Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
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March 15, 2013 - Clinton’s private server is repeatedly scanned shortly after Guccifer’s hack revealed her server domain.
October 29, 2013 - In a private speech, Clinton says she had to leave her phone and computer in a special box when traveling to China and Russia, but there is evidence she sent at least one email from Russia.
April 08, 2015 - A hacking attack on a French TV network is blamed on a Russian group that will later be accused of hacking political entities in the US.
May 03, 2016 - Hacking attacks on a DNC consultant researching pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine lead DNC leaders to conclude the Russian government is behind such attacks.
June 28, 2016 - A few documents from the recent hack of the Clinton campaign are made public.
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.
July 01, 2016 - Hackers target the election databases in two US states, but the motives and identities of the hackers are unclear.
July 05, 2016 - Comey’s comments indicate it is “very likely” Clinton’s emails were hacked, but solid proof may never be found.
July 22, 2016 - WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 DNC emails as the first of a series of Clinton-related leaks.
July 24, 2016 - Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook suggests the Russian government is behind the release of DNC emails by WikiLeaks.
July 24, 2016 - It is suggested that the Russian government has attempted to influence elections in other countries, sometimes by using front groups.
July 25, 2016 - The FBI formally acknowledges it is investigating the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack.
July 25, 2016 - Former CIA Director Michael Hayden says the Russians could be “weaponizing information” with leaks of hacked emails.
July 25, 2016 - WikiLeaks discourages suggestions that the Russian government is behind its release of DNC emails.
July 26, 2016 - Russia denies any role in hacking the DNC’s emails and claims to be neutral in the US presidential election.
July 26, 2016 - WikiLeaks head Julian Assange says WikiLeaks might release “a lot more material” relevant to the US presidential campaign.
July 26, 2016 - US intelligence agencies have “high confidence” that the Russian government is behind the hack of DNC emails.
July 26, 2016 - President Obama suggests Russians could be behind the hack that led to the WikiLeaks release of DNC emails.
July 26, 2016 - A cybersecurity group claims to have new evidence that Guccifer 2.0 is actually a team of Russian hackers.
July 27, 2016 - Trump says he hopes Russia or someone else has Clinton’s deleted emails; he wants them given to the FBI.
July 27, 2016 - Ex-CIA head Panetta questions Trump’s loyalty after Trump asks Russia to help him win election.
July 27, 2016 - US intelligence hasn’t found proof that the Russian government is responsible for WikiLeaks getting recently hacked emails.
July 28, 2016 - Director of National Intelligence James Clapper shows reluctance to blame Russia for recent hacks on US political entities.
August 12, 2016 - Whoever hacked DNC and other Democrat-related emails in the last year may have also targeted Republicans.
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.
September 01, 2016 - Putin denies that Russia was involved in the DNC hack.
September 05, 2016 - Obama claims the US has “had problems with cyber intrusions from Russia.”
September 05, 2016 - Clinton is “concerned” about Russian election-rigging in Trump’s favor.
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 07, 2016 - A claim that recently released WikiLeaks emails contain “obvious forgeries” is quickly debunked.
October 11, 2016 - Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta blames Russia and Trump for the leak of his personal emails.
October 12, 2016 - The Clinton campaign suggests that some emails released by WikiLeaks could be forgeries, but experts have found no evidence of this.
October 12, 2016 - The Russian government denies the US government allegation that it is behind the hacking of US political figures.
October 27, 2016 - Putin scoffs at allegations of Russian involvement in the hacking of US presidential politics.