Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
Platte River Networks (PRN)
February 01, 2013 - At least one manager of Clinton’s server does very little during a transition phase, despite the Guccifer hack threat.
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.
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.
December 01, 2013 - Clinton’s old server, no longer being used, is turned off.
February 01, 2014 - A laptop containing all of Clinton’s emails from one year earlier is permanently lost in the mail.
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.
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.
November 01, 2014 - Clinton’s emails are copied to a different server, but the FBI will never check if that server had any of her work-related emails.
December 01, 2014 - Copies of Clinton’s emails are deleted from the computers of two of Clinton’s lawyers.
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.
December 10, 2014 - The manager of Clinton’s private server asks for Internet advice on how to keep copies of some of Clinton’s personal emails after changing a setting to delete them all.
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.
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 03, 2015 - The head of the company managing Clinton’s private server makes a curious political comment; he also wonders what Clinton emails might have to turn over.
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 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 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 25, 2015 - A conference call precedes the permanent deletion of Clinton’s “personal” emails.
March 26, 2015 – In Paul Combetta’s preparation to delete and then transfer the rest of Hillary Clinton’s emails, he first sent them to a dummy Gmail address with a name similar to a business in China
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.
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 - The company managing Clinton’s private server learns that another company has been making back-up copies of all the server data in the Internet “cloud” since 2013.
August 08, 2015 - The company that manages Clinton’s server gives a presentation to Congressional investigators but fails to mention the deletion and wiping of Clinton’s emails.
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.
August 21, 2015 - An email reveals that every employee of the company managing Clinton’s private server can access the server through the Internet.
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.
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 19, 2015 - An invoice shows the company managing Clinton’s server has billed Clinton for legal and PR expenses, but Clinton allegedly never gets the invoice.
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.
November 13, 2015 - The computer companies that worked on Clinton’s private server refuse interview and document requests from Congressional investigators.
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
April 09, 2016 - April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills tells the FBI she never knew Clinton’s emails got deleted.
June 10, 2016 – The Justice Department grants immunity to Clinton’s lawyer who destroyed 33,000 emails
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 30, 2016 - One company that possessed Clinton’s emails is accused of having shockingly poor security.
July 12, 2016 - Congressional Republicans threatens subpoenas if the company that managed Clinton’s server fails to agree to employee interviews.
August 22, 2016 - A Congressperson issues subpoenas to three companies that helped manage Clinton’s private email server.
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 06, 2016 - Representative Chaffetz asks a federal prosecutor to determine if Clinton and/or members of her staff played a role in deleting her emails from her private server.
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 08, 2016 - The FBI gave an immunity deal to the computer employee who deleted and wiped Clinton’s emails.
September 08, 2016 - The Denver Post editorial board suggests the deletion of Clinton emails is a “fishy story.”
September 09, 2016 - A Congressperson serves the FBI a subpoena for all the unredacted interviews from the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
September 09, 2016 - Congressional committees order five people involved with the management of Clinton’s private server to speak in a public hearing.
September 09, 2016 - Representative Gowdy says the FBI “gave immunity to the very person you would most want to prosecute.”
September 13, 2016 - A Congressperson alleges that Clinton is responsible for a computer company not complying with a Congressional subpoena related to Clinton’s private server.
September 13, 2016 - Two former managers of Clinton’s private server plead the Fifth before a Congressional hearing; one other fails to appear at all.
September 16, 2016 - Internet sleuths discover social media posts by the manager of Clinton’s server that could impact the investigation of Clinton’s email usage.
September 19, 2016 - Paul Combetta is recorded deleting his Reddit posts.
September 19, 2016 - Internet sleuths discover many similarities between Paul Combetta and ‘stonetear’
September 19, 2016 - A House panel is looking into Combetta’s post about Clinton’s email server.
September 28, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey denies Paul Combetta attempted to cover up Clinton’s emails.
August 22, 2019 – A federal judge criticizes State and Justice departments on Clinton email cover-up; gives Clinton and Mills 30 days to oppose being deposed
April 15, 2020 – Judicial Watch subpoenas Google in Hillary Clinton email lawsuit