Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
January 01, 2006 - Justin Cooper provides computer help to Clinton and her aides well before Clinton becomes secretary of state.
February 1, 2008 – The Clinton Foundation’s email domain is linked to Clinton’s private server
August 01, 2008 - State Department rules prohibit the way some sensitive information will later be used on Clinton’s private server.
September 01, 2008 - It is decided to replace Clinton’s first private server with a larger server built by Pagliano.
January 12, 2009 - Huma Abedin allegedly wants Clinton’s email account on a private server and not on a server that is managed by someone else, so that is what is arranged.
January 21, 2009 - Most State Department officials claim they don’t know Clinton has a private email address or uses a private server.
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.
April 2010 – Present: China reads emails of top US officials
July 01, 2010 - After contacting a Secret Service agent about frequent hacking attacks on Clinton’s server, the managers of the server apparently never contact anyone else from other government departments for help.
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.
March 18, 2012 - An email chain shows Clinton asking help from Pagliano when she has trouble getting her emails.
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 - At least one manager of Clinton’s server does very little during a transition phase, despite the Guccifer hack threat.
March 15, 2013 - Clinton’s private server is repeatedly scanned shortly after Guccifer’s hack revealed her server domain.
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.
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.
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 employee who will later delete all of Clinton’s emails is asked about what Clinton emails might be turned over.
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 - A Clinton surrogate suggests a neutral party could review Clinton’s private server; this secretly upsets Clinton’s campaign manager.
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 10, 2015 - Clinton falsely claims she was allowed to use her private email account for work.
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.
May 15, 2015 – Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell: Foreign governments have Hillary’s email
July 6, 2015 – IC IG McCullough issues an 811 referral on possible compromise of Clinton’s private server and the FBI ignores it
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 - Clinton is “not in the same place” as her top aides regarding her email controversy.
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 22, 2015 - Clinton’s campaign spokesperson privately urges Clinton give a blanket denial that she ever sent classified information through her private server because anything less could open her to charges that she broke the law.
August 28, 2015 – Internet researcher Katica discovers the FBI sent a notification for preservation of documents to members of the CFIUS Committee
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.
September 07, 2015 - Colin Powell doesn’t wish to get involved in Clinton’s email woes, despite her teams efforts to “drag him in.”
September 20, 2015 - Clinton claims she is being more transparent about her private server than “anybody else ever has been.”
October 03, 2015 - The FBI picks up the most recent Clinton email server, which is still being used by Clinton.
October 11, 2015 – In the midst of a FBI criminal investigation into Clinton’s emails, Obama claims on 60 Minutes that Hillary made a mistake and it was not a threat to national security
October 16, 2015 - Huma Abedin is interviewed under oath; she claims she knew Clinton exclusively used a private email address, but very few other State Department officials did.
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.
November 13, 2015 - The computer companies that worked on Clinton’s private server refuse interview and document requests from Congressional investigators.
December 22, 2015 - Clinton’s private server was once infected by a computer virus.
Late 2015 – Early 2016: ICIG McCullough sends a team to the FBI to detail the anomaly that was found on Clinton’s server
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
February 04, 2016 - Colin Powell writes, “I didn’t tell Hillary to have a private server at home.”
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/March – June, 2016: Lisa Page testifies there were lots of disagreements between the FBI and DOJ over Clinton’s private server
April 05, 2016 - April 5, 2016: Huma Abedin gives hints about her multiple email accounts that the FBI fails to properly follow up on.
May 17, 2016 – A Strzok email says “we know foreign actors obtained access” to some Clinton emails, including at least one “secret” message
May 25, 2016 – The 9 biggest revelations in the State IG report on Clinton’s emails
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 28, 2016 – Huma Abedin testifies she ‘didn’t experience the notion’ of Clinton’s private server…Justin Cooper testifies Abedin helped him set the server up
June 28, 2016 - Huma Abedin admits she worked on “Clinton family matters” while she was working at the State Department.
June 30, 2016 - One company that possessed Clinton’s emails is accused of having shockingly poor security.
July – October, 2016: The Clinton machine floods the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt via State, Congress, Justice, and a top Democratic lawyer.
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 05, 2016 - Comey’s comments indicate it is “very likely” Clinton’s emails were hacked, but solid proof may never be found.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey says Clinton gave access to between three and nine people without the proper security clearance, but doesn’t see that as a prosecutable offense.
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 - FBI Director Comey confirms that Clinton’s server was in an “unauthorized location” for handling classified material.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director Comey claims Guccifer admitted he lied about gaining access to Clinton’s private server.
July 8, 2016 – FOIA docs reveal Obama’s FBI covers up “chart” of potential Hillary Clinton crimes
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 21, 2016 - The FBI begins sending thousands of recovered Clinton emails to the State Department.
August 19, 2016 - A judge rules that Clinton can respond to a deposition with written answers instead of being questioned in person.
August 20, 2016 - Colin Powell says Clinton’s campaign is trying to blame her email scandal on him.
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 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 - Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin denied they knew about the existence of Clinton’s private server, despite evidence otherwise.
September 08, 2016 - The US presidential race is tightening, mainly due to Clinton’s email and Clinton Foundation controversies.
September 09, 2016 - Congressional committees order five people involved with the management of Clinton’s private server to speak in a public hearing.
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 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.
September 13, 2016 - “Less than 20 people” had access to Clinton’s private server.
September 14, 2016 - The US intelligence community has declined to conduct a required damage assessment caused by the classified information on Clinton’s private email server.
September 23, 2016 - Clinton’s lawyer refuses to comply with part of a subpoena for some of Clinton’s server security details.
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 12, 2016 - Mike Pence doubles down on Trump’s promise to have a special prosecutor investigate Clinton if Trump wins the White House.
October 24, 2016 – Former State Department IT official, John Bentel, pleads the Fifth Amendment more than 90 times in his deposition
October 30, 2016 - 650,000 emails have allegedly been recently discovered by the FBI, many belonging to Huma Abedin, though many could be duplicates or unrelated.
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 31, 2016 - FBI investigators believe some newly discovered Huma Abedin emails were deleted from Clinton’s private server before the FBI took possession of it.
November 01, 2016 - The FBI never asked Clinton’s aides for all their computers and mobile devices.
November 03, 2016 - Previously unknown Huma Abedin emails relevant to the FBI’s Clinton email investigation have been found on her husband’s computer.
June 22, 2017 – Grassley, Feinstein, Graham and Whitehouse write to former AG Lynch with questions about the Russian intel that alleges she made private assurances to Clinton aide, Amanda Renteria
January 4, 2018 – Comey’s original Clinton memo released, cites possible violations
June 5, 2018 – Bill Priestap, former assistant director of FBI counterintelligence, testifies he was unaware of the ICIG 811 referral on the possible compromise of Clinton emails
June 13, 2018 – Court sets hearing on motion to compel email testimony from Hillary Clinton
June 19, 2018 – Editorial: Andrew McCarthy addresses the “intent” behind Clinton’s unsecured, private server
June 27, 2018 – Strzok testimony reveals DOJ and Clinton lawyers struck secret deal to block FBI access to Clinton Foundation Emails
July 13, 2018 – Lisa Page testimony reveals the DOJ prevented the FBI from pursuing gross negligence charges against Clinton
July 13, 2018 – Lisa Page testifies she was unaware the ICIG briefed top bureau officials on an anomaly found embedded in Clinton’s server that sent a copy of her emails to a third party
August 16, 2018 – Judicial Watch releases newly uncovered Clinton emails, 5 contain classified information
October 3rd & 18th, 2018 – Transcripts of former top FBI lawyer details a belief Clinton should have been charged for her “alarming, appalling” mishandling of classified info
November 14, 2018 – Court rules Hillary Clinton must answer more questions about her emails
December 6, 2018 – Federal Judge Royce C. Lamberth opens discovery into Clinton email usage
January 15, 2019 – Federal Court orders discovery on Clinton Email, Benghazi scandal
January 21, 2019 – Lindsey Graham to continue oversight of the FBI investigation into Clinton’s private email server and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications
February 5 – 12, 2019 – The FBI met with ICIG re Clinton emails, notes of that meeting are reported missing and a CD of notes is found broken and inaccessible
February 25, 2019 – DOJ prevented the FBI from pursuing gross negligence charges against Clinton
April 16, 2019 – Senators Grassley, Graham and Johnson ask AG Barr for a classified appendix to Horowitz’s previous report re various actions by the FBI and DOJ during the Clinton email investigation
June 18, 2019 – Judicial Watch releases transcript of Justin Cooper’s deposition – Cheryl Mills communicates with him a week prior to testimony
August 21, 2019 – Judicial Watch will seek the deposition of Hillary Clinton and Cheryl Mills
October 28, 2019 – Grassley: Deliberate Mishandling of Classified Information Requires Accountability
June 2, 2020 – Hillary Clinton loses her appeal, order stands to testify on private server and Benghazi emails
June 2, 2020 – Appellate Court hearing on Clinton email testimony – Clinton seeks to block court order requiring her to testify