Email Timeline Post Election 2016
Original Email Timeline – Pre-Election 2016
May 03, 2000 - Secretary of State Madeline Albright chastises all State Department employees for being careless about security.
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.
Early 2009 – Hillary’s State Department OK’d Bill’s big-money speeches
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 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.
March 16, 2009 - Clinton sends a department-wide email encouraging the preservation of records in response to FOIA requests.
March 22, 2009 - Clinton writes about designing a system for how her documents are handled by the State Department.
April 03, 2009 - Clinton’s top aides privately complain that people who know Clinton’s old email address still have emails forwarded to her.
April 22, 2009 - Clinton’s top staffers appear to be doing a favor for someone connected to the Clinton Foundation.
April 25, 2009 - Clinton’s top staffers provide help for a top Clinton Foundation donor due to a request from the Clinton Foundation.
September 21, 2009 - Clinton’s meeting with major business leaders on this day is just one of dozens of meetings later not listed on her official calendar.
September 21, 2009 – Clinton meets with major Wall Street and business leaders and it is omitted from her official calendar
January 01, 2010 - Clinton appears in a cybersecurity video for State Department personnel.
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.
August 02, 2010 - Clinton suggests letting someone working for her aide’s husband to send her a secure phone.
December 24, 2010 – Court forces release of Clinton Wikileaks discussion email that confirms State Dept knew about her email account
January 01, 2011 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains begins with an email written by Clinton.
January 01, 2011 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes three emails written by Clinton.
January 01, 2011 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes one email written by Clinton.
January 01, 2011 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes two emails written by Clinton.
January 01, 2011 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains ends with an email sent by Jake Sullivan to Clinton.
January 01, 2012 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes two emails written by Clinton.
January 01, 2012 - One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains ends with an email sent by Jake Sullivan to Clinton.
March 18, 2012 - An email chain shows Clinton asking help from Pagliano when she has trouble getting her emails.
July 28, 2012 – Cheryl Mills shared now-classified info with Clinton Foundation
September 13, 2012: Libya’s president seeks to meet Bill Clinton at a Clinton Foundation event just two days after the Benghazi terrorist attack
October 10, 2012 - Blumenthal appears to be secretly working with the State Department to influence the media’s portrayal of Clinton and the department on Benghazi.
October 13, 2012 - Clinton receives an email that reveals undercover CIA officers use State Department cover in Afghanistan.
December 11, 2012 - Clinton’s chief of staff Mills is sent an email about a FOIA request from Clinton’s emails, but does nothing about it; Clinton may get the email as well.
February 01, 2013 - Clinton later claims she wasn’t given any instructions on how to preserve her emails when she left office.
May 10, 2013 - The State Department responds to a FOIA request that there is no evidence of a Clinton email address when there clearly is.
August 07, 2013 - State Department officials find 17 FOIA requests relating to Clinton’s emails at the time the department found her email address, but none of the requesters are told about the emails.
October 29, 2013 - In a private speech, Clinton says that her department officials “were not even allowed to use mobile devices because of security issues.”
January 06, 2014 - In a private speech, Clinton says when she got to State Department, employees “were not mostly permitted to have handheld devices.”
May 5, 2014 – 29 of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average index have donated to the Clinton Foundation
July 23, 2014 - The House Benghazi Committee reaches an agreement relating to the production of Clinton’s emails.
August 28, 2014 - In a private speech, Clinton admits it was against the rules for some State Department officials to use BlackBerrys at the same time she used one.
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.
December 05, 2014 - Two out of 14 boxes of Clinton’s work-related emails may get lost.
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 - The House Benghazi Committee requests Clinton should preserve and then hand over all her emails, not just those related to Benghazi.
March 08, 2015 - A Clinton surrogate suggests a neutral party could review Clinton’s private server; this secretly upsets Clinton’s campaign manager.
March 14, 2015 - The State Department tips off the Clinton campaign that a New York Times reporter is asking about Clinton’s emails.
May 01, 2015 - Patrick Kennedy and other State Department officials allegedly attempt to change or remove the classification codes of some Clinton emails to make their release less politically damaging for Clinton.
August 11, 2015 - The State Department won’t reveal which Clinton aides used her private server or other non-government accounts.
August 11, 2015 - One Clinton investigation has expanded to investigate Clinton’s top aides.
August 17, 2015 - A State Department official tells the FBI about 1,000 previously unknown emails between Clinton and David Petraeus.
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.
December 15, 2015 - Colin Powell thinks Benghazi was a “stupid witch hunt” and Condoleezza Rice agrees.
February 03, 2016 - A State Department official claims someone tried to hack her private email account two years earlier, in early 2014.
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 01, 2016 - The State Department won’t say if Clinton’s former top aides have kept their security clearances or not.
June 24, 2016 - Clinton’s official calendar omits dozens of meetings with donors and other outside interests.
June 28, 2016 - The House Benghazi Committee releases their final report, which lacks any new politically damaging revelations.
June 28, 2016 - Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin is deposed in a civil suit; she says Clinton didn’t want her personal emails accessible by anybody.
June 28, 2016 - Huma Abedin admits she worked on “Clinton family matters” while she was working at the State Department.
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.
June 29, 2016 - At least 160 of Clinton’s work emails have turned up since Clinton said she turned them all over.
June 29, 2016 - June 29, 2016 – The State Department wants to delay the release of emails between Clinton’s former aides and the Clinton Foundation until well after the 2016 presidential election.
July 02, 2016 - Clinton claims she had no role whatsoever in the sorting of her emails, but her account differs from the known facts in one important detail.
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 - 113 of Clinton’s emails contained classified information at the time they were sent, destroying one of Clinton’s main excuses for her actions.
July 05, 2016 - A State Department official denies the department generally has lax security.
July 06, 2016 - Although Clinton’s aides won’t be indicted, they may lose their security clearances.
July 07, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey gives his explanation of Clinton’s “send nonsecure” email.
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 says three of Clinton’s emails were clearly marked as classified when they were sent.
July 07, 2016 - The State Department resumes its Clinton email investigation.
July 08, 2016 - Clinton refuses to say if she’ll cooperate with a renewed State Department investigation.
July 08, 2016 - Clinton blames other government officials for the classified information stored on her private server.
July 13, 2016 - The State Department will eventually release the thousands of deleted work-related Clinton emails discovered by the FBI.
July 21, 2016 - The FBI begins sending thousands of recovered Clinton emails to the State Department.
July 22, 2016 - More details of Clinton’s twenty-two “top secret” emails are revealed; nine were written by Clinton and most of the rest were written by her aide Jake Sullivan.
August 12, 2016 - The State Department will release all of Clinton’s work-related emails recovered by the FBI.
August 16, 2016 - The FBI gives Congress some classified documents from its Clinton email investigation.
August 18, 2016 - August 18, 2016: Colin Powell allegedly recommended to Clinton that she should use a private email for non-classified communications.
August 19, 2016 - A judge rules that Clinton can respond to a deposition with written answers instead of being questioned in person.
August 22, 2016 - The State Department is ordered to review nearly 15,000 Clinton emails for public release, but it is unclear how many of these are previously unreleased work-related emails.
August 30, 2016 - The State Department says that around 30 Clinton emails discovered by the FBI could relate to Benghazi.
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 - 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 15, 2016 - More information about the emails between Clinton and Obama is made public.
September 19, 2016 - A judge gives the State Department a tongue-lashing over its slow response to FOIA requests.
September 23, 2016 - The FBI has recovered 5,600 of Clinton’s deleted emails, but only about 10 percent of those will be released before the presidential election.
Late September, 2016 – A second dossier, compiled by Cody Shearer and Sidney Blumenthal, was given to Christopher Steele
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.
November 01, 2016 - The FBI never asked Clinton’s aides for all their computers and mobile devices.