FBI and DoJ officials claiming no new classified Clinton emails are found on Weiner’s laptop
November 6, 2016 – Despite Comey assurances, the vast bulk of Clinton emails on Weiner’s laptop are never examined
November 8, 2016 – FBI text messages reveal the investigation of General Flynn, Crossfire Razor, is ordered “shut down”