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Timeline (Short) {360 entries}

  1. January 20, 1993–January 20, 2001: Bill Clinton is the president of the US for eight years and Hillary Clinton is the first lady.
  2. June 9, 2000: Clinton says she doesn’t want to use email, due to the many times she’s been investigated.
  3. November 4, 2005: State Department policy decrees day-to-day operations are to be done on government servers.
  4. March 2007—2008: The Bush Administration gets embroiled in a private email scandal.
  5. June 20, 2007: Clinton publicly criticizes the Bush administration’s use of non-governmental email accounts.
  6. 2008: The US government publishes rules for email storage.
  7. January 15, 2008—September 30, 2013: The State Department has no permanent inspector general for the entire time Clinton is secretary of state.
  8. February 1, 2008: Clinton’s private email domain is set up under a false name.
  9. Around June 2008: Clinton’s first private email server is set up in her house.
  10. June 7, 2008: Clinton concedes the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama after a close primary race.
  11. After June 7, 2008: Clinton’s computer technician starts managing Clinton’s private server.
  12. Early 2009: President Obama bans Blumenthal from a job at the State Department.
  13. Early 2009—March 2015: Sid Blumenthal takes a job at the Clinton Foundation, advises the secretary of state frequently, and promotes the interests of two government contractors.
  14. January 13, 2009: A Clinton aide registers the email domain that Clinton will use for her private server while Secretary of State.
  15. January 20, 2009: Barack Obama takes office as president of the US.
  16. Shortly Before January 21, 2009: Records officials are “not comfortable” advising Clinton she needs to permanently archive her work-related emails.
  17. January 21, 2009: Clinton is sworn in as secretary of state.
  18. January 21, 2009: Despite Clinton becoming secretary of state on this day, there is no apparent change in the way her private email server is managed.
  19. January 21, 2009: At the time Clinton takes office as secretary of state, the State Department allows the use of home computers for government officials as long as they are secure.
  20. Around January 21, 2009: The State Department sets up a classified email account for Clinton, but she never uses it.
  21. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Hundreds of classified emails are sent or received by Clinton while she is outside the US, including some to or from President Obama.
  22. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton uses 11 different BlackBerrys and four iPads while she is secretary of state.
  23. January 21, 2009—March 29, 2009: During this two-month time period, Clinton’s private email server operates without the standard encryption generally used on the Internet.
  24. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: In her time as secretary of state, Clinton uses only her private email account on her private server for all her work and personal emails.
  25. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton is unable to check her email in her office for the entire four years she is secretary of state.
  26. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Sid Blumenthal sends Clinton over 800 emails; many contain dubious intelligence.
  27. January 21, 2009—March 29, 2009: State Department employees are prohibited from using nondepartmental computers for work matters, but Clinton’s usage is ignored.
  28. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton fails to properly manage “sensitive but unclassified” information.
  29. January 22, 2009: Clinton gets an annual security briefing on the proper handling of classified materials, but this is her only one in her four years as Secretary of State.
  30. January 22, 2009: Under penalty of perjury, Clinton signs a pledge to safeguard classified information whether “marked or unmarked classified information, including oral communications.”
  31. 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.
  32. January 24, 2009: Clinton passes on using a secure computer to check her private email account at her office desk.
  33. January 28, 2009: The first known email using Clinton’s private server is sent by Clinton, despite her claim she won’t use it for two more months.
  34. February 2009: Security officials set up a space near Clinton’s office where she can check her private email account. 
  35. February 13, 2009: The NSA refuses to set up a secure BlackBerry for Clinton.
  36. February 18, 2009: A security official says Clinton’s continued use of her BlackBerry is a “comfort issue” for her.
  37. February 24, 2009: A security official warns that BlackBerry could be easily hacked on overseas trips.
  38. Late February 2009: State Department security officials worry about Clinton’s BlackBerry use.
  39. March 2009: Clinton’s personal email server is replaced; she will use the new one for the rest of her term as secretary of state.
  40. March 6, 2009—March 15, 2009: Clinton says she “gets it” about BlackBerry security concerns, but she keeps on using her BlackBerry.
  41. March 17, 2009: An email shows that five State Department officials learned of Clinton’s private server after installing equipment in her house.
  42. March 18, 2009: Clinton claims she starts using her private email address on this day, despite emails proving otherwise.
  43. March 29, 2009: For the first two months Clinton uses her private server for all her emails, it operates without the standard encryption generally used to protect Internet communication.
  44. April 23, 2009: Clinton aide Huma Abedin sends Clinton a series of steps the State Department is taking to secure the US embassies in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  45. May 2009: Bryan Pagliano is hired as a political employee in the State Department’s IT [Information Technology] division, while he continues to manage Clinton’s private server in her house.
  46. May 2009—February 2013: Pagliano is paid by the Clintons to manage their private server, but details are murky.
  47. May 2009—February 2013: Clinton’s computer technician lies about his outside income running Clinton’s private server.
  48. May 2009—February 2013: Clinton’s computer technician secretly manages her server during government work time and without the knowledge of his supervisors.
  49. July 3, 2009: A possibly “top secret” email to Clinton mentions spy satellite information about North Korea.
  50. August 28, 2009: A Blumenthal email to Clinton apparently names a secret US intelligence official and later will be almost totally redacted.
  51. September 21, 2009: An email to Clinton contains classified information about US embassy security.
  52. October 2, 2009: New regulations require that all government emails must be preserved.
  53. October 3, 2009: Clinton’s entire email to the US Middle East envoy is later deemed classified.
  54. November 10, 2009: Clinton sends Sid Blumenthal an email that appears to contain important classified information.
  55. November 21, 2009: Clinton receives a message sent in confidence from a British official but doesn’t flag it as classified.
  56. Around January 12, 2010: Clinton and her aides allegedly demonstrate lax communication security while in Hawaii.
  57. February 10, 2010: Clinton encourages an aide to email a document on a classified network.
  58. March 20, 2010: Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff, apparently loses her personal BlackBerry.
  59. April 24, 2010: A Blumenthal email appears to reveal details of a US criminal investigation in Kyrgyzstan and will later be classified at the “secret” level.
  60. May 21, 2010—October 21, 2010: Computer records suggest Clinton’s private server could be located at the Clinton Foundation’s headquarters.
  61. July 25, 2010: Clinton invites a US diplomat to discuss communications with foreign ministers with her using her private email address.
  62. August 23, 2010: An email forwarded to Clinton apparently reveals an aide to the leader of Afghanistan is being paid by the CIA.
  63. November 2010: Clinton writes she doesn’t want “any risk of the personal being accessible” in her emails, contradicting her later claim that her main concern is “convenience.”
  64. 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.
  65. November 28, 2010: WikiLeaks releases over 250,000 State Department cables, but Clinton does not change her unsecure communication methods.
  66. December 22, 2010: Clinton is told a new rule that all work emails must be preserved.
  67. Late 2010: A State Department official falsely claims Clinton’s computer system has legal approval and warns staffers never to speak of the issue again.
  68. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains begins with an email written by Clinton.
  69. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes three emails written by Clinton.
  70. 2011: Clinton misses a cybersecurity presentation meant just for her.
  71. 2011: A “top secret” Clinton email contains intelligence from CIA sources and US spy satellites
  72. January 9, 2011–January 10, 2011: Clinton’s private server is shut down after an apparent hacking attack.
  73. January 21, 2011–January 22, 2011: Two emails about the Iran nuclear program are sent to Clinton.
  74. March 9, 2011: Clinton asks an aide to print a Blumenthal email without any identifiers.
  75. March 11, 2011: A State Department security official warns Clinton and others to minimize the use of personal email accounts due to “spear phishing” attacks.
  76. March 11, 2011: Clinton doesn’t think two emails from a former British prime minister should be flagged for classified content.
  77. March 18, 2011: Blumenthal’s intelligence to Clinton is coming from at least one active CIA official.
  78. April and May 2011: Clinton and her top aides are warned again to minimize the use of personal emails for business due to hacker attacks.
  79. April 3, 2011: Clinton’s comments about a Libyan defector will later be deemed “secret.”
  80. April 5, 2011: Clinton forwards Blumenthal’s unvetted intelligence to the White House after removing his name.
  81. April 10, 2011: An email forwarded to Clinton appears to contain the most recent US military intelligence, which should have been classified.
  82. May 13–14, 2011: Clinton appears to be the target of two hacking attacks, but fails to notify security about them.
  83. May 15, 2011: Senator John Kerry’s email to Clinton with classified details about a recent meeting he had with two Pakistani generals.
  84. May 16, 2011: Could “secret” emails to Clinton be related to Pakistan’s knowledge of bin Laden’s location?
  85. Around June 2011: The State Department gets a say in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, leading to email trouble for Clinton and others.
  86. After June 2011 to Late 2012: Clinton and other State Department officials sometimes discuss proposed drone strikes in Pakistan in unsecured emails.
  87. June 2011—August 2012: A US ambassador is warned not to use private email for daily work matters, but Clinton’s identical behavior does not result in any warnings.
  88. June 2, 2011: The White House says all work matters need to be done on government email accounts.
  89. June 2, 2011: Chinese hackers are targeting Gmail accounts of senior US officials, but top Clinton aides keep using Gmail account for work.
  90. June 4, 2011: Cheryl Mills suggests Clinton shouldn’t “telegraph” she and her staffers use private email for work matters, and also reveals someone tried to hack her account.
  91. June 8, 2011: Blumenthal sends an email to Clinton that appears to contain very recent classified information from the NSA.
  92. June 9, 2011: Clinton forwards a Blumenthal email to an aide instead of flagging it for containing obviously classified information.
  93. June 17, 2011: Clinton encourages aide Jake Sullivan to remove the identifying heading from a secure fax and “send nonsecure.”
  94. June 28, 2011: State Department employees are warned not to do government work on private email accounts due to a hacking threat.
  95. July 14, 2011: Blumenthal tells Clinton about a company he’s invested in helping Libya’s rebels when he would need Clinton’s approval.
  96. July 26, 2011: Clinton jokes about Chinese hackers but doesn’t take steps to combat the hacking.
  97. July 27, 2011: Clinton appears to be targeted by a “spear phishing” email.
  98. August 24, 2011: Clinton’s email about her phone call to the head of NATO will later be deemed “secret.”
  99. August 30, 2011: An attempt to give Clinton a government-approved BlackBerry fails, revealing that some of her top aides know she is using a private server.
  100. August 30, 2011: Clinton again decides not to use the government email address already provided her.
  101. September 23, 2011: According to a State Department official, Clinton engages in Middle East negotiations using her unsecure BlackBerry.
  102. October 19, 2011—October 20, 2011: Blumenthal sends Clinton an email that obviously contains classified information, but Clinton doesn’t flag it as such.
  103. December 16, 2011: Clinton’s daily schedule accidentally reveals the name of a secret CIA official.
  104. 2012: Clinton’s private server is vulnerable to a hacker attack described in a government warning.
  105. March 14, 2012: An email forwarded to Clinton appears to reveal the secret identity of the CIA director’s chief of staff.
  106. March 14, 2012: Cheryl Mills reveals the name of a secret CIA official in an email that is forwarded to Clinton.
  107. March 25, 2012: An email to Clinton mentions the name of a secret CIA official.
  108. April 2012: A photo leads to confirmation Clinton is not using a government email account, but no action is taken.
  109. April 8, 2012: Clinton gets an email clearly marked as “classified,” contradicting her later claims.
  110. April 25, 2012: Clinton asks if an email contains classified information, despite a lack of classification markers.
  111. May 30, 2012: Clinton passes on Blumenthal’s email that appears based on NSA monitoring of the German prime minister.
  112. June 7, 2012: An email thread provides a murky glimpse into Clinton’s classified work with Pakistan.
  113. June 27, 2012: Blumenthal sends another email apparently based on NSA wiretaps of top German leaders.
  114. June 28, 2012—July 1, 2012: Clinton sends President Obama an email from on or above Russian soil; Obama uses a pseudonym for his email address.
  115. July 6, 2012: Clinton’s emails contain classified discussions about US drone strikes.
  116. July 14, 2012: Blumenthal sends Clinton another email that contains obviously classified information, but Clinton doesn’t flag it as such.
  117. August and December 2012: An Internet-wide hacker attack makes Clinton’s private server even more vulnerable.
  118. August 2, 2012: Clinton gets another email clearly marked as “classified,” contradicting her later claims.
  119. September 3, 2012: Blumenthal sends an email to Clinton that later will be almost entirely redacted.
  120. September 11, 2012: Islamic extremists launch a terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
  121. September 12, 2012: An email from Sid Blumenthal to Clinton suggests that some of the intelligence he frequently sends her are simply forwards of emails from former CIA official Tyler Drumheller.
  122. September 15, 2012—October 17, 2012: A mysterious email somehow related to talking points and the Benghazi attack mentions the name of a secret CIA official.
  123. October 13, 2012: Clinton receives an email that reveals undercover CIA officers use State Department cover in Afghanistan.
  124. Around October 28, 2012: Clinton’s computer technician is still managing her private server, but there is no known email trail.
  125. December 6, 2012: A non-profit group files a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking Clinton’s emails, but a Clinton aide says the emails don’t exist despite knowing that they do.
  126. 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.
  127. December 13, 2012: Clinton is directly asked by a Congressperson if she uses a private email account for work, and fails to reply.
  128. January 2013—May 31, 2013: Clinton uses an agent to find new management for her private server.
  129. January 5, 2013: Someone accesses the email account of one of Bill Clinton’s staffers on the private server used to host Hillary Clinton’s emails.
  130. February 1, 2013: Clinton’s four year tenure as secretary of state ends.
  131. Around February 1, 2013: Clinton fails to turn over her work emails as she leaves office, despite a legal requirement to do so.
  132. Shortly After February 1, 2013: Clinton apparently leaves the State Department without signing a required form stating that she returned all her work-related documents.
  133. Shortly After February 1, 2013: Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills leaves blank a required form stating that she has returned all of her work-related documents.
  134. February 13, 2013: Clinton’s deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin signs a pledge that she has given all of her work-related documents back to the State Department, but she didn’t.
  135. March 14, 2013: Guccifer accesses the email account of Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal.
  136. Shortly After March 15, 2013: After her email address is exposed, Clinton changes to a new email address run from the same server.
  137. May 21, 2013—February 12, 2014: Clinton’s emails are not searched in response to a relevant FOIA request.
  138. May 28, 2013: Clinton sends an email containing classified information despite having left the State Department.
  139. May 31, 2013: Clinton hires the Colorado-based Platte River Networks to maintain her email server.
  140. Early June 2013—Early July 2013: Clinton’s server is relocated and then replaced by a new server, but the old server keeps running.
  141. June 2013 OR Between October 2014—February 2015: The company managing Clinton’s private email server sets up a 30-day retention policy, but there are conflicting accounts of when this occurs.
  142. Early June 2013: State Department officials discover Clinton’s personal email address and then fail in their legal obligation to share her emails with others.
  143. June 21, 2013: President Obama nominates James Comey to be the next director of the FBI; Comey starts a ten-year term.
  144. June 24, 2013—August 2015: Another company stores the contents of Clinton’s email server on a cloud storage system; this could help the FBI recover deleted emails.
  145. June 29, 2013: Some of Clinton’s emails are later recovered due to a back-up of computer files made on this date.
  146. Late June 2013—October 2013: During this time, it appears that Clinton’s private server is wide open to hacking attempts.
  147. October 2013—February 2014: Clinton’s private email server is the subject of repeated attempted cyber attacks, originating from China, South Korea, and Germany.
  148. February 2014: A laptop containing all of Clinton’s emails from one year earlier is permanently lost in the mail.
  149. May 8, 2014: The House Benghazi Committee is formed, in order to investigate the US government’s response to the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
  150. Shortly After May 8, 2014: The State Department looks for Clinton’s emails, but only find a few, all belonging to a private email account.
  151. July 2014: Some State Department officials figure out that Clinton used a private email on a private server for all her secretary of state work; they informally ask her for her emails.
  152. July 23, 2014: Clinton’s lawyers are sent some of Clinton’s emails so they can begin sorting them.
  153. 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.
  154. Late July 2014—December 5, 2014: Heather Samuelson, one of Clinton’s lawyers, allegedly leads the sorting of over 60,000 of Clinton’s emails.
  155. Late July 2014—December 5, 2014: The Clinton lawyer who sorts Clinton’s emails appears to have no security clearance and no special skills to do so.
  156. August 2014: Senior State Department officials hold face-to-face negotiations with Clinton’s lawyers and advisers to gain access to all of her emails, but without results.
  157. August 2014: A top watchdog non-profit is taken over by a Clinton ally; its effort to force the release of Clinton’s emails is shut down.
  158. Late September 2014: Clinton’s lawyers are sent the rest of Clinton’s emails so they can finish sorting them.
  159. October 28, 2014: The State Department formally asks Clinton to turn over her emails from her time as secretary of state.
  160. October 28, 2014: Three more former secretaries of state are asked for their emails.
  161. November 2014: The Romanian hacker “Guccifer,” who broke into the email account of Clinton associate Sid Blumenthal in 2013, appears to be freely cooperating with US investigators.
  162. Around December 2014 or January 2015: Copies of Clinton’s emails are deleted from the computers of two of Clinton’s lawyers.
  163. December 5, 2014: 50,000 pages of printed emails from Clinton’s personal account are delivered to the State Department by Clinton’s staff.
  164. Between December 5, 2014 and December 11, 2014: Clinton tells Mills she doesn’t need her “personal” emails, resulting in Mills telling those managing Clinton’s server to delete them.
  165. 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.
  166. 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.
  167. January 25, 2015: A lawsuit filed this day will result in the release of all of Clinton’s work emails.
  168. March 2, 2015: A New York Times front-page article reveals to the public for the first time that Clinton exclusively used a private email account for all her emails while secretary of state.
  169. March 2, 2015: A former government expert can’t think of any valid reason for Clinton to use a personal email account for all her work.
  170. March 3, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee requests Clinton should preserve and then hand over all her emails, not just those related to Benghazi.
  171. March 3, 2015: An unnamed State Department technology expert complains that he and others tried to warn that Clinton’s use of a private email account was a security risk.
  172. March 4, 2015: It is reported for the first time that Clinton’s private email address was hosted on a private server.
  173. March 4, 2015: Clinton’s private server used a misconfigured encryption system.
  174. March 4, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee privately issues two subpoenas to Clinton for her emails.
  175. March 5, 2015: Key questions about Clinton’s email scandal go unanswered.
  176. March 5, 2015: US officials from Clinton’s time as secretary of state had both private and government email accounts on one device without any difficulty.
  177. March 6, 2015: A number of email accounts appear to have been made for Clinton to use on her private server.
  178. March 7, 2015—Mid-July 2016: Donations to a state senate election lead to potential conflicts of interests in three FBI investigations for a high-ranking FBI official.
  179. March 9, 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.
  180. March 10, 2015: Clinton claims she has deleted about 30,000 of her emails from her time as secretary of state, but they actually still exist on her private server.
  181. March 10, 2015: Clinton makes her first public comments on her email scandal.
  182. March 10, 2015: Clinton claims she had only one email with a foreign official, despite a speech suggesting otherwise.
  183. Shortly After March 10, 2015 or Later: 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.
  184. March 11, 2015: A State Department inspector general report is released which refutes Clinton’s assertion made one day before.
  185. Between March 25 and 31, 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.
  186. Around Late March 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.
  187. April 2015: State Department Inspector General Steve Linick begins an inquiry into Clinton’s emails at John Kerry’s request.
  188. April 12, 2015: Hillary Clinton launches her second presidential campaign.
  189. May 15, 2015: Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morrell says he believes some foreign intelligence agencies possess the contents of Clinton’s private email server.
  190. May 19, 2015: A federal judge orders the gradual release of all of Clinton’s work-related emails.
  191. May 22, 2015: One email released to the public on this day by the State Department without any redactions will lead to controversy and investigation.
  192. June 16, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee deposes Sid Blumenthal behind closed doors.
  193. June 25, 2015: The State Department is no longer sure Clinton turned over all her work-related emails.
  194. July 6, 2015: Two department watchdogs refer the Clinton email case to the FBI.
  195. July 10, 2015: The FBI’s Clinton investigation formally begins.
  196. July 24, 2015: Two of Clinton’s emails in a small sample are said to contain “top secret” information.
  197. July 24, 2015: Many of Clinton’s emails contained classified information when they were sent, not just retroactively.
  198. July 31, 2015: Clinton’s lawyer is asked to turn over his copies of Clinton’s emails.
  199. July 31, 2015—August 7, 2015: Emails of Clinton’s top two aides are ordered saved before they can be destroyed.
  200. August 2015: Secretary of State Powell received two classified emails, but under very different circumstances than Clinton.
  201. August 1, 2015—August 7, 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.
  202. August 2, 2015: Tyler Drumheller, a former CIA officer, dies at 63 years of age of pancreatic cancer.
  203. August 8, 2015: Clinton writes under oath that she has provided the State Department all of her work-related emails that were on her personal email account she used while secretary of state.
  204. August 11, 2015: Clinton finally agrees to allow the Justice Department to investigate her private server, as well as thumb drives housing her work emails.
  205. August 11, 2015: Two out of a random sample of 40 Clinton emails are retroactively deemed “top secret.”
  206. After August 12, 2015: The FBI recovers some of Clinton’s deleted emails.
  207. August 14, 2015: Clinton’s top two aides also used private email accounts for government work.
  208. August 14, 2015: The FBI is trying to find out if foreign countries, especially China or Russia, broke into Clinton’s private server.
  209. August 17, 2015: A State Department official tells the FBI about 1,000 previously unknown emails between Clinton and David Petraeus.
  210. August 18, 2015: Clinton’s private server has recently been managed by a surprisingly small company with no special security features.
  211. August 19, 2015: An employee at the company managing Clinton’s private email server expresses concerns of a cover-up.
  212. August 19, 2015: Someone tried to wipe Clinton’s email server, but the FBI might recover the data anyway.
  213. August 19, 2015: Former CIA and NSA director Hayden says Clinton’s behavior was “stupid,” “dangerous,” and probably illegal.
  214. August 19, 2015: Nobody in the company that managed Clinton’s private email server had any government security clearances.
  215. August 19, 2015: The State Department tells a judge that Clinton did not use a State Department issued or secure BlackBerry device.
  216. August 19, 2015: Clinton’s lawyer claims that all data, including Clinton’s emails, was erased from her server before it was turned over to the FBI.
  217. August 20, 2015: A federal judge asserts that Clinton violated government policy by storing government emails on her private server.
  218. August 21, 2015: In many cases, information in Clinton’s emails were “born classified.”
  219. September 1, 2015: It is reported for the first time that Clinton both wrote and received emails that contained classified information.
  220. September 2, 2015: It is widely believed foreign governments have intercepted Clinton’s emails.
  221. September 3, 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.
  222. September 3, 2015: Former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills testifies to the House Benghazi Committee in a private session.
  223. September 4, 2015: Former Clinton aide Jake Sullivan testifies to the House Benghazi Committee in a private session.
  224. September 7, 2015: A second intelligence review of two Clinton emails endorses the finding that they contained highly classified information when she received them.
  225. September 8, 2015: Clinton apologizes for using only one private email account.
  226. September 10, 2015: Clinton’s computer technician refuses to testify to Congressional investigators.
  227. September 12, 2015: The company that recently managed Clinton’s email server say they have “no knowledge of the server being wiped.”
  228. September 22, 2015: Reports suggest the FBI has recovered Clinton’s deleted emails.
  229. September 25, 2015: Some Clinton emails surface that she had not provided to the State Department.
  230. September 27, 2015: Clinton says she wasn’t involved in deciding which emails to delete.
  231. September 27, 2015: Clinton cannot explain the discovery of some emails she didn’t turn over.
  232. October 3, 2015: The FBI picks up the most recent Clinton email server, which is still being used by Clinton.
  233. October 8, 2015: President Obama calls Clinton’s use of a private email server a “mistake,” but also says, “I don’t think it posed a national security problem.”
  234. October 13, 2015: Clinton’s private server was especially vulnerable to hacker attacks.
  235. October 13, 2015: Sanders says he’s sick of hearing about Clinton’s “damn emails.”
  236. October 22, 2015: Clinton incorrectly claims under oath that her lawyers “went through every single email” before deleting some.
  237. October 22, 2015: Clinton publicly testifies before the House Benghazi Committee and answers questions for eleven hours.
  238. October 30, 2015: There are a small number of emails between President Obama and Clinton, but they remain secret.
  239. November 6, 2015: Clinton’s lawyer says that Clinton hasn’t found any more of her emails.
  240. November 10, 2015: The FBI’s inquiry into Clinton’s emails has turned into a “full-blown investigation.”
  241. December 9, 2015: President Obama is not being briefed about the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  242. December 11, 2015: Emails from Clinton’s computer technician are missing.
  243. December 22, 2015: Pagliano is secretly interviewed as part of an immunity deal with the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  244. January 11, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation could be looking into Clinton Foundation corruption.
  245. January 14, 2016: Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough states that some of Clinton’s private emails contained information that was classified above “top secret.”
  246. January 21, 2016: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates believes foreign countries hacked into Clinton’s private email server.
  247. January 21, 2016: Former US Attorney General Michael Mukasey writes an editorial entitled “Clinton’s Emails: A Criminal Charge Is Justified.”
  248. January 29, 2016: 22 emails retroactively deemed “top secret” had been sent through Clinton’s private server.
  249. January 29, 2016: The State Department announces it is launching its own Clinton email investigation.
  250. January 30, 2016: It is revealed that four emails from Sid Blumenthal to Clinton have been entirely redacted.
  251. January 31, 2016: For the first time, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders criticizes Clinton over her email scandal.
  252. February 1, 2016: Some of Clinton’s 22 “top secret” emails allegedly contain “operational intelligence” involving espionage sources and methods.
  253. February 1, 2016: Some US intelligence officials are “mad as hell” about Clinton’s deleted emails.
  254. February 1, 2016: A politician who saw Clinton’s top secret emails says it’s obvious they contained classified information.
  255. February 3, 2016: Clinton’s top secret emails are said to reveal sources, methods, and assets.
  256. February 4, 2016: A handful of publicly released Clinton emails make indirect or veiled references to undercover CIA officers.
  257. February 5, 2016: The State Department completes a review of the email practices of the past five secretaries of state.
  258. February 5, 2016: The New York Times reveals a few more details about what Clinton’s 22 emails deemed “top secret” contain.
  259. February 23, 2016: Top Clinton aides will be questioned under oath in a civil suit.
  260. February 24, 2016: Former CIA Director Michael Hayden suggests that Clinton’s private server was almost certainly hacked by foreign governments.
  261. February 29, 2016: Final totals show over 2,000 of Clinton’s emails contained classified information.
  262. February 29, 2016: Clinton’s 2,000 “confidential” emails could still be signs of serious crimes.
  263. March 2016: The FBI warns the Clinton campaign that it is a target of a hacker attack, but the campaign doesn’t assist the FBI.
  264. March 2016: The State Department’s internal Clinton email server investigation is put on hold.
  265. March 2, 2016: It is reported Clinton’s former computer technician has made an immunity deal.
  266. March 2, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation is looking into retyping of classified information.
  267. March 2,2016–March 3, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation is focusing on possible crimes.
  268. March 2, 2016–March 3, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation could conclude by May 2016.
  269. March 3, 2016: The FBI has the computer security logs from Clinton’s private email server, and they allegedly show no evidence of foreign hacking.
  270. March 5, 2016: Clinton wrote 104 emails containing classified information.
  271. March 11, 2016: Clinton’s former computer technician Pagliano is reportedly giving very useful information to the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  272. March 20, 2016: The FBI allegedly is moving towards recommending an indictment of Clinton, but it is facing political pressure not to do so.
  273. March 24, 2016: More of Clinton’s work-related emails that Clinton did not turn over are found.
  274. March 27, 2016: Federal investigators have begun setting up formal interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides.
  275. March 27, 2016–March 31, 2016: Accounts differ on the number of FBI investigators.
  276. March 31, 2016: Time Magazine reveals some details about the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  277. March 31, 2016: Fox News claims that FBI Director James Comey is trying to make a case to indict Clinton herself.
  278. April 1, 2016: Guccifer has been extradited to the US and makes his first appearance in a US court.
  279. April 1, 2016: Four of Clinton’s closest aides have hired the same attorney to represent them in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  280. April 4, 2016: Comey says quality comes before speed in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  281. April 10, 2016: President Obama downplays the seriousness of Clinton’s email scandal.
  282. May 4, 2016: A judge says Clinton may have to testify under oath in a court case.
  283. May 4, 2016: Six former State Department officials are to be deposed under oath in the next two months.
  284. May 5, 2016: The FBI is planning to interview Clinton soon.
  285. May 5, 2016: It is reported that some of Clinton’s aides have recently been interviewed by the FBI as part of their Clinton email investigation.
  286. May 5, 2016: CNN alleges the FBI has not proven that Clinton “willfully” broke the law; the investigation could conclude within weeks.
  287. May 5, 2016: Accounts differ on the results of the FBI’s Clinton investigation so far.
  288. May 5, 2016: “Rocket docket” prosecutors are working with the FBI on the Clinton investigation.
  289. May 5, 2016: 36 more Clinton emails are publicly released, suggesting many more still to come.
  290. May 9, 2016: Blumenthal refuses to say if the FBI has interviewed him.
  291. May 9, 2016: Emails from Clinton’s computer technician are still missing.
  292. May 9, 2016: Clinton’s text messages can’t be found.
  293. May 10, 2016: The New York Times reports that 18 of Clinton’s publicly released emails have been deemed classified on the grounds that they identified CIA officials.
  294. May 10, 2016: A recent interview shows differences between FBI investigators and Justice Department prosecutors in the Clinton email investigation.
  295. May 11, 2016: FBI Director James Comey says the FBI is conducting an “investigation” into Clinton’s emails and server, not a “security inquiry.”
  296. May 12, 2016: Over 120 additional Clinton emails are publicly released.
  297. May 16, 2016: Clinton may be forced to testify under oath in a civil lawsuit related to her emails.
  298. May 17, 2016: Depositions in a civil lawsuit related to Clinton’s emails will begin within days and continue until the end of June.
  299. May 18, 2016: Former Clinton aide Lewis Lukens testifies under oath for two hours about his knowledge of Clinton’s emails and private server.
  300. May 25, 2016: The State Department’s inspector general issues a report that sharply criticizes Clinton’s email practices.
  301. May 25, 2016: Clinton and her top aides refused to be interviewed for the State Department inspector general’s report criticizing her email practices.
  302. May 25, 2016: Guccifer pleads guilty as part of an apparent deal to cooperate with US investigators.
  303. May 25, 2016: A former senior State Department military adviser claims Clinton’s “sloppy communications with her senior staff” may have compromised at least two counterterrorism operations.
  304. May 25, 2016: The State Department’s top two security officials say they would never have approved Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email account.
  305. May 25, 2016: Clinton didn’t consult with anybody about exclusively using a personal email address or private server for work matters.
  306. May 25, 2016: A Bill Clinton assistant with no security clearance and no special computer expertise helped manage Hillary Clinton’s private server.
  307. May 26, 2016: Clinton doubles down with her justifications, contradicting the inspector general’s report.
  308. May 26, 2016: Senate investigators protest they were not given copies of emails from Clinton and her top aides that were given to the State Department.
  309. June 12, 2016: WikiLeaks says it will be making public more of Clinton’s previously unpublished emails.
  310. 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.
  311. June 27, 2016: Former President Bill Clinton has an “accidental” meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, causing a political storm.
  312. 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.
  313. June 29, 2016: At least 160 of Clinton’s work emails have turned up since Clinton said she turned them all over.
  314. July 1, 2016: Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept whatever recommendations the FBI and career prosecutors give in the Clinton investigation.
  315. July 2, 2016: Clinton’s FBI interview is attended by Cheryl Mills and others who have an obvious conflict of interest.
  316. July 2, 2016: The FBI finally interviews Clinton as part of its email investigation.
  317. July 2, 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.
  318. July 2, 2016: Clinton tells the FBI she never knew her emails got deleted.
  319. July 2, 2016: Clinton’s comments about the security of her classified reading rooms contradict other evidence and testimony.
  320. July 2, 2016: Clinton tells the FBI she can’t recall key details 40 times in her FBI interview.
  321. July 5, 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.
  322. July 5, 2016: It appears Clinton’s emails include 29 at the “top secret” level, instead of the widely reported 22.
  323. July 5, 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.
  324. July 5, 2016: The FBI says Clinton both sent and received emails in seven above “top secret” email chains.
  325. July 5, 2016—July 6, 2016: Comey’s comments indicate it is “very likely” Clinton’s emails were hacked, but solid proof may never be found.
  326. July 6, 2016: The Justice Department won’t pursue an indictment against Clinton, ending the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  327. July 7, 2016: FBI Director answers questions before a Congressional committee, further criticizing Clinton but also defending his decision not to indict her.
  328. July 7, 2016: The State Department resumes its Clinton email investigation.
  329. July 7, 2016: Republicans ask the FBI to launch another investigation related to Clinton’s emails, questioning statements she made under oath.
  330. 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.
  331. August 16, 2016: The FBI gives Congress some classified documents from its Clinton email investigation.
  332. August 19, 2016: A judge rules that Clinton can respond to a deposition with written answers instead of being questioned in person.
  333. 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.
  334. August 25, 2016: It is alleged that Clinton’s lawyers used a computer program to make sure her deleted emails couldn’t be recovered.
  335. September 2, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton email investigation final report and its summary of her FBI interview are released.
  336. September 2, 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.
  337. September 2, 2016: Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin denied they knew about the existence of Clinton’s private server, despite evidence otherwise.
  338. September 2, 2016: The FBI reveals more about the Clinton emails that are clearly marked classified.
  339. September 7, 2016: FBI Director James Comey writes a letter to FBI employees defending the FBI’s actions in its Clinton email investigation.
  340. September 8, 2016: The FBI gave an immunity deal to the computer employee who deleted and wiped Clinton’s emails.
  341. 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.
  342. 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.
  343. 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.
  344. 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.
  345. September 23, 2016: Three more people were given immunity deals in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  346. October 3, 2016: The FBI seizes the electronic devices of Huma Abedin’s husband in a sex scandal case, which will lead to the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
  347. October 7, 2016: WikiLeaks publishes the first batch of emails belonging to Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta.
  348. October 7, 2016: The US government formally accuses the Russian government of hacking and publishing emails related to US political entities.
  349. October 9, 2016: Trump tells Clinton he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into her use of a private email server, and says he would put her in jail.
  350. October 9, 2016—October 13, 2016: Many, including Republicans, criticize Trump for threatening to put Clinton in jail.
  351. October 12, 2016: An unnamed high-ranking FBI official claims that the “vast majority” of agents working on the FBI’s Clinton email investigation believe Clinton should have been indicted.
  352. October 27, 2016: Comey is briefed and decides to announce the reopening of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation, but Justice Department officials are strongly opposed.
  353. 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.
  354. October 30, 2016: The FBI obtains a warrant for Huma Abedin’s recently discovered emails and immediately begins analyzing them.
  355. 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.
  356. October 30, 2016: The Wall Street Journal confirms there is an on-going FBI Clinton Foundation investigation, but the Justice Department hasn’t given it investigative powers.
  357. 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.
  358. October 31, 2016: FBI Director Comey may be facing a “rebellion” of rank and file FBI agents.
  359. October 31, 2016: The FBI begins analyzing Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails.
  360. November 1, 2016: The FBI never asked Clinton’s aides for all their computers and mobile devices.
  361. November 2, 2016: It is revealed that the FBI and Justice Department agreed not to have grand jury subpoenas for the Clinton email investigation, arguing that would lead to a faster conclusion.

Timeline (Medium) {619 entries}

  1. January 20, 1993–January 20, 2001: Bill Clinton is the president of the US for eight years and Hillary Clinton is the first lady.
  2. October 30, 1995: The State Department orders that all employees must preserve their emails.
  3. 1996: Future FBI Director Comey wants to charge Hillary Clinton in the Whitewater investigation.
  4. June 9, 2000: Clinton says she doesn’t want to use email, due to the many times she’s been investigated.
  5. 2005 and 2007: The State Department issues computer usage regulations that Clinton will later violate.
  6. November 4, 2005: State Department policy decrees day-to-day operations are to be done on government servers.
  7. March 2007—2008: The Bush Administration gets embroiled in a private email scandal.
  8. June 20, 2007: Clinton publicly criticizes the Bush administration’s use of non-governmental email accounts.
  9. 2008: The US government publishes rules for email storage.
  10. January 15, 2008—September 30, 2013: The State Department has no permanent inspector general for the entire time Clinton is secretary of state.
  11. February 1, 2008: Clinton’s private email domain is set up under a false name.
  12. Around June 2008: Clinton’s first private email server is set up in her house.
  13. June 7, 2008: Clinton concedes the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama after a close primary race.
  14. After June 7, 2008: Clinton’s computer technician starts managing Clinton’s private server.
  15. Autumn 2008 to Mid-January 2009: It is decided to replace Clinton’s first private server with a larger server built by Pagliano.
  16. 2009: Government regulations require the preservation of all work-related emails kept on non-governmental computer systems.
  17. Early 2009: President Obama bans Blumenthal from a job at the State Department.
  18. Early 2009—March 2015: Sid Blumenthal takes a job at the Clinton Foundation, advises the secretary of state frequently, and promotes the interests of two government contractors.
  19. 2009: The State Department rolls out an easy way to preserve emails for record keeping, but Clinton’s office elects not to use it and Clinton will later claim she never even heard of it.
  20. Shortly Before January 13, 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.
  21. January 13, 2009: A Clinton aide registers the email domain that Clinton will use for her private server while Secretary of State.
  22. January 20, 2009: Barack Obama takes office as president of the US.
  23. Shortly Before January 21, 2009: Records officials are “not comfortable” advising Clinton she needs to permanently archive her work-related emails.
  24. January 21, 2009: Clinton is sworn in as secretary of state.
  25. January 21, 2009: Despite Clinton becoming secretary of state on this day, there is no apparent change in the way her private email server is managed.
  26. January 21, 2009: At the time Clinton takes office as secretary of state, the State Department allows the use of home computers for government officials as long as they are secure.
  27. Around January 21, 2009: The State Department sets up a classified email account for Clinton, but she never uses it.
  28. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Most State Department officials claim they don’t know Clinton has a private email address or uses a private server.
  29. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Hundreds of classified emails are sent or received by Clinton while she is outside the US, including some to or from President Obama.
  30. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton may regularly carry two mobile devices at once, although she will later claim otherwise.
  31. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton uses 11 different BlackBerrys and four iPads while she is secretary of state.
  32. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton’s frequently discarded BlackBerrys are sometimes destroyed and sometimes disappear.
  33. January 21, 2009—March 29, 2009: During this two-month time period, Clinton’s private email server operates without the standard encryption generally used on the Internet.
  34. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: In her time as secretary of state, Clinton uses only her private email account on her private server for all her work and personal emails.
  35. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton is unable to check her email in her office for the entire four years she is secretary of state.
  36. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Sid Blumenthal sends Clinton over 800 emails; many contain dubious intelligence.
  37. January 21, 2009—March 29, 2009: State Department employees are prohibited from using nondepartmental computers for work matters, but Clinton’s usage is ignored.
  38. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton fails to properly manage “sensitive but unclassified” information.
  39. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton’s mobile devices and private server are never approved by her department’s security officials.
  40. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Four of Clinton’s top aides frequently use personal email accounts for work matters and then fail to properly archive them.
  41. January 22, 2009: Clinton signs a non-disclosure agreement promising to safeguard a type of top secret information.
  42. January 22, 2009: Clinton gets an annual security briefing on the proper handling of classified materials, but this is her only one in her four years as Secretary of State.
  43. January 22, 2009: Under penalty of perjury, Clinton signs a pledge to safeguard classified information whether “marked or unmarked classified information, including oral communications.”
  44. 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.
  45. January 24, 2009: Clinton passes on using a secure computer to check her private email account at her office desk.
  46. Shortly After January 24, 2009: Cheryl Mills claims Clinton could not or would not use a personal computer.
  47. January 28, 2009: The first known email using Clinton’s private server is sent by Clinton, despite her claim she won’t use it for two more months.
  48. Around February 2009: Clinton allegedly wants to use a iPad in her office but is not allowed to do so; however the iPad won’t be released until one year later.
  49. February 2009: Security officials set up a space near Clinton’s office where she can check her private email account. 
  50. February 9, 2009: Clinton warns all State Department employees not to send classified information in unsecured emails.
  51. February 12, 2009: An email suggests Clinton gets a new cell phone, despite her later claims that she didn’t use one.
  52. February 13, 2009: The NSA refuses to set up a secure BlackBerry for Clinton.
  53. February 18, 2009: A security official says Clinton’s continued use of her BlackBerry is a “comfort issue” for her.
  54. February 22, 2009: Clinton possibly talks on an unsecure phone line after experiencing technical trouble.
  55. February 24, 2009: A security official warns that BlackBerry could be easily hacked on overseas trips.
  56. Late February 2009: State Department security officials worry about Clinton’s BlackBerry use.
  57. March 2009—June 2011: An external hard drive backs up the data on Clinton’s private server, but it is unclear what happens to it or its replacement.
  58. March 2009: Clinton’s personal email server is replaced; she will use the new one for the rest of her term as secretary of state.
  59. March 2009—May 31, 2013: Bryan Pagliano and Justin Cooper jointly manage Clinton’s private server.
  60. Around Spring 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.
  61. Around Spring 2009: Clinton’s computer technician is advised to make a key improvement to the security of Clinton’s private server, but the improvement is never made.
  62. March 6, 2009—March 15, 2009: Clinton says she “gets it” about BlackBerry security concerns, but she keeps on using her BlackBerry.
  63. March 17, 2009: An email shows that five State Department officials learned of Clinton’s private server after installing equipment in her house.
  64. March 18, 2009: Clinton claims she starts using her private email address on this day, despite emails proving otherwise.
  65. March 22, 2009: Clinton writes about designing a system for how her documents are handled by the State Department.
  66. March 29, 2009: For the first two months Clinton uses her private server for all her emails, it operates without the standard encryption generally used to protect Internet communication.
  67. April 23, 2009: Clinton aide Huma Abedin sends Clinton a series of steps the State Department is taking to secure the US embassies in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  68. May 2009: Bryan Pagliano is hired as a political employee in the State Department’s IT [Information Technology] division, while he continues to manage Clinton’s private server in her house.
  69. May 2009—February 2013: Pagliano is paid by the Clintons to manage their private server, but details are murky.
  70. May 2009—February 2013: Clinton’s computer technician lies about his outside income running Clinton’s private server.
  71. May 2009—February 2013: Clinton’s computer technician secretly manages her server during government work time and without the knowledge of his supervisors.
  72. June 2009: Colin Powell allegedly advises Clinton at a party to use private email, but nobody at the party later supports Clinton’s claim that this happens.
  73. June 8, 2009: Clinton admits she is unable to check emails all day long while she works in her office.
  74. July 3, 2009: A possibly “top secret” email to Clinton mentions spy satellite information about North Korea.
  75. August 28, 2009: A Blumenthal email to Clinton apparently names a secret US intelligence official and later will be almost totally redacted.
  76. September 21, 2009: An email to Clinton contains classified information about US embassy security.
  77. October 2, 2009: New regulations require that all government emails must be preserved.
  78. October 3, 2009: Clinton’s entire email to the US Middle East envoy is later deemed classified.
  79. October 3, 2009: Clinton arranges secure phone calls using her unsecured email.
  80. October 27, 2009: Talking points sent to Clinton could disclose confidential sources and investigation techniques.
  81. November 10, 2009: Clinton sends Sid Blumenthal an email that appears to contain important classified information.
  82. November 12, 2009: Blumenthal reveals the name of an official secretly working for a US intelligence agency in an email to Clinton.
  83. November 21, 2009: Clinton receives a message sent in confidence from a British official but doesn’t flag it as classified.
  84. Around January 12, 2010: Clinton and her aides allegedly demonstrate lax communication security while in Hawaii.
  85. February 10, 2010: Clinton encourages an aide to email a document on a classified network.
  86. February 27, 2010: An emails shows that Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin are aware of Clinton’s private server, and a Bill Clinton aide has an email account on it.
  87. March 20, 2010: Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff, apparently loses her personal BlackBerry.
  88. April 24, 2010: A Blumenthal email appears to reveal details of a US criminal investigation in Kyrgyzstan and will later be classified at the “secret” level.
  89. May 21, 2010—October 21, 2010: Computer records suggest Clinton’s private server could be located at the Clinton Foundation’s headquarters.
  90. Around Mid-2010 and After: 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.
  91. Around Mid-2010 to January 2013: “Brute force” hacking attempts on Clinton’s private server begin and steadily increase, but it is unknown if any are successful.
  92. Around Mid-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.
  93. July 10, 2010: An email forwarded to Clinton mentions the name of a secret Defense Department official.
  94. July 24, 2010: Clinton may start accessing the Internet at her Washington home using an unsecure, typical Wi-Fi connection.
  95. July 25, 2010: Clinton begins using an iPad for work, as well as continuing to use her BlackBerry.
  96. July 25, 2010: Clinton invites a US diplomat to discuss communications with foreign ministers with her using her private email address.
  97. August 23, 2010: An email forwarded to Clinton apparently reveals an aide to the leader of Afghanistan is being paid by the CIA.
  98. September 12, 2010: An email forwarded to Clinton apparently reveals the names and emails of four secret CIA officials.
  99. November 2010: Clinton writes she doesn’t want “any risk of the personal being accessible” in her emails, contradicting her later claim that her main concern is “convenience.”
  100. 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.
  101. November 28, 2010: WikiLeaks releases over 250,000 State Department cables, but Clinton does not change her unsecure communication methods.
  102. December 22, 2010: Clinton is told a new rule that all work emails must be preserved.
  103. Late 2010: A State Department official falsely claims Clinton’s computer system has legal approval and warns staffers never to speak of the issue again.
  104. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains begins with an email written by Clinton.
  105. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes three emails written by Clinton.
  106. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes one email written by Clinton.
  107. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes two emails written by Clinton.
  108. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains ends with an email sent by Jake Sullivan to Clinton.
  109. 2011: Clinton misses a cybersecurity presentation meant just for her.
  110. 2011: A “top secret” Clinton email contains intelligence from CIA sources and US spy satellites
  111. January 9, 2011–January 10, 2011: Clinton’s private server is shut down after an apparent hacking attack.
  112. January 21, 2011–January 22, 2011: Two emails about the Iran nuclear program are sent to Clinton.
  113. March 9, 2011: Clinton asks an aide to print a Blumenthal email without any identifiers.
  114. March 11, 2011: A State Department security official warns Clinton and others to minimize the use of personal email accounts due to “spear phishing” attacks.
  115. March 11, 2011: Clinton doesn’t think two emails from a former British prime minister should be flagged for classified content.
  116. March 18, 2011: Blumenthal’s intelligence to Clinton is coming from at least one active CIA official.
  117. April and May 2011: Clinton and her top aides are warned again to minimize the use of personal emails for business due to hacker attacks.
  118. April 3, 2011: Clinton’s comments about a Libyan defector will later be deemed “secret.”
  119. April 5, 2011: Clinton forwards Blumenthal’s unvetted intelligence to the White House after removing his name.
  120. April 10, 2011: An email to Clinton mentions the name of a secret Defense Department official.
  121. April 10, 2011: An email forwarded to Clinton appears to contain the most recent US military intelligence, which should have been classified.
  122. April 26, 2011: An email forwarded to Clinton includes the name and email address of a secret CIA official who might be in Libya.
  123. May 13–14, 2011: Clinton appears to be the target of two hacking attacks, but fails to notify security about them.
  124. May 15, 2011: Senator John Kerry’s email to Clinton with classified details about a recent meeting he had with two Pakistani generals.
  125. May 16, 2011: Could “secret” emails to Clinton be related to Pakistan’s knowledge of bin Laden’s location?
  126. Around June 2011: The State Department gets a say in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, leading to email trouble for Clinton and others.
  127. After June 2011 to Late 2012: Clinton and other State Department officials sometimes discuss proposed drone strikes in Pakistan in unsecured emails.
  128. June 2011: Huma Abedin’s emails are requested, but the State Department will not turn any over.
  129. June 2011—August 2012: A US ambassador is warned not to use private email for daily work matters, but Clinton’s identical behavior does not result in any warnings.
  130. June 2, 2011: The White House says all work matters need to be done on government email accounts.
  131. June 2, 2011: Chinese hackers are targeting Gmail accounts of senior US officials, but top Clinton aides keep using Gmail account for work.
  132. June 4, 2011: Cheryl Mills suggests Clinton shouldn’t “telegraph” she and her staffers use private email for work matters, and also reveals someone tried to hack her account.
  133. June 8, 2011: Blumenthal sends an email to Clinton that appears to contain very recent classified information from the NSA.
  134. June 9, 2011: Clinton forwards a Blumenthal email to an aide instead of flagging it for containing obviously classified information.
  135. June 17, 2011: Clinton encourages aide Jake Sullivan to remove the identifying heading from a secure fax and “send nonsecure.”
  136. June 28, 2011: State Department employees are warned not to do government work on private email accounts due to a hacking threat.
  137. July 14, 2011: Blumenthal tells Clinton about a company he’s invested in helping Libya’s rebels when he would need Clinton’s approval.
  138. July 26, 2011: Clinton jokes about Chinese hackers but doesn’t take steps to combat the hacking.
  139. July 27, 2011: Clinton appears to be targeted by a “spear phishing” email.
  140. August 18–19, 2011: Emails forwarded to Clinton contain two names and information relating to US intelligence agencies.
  141. August 24, 2011: Clinton’s email about her phone call to the head of NATO will later be deemed “secret.”
  142. August 30, 2011: An attempt to give Clinton a government-approved BlackBerry fails, revealing that some of her top aides know she is using a private server.
  143. August 30, 2011: Clinton again decides not to use the government email address already provided her.
  144. September 18, 2011: Clinton’s use of an iPad undercuts her excuse for having only one email account.
  145. September 23, 2011: According to a State Department official, Clinton engages in Middle East negotiations using her unsecure BlackBerry.
  146. September 30, 2011: An email forwarded to Clinton apparently includes the name of a secret CIA official in Pakistan.
  147. October 16, 2011: A Clinton email mentions the name of a secret CIA official.
  148. October 19, 2011—October 20, 2011: Blumenthal sends Clinton an email that obviously contains classified information, but Clinton doesn’t flag it as such.
  149. October 29, 2011: A Bill Clinton aide handles a problem with the Clinton private server.
  150. December 12, 2011: An email to Clinton mentions the name of a secret CIA official who worked for her.
  151. December 16, 2011: Clinton’s daily schedule accidentally reveals the name of a secret CIA official.
  152. December 29, 2011: Two more Bill Clinton aides may have access to the Clinton private server, despite probably lacking the proper security clearances.
  153. 2012: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes two emails written by Clinton.
  154. 2012: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains ends with an email sent by Jake Sullivan to Clinton.
  155. 2012: Clinton’s private server is vulnerable to a hacker attack described in a government warning.
  156. 2012: Clinton’s private server is still run on software newly prohibited by the State Department.
  157. March 14, 2012: An email forwarded to Clinton appears to reveal the secret identity of the CIA director’s chief of staff.
  158. March 14, 2012: Cheryl Mills reveals the name of a secret CIA official in an email that is forwarded to Clinton.
  159. March 18, 2012: An email chain shows Clinton asking help from Pagliano when she has trouble getting her emails.
  160. March 25, 2012: An email to Clinton mentions the name of a secret CIA official.
  161. March 30, 2012—March 31, 2012: Clinton’s BlackBerry emails could be intercepted by Saudi Arabia while she visits that country.
  162. April 2012: A photo leads to confirmation Clinton is not using a government email account, but no action is taken.
  163. April 8, 2012: Clinton gets an email clearly marked as “classified,” contradicting her later claims.
  164. April 25, 2012: Clinton asks if an email contains classified information, despite a lack of classification markers.
  165. May 30, 2012: Clinton passes on Blumenthal’s email that appears based on NSA monitoring of the German prime minister.
  166. June 7, 2012: An email thread provides a murky glimpse into Clinton’s classified work with Pakistan.
  167. June 24, 2012: Clinton’s reply to a Blumenthal email indicates she knows Blumenthal is getting his intelligence from a former CIA official.
  168. June 27, 2012: Blumenthal sends another email apparently based on NSA wiretaps of top German leaders.
  169. June 28, 2012—July 1, 2012: Clinton sends President Obama an email from on or above Russian soil; Obama uses a pseudonym for his email address.
  170. July 6, 2012: Clinton’s emails contain classified discussions about US drone strikes.
  171. July 14, 2012: Blumenthal sends Clinton another email that contains obviously classified information, but Clinton doesn’t flag it as such.
  172. August and December 2012: An Internet-wide hacker attack makes Clinton’s private server even more vulnerable.
  173. August 2, 2012: Clinton gets another email clearly marked as “classified,” contradicting her later claims.
  174. September 3, 2012: Blumenthal sends an email to Clinton that later will be almost entirely redacted.
  175. September 11, 2012: Islamic extremists launch a terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
  176. September 12, 2012: An email from Sid Blumenthal to Clinton suggests that some of the intelligence he frequently sends her are simply forwards of emails from former CIA official Tyler Drumheller.
  177. September 15, 2012—October 17, 2012: A mysterious email somehow related to talking points and the Benghazi attack mentions the name of a secret CIA official.
  178. October 13, 2012: Clinton receives an email that reveals undercover CIA officers use State Department cover in Afghanistan.
  179. October 25, 2012: An email forwarded to Clinton contains embassy security details that could endanger lives.
  180. Around October 28, 2012: Clinton’s computer technician is still managing her private server, but there is no known email trail.
  181. November 18, 2012: An email forwarded to Clinton is later classified at the “secret” level by the FBI.
  182. December 6, 2012: A non-profit group files a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking Clinton’s emails, but a Clinton aide says the emails don’t exist despite knowing that they do.
  183. 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.
  184. December 13, 2012: Clinton is directly asked by a Congressperson if she uses a private email account for work, and fails to reply.
  185. January 2013—May 31, 2013: Clinton uses an agent to find new management for her private server.
  186. January 5, 2013: Someone accesses the email account of one of Bill Clinton’s staffers on the private server used to host Hillary Clinton’s emails.
  187. January 17, 2013: Blumenthal is sent clearly marked classified information by a business partner.
  188. January 19, 2013: An email to Clinton lists the names of defense personnel sent to war-torn Mali.
  189. January 23, 2013: Another email forwarded to Clinton contains the name and email address of a CIA official.
  190. February 2013: Clinton’s computer technician Bryan Pagliano concludes his full-time employment at the State Department.
  191. February 1, 2013: Clinton’s four year tenure as secretary of state ends.
  192. Around February 1, 2013: Clinton fails to turn over her work emails as she leaves office, despite a legal requirement to do so.
  193. Around February 1, 2013: Clinton should be debriefed as she leaves office, but it’s unclear if this happens.
  194. Shortly After February 1, 2013: Clinton apparently leaves the State Department without signing a required form stating that she returned all her work-related documents.
  195. Shortly After February 1, 2013: Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills leaves blank a required form stating that she has returned all of her work-related documents.
  196. February 13, 2013: Clinton’s deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin signs a pledge that she has given all of her work-related documents back to the State Department, but she didn’t.
  197. Spring 2013: A back-up of all of Clinton’s emails are put onto a laptop and then forgotten about.
  198. March 14, 2013: Guccifer accesses the email account of Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal.
  199. March 15, 2013—March 20, 2013: Various international media outlets reveal that Guccifer broke into Blumenthal’s email account and discovered Clinton’s private email address.
  200. Shortly After March 15, 2013: After her email address is exposed, Clinton changes to a new email address run from the same server.
  201. Shortly after March 15, 2013: Cheryl Mills expresses concerns to Bryan Pagliano about the security of Clinton’s private email server after the Guccifer hack.
  202. March 20, 2013: Gawker publishes an article that reveals Clinton’s use of a private email address and notes it “could be a major security breach.”
  203. March 27, 2013: The State Department confirms its policy prohibits the use of personal email accounts for work matters.
  204. Late March 2013 or After: Emails between Clinton and Blumenthal are requested, but the State Department will fail to turn them over.
  205. May 3, 2013: In a public speech, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman says Clinton conducts diplomacy on her unsecure BlackBerry.
  206. 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.
  207. May 21, 2013—February 12, 2014: Clinton’s emails are not searched in response to a relevant FOIA request.
  208. May 28, 2013: Clinton sends an email containing classified information despite having left the State Department.
  209. May 31, 2013: Clinton hires the Colorado-based Platte River Networks to maintain her email server.
  210. Early June 2013—Early July 2013: Clinton’s server is relocated and then replaced by a new server, but the old server keeps running.
  211. June 2013 OR Between October 2014—February 2015: The company managing Clinton’s private email server sets up a 30-day retention policy, but there are conflicting accounts of when this occurs.
  212. Early June 2013: State Department officials discover Clinton’s personal email address and then fail in their legal obligation to share her emails with others.
  213. June 21, 2013: President Obama nominates James Comey to be the next director of the FBI; Comey starts a ten-year term.
  214. June 24, 2013—August 2015: Another company stores the contents of Clinton’s email server on a cloud storage system; this could help the FBI recover deleted emails.
  215. June 29, 2013: Some of Clinton’s emails are later recovered due to a back-up of computer files made on this date.
  216. Late June 2013—October 2013: During this time, it appears that Clinton’s private server is wide open to hacking attempts.
  217. Around July 2013: Clinton’s emails still are not encrypted.
  218. July 2013: Clinton’s private server is reconfigured to use a commercial email provider.
  219. August 7, 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.
  220. October 2013—February 2014: Clinton’s private email server is the subject of repeated attempted cyber attacks, originating from China, South Korea, and Germany.
  221. 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.
  222. 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.”
  223. December 4, 2013: Some Bill Clinton doodles are made public due to the hacker Guccifer.
  224. 2014: The data on Clinton’s first private server is transferred to another computer, causing some of Clinton’s emails to be lost.
  225. January 6, 2014: In a private speech, Clinton says when she got to State Department, employees “were not mostly permitted to have handheld devices.”
  226. February 2014: A laptop containing all of Clinton’s emails from one year earlier is permanently lost in the mail.
  227. April 23, 2014: Clinton says that China and Russia “were going after the personal emails of people who worked in the State Department.”
  228. May 8, 2014: The House Benghazi Committee is formed, in order to investigate the US government’s response to the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
  229. Shortly After May 8, 2014: The State Department looks for Clinton’s emails, but only find a few, all belonging to a private email account.
  230. July 2014: Some State Department officials figure out that Clinton used a private email on a private server for all her secretary of state work; they informally ask her for her emails.
  231. July 23, 2014: Clinton’s lawyers are sent some of Clinton’s emails so they can begin sorting them.
  232. 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.
  233. Late July 2014—December 5, 2014: Heather Samuelson, one of Clinton’s lawyers, allegedly leads the sorting of over 60,000 of Clinton’s emails.
  234. Late July 2014—December 5, 2014: The Clinton lawyer who sorts Clinton’s emails appears to have no security clearance and no special skills to do so.
  235. August 2014: Senior State Department officials hold face-to-face negotiations with Clinton’s lawyers and advisers to gain access to all of her emails, but without results.
  236. August 2014: A top watchdog non-profit is taken over by a Clinton ally; its effort to force the release of Clinton’s emails is shut down.
  237. 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.
  238. Late September 2014: Clinton’s lawyers are sent the rest of Clinton’s emails so they can finish sorting them.
  239. October 28, 2014: The State Department formally asks Clinton to turn over her emails from her time as secretary of state.
  240. October 28, 2014: Three more former secretaries of state are asked for their emails.
  241. December 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.
  242. November 2014: The Romanian hacker “Guccifer,” who broke into the email account of Clinton associate Sid Blumenthal in 2013, appears to be freely cooperating with US investigators.
  243. November 4, 2014: Reporter Jason Leopold of Vice News files a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all of Clinton’s emails while she was secretary of state.
  244. November 12, 2014: The State Department does not reveal Clinton’s private email address when responding to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
  245. Around December 2014 or January 2015: Copies of Clinton’s emails are deleted from the computers of two of Clinton’s lawyers.
  246. December 2, 2014: The House Benghazi Committee asks Clinton for all Benghazi-related emails from her personal email address.
  247. December 5, 2014: 50,000 pages of printed emails from Clinton’s personal account are delivered to the State Department by Clinton’s staff.
  248. December 5, 2014: Two out of 14 boxes of Clinton’s work-related emails may get lost.
  249. Between December 5, 2014 and December 11, 2014: Clinton tells Mills she doesn’t need her “personal” emails, resulting in Mills telling those managing Clinton’s server to delete them.
  250. 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.
  251. 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.
  252. Shortly After January 5, 2015: It can be deduced that the 31,830 emails that Clinton chose to delete may actually be deleted around this time.
  253. January 25, 2015: A lawsuit filed this day will result in the release of all of Clinton’s work emails.
  254. March 2, 2015: A New York Times front-page article reveals to the public for the first time that Clinton exclusively used a private email account for all her emails while secretary of state.
  255. March 2, 2015: A former government expert can’t think of any valid reason for Clinton to use a personal email account for all her work.
  256. Around March 2, 2015: Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly first learns that Clinton exclusively used a personal email account and a private server.
  257. Shortly After March 2, 2015: The State Department asks for all the work-related emails from four of Clinton’s top aides.
  258. March 2, 2015: The company managing Clinton’s server tightens security on the server after its existence is exposed.
  259. Shortly After March 2, 2015: A surge of hacking attempts follows the revelation of Clinton’s use of a private email server in the media.
  260. Shortly After March 2, 2015: The company managing Clinton’s private server fails to fully test its security vulnerabilities.
  261. March 3, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee requests Clinton should preserve and then hand over all her emails, not just those related to Benghazi.
  262. March 3, 2015: An unnamed State Department technology expert complains that he and others tried to warn that Clinton’s use of a private email account was a security risk.
  263. March 3, 2015: The White House says government employees should at least preserve all their emails.
  264. March 3, 2015 or Shortly Thereafter: The employee who will later delete all of Clinton’s emails is asked about what Clinton emails might be turned over.
  265. March 4, 2015: It is reported for the first time that Clinton’s private email address was hosted on a private server.
  266. March 4, 2015: Clinton’s private server used a misconfigured encryption system.
  267. March 4, 2015: Clinton’s campaign chair privately suggests getting the White House to ask to keep all emails between Clinton and Obama from being publicly released.
  268. March 4, 2015: Clinton’s emails could have been read by the company that filtered them for spam.
  269. March 4, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee privately issues two subpoenas to Clinton for her emails.
  270. March 5, 2015: The White House legal counsel’s office didn’t know Clinton only used a personal email account.
  271. March 5, 2015: Questions surround Clinton’s possible use of instant messages on her unsecure BlackBerry.
  272. March 5, 2015: Key questions about Clinton’s email scandal go unanswered.
  273. March 5, 2015: US officials from Clinton’s time as secretary of state had both private and government email accounts on one device without any difficulty.
  274. March 5, 2015: Clinton’s private server is active and shows obvious security vulnerabilities.
  275. March 5, 2015: Clinton’s private server shows more obvious security vulnerabilities.
  276. March 6, 2015: A number of email accounts appear to have been made for Clinton to use on her private server.
  277. March 7, 2015—Mid-July 2016: Donations to a state senate election lead to potential conflicts of interests in three FBI investigations for a high-ranking FBI official.
  278. Around March 7, 2015: Changes are made to the security settings of Clinton’s private server after its existence was revealed in the media.
  279. March 7, 2015: President Obama says that he only learned Clinton used a private email server for all her official State Department business after reading it in the news.
  280. March 8, 2015: Someone deletes email accounts other than Clinton’s from Clinton’s private server.
  281. March 9, 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.
  282. March 10, 2015: Clinton claims she has deleted about 30,000 of her emails from her time as secretary of state, but they actually still exist on her private server.
  283. March 10, 2015: Clinton makes her first public comments on her email scandal.
  284. March 10, 2015: Clinton claims she had only one email with a foreign official, despite a speech suggesting otherwise.
  285. Shortly After March 10, 2015 or Later: 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.
  286. March 11, 2015: A State Department inspector general report is released which refutes Clinton’s assertion made one day before.
  287. March 14, 2015: The State Department tips off the Clinton campaign that a New York Times reporter is asking about Clinton’s emails.
  288. March 18, 2015: The DIA’s former chief technology officer says: “I have no doubt in my mind that [Clinton’s server] was penetrated by multiple foreign powers.”
  289. March 18, 2015: Clinton’s private server was not protected against hackers who might impersonate her identity.
  290. March 20, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee formally requests that Clinton turn over her private email server.
  291. March 25, 2015: A conference call precedes the permanent deletion of Clinton’s “personal” emails.
  292. Between March 25 and 31, 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.
  293. March 27, 2015: Blumenthal sent Clinton intelligence apparently based on NSA wiretapping of top European leaders.
  294. March 27, 2015: It is unclear if Clinton still has copies of her deleted emails.
  295. Around Late March 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.
  296. 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.
  297. April 2015: State Department Inspector General Steve Linick begins an inquiry into Clinton’s emails at John Kerry’s request.
  298. April 12, 2015: Hillary Clinton launches her second presidential campaign.
  299. April 15, 2015: A computer expert privately advises the Clinton campaign to hire a company to investigate if Clinton’s private server was hacked.
  300. Early May 2015—Early July 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.
  301. May 15, 2015: Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morrell says he believes some foreign intelligence agencies possess the contents of Clinton’s private email server.
  302. May 19, 2015: A federal judge orders the gradual release of all of Clinton’s work-related emails.
  303. May 22, 2015: Blumenthal “may have been operating an unofficial intelligence operation for Clinton.”
  304. May 22, 2015: One email released to the public on this day by the State Department without any redactions will lead to controversy and investigation.
  305. Shortly After May 22, 2015: Apparently, the FBI investigation into Clinton’s private emails and her private server begins around this time.
  306. Late May 2015: The FBI reportedly begins an informal investigation into Clinton’s emails.
  307. June 16, 2015: Blumenthal refuses to take ownership of the sometimes inaccurate intelligence in his emails to Clinton.
  308. June 16, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee deposes Sid Blumenthal behind closed doors.
  309. June 16, 2015: Blumenthal was passing unvetted intelligence from a retired CIA official directly to Clinton.
  310. June 17, 2015: Obama’s former senior adviser David Axelrod says he would have made an inquiry if he knew Clinton was using a private server.
  311. June 22, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee releases nearly 60 emails between Clinton and Sid Blumenthal related to Libyan policy.
  312. June 25, 2015: The State Department is no longer sure Clinton turned over all her work-related emails.
  313. Late June 2015: A State Department official claims to have no knowledge of Clinton’s private server, but later evidence will suggest otherwise.
  314. Summer 2015—May 2016: One or more hackers access the DNC’s computer network.
  315. July 6, 2015: Two department watchdogs refer the Clinton email case to the FBI.
  316. July 10, 2015: The FBI’s Clinton investigation formally begins.
  317. July 24, 2015: Two of Clinton’s emails in a small sample are said to contain “top secret” information.
  318. July 24, 2015: Many of Clinton’s emails contained classified information when they were sent, not just retroactively.
  319. July 31, 2015: Clinton’s lawyer is asked to turn over his copies of Clinton’s emails.
  320. July 31, 2015—August 7, 2015: Emails of Clinton’s top two aides are ordered saved before they can be destroyed.
  321. August 2015: A company recommends improving security for Clinton’s server, which is still in use, but the FBI wants no changes.
  322. August 2015: Secretary of State Powell received two classified emails, but under very different circumstances than Clinton.
  323. August 1, 2015—August 7, 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.
  324. August 2, 2015: Tyler Drumheller, a former CIA officer, dies at 63 years of age of pancreatic cancer.
  325. August 8, 2015 and Shortly Thereafter: 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.
  326. August 8, 2015: The former director of the US government’s Information Security Oversight Office says he is dismayed by Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email account while she was secretary of state.
  327. August 8, 2015: Clinton writes under oath that she has provided the State Department all of her work-related emails that were on her personal email account she used while secretary of state.
  328. August 11, 2015: One Clinton investigation has expanded to investigate Clinton’s top aides.
  329. August 11, 2015: Clinton finally agrees to allow the Justice Department to investigate her private server, as well as thumb drives housing her work emails.
  330. August 11, 2015: Two out of a random sample of 40 Clinton emails are retroactively deemed “top secret.”
  331. 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.
  332. August 12, 2015: The FBI picks up one of Clinton’s private email servers, as well as thumb drives containing copies of her emails.
  333. After August 12, 2015: The FBI recovers some of Clinton’s deleted emails.
  334. August 13, 2015: “The FBI is seeking to determine whether data from [Clinton’s] private email server may still exist elsewhere.”
  335. August 14, 2015: Clinton’s top two aides also used private email accounts for government work.
  336. August 14, 2015: The FBI is trying to find out if foreign countries, especially China or Russia, broke into Clinton’s private server.
  337. August 17, 2015: A State Department official tells the FBI about 1,000 previously unknown emails between Clinton and David Petraeus.
  338. August 18, 2015: Clinton’s private server has recently been managed by a surprisingly small company with no special security features.
  339. August 19, 2015: An employee at the company managing Clinton’s private email server expresses concerns of a cover-up.
  340. August 19, 2015: Someone tried to wipe Clinton’s email server, but the FBI might recover the data anyway.
  341. August 19, 2015: Former CIA and NSA director Hayden says Clinton’s behavior was “stupid,” “dangerous,” and probably illegal.
  342. August 19, 2015: Nobody in the company that managed Clinton’s private email server had any government security clearances.
  343. August 19, 2015: The State Department tells a judge that Clinton did not use a State Department issued or secure BlackBerry device.
  344. August 19, 2015: Clinton’s lawyer claims that all data, including Clinton’s emails, was erased from her server before it was turned over to the FBI.
  345. August 20, 2015: A federal judge asserts that Clinton violated government policy by storing government emails on her private server.
  346. August 21, 2015: An email reveals that every employee of the company managing Clinton’s private server can access the server through the Internet.
  347. August 21, 2015: In many cases, information in Clinton’s emails were “born classified.”
  348. 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.
  349. Early September 2015—September 17, 2015: The company that manages Clinton’s server won’t let Congressional investigators interview its employees.
  350. September 2015: Employees at the company managing Clinton’s server are interviewed by the FBI.
  351. September 1, 2015: It is reported for the first time that Clinton both wrote and received emails that contained classified information.
  352. September 2, 2015: It is widely believed foreign governments have intercepted Clinton’s emails.
  353. September 3, 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.
  354. September 3, 2015: Former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills testifies to the House Benghazi Committee in a private session.
  355. September 4, 2015: Former Clinton aide Jake Sullivan testifies to the House Benghazi Committee in a private session.
  356. September 5, 2015: Clinton publicly encourages cooperation with Congressional investigators, but doesn’t actually always do so.
  357. September 7, 2015: A second intelligence review of two Clinton emails endorses the finding that they contained highly classified information when she received them.
  358. September 8, 2015: Clinton apologizes for using only one private email account.
  359. September 10, 2015: Clinton’s computer technician refuses to testify to Congressional investigators.
  360. September 12, 2015: The company that recently managed Clinton’s email server say they have “no knowledge of the server being wiped.”
  361. September 22, 2015: Clinton’s emails were improperly secured up until August 2015.
  362. September 22, 2015: Reports suggest the FBI has recovered Clinton’s deleted emails.
  363. September 25, 2015: Some Clinton emails surface that she had not provided to the State Department.
  364. September 27, 2015: Clinton says she wasn’t involved in deciding which emails to delete.
  365. September 27, 2015: Clinton cannot explain the discovery of some emails she didn’t turn over.
  366. September 30, 2015: A White House official claims Clinton was told not to use private email accounts for government work.
  367. October 2015—Mid-May 2016: Hackers, alleged to be Russian, target almost 4,000 Google accounts related to US politics.
  368. October 2, 2015: The company that makes a back-up of Clinton’s server data is given permission to share the data with the FBI.
  369. October 3, 2015: The FBI picks up the most recent Clinton email server, which is still being used by Clinton.
  370. October 5, 2015—October 19, 2015: The company managing Clinton’s private server gives permission for another company to cooperate with Congressional investigators, and then takes it away.
  371. October 7, 2015: The FBI has allegedly seized four State Department computer servers as part of its Clinton email investigation.
  372. October 8, 2015: President Obama calls Clinton’s use of a private email server a “mistake,” but also says, “I don’t think it posed a national security problem.”
  373. October 13, 2015: The White House backtracks on President Obama’s comments about Clinton’s email scandal.
  374. October 13, 2015: Clinton’s private server was especially vulnerable to hacker attacks.
  375. October 13, 2015: Sanders says he’s sick of hearing about Clinton’s “damn emails.”
  376. 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.
  377. October 16, 2015: FBI agents are upset at President Obama’s comment that he thinks Clinton made a mistake but didn’t endanger national security
  378. October 22, 2015: Clinton incorrectly claims under oath that her lawyers “went through every single email” before deleting some.
  379. October 22, 2015: Clinton publicly testifies before the House Benghazi Committee and answers questions for eleven hours.
  380. October 22, 2015: Clinton incorrectly claims that her emails were stored on only one private server.
  381. 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.
  382. October 30, 2015: There are a small number of emails between President Obama and Clinton, but they remain secret.
  383. November 5, 2015: Sanders says Clinton’s email scandal raises “valid questions.”
  384. November 6, 2015: Clinton’s lawyer says that Clinton hasn’t found any more of her emails.
  385. November 10, 2015: The FBI’s inquiry into Clinton’s emails has turned into a “full-blown investigation.”
  386. November 13, 2015: The computer companies that worked on Clinton’s private server refuse interview and document requests from Congressional investigators.
  387. November 18, 2015: The person who sorted Clinton’s emails apparently fails to answer whether she had the security clearance to do so.
  388. December 9, 2015: President Obama is not being briefed about the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  389. December 11, 2015: Emails from Clinton’s computer technician are missing.
  390. December 22, 2015: Pagliano is secretly interviewed as part of an immunity deal with the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  391. December 31, 2015: The State Department hasn’t asked other departments to help find any missing Clinton emails.
  392. January 7, 2016: Blumenthal is interviewed by the FBI, and is asked about his intelligence memos to Clinton.
  393. January 7, 2016: The State Department’s internal watchdog slams the department’s FOIA process.
  394. January 11, 2016: Emails from top Clinton aide Huma Abedin will be released in batches.
  395. January 11, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation could be looking into Clinton Foundation corruption.
  396. January 14, 2016: Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough states that some of Clinton’s private emails contained information that was classified above “top secret.”
  397. January 21, 2016: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates believes foreign countries hacked into Clinton’s private email server.
  398. January 21, 2016: Clinton denies news reports that she received top secret information in her emails.
  399. January 21, 2016: Former US Attorney General Michael Mukasey writes an editorial entitled “Clinton’s Emails: A Criminal Charge Is Justified.”
  400. January 25, 2016: A long list of potentially politically damaging comments made by Clinton in her private paid speeches are included in an email that will later be made public.
  401. January 29, 2016: 22 emails retroactively deemed “top secret” had been sent through Clinton’s private server.
  402. January 29, 2016: The State Department announces it is launching its own Clinton email investigation.
  403. January 30, 2016: It is revealed that four emails from Sid Blumenthal to Clinton have been entirely redacted.
  404. January 31, 2016: Clinton dodges a question about the irrelevance of classification markings.
  405. January 31, 2016: For the first time, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders criticizes Clinton over her email scandal.
  406. February 1, 2016: Some of Clinton’s 22 “top secret” emails allegedly contain “operational intelligence” involving espionage sources and methods.
  407. February 1, 2016: Some US intelligence officials are “mad as hell” about Clinton’s deleted emails.
  408. February 1, 2016: A politician who saw Clinton’s top secret emails says it’s obvious they contained classified information.
  409. February 3, 2016: Clinton’s top secret emails are said to reveal sources, methods, and assets.
  410. February 4, 2016: Colin Powell writes, “I didn’t tell Hillary to have a private server at home.”
  411. February 4, 2016: Clinton still holds a security clearance despite her mishandling of “top secret” information.
  412. February 4, 2016: A handful of publicly released Clinton emails make indirect or veiled references to undercover CIA officers.
  413. February 5, 2016: The State Department completes a review of the email practices of the past five secretaries of state.
  414. February 5, 2016: The New York Times reveals a few more details about what Clinton’s 22 emails deemed “top secret” contain.
  415. February 9, 2016—February 22, 2016: The FBI is unable to obtain any of Clinton’s BlackBerrys to examine them; two useful Clinton iPads are found, but they only contain three previously unknown emails.
  416. February 10, 2016: As many as 30 different people were included in the 22 known “top secret” messages sent to Clinton.
  417. February 16, 2016: It is discovered that three Clinton aides used email accounts from Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign for State Department work.
  418. February 18, 2016 and May 3, 2016: A Platte River Networks employee is interviewed twice by the FBI and gives contradictory answers.
  419. February 22, 2016: The FBI trusts Clinton’s account and does not check if her latest private server contains any of her old emails.
  420. February 23, 2016: Top Clinton aides will be questioned under oath in a civil suit.
  421. February 23, 2016: A federal judge asks about failure to turn over Clinton records: “How in the world could this happen?”
  422. February 24, 2016: Former CIA Director Michael Hayden suggests that Clinton’s private server was almost certainly hacked by foreign governments.
  423. February 27, 2016: Jake Sullivan is interviewed by the FBI; he claims he never felt any unease about the many above top secret emails he sent to Clinton.
  424. February 29, 2016: Final totals show over 2,000 of Clinton’s emails contained classified information.
  425. February 29, 2016: Clinton’s 2,000 “confidential” emails could still be signs of serious crimes.
  426. March 2016: The FBI warns the Clinton campaign that it is a target of a hacker attack, but the campaign doesn’t assist the FBI.
  427. March 2016: The State Department’s internal Clinton email server investigation is put on hold.
  428. March 2, 2016: It is reported Clinton’s former computer technician has made an immunity deal.
  429. March 2, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation is looking into retyping of classified information.
  430. March 2, 2015—March 3, 2015: Clinton’s campaign manager privately says “We brought up the existence of [Clinton’s] emails in research this summer but were told that everything was taken care of.”
  431. March 2,2016–March 3, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation is focusing on possible crimes.
  432. March 2, 2016–March 3, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation could conclude by May 2016.
  433. March 3, 2016: The FBI has the computer security logs from Clinton’s private email server, and they allegedly show no evidence of foreign hacking.
  434. March 5, 2016: Clinton wrote 104 emails containing classified information.
  435. March 11, 2016: Clinton’s former computer technician Pagliano is reportedly giving very useful information to the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  436. March 11, 2016: Clinton’s computer technician Pagliano still refuses to testify before Congress.
  437. March 14, 2016: A State Department official is refusing to answer questions about Clinton’s private server.
  438. March 20, 2016: The FBI allegedly is moving towards recommending an indictment of Clinton, but it is facing political pressure not to do so.
  439. March 24, 2016: More of Clinton’s work-related emails that Clinton did not turn over are found.
  440. March 27, 2016: Federal investigators have begun setting up formal interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides.
  441. March 27, 2016–March 31, 2016: Accounts differ on the number of FBI investigators.
  442. March 31, 2016: Time Magazine reveals some details about the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  443. March 31, 2016: Fox News claims that FBI Director James Comey is trying to make a case to indict Clinton herself.
  444. Late March 2016: Guccifer talks to the FBI while he is extradited to the US.
  445. April 1, 2016: Guccifer has been extradited to the US and makes his first appearance in a US court.
  446. April 1, 2016: Four of Clinton’s closest aides have hired the same attorney to represent them in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  447. April 4, 2016: Questions remain about Clinton’s server.
  448. April 4, 2016: Comey says quality comes before speed in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  449. April 5, 2016: Huma Abedin gives hints about her multiple email accounts that the FBI fails to properly follow up on.
  450. April 5, 2016: Clinton aide Huma Abedin is interviewed by the FBI.
  451. April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills is interviewed by the FBI; she isn’t concerned about classified information in emails she forwarded to Clinton.
  452. April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills tells the FBI she never knew Clinton’s emails got deleted.
  453. April 10, 2016: President Obama downplays the seriousness of Clinton’s email scandal.
  454. April 12, 2016: President Obama is criticized for his recent comments about Clinton’s email scandal.
  455. May 4, 2016: Guccifer tells Fox News he accessed Clinton’s private server in 2013.
  456. May 4, 2016: Guccifer also tells NBC News he accessed Clinton’s private server in 2013.
  457. May 4, 2016: A judge says Clinton may have to testify under oath in a court case.
  458. May 4, 2016: Six former State Department officials are to be deposed under oath in the next two months.
  459. May 5, 2016: The FBI is planning to interview Clinton soon.
  460. May 5, 2016: The State Department may postpone releasing documents about Clinton’s email security procedures until after the November 2016 presidential election.
  461. May 5, 2016: It is reported that some of Clinton’s aides have recently been interviewed by the FBI as part of their Clinton email investigation.
  462. May 5, 2016: CNN alleges the FBI has not proven that Clinton “willfully” broke the law; the investigation could conclude within weeks.
  463. May 5, 2016: Accounts differ on the results of the FBI’s Clinton investigation so far.
  464. May 5, 2016: “Rocket docket” prosecutors are working with the FBI on the Clinton investigation.
  465. May 5, 2016: 36 more Clinton emails are publicly released, suggesting many more still to come.
  466. May 8, 2016: Clinton says she’s “more than ready to talk to anybody, anytime” about her email scandal.
  467. May 9, 2016: Blumenthal refuses to say if the FBI has interviewed him.
  468. May 9, 2016: Emails from Clinton’s computer technician are still missing.
  469. May 9, 2016: Clinton’s text messages can’t be found.
  470. May 10, 2016: The New York Times reports that 18 of Clinton’s publicly released emails have been deemed classified on the grounds that they identified CIA officials.
  471. May 10, 2016: A recent interview shows differences between FBI investigators and Justice Department prosecutors in the Clinton email investigation.
  472. May 10, 2016: The New York Times reports that the FBI’s Clinton investigation “is likely to conclude in the next month.”
  473. May 11, 2016: FBI Director James Comey says the FBI is conducting an “investigation” into Clinton’s emails and server, not a “security inquiry.”
  474. May 12, 2016: Over 120 additional Clinton emails are publicly released.
  475. May 16, 2016: Clinton may be forced to testify under oath in a civil lawsuit related to her emails.
  476. May 17, 2016: Depositions in a civil lawsuit related to Clinton’s emails will begin within days and continue until the end of June.
  477. May 18, 2016: Former Clinton aide Lewis Lukens testifies under oath for two hours about his knowledge of Clinton’s emails and private server.
  478. May 24, 2016: The FBI interviews Heather Samuelson.
  479. May 24, 2016: An intelligence veterans group calls for Clinton to be prosecuted due to her email scandal.
  480. May 25, 2016: The State Department’s inspector general issues a report that sharply criticizes Clinton’s email practices.
  481. May 25, 2016: Clinton and her top aides refused to be interviewed for the State Department inspector general’s report criticizing her email practices.
  482. May 25, 2016: An unnamed State Department official admits that Clinton’s email setup was problematic.
  483. May 25, 2016: Clinton’s spokesperson defends Clinton not cooperating for the inspector general’s report by claiming she’s cooperating with the FBI investigation instead.
  484. May 25, 2016: Guccifer pleads guilty as part of an apparent deal to cooperate with US investigators.
  485. May 25, 2016: The New York Times rebuts every claim the Clinton campaign makes criticizing the inspector general’s report.
  486. May 25, 2016: A former senior State Department military adviser claims Clinton’s “sloppy communications with her senior staff” may have compromised at least two counterterrorism operations.
  487. May 25, 2016: The State Department’s top two security officials say they would never have approved Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email account.
  488. May 25, 2016: Clinton didn’t consult with anybody about exclusively using a personal email address or private server for work matters.
  489. May 25, 2016: A Bill Clinton assistant with no security clearance and no special computer expertise helped manage Hillary Clinton’s private server.
  490. Between May 25, 2016 and July 5, 2016: State Department official John Bentel denies all allegations of wrongdoing in an FBI interview.
  491. May 26, 2016: Clinton doubles down with her justifications, contradicting the inspector general’s report.
  492. May 26, 2016: Senate investigators protest they were not given copies of emails from Clinton and her top aides that were given to the State Department.
  493. May 26, 2016: Justice Department lawyers are “wholly opposed” to Clinton being deposed in a civil suit related to her emails.
  494. May 26, 2016: In an FBI interview, Guccifer says he lied about getting into Clinton’s private server.
  495. May 27, 2016: New evidence raises the possibility a State Department official could have been preventing other officials from acting on Clinton’s unlawful email practices.
  496. June 12, 2016: WikiLeaks says it will be making public more of Clinton’s previously unpublished emails.
  497. 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.
  498. June 27, 2016: Former President Bill Clinton has an “accidental” meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, causing a political storm.
  499. June 28, 2016: The House Benghazi Committee releases their final report, which lacks any new politically damaging revelations.
  500. 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.
  501. June 28, 2016: Huma Abedin admits she worked on “Clinton family matters” while she was working at the State Department.
  502. June 29, 2016: At least 160 of Clinton’s work emails have turned up since Clinton said she turned them all over.
  503. June 30, 2016: One company that possessed Clinton’s emails is accused of having shockingly poor security.
  504. July 2016—August 18, 2016: Hackers target the election databases in two US states, but the motives and identities of the hackers are unclear.
  505. July 1, 2016: The FBI reveals that all its agents in the Clinton email investigation have signed non-disclosure agreements and are subject to lie-detector tests.
  506. July 1, 2016: Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept whatever recommendations the FBI and career prosecutors give in the Clinton investigation.
  507. July 1, 2016: Attorney General Lynch says she regrets meeting with Bill Clinton.
  508. July 2, 2016: Clinton’s FBI interview is attended by Cheryl Mills and others who have an obvious conflict of interest.
  509. July 2, 2016: The FBI finally interviews Clinton as part of its email investigation.
  510. July 2, 2016: Clinton is asked about an apparent top secret email exchange in which someone comments, “Let me know what you can via this channel.”
  511. July 2, 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.
  512. July 2, 2016: Clinton tells the FBI she never knew her emails got deleted.
  513. July 2, 2016: Clinton’s comments about the security of her classified reading rooms contradict other evidence and testimony.
  514. July 2, 2016: Clinton tells the FBI she can’t recall key details 40 times in her FBI interview.
  515. July 3, 2016: A former FBI official says leaks claiming Clinton will not be indicted “are not being made by anybody that knows what they’re talking about.”
  516. July 3, 2016: A former FBI official says the relatively short time Clinton was interviewed by the FBI could mean “the case has already been made” that she should be indicted.
  517. July 5, 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.
  518. July 5, 2016: A US Court of Appeals rules that work-related emails stored privately are still subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  519. July 5, 2016: It appears Clinton’s emails include 29 at the “top secret” level, instead of the widely reported 22.
  520. July 5, 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.
  521. July 5, 2016: The FBI says Clinton both sent and received emails in seven above “top secret” email chains.
  522. July 5, 2016: A former FBI assistant director believes Comey made the case Clinton should be indicted for gross negligence and is puzzled that Comey concluded otherwise.
  523. July 5, 2016—November 3, 2016: A retired assistant FBI director claims to be hearing from an increasing number of FBI agents upset at Comey and the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
  524. July 5, 2016—July 6, 2016: Comey’s comments indicate it is “very likely” Clinton’s emails were hacked, but solid proof may never be found.
  525. July 6, 2016: Although Clinton’s aides won’t be indicted, they may lose their security clearances.
  526. July 6, 2016: The Justice Department won’t pursue an indictment against Clinton, ending the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  527. July 7, 2016: FBI Director answers questions before a Congressional committee, further criticizing Clinton but also defending his decision not to indict her.
  528. July 7, 2016: FBI Director James Comey refuses to say whether the Clinton Foundation is being investigated.
  529. July 7, 2016: Comey says he didn’t recommend Clinton be charged because he couldn’t prove intent, despite the gross negligence law.
  530. July 7, 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.
  531. July 7, 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.
  532. July 7, 2016: A former NSA official says what Clinton’s emails revealed about NSA collection methods caused “much worse” damage than leaks from Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning or any other whistleblowers.
  533. July 7, 2016: WikiLeaks claims the FBI did not ask them for copies of the Clinton documents they (WikiLeaks) are preparing to release.
  534. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey says Clinton’s lawyers didn’t read every email before deleting some of them.
  535. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey says three of Clinton’s emails were clearly marked as classified when they were sent.
  536. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey says it is unclear if any of Clinton’s emails were deleted by Clinton or anyone else.
  537. July 7, 2016: The State Department resumes its Clinton email investigation.
  538. July 7, 2016: The FBI did not record Clinton’s interview and did not make her testify under oath.
  539. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey says people other than Blumenthal who regularly communicated with Clinton were successfully hacked.
  540. July 7, 2016: Pagliano won’t be indicted; it isn’t clear why the FBI gave him an immunity deal.
  541. July 7, 2016: Republicans ask the FBI to launch another investigation related to Clinton’s emails, questioning statements she made under oath.
  542. July 8, 2016: Judicial Watch asks to depose Clinton and two others in a civil suit.
  543. July 12, 2016: Some FBI agents are disappointed over FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment.
  544. July 21, 2016: The FBI begins sending thousands of recovered Clinton emails to the State Department.
  545. 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.
  546. July 22, 2016: WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 DNC emails as the first of a series of Clinton-related leaks.
  547. August 15, 2016: Two Republican Congresspeople specifically point out the comments they believe make Clinton guilty of perjury.
  548. August 16, 2016: The FBI gives Congress some classified documents from its Clinton email investigation.
  549. August 18, 2016: Colin Powell allegedly recommended to Clinton that she should use a private email for non-classified communications.
  550. August 19, 2016: A judge rules that Clinton can respond to a deposition with written answers instead of being questioned in person.
  551. 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.
  552. August 25, 2016: It is alleged that Clinton’s lawyers used a computer program to make sure her deleted emails couldn’t be recovered.
  553. August 29, 2016: Huma Abedin initiates a divorce after her husband is caught in a sex scandal; this will have an impact on Clinton’s email controversy.
  554. August 30, 2016: The State Department says that around 30 Clinton emails discovered by the FBI could relate to Benghazi.
  555. September 1, 2016: The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer is sentenced to four years and three months in prison.
  556. September 2, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton email investigation final report and its summary of her FBI interview are released.
  557. September 2, 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.
  558. September 2, 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.
  559. September 2, 2016: The FBI provides statistics on the number of Clinton’s classified emails, but those numbers diverge wildly from the State Department’s numbers.
  560. September 2, 2016: Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin denied they knew about the existence of Clinton’s private server, despite evidence otherwise.
  561. September 2, 2016: The FBI concludes Clinton contributed to discussions in 11 email chains, including four at the above top secret level.
  562. September 2, 2016: The FBI reveals more about the Clinton emails that are clearly marked classified.
  563. September 2, 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.
  564. September 6, 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.
  565. September 6, 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.
  566. September 7, 2016: FBI Director James Comey writes a letter to FBI employees defending the FBI’s actions in its Clinton email investigation.
  567. September 8, 2016: The FBI gave an immunity deal to the computer employee who deleted and wiped Clinton’s emails.
  568. September 9, 2016: A Congressperson serves the FBI a subpoena for all the unredacted interviews from the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  569. September 9, 2016: Representative Gowdy says the FBI “gave immunity to the very person you would most want to prosecute.”
  570. September 12, 2016: Senator Grassley accuses the FBI of manipulating which information about the Clinton email investigation becomes public in order to hide certain events.
  571. September 12, 2016: Pagliano indicates he will plead the Fifth again, despite a subpoena to testify before Congress.
  572. September 13, 2016: Representative Chaffetz claims that fewer than 20 of Pagliano’s emails have been recovered.
  573. 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.
  574. 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.
  575. 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.
  576. September 13, 2016: “Less than 20 people” had access to Clinton’s private server.
  577. 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.
  578. September 15, 2016: More information about the emails between Clinton and Obama is made public.
  579. September 19, 2016: Internet sleuths discover many similarities between Paul Combetta and ‘stonetear’
  580. September 20, 2016: Congressional Republicans issues a subpoena to FBI Director James Comey.
  581. September 20, 2016: Congressional Republicans press for more documents from the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  582. September 22, 2016: A Congressional committee votes that Pagliano should be held in contempt of Congress.
  583. 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.
  584. September 23, 2016: Three more people were given immunity deals in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  585. September 28, 2016: FBI Director James Comey denies Paul Combetta attempted to cover up Clinton’s emails.
  586. September 28, 2016: Comey suggests he didn’t try to get subpoena power for the Clinton email investigation in order to complete it faster.
  587. September 28, 2016: FBI Director James Comey defends the FBI and claims “we are not weasels.”
  588. September 28, 2016: When asked if he would reopen the Clinton email investigation, Comey says he “would certainly look at any new and substantial information.”
  589. October 3, 2016: The FBI seizes the electronic devices of Huma Abedin’s husband in a sex scandal case, which will lead to the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
  590. October 6, 2016: FBI insiders are highly critical of Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.
  591. October 7, 2016: WikiLeaks publishes the first batch of emails belonging to Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta.
  592. October 7, 2016: The US government formally accuses the Russian government of hacking and publishing emails related to US political entities.
  593. October 9, 2016: Trump tells Clinton he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into her use of a private email server, and says he would put her in jail.
  594. October 9, 2016—October 13, 2016: Many, including Republicans, criticize Trump for threatening to put Clinton in jail.
  595. October 10, 2016: Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence says Trump threatening to jail Clinton “was one of the better moments of the debate.”
  596. October 11, 2016: Twenty-three former Republican Justice Department officials criticize Trump for threatening Clinton with jail.
  597. October 12, 2016: An unnamed high-ranking FBI official claims that the “vast majority” of agents working on the FBI’s Clinton email investigation believe Clinton should have been indicted.
  598. October 12, 2016: The Clinton campaign suggests that some emails released by WikiLeaks could be forgeries, but experts have found no evidence of this.
  599. Mid-October 2016: Comey is first told that FBI investigators have discovered previously unknown emails belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
  600. October 17, 2016: Ecuador cuts the Internet access for the leader of WikiLeaks due to its impact on the US presidential election.
  601. October 17, 2016: It is alleged two disgruntled FBI agents complain about Comey’s handling of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
  602. October 27, 2016: Comey is briefed and decides to announce the reopening of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation, but Justice Department officials are strongly opposed.
  603. 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.
  604. October 28, 2016: Clinton encourages Comey to release all the information the FBI has that led him to reopen the Clinton email investigation.
  605. October 29, 2016—November 1, 2016: It is said there is “no chance” the FBI will be able to finish reviewing newly discovered emails before the US presidential election.
  606. October 30, 2016: The FBI obtains a warrant for Huma Abedin’s recently discovered emails and immediately begins analyzing them.
  607. 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.
  608. October 30, 2016: The Wall Street Journal confirms there is an on-going FBI Clinton Foundation investigation, but the Justice Department hasn’t given it investigative powers.
  609. October 31, 2016: Huma Abedin has no idea how her emails got on her husband’s computer, according to her lawyer.
  610. 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.
  611. October 31, 2016: FBI Director Comey may be facing a “rebellion” of rank and file FBI agents.
  612. October 31, 2016: The FBI begins analyzing Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails.
  613. October 31, 2016: The supervisor of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation is revealed.
  614. October 31, 2016: Loretta Lynch and James Comey have a private meeting, and agree to work together to get faster answers.
  615. November 1, 2016: The FBI never asked Clinton’s aides for all their computers and mobile devices.
  616. November 2, 2016: It is revealed that the FBI and Justice Department agreed not to have grand jury subpoenas for the Clinton email investigation, arguing that would lead to a faster conclusion.
  617. November 2, 2016: The FBI allegedly has not destroyed the laptops of two Clinton aides, and their immunity deals may have been voided.
  618. November 2, 2016: Suspicions of partisan political decisions has been causing increasing conflict within both the FBI and Justice Department, as well as between them.
  619. November 3, 2016: It is alleged leakers inside the FBI are upset at Clinton, James Comey, and/or the Justice Department.

Timeline (Long) {1187 entries}

  1. January 20, 1993–January 20, 2001: Bill Clinton is the president of the US for eight years and Hillary Clinton is the first lady.
  2. October 30, 1995: The State Department orders that all employees must preserve their emails.
  3. 1996: Future FBI Director Comey wants to charge Hillary Clinton in the Whitewater investigation.
  4. June 2, 1996: Clinton shows a pattern of evasion regarding the Whitewater investigation.
  5. May 3, 2000: Secretary of State Madeline Albright chastises all State Department employees for being careless about security.
  6. June 9, 2000: Clinton says she doesn’t want to use email, due to the many times she’s been investigated.
  7. 2005 and 2007: The State Department issues computer usage regulations that Clinton will later violate.
  8. Between January 26, 2005 and January 20, 2009: Limited BlackBerry use is allowed in the secretary of state’s suite, but is phased out for security concerns.
  9. November 4, 2005: State Department policy decrees day-to-day operations are to be done on government servers.
  10. 2006: Clinton begins using a handheld BlackBerry device for her email communications.
  11. 2006 or Earlier: Justin Cooper provides computer help to Clinton and her aides well before Clinton becomes secretary of state.
  12. August 2006: Bryan Pagliano begins working for Clinton.
  13. 2007—2008: Clinton gets hooked on using a BlackBerry.
  14. March 2007—2008: The Bush Administration gets embroiled in a private email scandal.
  15. June 20, 2007: Clinton publicly criticizes the Bush administration’s use of non-governmental email accounts.
  16. 2008: A government guide explains how to deal with the accidental mention of classified information.
  17. 2008: The US government publishes rules for email storage.
  18. 2008: A government warning will be ignored in the way Clinton’s email server is set up and managed.
  19. January 15, 2008—September 30, 2013: The State Department has no permanent inspector general for the entire time Clinton is secretary of state.
  20. February 1, 2008: Clinton’s private email domain is set up under a false name.
  21. February 1, 2008: The Clinton Foundation’s email domain is linked to Clinton’s private server.
  22. April 15, 2008: Clinton promises transparency.
  23. Around June 2008: Clinton’s first private email server is set up in her house.
  24. June 7, 2008: Clinton concedes the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama after a close primary race.
  25. After June 7, 2008: Clinton’s computer technician starts managing Clinton’s private server.
  26. August 2008: State Department rules prohibit the way some sensitive information will later be used on Clinton’s private server.
  27. Mid-August 2008: The Chinese government apparently hacks into the 2008 presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain.
  28. Autumn 2008 to Mid-January 2009: It is decided to replace Clinton’s first private server with a larger server built by Pagliano.
  29. December 1, 2008: President-elect Obama nominates Hillary Clinton for secretary of state.
  30. 2009: Government regulations require the preservation of all work-related emails kept on non-governmental computer systems.
  31. 2009: Top White House staff gradually become aware that Clinton is using a private email address, but don’t do anything about it.
  32. Early 2009: Clinton associates use her private server for other private email addresses.
  33. Early 2009: President Obama bans Blumenthal from a job at the State Department.
  34. Early 2009—March 2015: Sid Blumenthal takes a job at the Clinton Foundation, advises the secretary of state frequently, and promotes the interests of two government contractors.
  35. 2009: The State Department rolls out an easy way to preserve emails for record keeping, but Clinton’s office elects not to use it and Clinton will later claim she never even heard of it.
  36. Around Early 2009: Clinton’s lack of a government email account means her emails are off-limits to FOIA requests.
  37. Shortly Before January 13, 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.
  38. January 13, 2009: A Clinton aide registers the email domain that Clinton will use for her private server while Secretary of State.
  39. January 20, 2009: Barack Obama takes office as president of the US.
  40. Shortly Before January 21, 2009: Records officials are “not comfortable” advising Clinton she needs to permanently archive her work-related emails.
  41. January 20, 2009: Obama wins a battle to use a BlackBerry during his presidency.
  42. January 21, 2009: Clinton is sworn in as secretary of state.
  43. January 21, 2009: Despite Clinton becoming secretary of state on this day, there is no apparent change in the way her private email server is managed.
  44. January 21, 2009: At the time Clinton takes office as secretary of state, the State Department allows the use of home computers for government officials as long as they are secure.
  45. January 21, 2009: President Obama pledges to increase government transparency.
  46. Around January 21, 2009: The State Department sets up a classified email account for Clinton, but she never uses it.
  47. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Most State Department officials claim they don’t know Clinton has a private email address or uses a private server.
  48. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Evidence suggests Clinton regularly keeps her BlackBerry stored inside a secure area against regulations, but she will later deny this.
  49. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Hundreds of Clinton’s emails are printed out by a Bill Clinton staffer; he may have a relevant security clearance.
  50. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Hundreds of classified emails are sent or received by Clinton while she is outside the US, including some to or from President Obama.
  51. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton may regularly carry two mobile devices at once, although she will later claim otherwise.
  52. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton uses 11 different BlackBerrys and four iPads while she is secretary of state.
  53. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton’s frequently discarded BlackBerrys are sometimes destroyed and sometimes disappear.
  54. January 21, 2009—March 29, 2009: During this two-month time period, Clinton’s private email server operates without the standard encryption generally used on the Internet.
  55. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: In her time as secretary of state, Clinton uses only her private email account on her private server for all her work and personal emails.
  56. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton is unable to check her email in her office for the entire four years she is secretary of state.
  57. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Sid Blumenthal sends Clinton over 800 emails; many contain dubious intelligence.
  58. January 21, 2009—March 29, 2009: State Department employees are prohibited from using nondepartmental computers for work matters, but Clinton’s usage is ignored.
  59. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton fails to properly manage “sensitive but unclassified” information.
  60. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Clinton’s mobile devices and private server are never approved by her department’s security officials.
  61. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: Four of Clinton’s top aides frequently use personal email accounts for work matters and then fail to properly archive them.
  62. January 22, 2009: Clinton signs a non-disclosure agreement promising to safeguard a type of top secret information.
  63. January 22, 2009: Clinton gets an annual security briefing on the proper handling of classified materials, but this is her only one in her four years as Secretary of State.
  64. January 22, 2009: Under penalty of perjury, Clinton signs a pledge to safeguard classified information whether “marked or unmarked classified information, including oral communications.”
  65. 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.
  66. January 24, 2009: Clinton passes on using a secure computer to check her private email account at her office desk.
  67. Shortly After January 24, 2009: Cheryl Mills claims Clinton could not or would not use a personal computer.
  68. January 28, 2009: The first known email using Clinton’s private server is sent by Clinton, despite her claim she won’t use it for two more months.
  69. Around February 2009: Clinton allegedly wants to use a iPad in her office but is not allowed to do so; however the iPad won’t be released until one year later.
  70. February 2009: Security officials set up a space near Clinton’s office where she can check her private email account. 
  71. February 9, 2009: Clinton warns all State Department employees not to send classified information in unsecured emails.
  72. February 12, 2009: An email suggests Clinton gets a new cell phone, despite her later claims that she didn’t use one.
  73. February 13, 2009: The NSA refuses to set up a secure BlackBerry for Clinton.
  74. February 13, 2009: It appears the NSA will be able to give Clinton a secure BlackBerry, but this doesn’t happen.
  75. February 17, 2009: Clinton and her aides meet with security officials about using BlackBerrys in secure rooms, but no solution is found.
  76. February 18, 2009: A security official says Clinton’s continued use of her BlackBerry is a “comfort issue” for her.
  77. February 22, 2009: Clinton possibly talks on an unsecure phone line after experiencing technical trouble.
  78. February 24, 2009: A security official warns that BlackBerry could be easily hacked on overseas trips.
  79. February 27, 2009: An email shows Clinton can’t use her BlackBerry in her office.
  80. Late February 2009: State Department security officials worry about Clinton’s BlackBerry use.
  81. March 2009—June 2011: An external hard drive backs up the data on Clinton’s private server, but it is unclear what happens to it or its replacement.
  82. March 2009: Clinton’s personal email server is replaced; she will use the new one for the rest of her term as secretary of state.
  83. March 2009—May 31, 2013: Bryan Pagliano and Justin Cooper jointly manage Clinton’s private server.
  84. Around Spring 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.
  85. Around Spring 2009: Clinton’s computer technician is advised to make a key improvement to the security of Clinton’s private server, but the improvement is never made.
  86. March 6, 2009—March 15, 2009: Clinton says she “gets it” about BlackBerry security concerns, but she keeps on using her BlackBerry.
  87. March 16, 2009: Clinton sends a department-wide email encouraging the preservation of records in response to FOIA requests.
  88. March 17, 2009: An email shows that five State Department officials learned of Clinton’s private server after installing equipment in her house.
  89. March 18, 2009: Clinton claims she starts using her private email address on this day, despite emails proving otherwise.
  90. March 22, 2009: Clinton writes about designing a system for how her documents are handled by the State Department.
  91. March 29, 2009: For the first two months Clinton uses her private server for all her emails, it operates without the standard encryption generally used to protect Internet communication.
  92. March 29, 2009: The encryption certificate used on Clinton’s private server starting on this day has an unusually long duration.
  93. April 3, 2009: Clinton’s top aides privately complain that people who know Clinton’s old email address still have emails forwarded to her.
  94. April 3, 2009—February 17, 2011: Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, exchanges emails with Clinton at least 37 times.
  95. April 18, 2009: During an overseas trip, Abedin reveals in an email that she has left Clinton’s daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room.
  96. April 22, 2009: Clinton’s top staffers appear to be doing a favor for someone connected to the Clinton Foundation.
  97. April 23, 2009: Clinton aide Huma Abedin sends Clinton a series of steps the State Department is taking to secure the US embassies in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  98. April 25, 2009: Clinton’s top staffers provide help for a top Clinton Foundation donor due to a request from the Clinton Foundation.
  99. May 2009: Bryan Pagliano is hired as a political employee in the State Department’s IT [Information Technology] division, while he continues to manage Clinton’s private server in her house.
  100. May 2009—February 2013: Pagliano is paid by the Clintons to manage their private server, but details are murky.
  101. May 2009—February 2013: Clinton’s computer technician lies about his outside income running Clinton’s private server.
  102. May 2009—February 2013: Clinton’s computer technician secretly manages her server during government work time and without the knowledge of his supervisors.
  103. June 2009: Colin Powell allegedly advises Clinton at a party to use private email, but nobody at the party later supports Clinton’s claim that this happens.
  104. June 2009—April 2011: A lobbyist uses his rare direct email access to Clinton to arrange more aid for the country of Palau.
  105. June 8, 2009: Clinton admits she is unable to check emails all day long while she works in her office.
  106. June 28, 2009: A Blumenthal email suggests he is working on projects for Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  107. July 3, 2009: A possibly “top secret” email to Clinton mentions spy satellite information about North Korea.
  108. July 3, 2009: The NSA begins monitoring government email traffic for hacking attacks, but Clinton’s private server doesn’t benefit.
  109. July 24, 2009: Clinton writes, “Just goes to show, info sharing not your friend.”
  110. August 28, 2009: A Blumenthal email to Clinton apparently names a secret US intelligence official and later will be almost totally redacted.
  111. September 20, 2009: Clinton apparently stops receiving emails from a private email address she’d used as a senator.
  112. 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.
  113. September 21, 2009: An email to Clinton contains classified information about US embassy security.
  114. October 2, 2009: New regulations require that all government emails must be preserved.
  115. October 3, 2009: Clinton’s entire email to the US Middle East envoy is later deemed classified.
  116. October 3, 2009: Clinton arranges secure phone calls using her unsecured email.
  117. October 17, 2009—October, 18, 2009: Cheryl Mills sends classified information to a Bill Clinton aide who may not have a security clearance.
  118. October 27, 2009: Talking points sent to Clinton could disclose confidential sources and investigation techniques.
  119. November 10, 2009: Clinton sends Sid Blumenthal an email that appears to contain important classified information.
  120. November 12, 2009: Blumenthal reveals the name of an official secretly working for a US intelligence agency in an email to Clinton.
  121. November 21, 2009: Clinton receives a message sent in confidence from a British official but doesn’t flag it as classified.
  122. December 1, 2009: Clinton borrows a book that explains how to permanently delete emails.
  123. December 29, 2009: New rules clarify what the US government considers classified information
  124. 2010: The number of emails to and from non-government accounts sharply increases.
  125. 2010: Clinton appears in a cybersecurity video for State Department personnel.
  126. Around January 12, 2010: Clinton and her aides allegedly demonstrate lax communication security while in Hawaii.
  127. January 13, 2010: Clinton is photographed on this day using a phone that clearly isn’t her blue-colored Blackberry that is seen in many other photos of her from before and after this time.
  128. January 30, 2010: Clinton warns about a previous email she sent.
  129. February 10, 2010: Clinton encourages an aide to email a document on a classified network.
  130. February 27, 2010: An emails shows that Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin are aware of Clinton’s private server, and a Bill Clinton aide has an email account on it.
  131. February 27, 2010: An email sent to Clinton this day indicates that some computer technicians in the State Department have no idea Clinton has a private email address.
  132. March 2010: Clinton judges a possible department watchdog, raising independence concerns.
  133. March 20, 2010: Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff, apparently loses her personal BlackBerry.
  134. March 21, 2010: Clinton’s computer technician is using both private and government email accounts for work.
  135. April 24, 2010: A Blumenthal email appears to reveal details of a US criminal investigation in Kyrgyzstan and will later be classified at the “secret” level.
  136. May 2010: The Associated Press files the first FOIA request for Clinton’s communications.
  137. May 9, 2010: The Clintons consider Blumenthal’s intelligence emails “Brilliant!”
  138. May 21, 2010—October 21, 2010: Computer records suggest Clinton’s private server could be located at the Clinton Foundation’s headquarters.
  139. Around Mid-2010 and After: 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.
  140. Around Mid-2010 to January 2013: “Brute force” hacking attempts on Clinton’s private server begin and steadily increase, but it is unknown if any are successful.
  141. Around Mid-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.
  142. July 10, 2010: An email forwarded to Clinton mentions the name of a secret Defense Department official.
  143. July 22, 2010: An email forwarded to Clinton includes the name and email address of a secret CIA official.
  144. July 23, 2010: An email forwarded to Clinton includes the name and email address of at least one secret CIA official.
  145. July 24, 2010: Clinton may start accessing the Internet at her Washington home using an unsecure, typical Wi-Fi connection.
  146. July 25, 2010: Clinton begins using an iPad for work, as well as continuing to use her BlackBerry.
  147. July 25, 2010: An email chain forwarded to Clinton includes the name and email address of a secret CIA official.
  148. July 25, 2010: Clinton invites a US diplomat to discuss communications with foreign ministers with her using her private email address.
  149. August 2, 2010: Clinton suggests letting someone working for her aide’s husband to send her a secure phone.
  150. August 23, 2010: An email forwarded to Clinton apparently reveals an aide to the leader of Afghanistan is being paid by the CIA.
  151. September 12, 2010: An email forwarded to Clinton apparently reveals the names and emails of four secret CIA officials.
  152. November 2010: Clinton writes she doesn’t want “any risk of the personal being accessible” in her emails, contradicting her later claim that her main concern is “convenience.”
  153. 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.
  154. November 28, 2010: WikiLeaks releases over 250,000 State Department cables, but Clinton does not change her unsecure communication methods.
  155. November 29, 2010: Clinton pledges improved communication security after the WikiLeaks leak, but the department remains highly vulnerable.
  156. December 2010: Pagliano gets help from other State Department staffers to fix a communication problem involving Clinton’s private server.
  157. December 22, 2010: Clinton is told a new rule that all work emails must be preserved.
  158. December 23, 2010: A Clinton aide wants to talk on the phone about classified information.
  159. Late 2010: A State Department official falsely claims Clinton’s computer system has legal approval and warns staffers never to speak of the issue again.
  160. Late 2010 or Early 2011: Clinton’s computer technician is given a briefing; this shows some know Clinton has a private server.
  161. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains begins with an email written by Clinton.
  162. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes three emails written by Clinton.
  163. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes one email written by Clinton.
  164. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes two emails written by Clinton.
  165. 2011: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains ends with an email sent by Jake Sullivan to Clinton.
  166. 2011: Clinton misses a cybersecurity presentation meant just for her.
  167. 2011: A “top secret” Clinton email contains intelligence from CIA sources and US spy satellites
  168. 2011—2013: Very few employee emails are being permanently archived in the State Department.
  169. 2011—2014: In yearly reports, the State Department’s inspector general identifies poor cybersecurity as a “significant deficiency” that puts the Department’s information at risk.
  170. January 9, 2011–January 10, 2011: Clinton’s private server is shut down after an apparent hacking attack.
  171. January 21, 2011–January 22, 2011: Two emails about the Iran nuclear program are sent to Clinton.
  172. February 27, 2011: Clinton expresses surprise that someone else in the State Department is using a personal email account for government work.
  173. March 9, 2011: Clinton asks an aide to print a Blumenthal email without any identifiers.
  174. March 11, 2011: A State Department security official warns Clinton and others to minimize the use of personal email accounts due to “spear phishing” attacks.
  175. March 11, 2011: Clinton doesn’t think two emails from a former British prime minister should be flagged for classified content.
  176. March 13, 2011—March 14, 2011: An email chain shows that Clinton is far from the only US official emailing obviously classified information.
  177. March 17, 2011: The United Nations Security Council approves a ‘no-fly zone’ over Libya, starting NATO involvement in the Libyan civil war.
  178. March 18, 2011: Blumenthal’s intelligence to Clinton is coming from at least one active CIA official.
  179. April and May 2011: Clinton and her top aides are warned again to minimize the use of personal emails for business due to hacker attacks.
  180. April 3, 2011: Clinton’s comments about a Libyan defector will later be deemed “secret.”
  181. April 5, 2011: Clinton forwards Blumenthal’s unvetted intelligence to the White House after removing his name.
  182. April 7, 2011: Clinton likes Blumenthal’s suggestion to use a private company to train the Libyan rebels.
  183. April 10, 2011: An email to Clinton mentions the name of a secret Defense Department official.
  184. April 10, 2011: An email forwarded to Clinton appears to contain the most recent US military intelligence, which should have been classified.
  185. April 26, 2011: An email forwarded to Clinton includes the name and email address of a secret CIA official who might be in Libya.
  186. May 4, 2011: An email forwarded to Clinton mentions the name and email address of a secret CIA official.
  187. May 5, 2011—May 6, 2011: Blumenthal and Clinton worry about the French government developing business ties with the Libyan rebels.
  188. May 13–14, 2011: Clinton appears to be the target of two hacking attacks, but fails to notify security about them.
  189. May 14, 2011: Blumenthal’s business partners plan a trip close to Libya to help win a contract with Libyan rebels.
  190. May 15, 2011: Senator John Kerry’s email to Clinton with classified details about a recent meeting he had with two Pakistani generals.
  191. May 16, 2011: Could “secret” emails to Clinton be related to Pakistan’s knowledge of bin Laden’s location?
  192. Around June 2011: The State Department gets a say in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, leading to email trouble for Clinton and others.
  193. After June 2011 to Late 2012: Clinton and other State Department officials sometimes discuss proposed drone strikes in Pakistan in unsecured emails.
  194. June 2011: Huma Abedin’s emails are requested, but the State Department will not turn any over.
  195. June 2011—August 2012: A US ambassador is warned not to use private email for daily work matters, but Clinton’s identical behavior does not result in any warnings.
  196. June 2, 2011: The White House says all work matters need to be done on government email accounts.
  197. June 2, 2011: Chinese hackers are targeting Gmail accounts of senior US officials, but top Clinton aides keep using Gmail account for work.
  198. June 3, 2011—June 4, 2011: State Department computer problems cause more officials to use private email accounts.
  199. June 4, 2011: Cheryl Mills suggests Clinton shouldn’t “telegraph” she and her staffers use private email for work matters, and also reveals someone tried to hack her account.
  200. June 6, 2011: An email from a secret CIA official is forwarded to Clinton.
  201. June 8, 2011: Blumenthal sends an email to Clinton that appears to contain very recent classified information from the NSA.
  202. June 9, 2011: Clinton forwards a Blumenthal email to an aide instead of flagging it for containing obviously classified information.
  203. June 17, 2011: Clinton encourages aide Jake Sullivan to remove the identifying heading from a secure fax and “send nonsecure.”
  204. June 20, 2011: Clinton reveals sensitive classified information in an email she initiated.
  205. June 28, 2011: State Department employees are warned not to do government work on private email accounts due to a hacking threat.
  206. July 2011—August 17, 2011: A prominent political donor is appointed to a security panel by one of Clinton’s top aides, but soon resigns.
  207. July 12, 2011: Clinton’s public comments on transparency contradict her personal practices.
  208. July 13, 2011: An email forwarded to Clinton apparently details how a terrorist attack on the water supply to New York City could succeed.
  209. July 14, 2011: Blumenthal tells Clinton about a company he’s invested in helping Libya’s rebels when he would need Clinton’s approval.
  210. July 15, 2011: The US officially recognizes the rebels as the legitimate rulers of Libya.
  211. July 26, 2011: Clinton jokes about Chinese hackers but doesn’t take steps to combat the hacking.
  212. July 27, 2011: Clinton appears to be targeted by a “spear phishing” email.
  213. August 2, 2011: Charles McCullough is nominated by President Obama to be the first “Intelligence Community” inspector general.
  214. August 3, 2011: Hackers linked to Russia try at least five times to break into Clinton’s private email account.
  215. August 18–19, 2011: Emails forwarded to Clinton contain two names and information relating to US intelligence agencies.
  216. August 24, 2011: The Libyan rebels agree to get military training by the US company backed by Blumenthal.
  217. August 24, 2011: Clinton’s email about her phone call to the head of NATO will later be deemed “secret.”
  218. August 30, 2011: Blumenthal sends Clinton another email detailing the financial intrigues in Libya.
  219. August 30, 2011: An attempt to give Clinton a government-approved BlackBerry fails, revealing that some of her top aides know she is using a private server.
  220. August 30, 2011: Clinton again decides not to use the government email address already provided her.
  221. August 31, 2011: Clinton emails Sid Blumenthal, telling him that she will be in Paris the next day to meet rebel leaders and says she had “to resort to new iPad.”
  222. September 18, 2011: Clinton’s use of an iPad undercuts her excuse for having only one email account.
  223. September 20, 2011: Clinton’s State Department pledges to improve processing FOIA requests while Clinton keeps her emails out of reach of all such requests.
  224. September 23, 2011: According to a State Department official, Clinton engages in Middle East negotiations using her unsecure BlackBerry.
  225. September 30, 2011: An email forwarded to Clinton apparently includes the name of a secret CIA official in Pakistan.
  226. October 15, 2011: Blumenthal sends Clinton a totally inaccurate “intelligence” email about Libya.
  227. October 16, 2011: A Clinton email mentions the name of a secret CIA official.
  228. October 19, 2011—October 20, 2011: Blumenthal sends Clinton an email that obviously contains classified information, but Clinton doesn’t flag it as such.
  229. October 20, 2011: el-Qaddafi is killed, ending the Libyan civil war.
  230. October 29, 2011: A Bill Clinton aide handles a problem with the Clinton private server.
  231. November 11, 2011: Clinton is emailed the name of a secret CIA official.
  232. December 9, 2011: Another email forwarded to Clinton includes the name and email of a secret CIA official.
  233. December 12, 2011: An email to Clinton mentions the name of a secret CIA official who worked for her.
  234. December 16, 2011: Clinton criticizes Manning, who will be sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified information
  235. December 16, 2011: Clinton’s daily schedule accidentally reveals the name of a secret CIA official.
  236. December 23–27, 2011: An email about a specific US drone strike is forwarded to Clinton.
  237. December 29, 2011: Two more Bill Clinton aides may have access to the Clinton private server, despite probably lacking the proper security clearances.
  238. 2012: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains includes two emails written by Clinton.
  239. 2012: One of Clinton’s “top secret” email chains ends with an email sent by Jake Sullivan to Clinton.
  240. 2012: The Defense Department prohibits its employees from using personal email accounts for official work.
  241. 2012: Clinton’s private server is vulnerable to a hacker attack described in a government warning.
  242. 2012: Clinton’s private server is still run on software newly prohibited by the State Department.
  243. 2012: The State Department is the worst US government department in dealing with FOIA requests.
  244. March 9, 2012: A Justice Department memo clarifies a policy of avoiding interference in elections.
  245. March 14, 2012: An email forwarded to Clinton appears to reveal the secret identity of the CIA director’s chief of staff.
  246. March 14, 2012: Cheryl Mills reveals the name of a secret CIA official in an email that is forwarded to Clinton.
  247. March 18, 2012: An email chain shows Clinton asking help from Pagliano when she has trouble getting her emails.
  248. March 22, 2012: Clinton denounces corruption and lack of transparency.
  249. March 25, 2012: An email to Clinton mentions the name of a secret CIA official.
  250. March 30, 2012—March 31, 2012: Clinton’s BlackBerry emails could be intercepted by Saudi Arabia while she visits that country.
  251. April 2012: A photo leads to confirmation Clinton is not using a government email account, but no action is taken.
  252. April 8, 2012: Clinton gets an email clearly marked as “classified,” contradicting her later claims.
  253. April 25, 2012: Clinton asks if an email contains classified information, despite a lack of classification markers.
  254. May 30, 2012: Clinton passes on Blumenthal’s email that appears based on NSA monitoring of the German prime minister.
  255. June 7, 2012: An email thread provides a murky glimpse into Clinton’s classified work with Pakistan.
  256. June 19–20, 2012: Cheryl Mills conducts interviews to find the Clinton Foundation’s next leader while working as Clinton’s chief of staff, raising a possible conflict of interest.
  257. June 24, 2012: Clinton’s reply to a Blumenthal email indicates she knows Blumenthal is getting his intelligence from a former CIA official.
  258. June 27, 2012: Blumenthal sends another email apparently based on NSA wiretaps of top German leaders.
  259. June 28, 2012—July 1, 2012: Clinton sends President Obama an email from on or above Russian soil; Obama uses a pseudonym for his email address.
  260. July 6, 2012: Clinton’s emails contain classified discussions about US drone strikes.
  261. July 11, 2012 and July 28, 2012: Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills emails government information to the Clinton Foundation that will later be deemed classified.
  262. July 14, 2012: Blumenthal sends Clinton another email that contains obviously classified information, but Clinton doesn’t flag it as such.
  263. July 21, 2012: Emails possibly relating to Huma Abedin are later redacted for information that could disclose investigative techniques and endanger lives.
  264. August and December 2012: An Internet-wide hacker attack makes Clinton’s private server even more vulnerable.
  265. August 2, 2012: Clinton gets another email clearly marked as “classified,” contradicting her later claims.
  266. September 2, 2012: Blumenthal appears to violate US law by attempting to influence Clinton about an election in Georgia.
  267. September 3, 2012: Blumenthal sends an email to Clinton that later will be almost entirely redacted.
  268. September 11, 2012: Islamic extremists launch a terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
  269. September 12, 2012: An email from Sid Blumenthal to Clinton suggests that some of the intelligence he frequently sends her are simply forwards of emails from former CIA official Tyler Drumheller.
  270. September 14, 2012: Clinton is forwarded an email written by a secret CIA official.
  271. September 15, 2012—October 17, 2012: A mysterious email somehow related to talking points and the Benghazi attack mentions the name of a secret CIA official.
  272. September 23, 2012: An email chain involving Clinton includes the name and email address of a secret CIA official.
  273. September 24, 2012: An email forwarded to Clinton mentions the name and email address of a secret CIA official.
  274. 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.
  275. October 10, 2012: Clinton’s private server has trouble again, and an aide to Bill Clinton helps out.
  276. October 13, 2012: Clinton receives an email that reveals undercover CIA officers use State Department cover in Afghanistan.
  277. October 25, 2012: An email forwarded to Clinton contains embassy security details that could endanger lives.
  278. October 26, 2012—November 14, 2012: An email to Clinton from her computer technician raises the question of if he sent her other emails.
  279. Around October 28, 2012: Clinton’s computer technician is still managing her private server, but there is no known email trail.
  280. October 30, 2012—November 9, 2012: Clinton’s private server is down for 11 days due to Hurricane Sandy.
  281. October 30, 2012: Pagliano wants State Department help for Clinton’s private server, but doesn’t get it.
  282. Between November 2012 and March 15, 2013: Blumenthal’s CIA source may want to sell US intelligence to the new Libyan government.
  283. November 2012: Clinton’s private email account is reconfigured to use Google’s servers as a backup in case her personal server fails.
  284. November 10, 2012: An email to Clinton inadvertently mentions the name of a secret CIA official.
  285. November 18, 2012: An email forwarded to Clinton is later classified at the “secret” level by the FBI.
  286. December 6, 2012: A non-profit group files a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking Clinton’s emails, but a Clinton aide says the emails don’t exist despite knowing that they do.
  287. 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.
  288. December 11, 2012: An email between government records officials indicates they were warned Clinton’s official records might wind up outside the control of the State Department and thus out of later public scrutiny.
  289. December 13, 2012: Clinton is directly asked by a Congressperson if she uses a private email account for work, and fails to reply.
  290. Late 2012: Blumenthal starts getting paid an “eye-popping” salary for part-time work at Clinton-affiliated organizations.
  291. January 2013—May 31, 2013: Clinton uses an agent to find new management for her private server.
  292. January 5, 2013: Someone accesses the email account of one of Bill Clinton’s staffers on the private server used to host Hillary Clinton’s emails.
  293. January 17, 2013: Blumenthal is sent clearly marked classified information by a business partner.
  294. January 19, 2013: An email to Clinton lists the names of defense personnel sent to war-torn Mali.
  295. January 23, 2013: Another email forwarded to Clinton contains the name and email address of a CIA official.
  296. Around February 1, 2013: Clinton later claims she wasn’t given any instructions on how to preserve her emails when she left office.
  297. February 2013: Clinton’s computer technician Bryan Pagliano concludes his full-time employment at the State Department.
  298. February 1, 2013: Clinton’s four year tenure as secretary of state ends.
  299. Around February 1, 2013: Clinton fails to turn over her work emails as she leaves office, despite a legal requirement to do so.
  300. Around February 1, 2013: Clinton should be debriefed as she leaves office, but it’s unclear if this happens.
  301. Shortly After February 1, 2013: Clinton apparently leaves the State Department without signing a required form stating that she returned all her work-related documents.
  302. Shortly After February 1, 2013: Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills leaves blank a required form stating that she has returned all of her work-related documents.
  303. February 2013—June 2013: At least one manager of Clinton’s server does very little during a transition phase, despite the Guccifer hack threat.
  304. February 13, 2013: Clinton’s deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin signs a pledge that she has given all of her work-related documents back to the State Department, but she didn’t.
  305. Spring 2013: A back-up of all of Clinton’s emails are put onto a laptop and then forgotten about.
  306. March 2013 or After: Cheryl Mills is re-hired to be one of Clinton’s personal lawyers.
  307. March 14, 2013: Guccifer accesses the email account of Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal.
  308. March 15, 2013—March 20, 2013: Various international media outlets reveal that Guccifer broke into Blumenthal’s email account and discovered Clinton’s private email address.
  309. Shortly After March 15, 2013: After her email address is exposed, Clinton changes to a new email address run from the same server.
  310. March 15, 2013—March 21, 2013: Clinton’s private server is repeatedly scanned from Russia shortly after Guccifer’s hack revealed her server domain.
  311. Shortly after March 15, 2013: Cheryl Mills expresses concerns to Bryan Pagliano about the security of Clinton’s private email server after the Guccifer hack.
  312. March 20, 2013: A Gawker reporter sends an email to Clinton’s private address and it does not bounce, confirming the account is still active.
  313. March 20, 2013: Gawker publishes an article that reveals Clinton’s use of a private email address and notes it “could be a major security breach.”
  314. March 27, 2013: The State Department confirms its policy prohibits the use of personal email accounts for work matters.
  315. Late March 2013 or After: Emails between Clinton and Blumenthal are requested, but the State Department will fail to turn them over.
  316. May 3, 2013: In a public speech, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman says Clinton conducts diplomacy on her unsecure BlackBerry.
  317. 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.
  318. May 21, 2013—February 12, 2014: Clinton’s emails are not searched in response to a relevant FOIA request.
  319. May 28, 2013: Clinton sends an email containing classified information despite having left the State Department.
  320. May 31, 2013: Clinton hires the Colorado-based Platte River Networks to maintain her email server.
  321. May 31, 2013—June 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.
  322. Early June 2013—Early July 2013: Clinton’s server is relocated and then replaced by a new server, but the old server keeps running.
  323. June 2013 OR Between October 2014—February 2015: The company managing Clinton’s private email server sets up a 30-day retention policy, but there are conflicting accounts of when this occurs.
  324. Early June 2013: State Department officials discover Clinton’s personal email address and then fail in their legal obligation to share her emails with others.
  325. June 6, 2013: Chinese government hacker attacks on US government targets have steadily increased since 2008.
  326. June 21, 2013: President Obama nominates James Comey to be the next director of the FBI; Comey starts a ten-year term.
  327. June 24, 2013—August 2015: Another company stores the contents of Clinton’s email server on a cloud storage system; this could help the FBI recover deleted emails.
  328. June 29, 2013: Some of Clinton’s emails are later recovered due to a back-up of computer files made on this date.
  329. Late June 2013—October 2013: During this time, it appears that Clinton’s private server is wide open to hacking attempts.
  330. Around July 2013: Clinton’s emails still are not encrypted.
  331. July 2013: Clinton’s private server is reconfigured to use a commercial email provider.
  332. August 7, 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.
  333. September 9, 2013: NARA updates regulations on the handling of emails and federal records.
  334. September 30, 2013: The State Department finally gets a new permanent inspector general.
  335. October 2013: Clinton’s server gets anti-hacking protection after going several months without any.
  336. October 2013—February 2014: Clinton’s private email server is the subject of repeated attempted cyber attacks, originating from China, South Korea, and Germany.
  337. October 2, 2013: Three years after WikiLeaks leaked 250,000 State Department cables, the department’s communication system “is operating without basic technical security measures in place, despite warnings about its vulnerabilities…”
  338. 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.
  339. 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.”
  340. October 29, 2013: In a private speech, Clinton asks why the computers of a fugitive whistleblower were not exploited by foreign countries “when my cell phone was going to be exploited.”
  341. November 2013 and December 2014: Clinton’s personal lawyer David Kendall and his law partner get security clearances, but they probably aren’t valid for the Clinton emails he possesses.
  342. December 2013: Clinton’s old server, no longer being used, is turned off.
  343. December 4, 2013: Some Bill Clinton doodles are made public due to the hacker Guccifer.
  344. 2014: The data on Clinton’s first private server is transferred to another computer, causing some of Clinton’s emails to be lost.
  345. 2014: The domain registration of Clinton’s private server is changed to a company named Perfect Privacy.
  346. January 6, 2014: In a private speech, Clinton says when she got to State Department, employees “were not mostly permitted to have handheld devices.”
  347. January 22, 2014: Guccifer is arrested in Bucharest, Romania, for his hacking activities.
  348. February 2014: A laptop containing all of Clinton’s emails from one year earlier is permanently lost in the mail.
  349. February 7, 2014: The State Department says classified information on devices like BlackBerrys are prohibited.
  350. April 23, 2014: Clinton says that China and Russia “were going after the personal emails of people who worked in the State Department.”
  351. May 8, 2014: The House Benghazi Committee is formed, in order to investigate the US government’s response to the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
  352. Shortly After May 8, 2014: The State Department looks for Clinton’s emails, but only find a few, all belonging to a private email account.
  353. July 2014: Some State Department officials figure out that Clinton used a private email on a private server for all her secretary of state work; they informally ask her for her emails.
  354. July 23, 2014: The House Benghazi Committee reaches an agreement relating to the production of Clinton’s emails.
  355. July 23, 2014: Clinton’s lawyers are sent some of Clinton’s emails so they can begin sorting them.
  356. 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.
  357. Late July 2014—December 5, 2014: Heather Samuelson, one of Clinton’s lawyers, allegedly leads the sorting of over 60,000 of Clinton’s emails.
  358. Late July 2014: State Department officials anticipate media interest in Clinton’s emails.
  359. Late July 2014—December 5, 2014: The Clinton lawyer who sorts Clinton’s emails appears to have no security clearance and no special skills to do so.
  360. August 2014: Senior State Department officials hold face-to-face negotiations with Clinton’s lawyers and advisers to gain access to all of her emails, but without results.
  361. August 2014: A top watchdog non-profit is taken over by a Clinton ally; its effort to force the release of Clinton’s emails is shut down.
  362. August 19, 2014: Clinton and her future campaign chair Podesta appear to discuss classified information before Podesta warns her to stop.
  363. 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.
  364. Late September 2014: Clinton’s lawyers are sent the rest of Clinton’s emails so they can finish sorting them.
  365. October 28, 2014: The State Department formally asks Clinton to turn over her emails from her time as secretary of state.
  366. October 28, 2014: Three more former secretaries of state are asked for their emails.
  367. Shortly After October 28, 2014: A computer file from Platte River has a key role in how Clinton’s emails are sorted, according to testimony by Cheryl Mills.
  368. December 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.
  369. November 2014: The Romanian hacker “Guccifer,” who broke into the email account of Clinton associate Sid Blumenthal in 2013, appears to be freely cooperating with US investigators.
  370. November 4, 2014: Reporter Jason Leopold of Vice News files a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all of Clinton’s emails while she was secretary of state.
  371. November 12, 2014: The State Department does not reveal Clinton’s private email address when responding to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
  372. Mid-November 2014: The State Department apparently successfully thwarts an attempt by Russian hackers to penetrate its email system.
  373. November 18, 2014: The House Benghazi Committee makes an additional request for emails to and from Clinton and ten of her senior staff at the State Department.
  374. November 24, 2014: President Obama signs into law an updated Federal Records Act requiring public officials to forward all work-related emails to their government address so they will be incorporated into official records systems.
  375. Around December 2014 or January 2015: Copies of Clinton’s emails are deleted from the computers of two of Clinton’s lawyers.
  376. December 2014: Clinton finally stops using the clintonemail.com domain and server for her daily emails.
  377. December 2, 2014: The House Benghazi Committee asks Clinton for all Benghazi-related emails from her personal email address.
  378. December 5, 2014: 50,000 pages of printed emails from Clinton’s personal account are delivered to the State Department by Clinton’s staff.
  379. December 5, 2014: Two out of 14 boxes of Clinton’s work-related emails may get lost.
  380. Between December 5, 2014 and December 11, 2014: Clinton tells Mills she doesn’t need her “personal” emails, resulting in Mills telling those managing Clinton’s server to delete them.
  381. 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.
  382. 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.
  383. Shortly After January 5, 2015: It can be deduced that the 31,830 emails that Clinton chose to delete may actually be deleted around this time.
  384. January 13, 2015: Clinton’s press secretary has “teed-up stories” for a New York Times reporter before and she has “never disappointed.”
  385. January 25, 2015: A lawsuit filed this day will result in the release of all of Clinton’s work emails.
  386. February 1, 2015: Clinton’s staff asks the New York Times and Wall Street Journal to report Hillary’s economic policies in a “progressive” light.
  387. February 2015: The State Department finally begins archiving the emails of its top officials.
  388. February 13, 2015: The State Department sends the House Benghazi Committee about 300 of Clinton’s emails relating to Libya.
  389. February 24, 2015: Clinton is asked in an interview about the electronic devices she uses.
  390. February 27, 2015: State Department staffers tell House Benghazi Committee aides that Clinton never had a government email address while she was secretary of state.
  391. March 2015: A State Department official gives Clinton’s lawyer David Kendall written permission to retain copies of the emails Clinton turned over in December 2014.
  392. March 2, 2015: Clinton’s campaign chair privately says “we are going to have to dump all” of Clinton’s emails.
  393. March 2, 2015: A New York Times front-page article reveals to the public for the first time that Clinton exclusively used a private email account for all her emails while secretary of state.
  394. March 2, 2015: A former government expert can’t think of any valid reason for Clinton to use a personal email account for all her work.
  395. Around March 2, 2015: Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly first learns that Clinton exclusively used a personal email account and a private server.
  396. Shortly After March 2, 2015: The State Department asks for all the work-related emails from four of Clinton’s top aides.
  397. March 2, 2015: Clinton spokesperson Nick Merrill incorrectly claims that Clinton’s email practices followed “both the letter and spirit of the rules.”
  398. March 2, 2015: The company managing Clinton’s server tightens security on the server after its existence is exposed.
  399. Shortly After March 2, 2015: The main government watchdog trying to get Clinton’s emails is silenced by a Clinton ally.
  400. Shortly After March 2, 2015: A surge of hacking attempts follows the revelation of Clinton’s use of a private email server in the media.
  401. Shortly After March 2, 2015: The company managing Clinton’s private server fails to fully test its security vulnerabilities.
  402. Shortly After March 2, 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.
  403. March 3, 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.
  404. March 3, 2015: Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Reince Priebus suggests Clinton could have mixed diplomacy and private fundraising in her emails.
  405. March 3, 2015: The State Department falsely asserts Clinton’s email practices were not prohibited.
  406. March 3, 2015: The State Department’s former chief legal adviser wants the department to clarify that Clinton never had legal approval for her email practices, but the department keeps this secret.
  407. March 3, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee requests Clinton should preserve and then hand over all her emails, not just those related to Benghazi.
  408. March 3, 2015: An unnamed State Department technology expert complains that he and others tried to warn that Clinton’s use of a private email account was a security risk.
  409. March 3, 2015: President Obama’s first press secretary says Clinton should have been aware of the rules to preserve emails.
  410. March 3, 2015: An expert says Clinton violated “the letter and the spirit of the law” by keeping her private emails secret.
  411. March 3, 2015: A Clinton aide makes misleading comparisons to previous secretaries of state.
  412. March 3, 2015: An unrelated legal case could shed light on why Clinton might have wanted to use a private server.
  413. March 3, 2015: The White House says government employees should at least preserve all their emails.
  414. March 3, 2015: Government work on private emails must be preserved.
  415. March 3, 2015 or Shortly Thereafter: The employee who will later delete all of Clinton’s emails is asked about what Clinton emails might be turned over.
  416. March 4, 2015: It is reported for the first time that Clinton’s private email address was hosted on a private server.
  417. March 4, 2015: A non-profit watchdog suggests Clinton hid her emails because her government work and Clinton Foundation work was intertwined.
  418. March 4, 2015: Clinton’s private server used a misconfigured encryption system.
  419. March 4, 2015: Clinton’s campaign chair privately suggests getting the White House to ask to keep all emails between Clinton and Obama from being publicly released.
  420. March 4, 2015: Clinton’s emails could have been read by the company that filtered them for spam.
  421. March 4, 2015: The New York Times calls Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email account a “disturbing departure” from normal practice.
  422. March 4, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee privately issues two subpoenas to Clinton for her emails.
  423. March 4, 2015: A cybersecurity expert says that Clinton’s privately managed email communications “obviously would have been targeted when she stepped outside of the secure State Department networks.”
  424. March 4, 2015: Clinton’s use of a private server left her emails vulnerable to foreign intelligence agencies.
  425. March 5, 2015: The White House legal counsel’s office didn’t know Clinton only used a personal email account.
  426. March 5, 2015: The RNC asks State Department Inspector General Steve Linick to investigate Clinton’s use of personal email to conduct government business.
  427. March 5, 2015: Questions surround Clinton’s possible use of instant messages on her unsecure BlackBerry.
  428. March 5, 2015: Key questions about Clinton’s email scandal go unanswered.
  429. March 5, 2015: US officials from Clinton’s time as secretary of state had both private and government email accounts on one device without any difficulty.
  430. March 5, 2015: Clinton’s private server is active and shows obvious security vulnerabilities.
  431. March 5, 2015: Clinton’s private server shows more obvious security vulnerabilities.
  432. March 6, 2015: Clinton’s campaign is slow to grasp the seriousness of her email controversy.
  433. March 6, 2015: A number of email accounts appear to have been made for Clinton to use on her private server.
  434. March 7, 2015—Mid-July 2016: Donations to a state senate election lead to potential conflicts of interests in three FBI investigations for a high-ranking FBI official.
  435. Around March 7, 2015: Changes are made to the security settings of Clinton’s private server after its existence was revealed in the media.
  436. March 7, 2015: President Obama says that he only learned Clinton used a private email server for all her official State Department business after reading it in the news.
  437. March 8, 2015: A former US ambassador sees a double standard in how Clinton is treated over her emails.
  438. March 8, 2015: Someone deletes email accounts other than Clinton’s from Clinton’s private server.
  439. March 8, 2015: A Clinton surrogate suggests a neutral party could review Clinton’s private server; this secretly upsets Clinton’s campaign manager.
  440. March 9, 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.
  441. March 10, 2015: Hillary’s claim of private email correspondence with her husband Bill is contradicted by him.
  442. March 10, 2015: Clinton claims she has deleted about 30,000 of her emails from her time as secretary of state, but they actually still exist on her private server.
  443. March 10, 2015: Clinton makes her first public comments on her email scandal.
  444. March 10, 2015: Clinton claims she had only one email with a foreign official, despite a speech suggesting otherwise.
  445. March 10, 2015: Clinton claims that her decision to use a private email account “for convenience” didn’t interfere with the State Department’s ability to retrieve those emails later.
  446. March 10, 2015: Clinton falsely claims that her private server had “no security breaches.”
  447. Shortly After March 10, 2015 or Later: 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.
  448. March 10, 2015: Clinton falsely claims she was allowed to use her private email account for work.
  449. March 11, 2015: A State Department inspector general report is released which refutes Clinton’s assertion made one day before.
  450. March 11, 2015: The Associated Press sues the State Department to force the release of Clinton’s documents that the department has failed to turn over.
  451. March 11, 2015: Senator Rand Paul criticizes comments Clinton made about her email scandal.
  452. March 14, 2015: The State Department tips off the Clinton campaign that a New York Times reporter is asking about Clinton’s emails.
  453. March 16, 2015: A former government expert writes an editorial titled “Hillary’s Email Defense Is Laughable.”
  454. March 17, 2015: A State Department manager says he didn’t realize Clinton was using a private email account.
  455. March 17, 2015: Clinton didn’t sign an oath that she turned over all official records before leaving office.
  456. March 18, 2015: The DIA’s former chief technology officer says: “I have no doubt in my mind that [Clinton’s server] was penetrated by multiple foreign powers.”
  457. March 18, 2015: Clinton’s private server was not protected against hackers who might impersonate her identity.
  458. March 18, 2015: Clinton’s team won’t answer basic questions about the security of her private server.
  459. March 20, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee formally requests that Clinton turn over her private email server.
  460. March 23, 2015: Clinton meets Obama at the White House, their first meeting since Clinton’s email controversy began.
  461. March 25, 2015: A conference call precedes the permanent deletion of Clinton’s “personal” emails.
  462. Between March 25 and 31, 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.
  463. March 27, 2015: Blumenthal sent Clinton intelligence apparently based on NSA wiretapping of top European leaders.
  464. March 27, 2015: Clinton is not willing to hand over her private server to see if emails were improperly deleted.
  465. March 27, 2015: It is unclear if Clinton still has copies of her deleted emails.
  466. March 27, 2015: There allegedly is a “massive” FBI investigation of Guccifer’s hack into Blumenthal’s emails.
  467. Around Late March 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.
  468. 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.
  469. March 31, 2015: A Republican senator says Clinton probably violated the law by using only a private email account.
  470. Late March 2015: Republicans want department watchdogs to see if Clinton’s emails contained classified information.
  471. April 2015: State Department Inspector General Steve Linick begins an inquiry into Clinton’s emails at John Kerry’s request.
  472. April 6, 2015: Former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Michael Flynn says it’s very likely foreign governments have Clinton’s emails.
  473. April 8, 2015—June 9, 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.
  474. April 9, 2015: John Podesta hosts an “off the record” dinner for 20 reporters who will be “on the bus” with Clinton’s campaign.
  475. April 10, 2015: Clinton’s staff hosts a private “off-the-record” cocktail party with 38 “influential” reporters, anchors, and editors.
  476. April 12, 2015: Hillary Clinton launches her second presidential campaign.
  477. April 15, 2015: A computer expert privately advises the Clinton campaign to hire a company to investigate if Clinton’s private server was hacked.
  478. April 23, 2015: Petraeus is given a remarkably lenient plea bargain despite his serious security violations.
  479. April 29, 2015: Politico’s chief political correspondent says to Podesta, “Because I have become a hack, I will send u the whole section that pertains to u.”
  480. May 1, 2015: A former government expert says Clinton violated government rules with her private emails and private server.
  481. Early May 2015—Early July 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.
  482. May 15, 2015: Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morrell says he believes some foreign intelligence agencies possess the contents of Clinton’s private email server.
  483. May 18, 2015: A journalist gives Clinton’s campaign manager extensive advice on how to improve Clinton’s campaign.
  484. May 19, 2015: A federal judge orders the gradual release of all of Clinton’s work-related emails.
  485. May 19, 2015: Clinton downplays the many emails containing classified information Blumenthal sent her.
  486. May 22, 2015: Blumenthal “may have been operating an unofficial intelligence operation for Clinton.”
  487. May 22, 2015: The first batch of Clinton’s emails from when she was secretary of state are made public by the State Department.
  488. May 22, 2015: One email released to the public on this day by the State Department without any redactions will lead to controversy and investigation.
  489. May 22, 2015: One of Clinton’s emails is revealed to contain classified information; Clinton says she is not concerned.
  490. May 22, 2015—June 15, 2015: The State Department asks Clinton’s lawyer for electronic copies of all of Clinton’s emails, but also asks him to delete all copies of one particular email.
  491. Shortly After May 22, 2015: Apparently, the FBI investigation into Clinton’s private emails and her private server begins around this time.
  492. May 26, 2015: The DNC favors Clinton’s presidential ambitions from the start, and wants to “muddy the waters around ethics, transparency, and campaign finance attacks’ to protect her.
  493. May 28, 2015: Two Clinton associates are privately critical of Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal.
  494. Late May 2015: The FBI reportedly begins an informal investigation into Clinton’s emails.
  495. Early June 2015: Two inspectors general join forces to look into Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email address when she was secretary of state.
  496. June 5, 2015: Robert Reich criticizes Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  497. June 14, 2015: Obama’s former chief of staff Bill Daley says he never knew Clinton used a private server.
  498. Mid-June 2015: One Clinton email containing classified information was accidentally released.
  499. June 16, 2015: Blumenthal refuses to take ownership of the sometimes inaccurate intelligence in his emails to Clinton.
  500. June 16, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee deposes Sid Blumenthal behind closed doors.
  501. June 16, 2015: Blumenthal was passing unvetted intelligence from a retired CIA official directly to Clinton.
  502. June 17, 2015: Obama’s former senior adviser David Axelrod says he would have made an inquiry if he knew Clinton was using a private server.
  503. June 22, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee releases nearly 60 emails between Clinton and Sid Blumenthal related to Libyan policy.
  504. June 24, 2015—August 6, 2015: Clinton’s emails are not properly secured with her lawyer.
  505. June 25, 2015: The State Department is no longer sure Clinton turned over all her work-related emails.
  506. Late June 2015: A State Department official claims to have no knowledge of Clinton’s private server, but later evidence will suggest otherwise.
  507. Summer 2015—May 2016: One or more hackers access the DNC’s computer network.
  508. July 6, 2015: Two department watchdogs refer the Clinton email case to the FBI.
  509. Shortly After July 6, 2015: FBI Director Comey wants no special treatment for the Clinton email investigation.
  510. July 7, 2015: Clinton denies she did anything wrong with her use of private email and a private server.
  511. July 10, 2015: The FBI’s Clinton investigation formally begins.
  512. July 20, 2015: A federal judge criticizes “the State Department for four years dragging their feet” over their release of some Clinton’s documents.
  513. July 23, 2015: Accounts differ if the FBI has started a criminal investigation into Clinton’s emails.
  514. July 24, 2015: Two of Clinton’s emails in a small sample are said to contain “top secret” information.
  515. July 24, 2015: A longtime Clinton advisor says whoever told Clinton she could use a private email should be “drawn and quartered.”
  516. July 24, 2015: Many of Clinton’s emails contained classified information when they were sent, not just retroactively.
  517. July 24, 2015: Clinton’s account conflicts with the account of two inspectors general.
  518. July 25, 2015: Clinton says, “I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received.”
  519. July 26, 2015: The Boston Globe colludes with the Clinton campaign to give Clinton a “big presence” in New Hampshire.
  520. July 29, 2015: Congressional Republicans are increasingly concerned about Clinton’s lawyer possessing her emails.
  521. July 31, 2015: Clinton’s lawyer is asked to turn over his copies of Clinton’s emails.
  522. July 31, 2015—August 7, 2015: Emails of Clinton’s top two aides are ordered saved before they can be destroyed.
  523. August 2015: A company recommends improving security for Clinton’s server, which is still in use, but the FBI wants no changes.
  524. August 2015—Spring 2016: Justin Cooper is interviewed by the FBI three times.
  525. August 2015: Secretary of State Powell received two classified emails, but under very different circumstances than Clinton.
  526. August 1, 2015—August 7, 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.
  527. August 2, 2015: Tyler Drumheller, a former CIA officer, dies at 63 years of age of pancreatic cancer.
  528. August 6, 2015: Clinton’s lawyers give the FBI a thumb drive containing over 30,000 Clinton work-related emails.
  529. August 7, 2015: The State Department is ordered to release more Clinton documents.
  530. August 8, 2015 and Shortly Thereafter: 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.
  531. August 8, 2015: Clinton is “not in the same place” as her top aides regarding her email controversy.
  532. August 8, 2015: A former State Department official is “stunned” by Clinton’s use of a private email for government work.
  533. August 8, 2015: The former director of the US government’s Information Security Oversight Office says he is dismayed by Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email account while she was secretary of state.
  534. August 8, 2015: Clinton writes under oath that she has provided the State Department all of her work-related emails that were on her personal email account she used while secretary of state.
  535. August 11, 2015: The State Department won’t reveal which Clinton aides used her private server or other non-government accounts.
  536. August 11, 2015: One Clinton investigation has expanded to investigate Clinton’s top aides.
  537. August 11, 2015: Secretary of State John Kerry suggests the Russian and Chinese governments could be reading his email.
  538. August 11, 2015: Clinton finally agrees to allow the Justice Department to investigate her private server, as well as thumb drives housing her work emails.
  539. August 11, 2015: Two out of a random sample of 40 Clinton emails are retroactively deemed “top secret.”
  540. 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.
  541. August 12, 2015: The FBI picks up one of Clinton’s private email servers, as well as thumb drives containing copies of her emails.
  542. August 12, 2015: Clinton’s communications director claims the FBI’s Clinton investigation is “nonsense.”
  543. After August 12, 2015: The FBI recovers some of Clinton’s deleted emails.
  544. August 13, 2015: “The FBI is seeking to determine whether data from [Clinton’s] private email server may still exist elsewhere.”
  545. August 14, 2015: Clinton jokes about her emails at a campaign event.
  546. August 14, 2015: The Washington Post reports, “The issues around Clinton’s emails have… intensified as it has become clear that a number of her statements defending her actions now appear to be false.”
  547. August 14, 2015: Clinton’s campaign team is feeling increasingly anxious about her email scandal.
  548. August 14, 2015: Two Members of Congress incorrectly claim that none of Clinton’s emails deemed to contain classified information were written by Clinton.
  549. August 14, 2015: Clinton’s top two aides also used private email accounts for government work.
  550. August 14, 2015: The head of the US government’s National Archives says Clinton should have recognized classified information and shouldn’t have used a private server.
  551. August 14, 2015: The FBI is trying to find out if foreign countries, especially China or Russia, broke into Clinton’s private server.
  552. August 15, 2015: Bob Baer claims news that at least one of Clinton’s emails has been deemed “top secret” is a “deal breaker” for her presidential candidacy.
  553. August 17, 2015: A State Department official tells the FBI about 1,000 previously unknown emails between Clinton and David Petraeus.
  554. August 17, 2015: The company that recently managed Clinton’s private server, says it is “highly likely” that a backup copy of the server was made.
  555. August 17, 2015: The State Department finds thousands of emails of a Clinton aide after claiming they had none.
  556. August 17, 2015: A former State Department official claims Clinton is being given special treatment for her email scandal.
  557. August 18, 2015: Clinton’s private server has recently been managed by a surprisingly small company with no special security features.
  558. August 18, 2015: Clinton says her use of a private email server is “nothing to worry about.”
  559. August 18, 2015: Clinton says her email scandal is largely a debate between government agencies over classification protocols.
  560. August 18, 2015: Clinton claims not to know what wiping computer data is.
  561. August 18, 2015: Colin Powell suggests everything Clinton touches “she kinda screws up with hubris.”
  562. August 19, 2015: An employee at the company managing Clinton’s private email server expresses concerns of a cover-up.
  563. August 19, 2015: Someone tried to wipe Clinton’s email server, but the FBI might recover the data anyway.
  564. August 19, 2015: Former CIA and NSA director Hayden says Clinton’s behavior was “stupid,” “dangerous,” and probably illegal.
  565. August 19, 2015: Nobody in the company that managed Clinton’s private email server had any government security clearances.
  566. August 19, 2015: Clinton publicly claims that the investigations about her server “has nothing to do with me.”
  567. August 19, 2015: The State Department tells a judge that Clinton did not use a State Department issued or secure BlackBerry device.
  568. August 19, 2015: Clinton’s lawyer claims that all data, including Clinton’s emails, was erased from her server before it was turned over to the FBI.
  569. August 20, 2015: A federal judge asserts that Clinton violated government policy by storing government emails on her private server.
  570. August 20, 2015: Former CIA Director James Woosley suggests Clinton could have committed a felony.
  571. August 21, 2015: An email reveals that every employee of the company managing Clinton’s private server can access the server through the Internet.
  572. August 21, 2015: In many cases, information in Clinton’s emails were “born classified.”
  573. 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.
  574. August 23, 2015: One of Clinton’s former security managers cannot believe Clinton didn’t recognize “top secret” information in her emails.
  575. August 25, 2015: Clinton is accused of wanting to avoid leaving a paper trail.
  576. August 26, 2015: Clinton publicly states that using a personal email server “clearly wasn’t the best choice. I take responsibility.”
  577. August 26, 2015: Democratic leaders are growing frustrated by Clinton’s prolonged email scandal and the way it has been handled.
  578. Early September 2015—September 17, 2015: The company that manages Clinton’s server won’t let Congressional investigators interview its employees.
  579. September 2015: Employees at the company managing Clinton’s server are interviewed by the FBI.
  580. September 1, 2015: It is reported for the first time that Clinton both wrote and received emails that contained classified information.
  581. September 1, 2015: The State Department wants to consolidate the lawsuits about Clinton’s emails.
  582. September 2, 2015: It is widely believed foreign governments have intercepted Clinton’s emails.
  583. September 3, 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.
  584. September 3, 2015: Snowden criticizes Clinton for her use of a private server.
  585. September 3, 2015: Former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills testifies to the House Benghazi Committee in a private session.
  586. September 4, 2015: Former Clinton aide Jake Sullivan testifies to the House Benghazi Committee in a private session.
  587. September 4, 2015: Clinton says her decision to use a private server for all her emails “wasn’t the best choice” but “it was allowed and it was fully above board.”
  588. September 4, 2015: Justice Department lawyers oppose a search for Clinton’s deleted emails.
  589. September 5, 2015: Clinton publicly encourages cooperation with Congressional investigators, but doesn’t actually always do so.
  590. September 7, 2015: A second intelligence review of two Clinton emails endorses the finding that they contained highly classified information when she received them.
  591. September 7, 2015: Clinton says she has nothing to apologize for regarding her email scandal.
  592. September 7, 2015: Colin Powell doesn’t wish to get involved in Clinton’s email woes, despite her teams efforts to “drag him in.”
  593. September 8, 2015: Clinton apologizes for using only one private email account.
  594. September 8, 2015: Clinton’s arrogance allegedly made her act “beyond all the rules.”
  595. September 8, 2015: Secretary of State John Kerry appoints State Department “email czar.”
  596. September 10, 2015: Clinton’s computer technician refuses to testify to Congressional investigators.
  597. September 11, 2015: Clinton apologized for her email scandal only reluctantly and after great pressure from supporters and aides.
  598. September 12, 2015: The company that recently managed Clinton’s email server say they have “no knowledge of the server being wiped.”
  599. September 12, 2015: Republicans want to review Clinton’s deleted emails.
  600. September 14, 2015: The FBI’s Clinton investigation is being run from FBI headquarters
  601. September 20, 2015: Clinton claims she is being more transparent about her private server than “anybody else ever has been.”
  602. September 20, 2015: Chuck Todd, Political Director for NBC News, hosts a dinner party for Clinton’s campaign communications director.
  603. September 22, 2015: Clinton’s emails were improperly secured up until August 2015.
  604. September 22, 2015: Reports suggest the FBI has recovered Clinton’s deleted emails.
  605. September 22, 2015: There is a dispute over how the State Department first came to request Clinton’s private emails.
  606. September 24, 2015: Admiral Michael Rogers says that Clinton’s private email server would be a “top priority for foreign intelligence services.”
  607. September 25, 2015: Some Clinton emails surface that she had not provided to the State Department.
  608. September 25, 2015: A more thorough search results in the discovery of more Libya-related Clinton emails.
  609. September 27, 2015: Clinton denies she was trying to hide her email from investigators and the public.
  610. September 27, 2015: Clinton apologizes again for making a “mistake” using a private email account and server.
  611. September 27, 2015: Clinton claims she did not have any work-related emails regarding the Clinton Foundation while secretary of state.
  612. September 27, 2015: Clinton compares her email scandal to previous Republican-led investigations into her and Bill Clinton.
  613. September 27, 2015: Clinton says she wasn’t involved in deciding which emails to delete.
  614. September 27, 2015: Clinton alleges it is “totally ridiculous” she used a private server to hide her emails from later public scrutiny.
  615. September 27, 2015: Clinton cannot explain the discovery of some emails she didn’t turn over.
  616. September 29, 2015:: Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says that the House Benghazi Committee is part of a Republican “strategy to fight and win.”
  617. September 29, 2015: Some former government whistleblowers believe that “the scales of justice weigh differently for [Clinton] and other senior officials than it does” for low-level government employees.
  618. September 30, 2015: A White House official claims Clinton was told not to use private email accounts for government work.
  619. September 30, 2015: Clinton still has a security clearance despite the FBI looking into her handling of classified information during her time as secretary of state.
  620. October 2015—Mid-May 2016: Hackers, alleged to be Russian, target almost 4,000 Google accounts related to US politics.
  621. October 2, 2015: The company that makes a back-up of Clinton’s server data is given permission to share the data with the FBI.
  622. October 2, 2015: The State Department asks Clinton to search again for any missing emails from her time as secretary of state.
  623. October 3, 2015: The FBI picks up the most recent Clinton email server, which is still being used by Clinton.
  624. October 5, 2015—October 19, 2015: The company managing Clinton’s private server gives permission for another company to cooperate with Congressional investigators, and then takes it away.
  625. October 7, 2015: A judge will not order an independent review of which Clinton emails are personal or work-related.
  626. October 7, 2015: The New York Times’ Editorial Board writes an editorial: “Shut Down the Benghazi Committee.”
  627. October 7, 2015: The FBI has allegedly seized four State Department computer servers as part of its Clinton email investigation.
  628. October 7, 2015—October 18, 2015: Claims that a Clinton email revealed the name of a CIA asset could be incorrect.
  629. October 8, 2015: A judge wants to coordinate the lawsuits about Clinton’s emails.
  630. October 8, 2015: President Obama calls Clinton’s use of a private email server a “mistake,” but also says, “I don’t think it posed a national security problem.”
  631. October 12, 2015: Cheryl Mills says Clinton’s use of a private email server should have been done differently.
  632. October 13, 2015: The White House backtracks on President Obama’s comments about Clinton’s email scandal.
  633. October 13, 2015: Clinton’s private server was especially vulnerable to hacker attacks.
  634. October 13, 2015: Sanders says he’s sick of hearing about Clinton’s “damn emails.”
  635. October 15, 2015: A Republican Congressperson calls the House Benghazi Committee biased against Clinton.
  636. October 16, 2015: A former FBI official claims that many FBI agents are upset about Obama’s comments.
  637. October 16, 2015: Clinton had access to a secure cell phone when she traveled, but usually used her unsecure BlackBerry instead.
  638. October 16, 2015: Clinton had trouble with her secure fax machines. so she only used them “very little.”
  639. 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.
  640. October 16, 2015: Clinton’s lawyer gives the FBI two BlackBerrys that prove useless to the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  641. October 16, 2015: FBI agents are upset at President Obama’s comment that he thinks Clinton made a mistake but didn’t endanger national security
  642. October 19, 2015—November 13, 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.
  643. October 19, 2015: A Congressperson says a President Clinton could be quickly impeached due to her email scandal.
  644. October 21, 2015: Democrats on the House Benghazi Committee release the closed door testimony of Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills.
  645. October 22, 2015: Clinton incorrectly claims under oath that her lawyers “went through every single email” before deleting some.
  646. October 22, 2015: FBI Director James Comey comments about the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  647. October 22, 2015: Clinton publicly testifies before the House Benghazi Committee and answers questions for eleven hours.
  648. October 22, 2016—October 23, 2015: Clinton falsely claims the vast majority of her emails were saved by the State Department.
  649. October 22, 2015: Clinton incorrectly claims that her emails were stored on only one private server.
  650. 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.
  651. October 23, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee is reconsidering how aggressively to pursue Clinton’s email scandal.
  652. October 27, 2015: A top Clinton aide private calls James Comey a “bad choice” for FBI director.
  653. October 30, 2015: There are a small number of emails between President Obama and Clinton, but they remain secret.
  654. November 5, 2015: Sanders says Clinton’s email scandal raises “valid questions.”
  655. November 6, 2015: Clinton’s lawyer says that Clinton hasn’t found any more of her emails.
  656. November 10, 2015: The FBI’s inquiry into Clinton’s emails has turned into a “full-blown investigation.”
  657. November 13, 2015: The computer companies that worked on Clinton’s private server refuse interview and document requests from Congressional investigators.
  658. November 13, 2015—November 14, 2015: Former Bill Clinton advisor, Glenn Hutchins, colludes with Clinton campaign on question to ask Trump when he calls in to CNBC’s, Squawk Box.
  659. November 18, 2015: The person who sorted Clinton’s emails apparently fails to answer whether she had the security clearance to do so.
  660. December 2015: The FBI warns the DNC (Democratic National Committee) that it is a target of a hacker attack.
  661. December 9, 2015: President Obama is not being briefed about the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  662. December 11, 2015: Emails from Clinton’s computer technician are missing.
  663. December 15, 2015: Colin Powell thinks Benghazi was a “stupid witch hunt” and Condoleezza Rice agrees.
  664. December 22, 2015: Clinton’s private server was once infected by a computer virus.
  665. December 22, 2015: Pagliano is secretly interviewed as part of an immunity deal with the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  666. December 31, 2015: The State Department hasn’t asked other departments to help find any missing Clinton emails.
  667. Early 2016: Clinton’s personal email accounts apparently are attacked by hackers.
  668. January 7, 2016: Blumenthal is interviewed by the FBI, and is asked about his intelligence memos to Clinton.
  669. January 7, 2016: The State Department’s internal watchdog slams the department’s FOIA process.
  670. January 10, 2016: Journalist Bob Woodward comments on Clinton’s email scandal:
  671. January 11, 2016: Emails from top Clinton aide Huma Abedin will be released in batches.
  672. January 11, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation could be looking into Clinton Foundation corruption.
  673. January 11, 2016: The Clinton campaign plots a “hit” on a key Bernie Sanders issue with the help of a MSNBC reporter.
  674. January 14, 2016: Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough states that some of Clinton’s private emails contained information that was classified above “top secret.”
  675. January 19, 2016: Some of Clinton’s emails are too highly classified for an inspector general to read.
  676. January 20, 2016: Clinton inaccurately claims “top secret” emails were regarding a published news article.
  677. January 20, 2016: A former CIA official says Clinton’s top secret emails “absolutely, without question” could have gotten people killed.
  678. January 20, 2016: A Clinton spokesperson suggests an Obama appointed inspector general is coordinating against Clinton.
  679. January 21, 2016: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates believes foreign countries hacked into Clinton’s private email server.
  680. January 21, 2016: Clinton denies news reports that she received top secret information in her emails.
  681. January 21, 2016: Former US Attorney General Michael Mukasey writes an editorial entitled “Clinton’s Emails: A Criminal Charge Is Justified.”
  682. January 25, 2016: A long list of potentially politically damaging comments made by Clinton in her private paid speeches are included in an email that will later be made public.
  683. January 25, 2016: Clinton says “Nothing I did was wrong.”
  684. January 25, 2016: Tom DeLay says, “I have friends that are in the FBI, and they tell me…they’re ready to recommend an indictment.”
  685. January 28, 2016: A decision on indictments could come during the presidential general election campaign.
  686. January 28, 2016: Clinton’s email scandal could be linked to Clinton Foundation corruption.
  687. January 28, 2016: Clinton’s top aides could be in greater legal jeopardy than Clinton.
  688. January 28, 2016: It is claimed that Russian intelligence must have gotten the contents of Clinton’s emails.
  689. January 29, 2016: FBI agents are saying “something’s happening” with their Clinton investigation.
  690. January 29, 2016: 22 emails retroactively deemed “top secret” had been sent through Clinton’s private server.
  691. January 29, 2016: The State Department announces it is launching its own Clinton email investigation.
  692. January 29, 2016: Representative Darrell Issa says, “I think the FBI director would like to indict both Huma [Abedin] and Hillary [Clinton] as we speak.”
  693. January 29, 2016—March 9, 2016: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is criticized for his Clinton scandal comments.
  694. January 30, 2016: Former US Attorney General Michael Mukasey explains how classified information is kept separate.
  695. January 30, 2016: It is revealed that four emails from Sid Blumenthal to Clinton have been entirely redacted.
  696. January 31, 2016: Clinton suggests that even her “top secret” emails should be made public.
  697. January 31, 2016: Clinton dodges a question about the irrelevance of classification markings.
  698. January 31, 2016: For the first time, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders criticizes Clinton over her email scandal.
  699. February 1, 2016: Some of Clinton’s 22 “top secret” emails allegedly contain “operational intelligence” involving espionage sources and methods.
  700. February 1, 2016: Clinton comments on recent news reports suggesting the FBI’s Clinton investigation is gaining momentum.
  701. February 1, 2016: Some US intelligence officials are “mad as hell” about Clinton’s deleted emails.
  702. February 1, 2016: A politician who saw Clinton’s top secret emails says it’s obvious they contained classified information.
  703. February 2, 2016: Clinton’s use of a private email server was allegedly “planned in advance.”
  704. February 2, 2016: The FBI won’t reveal the scope of their Clinton investigation.
  705. February 3, 2016: A State Department official claims someone tried to hack her private email account two years earlier, in early 2014.
  706. February 3, 2016: Clinton’s top secret emails are said to reveal sources, methods, and assets.
  707. February 4, 2016: Colin Powell writes, “I didn’t tell Hillary to have a private server at home.”
  708. February 4, 2016: Bloomberg News reveals some hints about the contents of Clinton’s 22 “top secret” emails.
  709. February 4, 2016: Clinton still holds a security clearance despite her mishandling of “top secret” information.
  710. February 4, 2016: A handful of publicly released Clinton emails make indirect or veiled references to undercover CIA officers.
  711. February 4, 2016: Clinton says she is “absolutely” confident she will not be indicted for her email scandal.
  712. February 5, 2016: The State Department completes a review of the email practices of the past five secretaries of state.
  713. February 5, 2016: The New York Times reveals a few more details about what Clinton’s 22 emails deemed “top secret” contain.
  714. February 8, 2016: The Justice Department seems to be against appointing a special prosecutor for Clinton’s email scandal.
  715. February 9, 2016—February 22, 2016: The FBI is unable to obtain any of Clinton’s BlackBerrys to examine them; two useful Clinton iPads are found, but they only contain three previously unknown emails.
  716. February 10, 2016: As many as 30 different people were included in the 22 known “top secret” messages sent to Clinton.
  717. February 10, 2016: Journalist Carl Bernstein comments on Clinton’s email scandal.
  718. February 16, 2016: It is discovered that three Clinton aides used email accounts from Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign for State Department work.
  719. February 18, 2016 and May 3, 2016: A Platte River Networks employee is interviewed twice by the FBI and gives contradictory answers.
  720. February 18, 2016: Cheryl Mills still has her US government security clearance.
  721. February 22, 2016: The FBI trusts Clinton’s account and does not check if her latest private server contains any of her old emails.
  722. February 23, 2016: Secretary of State Kerry declines to answer if Clinton’s emails harmed US intelligence.
  723. February 23, 2016: Top Clinton aides will be questioned under oath in a civil suit.
  724. February 23, 2016: A federal judge asks about failure to turn over Clinton records: “How in the world could this happen?”
  725. February 24, 2016: Secretary of State John Kerry says he didn’t know Clinton used a private server or that she used a private email address.
  726. February 24, 2016: Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about the Justice Department’s role in prosecuting the Clinton email scandal.
  727. February 24, 2016: Former CIA Director Michael Hayden suggests that Clinton’s private server was almost certainly hacked by foreign governments.
  728. February 26, 2016: Clinton calls the FBI’s investigation into her emails a “security inquiry,” not a formal investigation.
  729. February 27, 2016: Jake Sullivan is interviewed by the FBI; he claims he never felt any unease about the many above top secret emails he sent to Clinton.
  730. February 29, 2016: Final totals show over 2,000 of Clinton’s emails contained classified information.
  731. February 29, 2016: Clinton’s 2,000 “confidential” emails could still be signs of serious crimes.
  732. March 2016: The FBI warns the Clinton campaign that it is a target of a hacker attack, but the campaign doesn’t assist the FBI.
  733. March 2016: The same hacking group that allegedly breaches the DNC [Democratic National Committee] computer network may also breach computers of some Clinton presidential campaign staffers.
  734. March 2016: The State Department’s internal Clinton email server investigation is put on hold.
  735. March 1, 2016: Trump calls Clinton’s email scandal a “criminal act.”
  736. March 1, 2016: FBI Director James Comey says he is “very close personally” to the Clinton investigation.
  737. March 1, 2016: One withheld email could be evidence in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  738. March 2, 2016: Republicans want to leave the investigation of Clinton’s emails to the FBI.
  739. March 2, 2016: It is reported Clinton’s former computer technician has made an immunity deal.
  740. March 2, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation is looking into retyping of classified information.
  741. March 2, 2015—March 3, 2015: Clinton’s campaign manager privately says “We brought up the existence of [Clinton’s] emails in research this summer but were told that everything was taken care of.”
  742. March 2,2016–March 3, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation is focusing on possible crimes.
  743. March 2, 2016–March 3, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation could conclude by May 2016.
  744. March 3, 2016: The FBI has the computer security logs from Clinton’s private email server, and they allegedly show no evidence of foreign hacking.
  745. March 4, 2016: Clinton’s campaign accuses Inspector General Linick of bias without solid evidence; his staffers feel harassed.
  746. March 4, 2016: A former NSA senior intelligence analyst claims concerns about Clinton’s email account getting hacked misses a bigger threat.
  747. March 5, 2016: Clinton wrote 104 emails containing classified information.
  748. March 5, 2016: An analysis suggests many in the State Department sent classified emails.
  749. March 5, 2016: Pagliano’s immunity deal suggests a grand jury could already have been convened.
  750. March 6, 2016: Clinton insists she is happy that her computer technician has made an immunity deal.
  751. March 9, 2016: Seven Congressional Democrats accuse two inspectors general of politicizing their review of Clinton’s use of a private email server.
  752. March 9, 2016: Republicans sue for more Clinton-related emails, as well as her text messages.
  753. March 9, 2016: Donald Trump says he would push for an indictment of Clinton.
  754. March 9, 2016: Clinton is confronted about her email scandal during a presidential debate.
  755. March 9, 2016: Clinton acknowledges using poor judgment with her email set-up, but maintains she was permitted to use her own server.
  756. March 11, 2016: Clinton’s former computer technician Pagliano is reportedly giving very useful information to the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  757. March 11, 2016: Clinton’s computer technician Pagliano still refuses to testify before Congress.
  758. March 12, 2016: Donna Brazile, vice chair of the DNC, appears to leak a debate question to the Clinton campaign in advance.
  759. March 14, 2016: A State Department official is refusing to answer questions about Clinton’s private server.
  760. March 20, 2016: The FBI allegedly is moving towards recommending an indictment of Clinton, but it is facing political pressure not to do so.
  761. March 24, 2016: More of Clinton’s work-related emails that Clinton did not turn over are found.
  762. March 25, 2016: The FBI refuses to say much about its Clinton investigation.
  763. March 27, 2016: The Washington Post publishes a front-page story detailing the history of Clinton’s email scandal.
  764. March 27, 2016: Federal investigators have begun setting up formal interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides.
  765. March 27, 2016–March 31, 2016: Accounts differ on the number of FBI investigators.
  766. March 29, 2016: The State Department will need to reveal more on why they kept Clinton’s emails secret.
  767. March 30, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation has reportedly reached a “critical stage.”
  768. March 30, 2016: Wisconsin’s largest newspaper criticizes Clinton’s transparency.
  769. March 31, 2016: Time Magazine reveals some details about the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  770. March 31, 2016: Fox News claims that FBI Director James Comey is trying to make a case to indict Clinton herself.
  771. Late March 2016: Guccifer talks to the FBI while he is extradited to the US.
  772. April 1, 2016: Guccifer has been extradited to the US and makes his first appearance in a US court.
  773. April 1, 2016: Four of Clinton’s closest aides have hired the same attorney to represent them in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  774. April 2016: Hacking attacks on the DNC and the Clinton campaign are first discovered.
  775. Around April or May 2016: The FBI warns “dozens of lawmakers” that they are being targeted by hackers.
  776. April 2, 2016: Former Senator Bob Kerrey criticizes Clinton’s use of a private email server
  777. April 3, 2016: Clinton says the FBI have not contacted her for an interview yet.
  778. April 4, 2016: Whether the sensitive information in Clinton’s emails was marked classified at the time or not should have no bearing on if she is charged with any crimes.
  779. April 4, 2016: Questions remain about Clinton’s server.
  780. April 4, 2016: Comey says quality comes before speed in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  781. April 5, 2016: Huma Abedin gives hints about her multiple email accounts that the FBI fails to properly follow up on.
  782. April 5, 2016: The State Department wants to limit questions about Clinton’s email scandal.
  783. April 5, 2016: Clinton aide Huma Abedin is interviewed by the FBI.
  784. April 6, 2016: Comey says he’s staying close to the Clinton email investigation.
  785. April 8, 2016: Clinton says talk of her getting indicted is a Republican “fantasy.”
  786. April 8, 2016: Sanders says he doesn’t criticize the Clinton Foundation or Clinton’s emails to avoid personal attacks.
  787. April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills is interviewed by the FBI; she isn’t concerned about classified information in emails she forwarded to Clinton.
  788. April 9, 2016: Cheryl Mills tells the FBI she never knew Clinton’s emails got deleted.
  789. April 10, 2016: President Obama downplays the seriousness of Clinton’s email scandal.
  790. April 12, 2016: President Obama is criticized for his recent comments about Clinton’s email scandal.
  791. April 13, 2016: The Benghazi Committee’s final report is likely to come out in the middle of the 2016 general election.
  792. April 14, 2016: A Republican Senator criticizes President Obama’s comments about Clinton’s email scandal.
  793. April 15, 2016: Clinton’s personal lawyer will defend her again.
  794. April 15, 2016: Three Clinton aides will be publicly deposed about the email scandal.
  795. April 22, 2016: A senator suggests FBI could combat political interference with leaks.
  796. April 27, 2016: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says if Clinton faces Donald Trump in the general election, Trump will attack her about the Clinton Foundation and her email scandal.
  797. April 28, 2016: Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Justice Department hasn’t set a deadline to finish the FBI’s Clinton investigation because doing so would hurt its effectiveness.
  798. April 28, 2016: Jane Sanders says “it would be nice” if the FBI concludes its Clinton investigation soon.
  799. April 30, 2016: Bill Clinton calls his wife’s email scandal a partisan “game.”
  800. May 2016: The State Department won’t say if Clinton’s former top aides have kept their security clearances or not.
  801. May 2, 2016: The State Department changes its policy on when foreign intelligence should be considered classified.
  802. Late April 2016—Early May, 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.
  803. May 3, 2016: Clinton maintains she and her “representatives” still have not been contacted by the FBI.
  804. May 3, 2016: Clinton’s email scandal is likened to the charges that led to David Petraeus’ conviction.
  805. May 4, 2016: Guccifer tells Fox News he accessed Clinton’s private server in 2013.
  806. May 4, 2016: Guccifer also tells NBC News he accessed Clinton’s private server in 2013.
  807. May 4, 2016: A judge says Clinton may have to testify under oath in a court case.
  808. May 4, 2016: Six former State Department officials are to be deposed under oath in the next two months.
  809. May 5, 2016: Some of Clinton’s emails may remain private because of a legal precedent involving former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
  810. May 5, 2016: The FBI is planning to interview Clinton soon.
  811. May 5, 2016: The State Department may postpone releasing documents about Clinton’s email security procedures until after the November 2016 presidential election.
  812. May 5, 2016: It is reported that some of Clinton’s aides have recently been interviewed by the FBI as part of their Clinton email investigation.
  813. May 5, 2016: CNN alleges the FBI has not proven that Clinton “willfully” broke the law; the investigation could conclude within weeks.
  814. May 5, 2016: Accounts differ on the results of the FBI’s Clinton investigation so far.
  815. May 5, 2016: “Rocket docket” prosecutors are working with the FBI on the Clinton investigation.
  816. May 5, 2016: 36 more Clinton emails are publicly released, suggesting many more still to come.
  817. May 8, 2016: Clinton says she’s “more than ready to talk to anybody, anytime” about her email scandal.
  818. May 9, 2016: Blumenthal refuses to say if the FBI has interviewed him.
  819. May 9, 2016: Emails from Clinton’s computer technician are still missing.
  820. May 9, 2016: Clinton’s text messages can’t be found.
  821. May 10, 2016: A key record keeping official says the disappearance of Pagliano’s emails “stink to high heavens.”
  822. May 10, 2016: The New York Times reports that 18 of Clinton’s publicly released emails have been deemed classified on the grounds that they identified CIA officials.
  823. May 10, 2016: A recent interview shows differences between FBI investigators and Justice Department prosecutors in the Clinton email investigation.
  824. May 10, 2016: The New York Times reports that the FBI’s Clinton investigation “is likely to conclude in the next month.”
  825. May 11, 2016: FBI Director James Comey says the FBI is conducting an “investigation” into Clinton’s emails and server, not a “security inquiry.”
  826. May 11, 2016: Vanity Fair publishes an article with the title, “Is Hillary’s Email Nightmare About to Explode?”
  827. May 12, 2016: Clinton could be the subject or even the target of an FBI criminal investigation.
  828. May 12, 2016: Over 120 additional Clinton emails are publicly released.
  829. May 13, 2016: Clinton clearly violated the Federal Records Act (FRA), but the act is “effectively toothless” when it comes to punishing her.
  830. May 16, 2016: Clinton may be forced to testify under oath in a civil lawsuit related to her emails.
  831. May 17, 2016: Depositions in a civil lawsuit related to Clinton’s emails will begin within days and continue until the end of June.
  832. May 18, 2016: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warns Clinton and Trump their campaign networks are being hacked.
  833. May 18, 2016: Former Clinton aide Lewis Lukens testifies under oath for two hours about his knowledge of Clinton’s emails and private server.
  834. May 19, 2016: Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says that Clinton’s email scandal “is really a concern.”
  835. May 19, 2016: Clinton says “There is no way I won’t be” the Democratic nominee for president.
  836. May 22, 2016: Trump says he’s going to “bigly” emphasize Clinton’s email scandal if he faces her in the general election.
  837. May 24, 2016: The FBI interviews Heather Samuelson.
  838. May 24, 2016: An intelligence veterans group calls for Clinton to be prosecuted due to her email scandal.
  839. May 25, 2016: The State Department’s inspector general issues a report that sharply criticizes Clinton’s email practices.
  840. May 25, 2016: Clinton and her top aides refused to be interviewed for the State Department inspector general’s report criticizing her email practices.
  841. May 25, 2016: An unnamed State Department official admits that Clinton’s email setup was problematic.
  842. May 25, 2016: Clinton’s spokesperson defends Clinton not cooperating for the inspector general’s report by claiming she’s cooperating with the FBI investigation instead.
  843. May 25, 2016: Democratic presidential candidate Sanders still does not emphasize Clinton’s email scandal.
  844. May 25, 2016: Guccifer pleads guilty as part of an apparent deal to cooperate with US investigators.
  845. May 25, 2016: The New York Times rebuts every claim the Clinton campaign makes criticizing the inspector general’s report.
  846. May 25, 2016: The New York Times publishes an article with the title: “Emails Add to Hillary Clinton’s Central Problem: Voters Just Don’t Trust Her.”
  847. May 25, 2016: The Washington Post’s editorial board publishes an editorial: “Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules.”
  848. May 25, 2016: A former senior State Department military adviser claims Clinton’s “sloppy communications with her senior staff” may have compromised at least two counterterrorism operations.
  849. May 25, 2016: Clinton’s campaign trusts the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  850. May 25, 2016: The State Department’s top two security officials say they would never have approved Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email account.
  851. May 25, 2016: Clinton didn’t consult with anybody about exclusively using a personal email address or private server for work matters.
  852. May 25, 2016: A Bill Clinton assistant with no security clearance and no special computer expertise helped manage Hillary Clinton’s private server.
  853. Between May 25, 2016 and July 5, 2016: State Department official John Bentel denies all allegations of wrongdoing in an FBI interview.
  854. May 26, 2016: Clinton doubles down with her justifications, contradicting the inspector general’s report.
  855. May 26, 2016: Clinton continues to insist she handed over all her work emails despite clear evidence to the contrary.
  856. May 26, 2016: Senate investigators protest they were not given copies of emails from Clinton and her top aides that were given to the State Department.
  857. May 26, 2016: Some on Clinton’s campaign allegedly privately admit that Clinton tried to keep her emails from public scrutiny.
  858. May 26, 2016: Trump uses the State Department inspector general’s report to further criticize Clinton.
  859. May 26, 2016: The New York Times’ editorial board criticizes Clinton after the inspector general’s report.
  860. May 26, 2016: President Obama avoids commenting about Clinton’s email scandal.
  861. May 26, 2016: A judge blocks the release of audio and video of six Clinton aide depositions, but not the transcripts.
  862. May 26, 2016: Justice Department lawyers are “wholly opposed” to Clinton being deposed in a civil suit related to her emails.
  863. May 26, 2016: In an FBI interview, Guccifer says he lied about getting into Clinton’s private server.
  864. May 27, 2016: Clinton’s spokesperson says her past comments may have been wrong, but not “untruthful.”
  865. May 27, 2016: Democratic presidential candidate Sanders calls the prospect of Joe Biden replacing Clinton if the FBI recommends her indictment “a terrible, terrible idea.”
  866. May 27, 2016: New evidence raises the possibility a State Department official could have been preventing other officials from acting on Clinton’s unlawful email practices.
  867. May 27, 2016: A New York Times article is titled, “Die-Hard Bernie Sanders Backers See FBI as Answer to Their Prayers.”
  868. May 27, 2016—May 29, 2016: Democratic presidential candidate Sanders rethinks his refusal to criticize Clinton over her email scandal.
  869. May 27, 2016: Cheryl Mills is deposed under oath, but frequently fails to answer questions.
  870. May 28, 2016: Clinton’s campaign chair strikes an apologetic tone, but Clinton herself does not.
  871. May 29, 2016: Colin Powell expresses anger and frustration over being tied to Clinton’s email scandal.
  872. May 30, 2016: USA Today’s editorial board publishes an editorial: “Hillary Clinton broke the rules.”
  873. May 31, 2016: Clinton claims she never told anyone to hide her email usage.
  874. May 31, 2016: A former State Department inspector general says he would not have allowed Clinton’s use of a private server.
  875. May 31, 2016: Clinton says she still does not have an interview scheduled with the FBI.
  876. May 31, 2016: 50 percent think Clinton should continue running for president even if she is indicted.
  877. June 1, 2016: Clinton wants to avoid answering questions about her email scandal as much as possible.
  878. June 1, 2016: Pagliano will refuse to answer questions in his upcoming deposition.
  879. June 1, 2016: More emails relating to Clinton and the Clinton Foundation will be publicly released.
  880. June 1, 2016: Fox News reports that the recently released State Department inspector general’s report increases “the likelihood and pressure” that the FBI will pursue criminal charges against Clinton.
  881. June 1, 2016: The State Department is fighting a request to turn over more emails by Clinton’s former aides.
  882. June 2, 2016: Trump says Clinton is “guilty as hell.”
  883. June 3, 2016: A State Department official can’t recall discussing Clinton’s private server despite an email showing that he did.
  884. June 3, 2016: Former Secretary of State Albright says nobody will die due to Clinton’s emails.
  885. June 6, 2016: The State Department won’t process a FOIA request with important political implications until after the presidential election.
  886. June 6, 2016: Because of FBI Director Comey, Republican Congresspeople would “probably” accept an FBI decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment.
  887. June 6, 2016: The FBI is treating everything on Clinton’s private server as evidence or possible evidence in their Clinton investigation.
  888. June 7, 2016: Pagliano is revealed to have received a limited immunity that leaves him open to prosecution.
  889. June 7, 2016: Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta acknowledges that Clinton’s email scandal has “definitely hurt her” and that some may consider it “disqualifying.”
  890. June 8, 2016: Officials dealing with FOIA requests didn’t know Clinton used private email for work until long after she left the State Department.
  891. June 8, 2016: The names of CIA officials could have been revealed through a combination of the content of Clinton’s emails and the classification markings on them.
  892. June 8, 2016: Clinton doesn’t remember signing an agreement that classified markings don’t matter.
  893. June 8, 2016: It remains unknown if the State Department’s legal office was aware of Clinton’s use of a private email server.
  894. June 9, 2016: State Department lawyers argue they cannot identify which department employees conducted government business on Clinton’s private server.
  895. June 9, 2016: Clinton says there is “zero chance” the FBI’s Clinton investigation will pose a problem in the presidential general election.
  896. June 9, 2016: The Wall Street Journal reports that “a series of emails between American diplomats in [Pakistan and the US] about whether to oppose specific drone strikes in Pakistan” is “at the center” and are a “key part” of the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  897. June 10, 2016: Justice Department lawyers want the details of Pagliano’s immunity deal to remain a secret.
  898. June 10, 2016: A Congressperson claims Clinton’s “top secret” emails reveal classified means, methods, and human assets.
  899. June 10, 2016: President Obama officially endorses Clinton in her presidential race.
  900. June 10, 2016: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest calls the FBI’s Clinton investigation a “criminal investigation” despite Clinton’s claims that it is a mere “security inquiry.”
  901. June 10, 2016: Blumenthal confirms he had no security clearance when Clinton was secretary of state.
  902. June 10, 2016: The media’s focus on Trump lessens coverage about Clinton’s email scandal.
  903. June 12, 2016: WikiLeaks says it will be making public more of Clinton’s previously unpublished emails.
  904. Before June 14, 2016: US officials allegedly warn the Trump, Sanders, and Clinton campaigns that sophisticated hackers are attempting to breach their computers.
  905. June 14, 2016: A federal judge refers to the FBI’s Clinton investigation as a “criminal investigation.”
  906. June 14, 2016: Pagliano’s immunity deal will remain secret and he will be privately videotaped.
  907. June 14, 2016: Hackers allegedly linked to the Russian government broke into the DNC’s files.
  908. June 14, 2016: Clinton claims to have just learned about the DNC network breach, and inaccurately claims her campaign has not been similarly targeted.
  909. June 15, 2016: A hacker nicknamed Guccifer 2.0 posts files showing they were behind the DNC hack.
  910. June 15, 2016: Two-thirds of US voters think Clinton did something wrong in setting up her personal email address and server.
  911. June 16, 2016: Recent alleged Russian hacking attacks appear to have focused on Clinton and the DNC and not other presidential campaigns.
  912. June 16, 2016: Various clues suggest that “Guccifer 2.0” could be a front for Russian hacking efforts.
  913. June 17, 2016: Former FBI agents are wondering why the FBI’s Clinton investigation is taking so long.
  914. June 17, 2016: A “deadman’s switch” file increases speculation that WikiLeaks could soon release more Clinton documents.
  915. June 17, 2016: Some cybersecurity experts doubt the Russian government is behind recent hacking attacks.
  916. June 17, 2016—August 28, 2016: A Clinton biographer misquotes Colin Powell, making it seem he gave Clinton advice at a party to use her own email account.
  917. June 18, 2016: Guccifer 2.0 publishes more of the DNC’s financial documents.
  918. June 18, 2016: Trump says Sanders is waiting for the FBI to knock Clinton out of the presidential race.
  919. June 19, 2016: Attorney General Loretta Lynch say she’s never spoken with President Obama about the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  920. June 20, 2016: The RNC files a motion in a civil suit demanding that the State Department speed the release of emails from three former top Clinton aides.
  921. June 20, 2016: Two more cybersecurity companies support CrowdStrike’s conclusion that the Russian government was behind the recent hack of the DNC computer network.
  922. 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.
  923. June 21, 2016: The Clinton Foundation’s computer network was recently successfully hacked by alleged Russian hackers.
  924. June 21, 2016: Guccifer 2.0 releases 261 more files from the DNC hack.
  925. June 21, 2016: A judge puts a Clinton email lawsuit on hold while waiting on other cases.
  926. June 21, 2016: Democrats hope that blaming recent hacking attacks on the Russian government will limit the political fallout.
  927. June 21, 2016: Guccifer 2.0 is interviewed and claims to be Romanian, not Russian.
  928. June 21, 2016: The FBI, NSA, and US Secret Service are all investigating recent hacks on US political targets.
  929. June 22, 2016: Sanders says “it doesn’t appear” he’s going to be the nominee, but still refuses to concede.
  930. June 22, 2016: More Clinton work emails are released, showing the State Department weakened its computer network because of a problem with Clinton’s private server.
  931. June 22, 2016: Trump says foreign governments can blackmail Clinton over her email secrets.
  932. June 22, 2016: Clinton’s former computer technician Bryan Pagliano repeatedly pleads the Fifth in a sworn deposition.
  933. June 23, 2016: The State Department is accused of dragging out the release of emails related to the Clinton Foundation.
  934. June 23, 2016: The State Department confirms that a key work-related Clinton email was never turned over by Clinton.
  935. June 24, 2016: Clinton’s comment in a November 2010 email “I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible” could become an issue in the 2016 presidential election.
  936. June 24, 2016: Clinton’s official calendar omits dozens of meetings with donors and other outside interests.
  937. June 27, 2016: Former President Bill Clinton has an “accidental” meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, causing a political storm.
  938. June 28, 2016: The House Benghazi Committee releases their final report, which lacks any new politically damaging revelations.
  939. 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.
  940. June 28, 2016: A few documents from the recent hack of the Clinton campaign are made public.
  941. June 28, 2016: Huma Abedin admits she worked on “Clinton family matters” while she was working at the State Department.
  942. June 29, 2016: At least 160 of Clinton’s work emails have turned up since Clinton said she turned them all over.
  943. 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.
  944. 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.
  945. June 30, 2016: One company that possessed Clinton’s emails is accused of having shockingly poor security.
  946. July 2016—August 18, 2016: Hackers target the election databases in two US states, but the motives and identities of the hackers are unclear.
  947. July 1, 2016: The FBI reveals that all its agents in the Clinton email investigation have signed non-disclosure agreements and are subject to lie-detector tests.
  948. July 1, 2016: Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept whatever recommendations the FBI and career prosecutors give in the Clinton investigation.
  949. July 1, 2016: Attorney General Lynch says she regrets meeting with Bill Clinton.
  950. July 2, 2016: Clinton’s FBI interview is attended by Cheryl Mills and others who have an obvious conflict of interest.
  951. July 2, 2016: The FBI finally interviews Clinton as part of its email investigation.
  952. July 2, 2016: Clinton is asked about an apparent top secret email exchange in which someone comments, “Let me know what you can via this channel.”
  953. July 2, 2016: Republicans criticize Clinton after she is interviewed by the FBI.
  954. July 2, 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.
  955. July 2, 2016: Clinton tells the FBI she never knew her emails got deleted.
  956. July 2, 2016: Clinton’s comments about the security of her classified reading rooms contradict other evidence and testimony.
  957. July 2, 2016: Clinton tells the FBI she can’t recall key details 40 times in her FBI interview.
  958. July 3, 2016: If Clinton is elected president, she may keep Lynch as attorney general.
  959. July 3, 2016: A former FBI official says leaks claiming Clinton will not be indicted “are not being made by anybody that knows what they’re talking about.”
  960. July 3, 2016: A former FBI official says the relatively short time Clinton was interviewed by the FBI could mean “the case has already been made” that she should be indicted.
  961. July 5, 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.
  962. July 5, 2016: A US Court of Appeals rules that work-related emails stored privately are still subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  963. July 5, 2016: The White House says it had no advance notice of the FBI’s decision about Clinton.
  964. July 5, 2016: It appears Clinton’s emails include 29 at the “top secret” level, instead of the widely reported 22.
  965. July 5, 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.
  966. July 5, 2016: A State Department official denies the department generally has lax security.
  967. July 5, 2016: The FBI says Clinton both sent and received emails in seven above “top secret” email chains.
  968. July 5, 2016: A former FBI assistant director believes Comey made the case Clinton should be indicted for gross negligence and is puzzled that Comey concluded otherwise.
  969. July 5, 2016: The Clinton campaign applauds FBI Director Comey’s decision ending the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  970. July 5, 2016: Speaker of the House Ryan says Republicans will hold Congressional hearings to learn more about the FBI’s decision to not recommend an indictment for Clinton.
  971. July 5, 2016—November 3, 2016: A retired assistant FBI director claims to be hearing from an increasing number of FBI agents upset at Comey and the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
  972. July 5, 2016—July 6, 2016: Comey’s comments indicate it is “very likely” Clinton’s emails were hacked, but solid proof may never be found.
  973. July 5, 2016: Sanders stays quiet on FBI announcement about Clinton.
  974. July 5, 2016—July 6, 2016: Trump criticizes FBI Director Comey’s decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment, saying the “system” is “rigged.”
  975. Between July 6, 2016 and September 7, 2016: Comey faces frequent criticism from FBI field offices over his decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment.
  976. July 6, 2016: A former FBI assistant director believes Comey could have indicted Clinton for gross negligence, but introduced an intent element that doesn’t apply.
  977. July 6, 2016: Although Clinton’s aides won’t be indicted, they may lose their security clearances.
  978. July 6, 2016: “Extremely careless” is said to be the “money quote” of FBI Director Comey’s speech, and could affect the presidential election.
  979. July 6, 2016: The Justice Department won’t pursue an indictment against Clinton, ending the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  980. July 7, 2016: Clinton won’t face punishment if she wins the presidency, but some of her former aides could.
  981. July 7, 2016: FBI Director answers questions before a Congressional committee, further criticizing Clinton but also defending his decision not to indict her.
  982. July 7, 2016: FBI Director James Comey refuses to say whether the Clinton Foundation is being investigated.
  983. July 7, 2016: Comey says he didn’t recommend Clinton be charged because he couldn’t prove intent, despite the gross negligence law.
  984. July 7, 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.
  985. July 7, 2016: FBI Director James Comey gives his explanation of Clinton’s “send nonsecure” email.
  986. July 7, 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.
  987. July 7, 2016: A former NSA official says what Clinton’s emails revealed about NSA collection methods caused “much worse” damage than leaks from Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning or any other whistleblowers.
  988. July 7, 2016: The non-prosecution of Clinton could make it more difficult to get convictions in other cases.
  989. July 7, 2016: WikiLeaks claims the FBI did not ask them for copies of the Clinton documents they (WikiLeaks) are preparing to release.
  990. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey says Clinton’s lawyers didn’t read every email before deleting some of them.
  991. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey suggests Clinton would be punished if she still were a government official.
  992. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey claims David Petraeus’ security violations were more serious than Clinton’s.
  993. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey says three of Clinton’s emails were clearly marked as classified when they were sent.
  994. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey confirms that Clinton’s server was in an “unauthorized location” for handling classified material.
  995. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey says it is unclear if any of Clinton’s emails were deleted by Clinton or anyone else.
  996. July 7, 2016: The State Department resumes its Clinton email investigation.
  997. July 7, 2016: The FBI did not record Clinton’s interview and did not make her testify under oath.
  998. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey claims Guccifer admitted he lied about gaining access to Clinton’s private server.
  999. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey says people other than Blumenthal who regularly communicated with Clinton were successfully hacked.
  1000. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey reveals that between 15 and 20 FBI agents were the core of the Clinton investigation, with many others lending help.
  1001. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey claims that all the FBI agents involved in the FBI’s Clinton investigation agreed with him that Clinton should not be indicted.
  1002. July 7, 2016: Pagliano won’t be indicted; it isn’t clear why the FBI gave him an immunity deal.
  1003. July 7, 2016: Republicans ask the FBI to launch another investigation related to Clinton’s emails, questioning statements she made under oath.
  1004. July 8, 2016: Judicial Watch asks to depose Clinton and two others in a civil suit.
  1005. July 8, 2016: Clinton refuses to say if she’ll cooperate with a renewed State Department investigation.
  1006. July 8, 2016: Clinton blames other government officials for the classified information stored on her private server.
  1007. July 8, 2016: Clinton denies that she was “extremely careless” and says there’s no reason to believe that hackers got hold of her emails.
  1008. Shortly After July 10, 2015: Comey decides the FBI’s Clinton email investigation will be run from headquarters for greater secrecy, upsetting agents in New York.
  1009. July 11, 2016: Paul Ryan’s attempt to block Clinton from getting intelligence briefings is denied.
  1010. July 11, 2016: A majority of Americans think Clinton should be indicted over her emails.
  1011. July 12, 2016: Attorney General Loretta Lynch refuses to answer questions about the FBI’s Clinton investigation in a Congressional hearing.
  1012. July 12, 2016: Some FBI agents are disappointed over FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend Clinton’s indictment.
  1013. July 12, 2016: Congressional Republicans threatens subpoenas if the company that managed Clinton’s server fails to agree to employee interviews.
  1014. July 13, 2016: The State Department will eventually release the thousands of deleted work-related Clinton emails discovered by the FBI.
  1015. July 18, 2016: Clinton’s lawyer insists Clinton’s use of a private server was allowed by policy, despite clear evidence it wasn’t.
  1016. July 21, 2016: The FBI begins sending thousands of recovered Clinton emails to the State Department.
  1017. July 21, 2016: The White House holds a high-level security meeting to discuss reports that the Russian government hacked into the DNC computer network.
  1018. 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.
  1019. July 22, 2016: WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 DNC emails as the first of a series of Clinton-related leaks.
  1020. July 22, 2016: Guccifer 2.0 takes credit for the DNC emails posted by WikiLeaks.
  1021. July 24, 2016—July 26, 2016: Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook suggests the Russian government is behind the release of DNC emails by WikiLeaks.
  1022. July 24, 2016: It is suggested that the Russian government has attempted to influence elections in other countries, sometimes by using front groups.
  1023. July 24, 2016: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), resigns after a WikiLeaks release of DNC emails.
  1024. July 25, 2016: Democratic Party officials believe recent hacks are “far more widespread than initially thought.”
  1025. July 25, 2016: Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley suggests the Russian government wants to affect the US presidential election with hacking.
  1026. July 25, 2016: The FBI formally acknowledges it is investigating the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack.
  1027. July 25, 2016: Former CIA Director Michael Hayden says the Russians could be “weaponizing information” with leaks of hacked emails.
  1028. July 25, 2016: WikiLeaks discourages suggestions that the Russian government is behind its release of DNC emails.
  1029. July 26, 2016—July 28, 2016: Russia denies any role in hacking the DNC’s emails and claims to be neutral in the US presidential election.
  1030. July 26, 2016: WikiLeaks head Julian Assange says WikiLeaks might release “a lot more material” relevant to the US presidential campaign.
  1031. July 26, 2016: US intelligence agencies have “high confidence” that the Russian government is behind the hack of DNC emails.
  1032. July 26, 2016: President Obama suggests Russians could be behind the hack that led to the WikiLeaks release of DNC emails.
  1033. July 26, 2016: A cybersecurity group claims to have new evidence that Guccifer 2.0 is actually a team of Russian hackers.
  1034. July 27, 2016: Trump says he hopes Russia or someone else has Clinton’s deleted emails; he wants them given to the FBI.
  1035. July 27, 2016: Ex-CIA head Panetta questions Trump’s loyalty after Trump asks Russia to help him win election.
  1036. July 27, 2016: US intelligence hasn’t found proof that the Russian government is responsible for WikiLeaks getting recently hacked emails.
  1037. July 28, 2016: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper shows reluctance to blame Russia for recent hacks on US political entities.
  1038. July 28, 2016: Whistleblower Edward Snowden criticizes WikiLeaks for its willingness to compromise people’s privacy.
  1039. July 31, 2016: Clinton continues to maintain that none of her emails contained classified information when they were sent.
  1040. August 8, 2016: A Donald Trump confidant claims to be in contact with the head of WikiLeaks and predicts a future release of Clinton Foundation material.
  1041. August 10, 2016: Cheryl Mills answers additional questions she failed to answer in her deposition.
  1042. August 11, 2016: Rudy Giuliani claims to know of some FBI agents who are embarrassed by Comey’s decision not to recommend indicting Clinton.
  1043. August 12, 2016: Whoever hacked DNC and other Democrat-related emails in the last year may have also targeted Republicans.
  1044. August 12, 2016: The State Department will release all of Clinton’s work-related emails recovered by the FBI.
  1045. August 15, 2016: Two Republican Congresspeople specifically point out the comments they believe make Clinton guilty of perjury.
  1046. August 16, 2016: The FBI gives Congress some classified documents from its Clinton email investigation.
  1047. August 18, 2016: Colin Powell allegedly recommended to Clinton that she should use a private email for non-classified communications.
  1048. August 18, 2016: The Clinton Foundation’s computer network may have been recently hacked.
  1049. August 18, 2016: The Clinton Foundation claims its computers have not been hacked.
  1050. August 19, 2016: A judge rules that Clinton can respond to a deposition with written answers instead of being questioned in person.
  1051. August 20, 2016: Colin Powell says Clinton’s campaign is trying to blame her email scandal on him.
  1052. August 21, 2016: A Tweet predicting trouble for Clinton’s campaign chair will later lead to accusations of collusion between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
  1053. August 22, 2016: A Congressperson issues subpoenas to three companies that helped manage Clinton’s private email server.
  1054. August 22, 2016: Chaffetz claims the FBI’s Clinton investigation documents given to Congress are overly classified.
  1055. 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.
  1056. 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.
  1057. August 24, 2016: WikiLeaks plans to release “significant” information linked to Clinton’s presidential campaign before the November 2016 election.
  1058. August 24, 2016: Clinton criticizes an Associated Press article about her meetings with Clinton Foundation donors.
  1059. August 25, 2016: It is alleged that Clinton’s lawyers used a computer program to make sure her deleted emails couldn’t be recovered.
  1060. August 26, 2016: Clinton says she is sure that there are no damaging emails and/or Clinton Foundation controversies still to be made public.
  1061. August 28, 2016: Colin Powell warns the Clinton campaign to not compare his AOL account to the Clinton private server.
  1062. August 29, 2016: Huma Abedin initiates a divorce after her husband is caught in a sex scandal; this will have an impact on Clinton’s email controversy.
  1063. August 29, 2016: Trump suggests it “is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised” by Clinton aide Huma Abedin sharing information with her disgraced husband.
  1064. August 29, 2016 or Shortly Thereafter: Colin Powell’s email account is hacked.
  1065. August 30, 2016: The State Department says that around 30 Clinton emails discovered by the FBI could relate to Benghazi.
  1066. September 2016: The FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation tries but fails to get access to possibly relevant emails found in the Clinton email investigation.
  1067. September 1, 2016: Putin denies that Russia was involved in the DNC hack.
  1068. September 1, 2016: The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer is sentenced to four years and three months in prison.
  1069. September 2, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton email investigation final report and its summary of her FBI interview are released.
  1070. September 2, 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.
  1071. September 2, 2016: Trump criticizes Clinton after the release of her FBI interview summary.
  1072. September 2, 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.
  1073. September 2, 2016: Clinton’s supporters and opponents react differently to the release of FBI Clinton investigation documents.
  1074. September 2, 2016: The FBI provides statistics on the number of Clinton’s classified emails, but those numbers diverge wildly from the State Department’s numbers.
  1075. September 2, 2016: Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin denied they knew about the existence of Clinton’s private server, despite evidence otherwise.
  1076. September 2, 2016: The FBI concludes Clinton contributed to discussions in 11 email chains, including four at the above top secret level.
  1077. September 2, 2016: The FBI reveals more about the Clinton emails that are clearly marked classified.
  1078. September 2, 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.
  1079. September 5, 2016: Obama claims the US has “had problems with cyber intrusions from Russia.”
  1080. September 5, 2016: Clinton is “concerned” about Russian election-rigging in Trump’s favor.
  1081. September 6, 2016: House Speaker Paul Ryan criticizes the FBI for the timing of the release of their Clinton email investigation final report.
  1082. September 6, 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.
  1083. September 6, 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.
  1084. September 7, 2016: FBI Director James Comey writes a letter to FBI employees defending the FBI’s actions in its Clinton email investigation.
  1085. September 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey defends the timing of the release of the FBI Clinton email investigation’s final report.
  1086. September 8, 2016: The US presidential race is tightening, mainly due to Clinton’s email and Clinton Foundation controversies.
  1087. September 8, 2016: The FBI gave an immunity deal to the computer employee who deleted and wiped Clinton’s emails.
  1088. September 8, 2016: The Denver Post editorial board suggests the deletion of Clinton emails is a “fishy story.”
  1089. September 9, 2016: A Congressperson serves the FBI a subpoena for all the unredacted interviews from the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  1090. September 8, 2016: The Washington Post editorial board writes an editorial with the title: “The Hillary Clinton email story is out of control.”
  1091. September 9, 2016: Congressional committees order five people involved with the management of Clinton’s private server to speak in a public hearing.
  1092. September 9, 2016: Representative Gowdy says the FBI “gave immunity to the very person you would most want to prosecute.”
  1093. September 9, 2016: A former Justice Department official criticizes how the FBI permitted legally questionable behavior by Cheryl Mills during its Clinton email investigation.
  1094. September 8, 2016: WikiLeaks could release up to 100,000 pages of new material related to Clinton before the presidential election.
  1095. September 12, 2016: Senator Grassley accuses the FBI of manipulating which information about the Clinton email investigation becomes public in order to hide certain events.
  1096. September 12, 2016: Pagliano indicates he will plead the Fifth again, despite a subpoena to testify before Congress.
  1097. September 13, 2016: Representative Chaffetz claims that fewer than 20 of Pagliano’s emails have been recovered.
  1098. 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.
  1099. 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.
  1100. 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.
  1101. September 13, 2016: “Less than 20 people” had access to Clinton’s private server.
  1102. September 13, 2016: Colin Powell’s recently hacked emails are published.
  1103. 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.
  1104. September 15, 2016: More information about the emails between Clinton and Obama is made public.
  1105. September 15, 2016: A former Justice Department official claims the FBI wasn’t serious about its Clinton email investigation.
  1106. 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.
  1107. September 19, 2016: Paul Combetta is recorded deleting his Reddit posts.
  1108. September 19, 2016: Internet sleuths discover many similarities between Paul Combetta and ‘stonetear’
  1109. September 19, 2016: A judge gives the State Department a tongue-lashing over its slow response to FOIA requests.
  1110. September 19, 2016: A House panel is looking into Combetta’s post about Clinton’s email server.
  1111. September 20, 2016: Congressional Republicans issues a subpoena to FBI Director James Comey.
  1112. September 20, 2016: Congressional Republicans press for more documents from the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  1113. September 21, 2016: A Congressional committee orders Reddit to preserve deleted posts related to the Clinton investigation.
  1114. September 22, 2016: A Congressional committee votes that Pagliano should be held in contempt of Congress.
  1115. September 23, 2016: Clinton’s lawyer refuses to comply with part of a subpoena for some of Clinton’s server security details.
  1116. 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.
  1117. September 23, 2016: Three more people were given immunity deals in the FBI’s Clinton investigation.
  1118. 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.
  1119. September 28, 2016: FBI Director James Comey denies Paul Combetta attempted to cover up Clinton’s emails.
  1120. September 28, 2016: Comey suggests he didn’t try to get subpoena power for the Clinton email investigation in order to complete it faster.
  1121. September 28, 2016: FBI Director James Comey defends the FBI and claims “we are not weasels.”
  1122. September 28, 2016: When asked if he would reopen the Clinton email investigation, Comey says he “would certainly look at any new and substantial information.”
  1123. September 28, 2016: FBI Director James Comey thinks Paul Combetta is the Reddit user “stonetear.”
  1124. October 3, 2016: The FBI seizes the electronic devices of Huma Abedin’s husband in a sex scandal case, which will lead to the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
  1125. October 4, 2016: WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange promises to release “significant material” over the next ten weeks, with the US presidential election four weeks away.
  1126. October 5, 2016: The Justice Department allegedly made immunity side deals that ordered the destruction of key evidence and limited what the FBI could search.
  1127. October 6, 2016: FBI insiders are highly critical of Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.
  1128. October 7, 2016: WikiLeaks publishes the first batch of emails belonging to Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta.
  1129. October 7, 2016: The US government formally accuses the Russian government of hacking and publishing emails related to US political entities.
  1130. October 7, 2016—October 12, 2016: A claim that recently released WikiLeaks emails contain “obvious forgeries” is quickly debunked.
  1131. October 9, 2016: Trump claims that Clinton unfairly beat Bernie Sanders in the primaries and calls Clinton “the devil.”
  1132. October 9, 2016: Trump strangely and repeatedly claims Clinton “acid washed” her emails.
  1133. October 9, 2016: Trump tells Clinton he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into her use of a private email server, and says he would put her in jail.
  1134. October 9, 2016: Trump criticizes Clinton for her email scandal in the second presidential debate.
  1135. October 9, 2016—October 13, 2016: Many, including Republicans, criticize Trump for threatening to put Clinton in jail.
  1136. October 9, 2016: Clinton confirms the authenticity of a key email about her private paid speeches.
  1137. October 10, 2016: Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence says Trump threatening to jail Clinton “was one of the better moments of the debate.”
  1138. October 11, 2016: Twenty-three former Republican Justice Department officials criticize Trump for threatening Clinton with jail.
  1139. October 11, 2016: Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta blames Russia and Trump for the leak of his personal emails.
  1140. October 12, 2016: An unnamed high-ranking FBI official claims that the “vast majority” of agents working on the FBI’s Clinton email investigation believe Clinton should have been indicted.
  1141. October 12, 2016: The Clinton campaign suggests that some emails released by WikiLeaks could be forgeries, but experts have found no evidence of this.
  1142. October 12, 2016: The Russian government denies the US government allegation that it is behind the hacking of US political figures.
  1143. October 12, 2016: Mike Pence doubles down on Trump’s promise to have a special prosecutor investigate Clinton if Trump wins the White House.
  1144. Mid-October 2016: Comey is first told that FBI investigators have discovered previously unknown emails belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
  1145. October 17, 2016: Ecuador cuts the Internet access for the leader of WikiLeaks due to its impact on the US presidential election.
  1146. October 17, 2016: It is alleged two disgruntled FBI agents complain about Comey’s handling of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
  1147. October 25, 2016: Rudy Giuliani seemingly predicts Comey’s bombshell reopening of the Clinton email investigation, leading to calls he should be investigated for taking part in leaks.
  1148. October 27, 2016: Comey is briefed and decides to announce the reopening of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation, but Justice Department officials are strongly opposed.
  1149. October 27, 2016: Putin scoffs at allegations of Russian involvement in the hacking of US presidential politics.
  1150. 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.
  1151. October 28, 2016: The White House allegedly gets no advance notice of Comey’s letter.
  1152. October 28, 2016: Trump praises Comey’s letter and says “this changes everything.”
  1153. October 28, 2016: A Republican Representative leaks Comey’s letter to Congress.
  1154. October 28, 2016: Democrats criticize Comey’s announcement regarding the FBI’s discovery of new information relevant to the Clinton email investigation.
  1155. October 28, 2016: Republicans applaud Comey’s announcement regarding the FBI’s discovery of new information relevant to the Clinton email investigation.
  1156. October 28, 2016: Former FBI officials argue that Comey wouldn’t have reopened the Clinton email investigation so soon before the presidential election unless there was substantial new evidence.
  1157. October 28, 2016: Carl Bernstein says the FBI’s announcement must mean there is a “real bombshell” in the newly discovered evidence.
  1158. October 28, 2016: Clinton encourages Comey to release all the information the FBI has that led him to reopen the Clinton email investigation.
  1159. October 29, 2016: Clinton’s campaign intensifies its criticism of Comey’s decision to announce the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
  1160. October 29, 2016: The FBI does have a Clinton Foundation investigation, and Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails could be useful to it.
  1161. October 29, 2016—November 1, 2016: It is said there is “no chance” the FBI will be able to finish reviewing newly discovered emails before the US presidential election.
  1162. October 29, 2016: Former Democrat and Republican number two Justice Department officials criticize Comey’s announcement.
  1163. October 29, 2016: Both Republican and Democratic senators want more information from the FBI about the reopening of the Clinton email investigation.
  1164. October 29, 2016: A former Justice Department official claims that Comey’s “self-righteousness” has caused him to ignore the wishes of his superiors.
  1165. October 30, 2016: WikiLeaks promises a new phase of releases related to the US presidential election.
  1166. October 30, 2016: Podesta claims that Huma Abedin has been fully cooperative and she doesn’t know any more than media reports.
  1167. October 30, 2016: A former assistant FBI director criticizes the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation, and the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
  1168. October 30, 2016: The FBI obtains a warrant for Huma Abedin’s recently discovered emails and immediately begins analyzing them.
  1169. 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.
  1170. October 30, 2016: The Wall Street Journal confirms there is an on-going FBI Clinton Foundation investigation, but the Justice Department hasn’t given it investigative powers.
  1171. October 30, 2016: Former Attorney General Eric Holder says that Comey made “a serious mistake.”
  1172. 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.
  1173. October 31, 2016: Huma Abedin has no idea how her emails got on her husband’s computer, according to her lawyer.
  1174. 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.
  1175. October 31, 2016: FBI Director Comey may be facing a “rebellion” of rank and file FBI agents.
  1176. October 31, 2016: The FBI begins analyzing Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails.
  1177. October 31, 2016: A senator wants to know if the FBI ever asked for subpoena power in the Clinton email investigation, and if not, why not.
  1178. October 31, 2016: The supervisor of the FBI’s Clinton email investigation is revealed.
  1179. October 31, 2016: Loretta Lynch and James Comey have a private meeting, and agree to work together to get faster answers.
  1180. October 31, 2016: The New York Times’ editorial board heavily criticizes “James Comey’s Big Mistake.”
  1181. October 31, 2016: The White House stays out of the controversy about Comey’s decision to reopen the Clinton email investigation.
  1182. November 1, 2016: The FBI never asked Clinton’s aides for all their computers and mobile devices.
  1183. November 1, 2016: Obama indirectly criticizes Comey, saying “we don’t operate on innuendo.”
  1184. November 2, 2016: It is revealed that the FBI and Justice Department agreed not to have grand jury subpoenas for the Clinton email investigation, arguing that would lead to a faster conclusion.
  1185. November 2, 2016: FBI agents felt “handcuffed” over what they could do in the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
  1186. November 2, 2016: The FBI allegedly has not destroyed the laptops of two Clinton aides, and their immunity deals may have been voided.
  1187. November 2, 2016: Suspicions of partisan political decisions has been causing increasing conflict within both the FBI and Justice Department, as well as between them.
  1188. November 3, 2016: Previously unknown Huma Abedin emails relevant to the FBI’s Clinton email investigation have been found on her husband’s computer.
  1189. November 3, 2016: It is alleged leakers inside the FBI are upset at Clinton, James Comey, and/or the Justice Department.
  1190. November 3, 2016: It is alleged Comey told Congress about reopening the FBI’s Clinton investigation at least partially due to fears of leaks from the FBI’s New York office.
  1191. November 4, 2016: A majority of voters think Clinton acted illegally.
  1192. November 4, 2016: Many political insiders, especially Republicans, say Comey’s letter changed the trajectory of the 2016 presidential race.

Similar Cases {31 entries}

  1. September 21, 2000: A US ambassador loses his security clearance after working on classified information on an airplane flight.
  2. January 17, 2001: George W. Bush stops using email due to public records laws.
  3. January 19–20, 2001: John Deutch pleads guilty to mishandling government secrets, then Bill Clinton pardons him.
  4. August 22, 2001: A top al-Qaeda expert quits the FBI due to fallout from a briefcase incident.
  5. January 1, 2003: An FBI agent is charged with gross negligence but pleads guilty to lesser charges.
  6. April 1, 2005: Sandy Berger pleads guilty to the unlawful removal and retention of national security information.
  7. March 30, 2006: An NSA employee gets six years for taking home NSA manuals.
  8. April 11, 2006: A TSA whistleblower is improperly fired and accused of leaking classified information.
  9. January 1, 2007: An NSA whistleblower is harassed by the government despite no evidence against him.
  10. September 15, 2008: Vice presidential candidate Palin uses private email to avoid public scrutiny, but gets her email account hacked.
  11. April 1, 2010: An NSA official is convicted for possessing a document not marked classified.
  12. February 26, 2012: The Obama administration punishes whistleblowers for leaks, but not high-ranking officials leaking favorable information.
  13. Summer 2012: A Marine is fired for giving an urgent warning that mentions classified information.
  14. August 2012: A US ambassador is forced to resign after using a private email account for government work.
  15. September 18, 2012—February 2013: A nuclear energy whistleblower is targeted for allegedly having classified information on a computer.
  16. October 22, 2012: A CIA official goes to prison for giving classified information to a reporter.
  17. April 2, 2014: Former State Department arms expert Stephen Jin-Woo Kim is sentenced to 13 months in prison after sharing classified information with a reporter.
  18. June 19, 2014: A Naval officer pleads guilty to storing classified documents on a home computer.
  19. July 17, 2014: Former Navy contract linguist James Hitselberger pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge of taking classified documents without authority.
  20. April 23, 2015: Petraeus is given a remarkably lenient plea bargain despite his serious security violations.
  21. May 11, 2015: A former CIA official is sentenced to prison for giving the name of a CIA asset to a reporter.
  22. July 29, 2015: Former Naval Reserve Commander Bryan Nishimura pleads guilty to transferring classified data from a government computer to a personal computer.
  23. August 17, 2015: A former State Department official claims Clinton is being given special treatment for her email scandal.
  24. September 29, 2015: Some former government whistleblowers believe that “the scales of justice weigh differently for [Clinton] and other senior officials than it does” for low-level government employees.
  25. January 28, 2016: The Navy’s intelligence chief had his security clearance suspended during an investigation, but Petraeus and Clinton did not.
  26. May 27, 2016: US Naval Machinist Kristian Saucier pleads guilty for taking photos inside the attack submarine he had been working on.
  27. July 7, 2016: Comey says he didn’t recommend Clinton be charged because he couldn’t prove intent, despite the gross negligence law.
  28. July 7, 2016: A former NSA official says what Clinton’s emails revealed about NSA collection methods caused “much worse” damage than leaks from Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning or any other whistleblowers.
  29. July 7, 2016: The non-prosecution of Clinton could make it more difficult to get convictions in other cases.
  30. July 7, 2016: FBI Director Comey claims David Petraeus’ security violations were more serious than Clinton’s.
  31. August 19, 2016: A sailor is denied a ‘Clinton Deal’ and gets one year in prison for six photos of submarine.

Clinton Foundation {160 entries}

  1. January 20, 1993–January 20, 2001: Bill Clinton is the president of the US for eight years and Hillary Clinton is the first lady.
  2. February 3, 1993: An executive order prohibits a federal government official from using public office for private gain.
  3. 1997: President Bill Clinton forms a non-profit called the Clinton Foundation.
  4. 2001—2013: Bill Clinton’s work for the Clinton Foundation brings him personal wealth.
  5. 2003—2007: Giustra meets with Bill Clinton and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, then wins lucrative business deals in Colombia.
  6. 2004—2006: The Clinton Foundation rapidly expands in size and scope.
  7. September 6, 2005: Bill Clinton helps Kazakhstan’s president while Giustra gets a sweet deal in Kazakhstan and donates to the Clinton Foundation.
  8. Early 2006: Giustra secretly donates $31 million to the Clinton Foundation.
  9. September 18, 2006: Giustra says his chips are on Bill Clinton.
  10. June 21, 2007: A Canadian offshoot of the Clinton Foundation is formed; it will later be called a “structured money-laundering operation.”
  11. August 2007: A second Canadian offshoot allows big donations to secretly pass to the Clinton Foundation.
  12. September 20, 2007: If Hillary becomes president, Bill Clinton would disclose future donors to the Clinton Foundation, but not past ones.
  13. February 1, 2008: The Clinton Foundation’s email domain is linked to Clinton’s private server.
  14. June 7, 2008: Clinton concedes the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama after a close primary race.
  15. December 1, 2008: President-elect Obama nominates Hillary Clinton for secretary of state.
  16. December 12, 2008: The Clinton Foundation makes an agreement with the White House over conflict of interest issues.
  17. December 17, 2008: The Clinton Foundation’s donor list includes foreign governments as well as business leaders.
  18. Early 2009: President Obama bans Blumenthal from a job at the State Department.
  19. Early 2009—March 2015: Sid Blumenthal takes a job at the Clinton Foundation, advises the secretary of state frequently, and promotes the interests of two government contractors.
  20. Early 2009: The State Department can’t find out if sponsors of Bill Clinton’s paid speeches donated to the Clinton Foundation.
  21. 2009: A new corporate consulting firm is closely tied to the Clinton Foundation, presenting new conflict of interest issues.
  22. January 5, 2009: Clinton tells the State Department that she will go “above and beyond” the law and regulations to avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest between the department and the Clinton Foundation.
  23. January 15, 2009: The Clinton Foundation releases its list of donors for the first time.
  24. January 15, 2009: Limits are placed on Clinton Global Initiative while Hillary Clinton is secretary of state.
  25. January 15, 2009—January 21, 2009: A possible conflict of interest between the Clinton Foundation’s work and Clinton’s duties is the main concern during her secretary of state confirmation.
  26. January 20, 2009: Barack Obama takes office as president of the US.
  27. January 21, 2009: Clinton is sworn in as secretary of state.
  28. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: While Clinton is secretary of state, at least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that donate to the Clinton Foundation also lobby Clinton’s State Department.
  29. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: While Clinton is secretary of state, tens of millions of foreign donations are given to a branch of the Clinton Foundation, yet are never submitted to State Department lawyers for review.
  30. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: The Clinton Foundation refuses any significant increases in donations from foreign governments while Clinton is secretary of state, but individuals with direct ties to foreign governments do increase their giving.
  31. January 21, 2009—February 1, 2013: During Clinton’s four years as secretary of state, the State Department dramatically increases the sale of military weapons to countries that are large donors to the Clinton Foundation.
  32. January 21, 2009—2014: While secretary of state, Clinton supports international business deals that benefit Boeing, a US-based airplane manufacturing company.
  33. January 21, 2009: After Hillary Clinton becomes secretary of state, the speaking fees for her husband Bill Clinton dramatically increase.
  34. Mid-February 2009: Bill Clinton wants a consulting job with a man who openly aims to use money to influence US policy towards Israel.
  35. March 2009—2014: The Clintons and the Clinton Foundation benefit after Hillary Clinton helps Swiss bank UBS.
  36. April 22, 2009: Clinton’s top staffers appear to be doing a favor for someone connected to the Clinton Foundation.
  37. April 25, 2009: Clinton’s top staffers provide help for a top Clinton Foundation donor due to a request from the Clinton Foundation.
  38. 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.
  39. 2010 or 2011: Stratfor privately says the Clinton Foundation could be a “shakedown operation” for the Clintons.
  40. January 1, 2010: The Clinton Foundation incorrectly lists no donations whatsoever from foreign governments in its yearly tax returns.
  41. January 14, 2010: Algeria makes a large donation to the Clinton Foundation in violation of the Foundation’s rules, while Algeria is heavily lobbying Clinton’s State Department.
  42. May 21, 2010—October 21, 2010: Computer records suggest Clinton’s private server could be located at the Clinton Foundation’s headquarters.
  43. June 2010—October 2010: Secret donations to a Clinton Foundation offshoot are given around the same time Clinton’s State Department allows Russia to buy a company that controls much of the uranium production in the US.
  44. June 1, 2010: Giustra and the Clintons meet the Colombian President; Giustra gets big contracts in Colombia and Giustra makes big donations to the Clinton Foundation.
  45. September 23, 2010: A CGI commitment benefits a for-profit company partly owned by friends of the Clintons.
  46. July 2011—August 17, 2011: A prominent political donor is appointed to a security panel by one of Clinton’s top aides, but soon resigns.
  47. July 14, 2011: Blumenthal tells Clinton about a company he’s invested in helping Libya’s rebels when he would need Clinton’s approval.
  48. Mid-November 2011—December 2, 2011: The State Department questions a Bill Clinton speech offer, leading to a rare cancellation.
  49. November 22, 2011: An aide says Bill Clinton won’t call a donor unless that person gives millions to the Clinton Foundation.
  50. March 22, 2012: Clinton denounces corruption and lack of transparency.
  51. April 16, 2012: The government of Qatar promises $1 million to Bill Clinton, which could be a violation of the Clinton Foundation’s ethics violation with the Obama Administration.
  52. May 18, 2012: The State Department rejects Bill Clinton’s idea to give a lucrative speech in North Korea.
  53. June 1, 2012: Clinton aide Huma Abedin holds four paid jobs at once with obvious conflicts of interest.
  54. June 11, 2012: Bill Clinton wants to give a lucrative speech in the world’s poorest country, but the State Department rejects the idea.
  55. June 19–20, 2012: Cheryl Mills conducts interviews to find the Clinton Foundation’s next leader while working as Clinton’s chief of staff, raising a possible conflict of interest.
  56. July 11, 2012 and July 28, 2012: Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills emails government information to the Clinton Foundation that will later be deemed classified.
  57. September 13, 2012: Libya’s president seeks to meet Bill Clinton at a Clinton Foundation event just two days after the Benghazi terrorist attack.
  58. 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.
  59. November 2012: The Better Business Bureau (BBB) does not give the Clinton Foundation its annual stamp of approval.
  60. Late 2012: Blumenthal starts getting paid an “eye-popping” salary for part-time work at Clinton-affiliated organizations.
  61. February 1, 2013: Clinton’s four year tenure as secretary of state ends.
  62. Shortly After February 1, 2013: The ethics agreement with the Clinton Foundation ends; donations from foreign governments increase.
  63. April 2013—March 2015: Hillary Clinton is paid more than $21 million for 92 speeches given between April 2013 and 2015.
  64. April 24, 2013: In a private speech, Clinton says that with everybody watching “all of the back room discussions and the deals… you need both a public and a private position.”
  65. August 13, 2013: Hillary Clinton has based herself and her aides at the Clinton Foundation while she prepares to run for president again.
  66. September 10, 2013: Records are sought for Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s multiple simultaneous jobs.
  67. September 22, 2013: The Clinton Foundation’s possible conflicts of interest are scrutinized.
  68. October 2013: Clinton’s brother gets a financial stake in a mining venture in Haiti.
  69. December 4, 2013: Some Bill Clinton doodles are made public due to the hacker Guccifer.
  70. May 5, 2014: 29 of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average index have donated to the Clinton Foundation.
  71. June 19, 2014: Bill Clinton accepts an award from a smaller charity and gets $500,000 for the Clinton Foundation.
  72. July 11, 2014: Nonprofit Quarterly publishes a story with the title, “The Philanthropic Problem with Hillary Clinton’s Huge Speaking Fees.”
  73. November 19, 2014: The Clinton Foundation’s travel expenses almost double from the previous year.
  74. January 15, 2015: Secretary Clinton receives 12 million dollars in exchange for Meeting in Morocco.
  75. February 18, 2015: Most major donors to the Clinton Foundation are foreigners or political supporters of the Clintons.
  76. February 25, 2015: Bill Clinton won’t tell the State Department how much he’s being offered to give speeches, making it difficult for the department to reject any offers.
  77. March 3, 2015: Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Reince Priebus suggests Clinton could have mixed diplomacy and private fundraising in her emails.
  78. March 4, 2015: A non-profit watchdog suggests Clinton hid her emails because her government work and Clinton Foundation work was intertwined.
  79. March 7, 2015—Mid-July 2016: Donations to a state senate election lead to potential conflicts of interests in three FBI investigations for a high-ranking FBI official.
  80. April 12, 2015: Hillary Clinton launches her second presidential campaign.
  81. April 19, 2015: The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP), a Canadian affiliate of the Clinton Foundation, has over 1,000 undisclosed donors, and the amount they have given is unknown.
  82. April 26, 2015: The Clinton Foundation admits mistakes.
  83. April 26, 2015: “It seems like the Clinton Foundation operates as a slush fund for the Clintons.”
  84. April 30, 2015: The Clinton Foundation is said to be in a “campaign tailspin.”
  85. May 4, 2015: Former President Bill Clinton responds to criticism of the Clinton Foundation and his large speaking fees.
  86. May 5, 2015: The controversial book “Clinton Cash” is published, criticizing the Clinton Foundation.
  87. May 15, 2015: The Clinton Foundation announces that it will place new limits on its fundraising activities.
  88. May 15, 2015: Dozens of media organizations and journalists have donated to the Clinton Foundation.
  89. May 21, 2015: The Clinton Foundation confirms that it received millions in previously unreported payments by foreign governments and corporations for speeches given by Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  90. May 26, 2015: The Clintons are criticized for mixing government work with fund raising.
  91. June 2, 2015: The Washington Post reports on the controversial reputation of the Clinton Foundation.
  92. June 5, 2015: Robert Reich criticizes Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  93. June 10, 2015: Former President Bill Clinton says that he won’t stop giving paid speeches while his wife Hillary is running for president.
  94. June 14, 2015: Bill Clinton says he and his wife Hillary don’t know if there were conflicts of interest with the Clinton Foundation.
  95. Summer 2015: The FBI begins an investigation of the Clinton Foundation.
  96. September 2, 2015: Congressional committees are interested in the Clinton Foundation’s financial dealings.
  97. September 3, 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.
  98. September 27, 2015: Clinton claims she did not have any work-related emails regarding the Clinton Foundation while secretary of state.
  99. Autumn 2015: State Department investigators issue a subpoena to the Clinton Foundation.
  100. November 17, 2015: The Clinton Foundation is accused of being a money laundering front to benefit the Clintons.
  101. November 19, 2015: The Washington Post publishes an in-depth analysis of the history of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s political fundraising.
  102. January 11, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton investigation could be looking into Clinton Foundation corruption.
  103. January 28, 2016: Clinton’s email scandal could be linked to Clinton Foundation corruption.
  104. Before February 2016: The FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation gains evidence from at least two confidential informants involved in other investigations.
  105. Before February 2016: A suspicious bank transaction draws the attention of the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation.
  106. February 2016: The Justice Department declines to give the FBI Clinton Foundation investigation the legal authority for more investigative powers, but the investigation continues anyway.
  107. After February 2016: Justice Department officials allegedly tell FBI agents investigating the Clinton Foundation to “stand down,” to no effect.
  108. February 2016—Early November 2016: It is alleged that a US attorney has increased tensions between the FBI and Justice Department over the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation.
  109. March 9, 2016: Attorney General Lynch shows no interest in the Clinton Foundation’s foreign donors.
  110. March 15, 2016: Republicans sue for more Clinton and Clinton Foundation emails.
  111. March 23, 2016: A Congressperson calls the Clinton Foundation a “sham” charity.
  112. March 30, 2016: Clinton says the Clinton Foundation will continue if she is elected president.
  113. Spring 2016: FBI and Justice Department officials consider opening a specific corruption case regarding the Clinton Foundation, but decide not to do so.
  114. April 6, 2016: Best-selling political author Naomi Klein criticizes the Clinton Foundation.
  115. April 8, 2016: Sanders says he doesn’t criticize the Clinton Foundation or Clinton’s emails to avoid personal attacks.
  116. April 26, 2016: The Associated Press reports: “Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors…”
  117. April 27, 2016: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says if Clinton faces Donald Trump in the general election, Trump will attack her about the Clinton Foundation and her email scandal.
  118. May 13, 2016: Trump doubts that the Clinton Foundation is a real charity.
  119. May 22, 2016: Ethics experts suggest the Clintons should cut their ties with the Clinton Foundation if Hillary is elected president.
  120. May 23, 2016: The FBI is investigating the governor of Virginia, including his time as a board member of the CGI.
  121. June 5, 2016: Sanders criticizes the Clinton Foundation.
  122. June 8, 2016: Clinton claims the Clinton Foundation only made “one or two” disclosure mistakes.
  123. June 21, 2016: The Clinton Foundation’s computer network was recently successfully hacked by alleged Russian hackers.
  124. June 23, 2016: The State Department is accused of dragging out the release of emails related to the Clinton Foundation.
  125. June 24, 2016: Clinton’s official calendar omits dozens of meetings with donors and other outside interests.
  126. June 28, 2016: A federal judge accuses the State Department of running out the clock on a FOIA lawsuit to politically protect Clinton.
  127. June 28, 2016: Huma Abedin admits she worked on “Clinton family matters” while she was working at the State Department.
  128. 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.
  129. July 7, 2016: FBI Director James Comey refuses to say whether the Clinton Foundation is being investigated.
  130. Mid-July 2016: The FBI reorganizes its Clinton Foundation investigation, despite the involvement of an FBI official with a potential conflict of interest.
  131. Mid-July 2016—August 2016: FBI and Justice Department officials agree to wait until after the 2016 presidential election to decide the next steps in the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation.
  132. August 1, 2016: An author says the FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation, which he knows from his own FBI interviews.
  133. August 8, 2016: A Donald Trump confidant claims to be in contact with the head of WikiLeaks and predicts a future release of Clinton Foundation material.
  134. August 11, 2016: Ethics experts say recently released emails indicate the spirit of Clinton’s pledges to keep the interests of the State Department and the Clinton Foundation was violated.
  135. August 11, 2016: According the Daily Caller, the FBI is pursuing multiple investigations regarding possible corruption related to the Clinton Foundation.
  136. August 11, 2016: The State Department fails to answer questions about a possible conflict of interest involving the Clinton Foundation and Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills in June 2012.
  137. August 12, 2016: A Justice Department official allegedly attempts to shut down the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation, but it continues.
  138. August 16, 2016: The Boston Globe argues that the Clinton Foundation should be entirely shut down if Clinton is elected president.
  139. August 18, 2016: The Clinton Foundation announces what changes it will make if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
  140. August 18, 2016: The Clinton Foundation’s computer network may have been recently hacked.
  141. August 18, 2016: The Clinton Foundation claims its computers have not been hacked.
  142. August 23, 2016: USA Today’s editorial board advocates closing the Clinton Foundation if Clinton is elected president.
  143. August 24, 2016: Chelsea Clinton will stay on the Clinton Foundation’s board even if her mother Hillary becomes president.
  144. August 24, 2016: Half of the private citizens who met with Clinton while she was secretary of state donated to the Clinton Foundation.
  145. August 26, 2016: Clinton says she is sure that there are no damaging emails and/or Clinton Foundation controversies still to be made public.
  146. August 30, 2016: The New York Times advocates that Bill and Chelsea Clinton should cut all ties to the Clinton Foundation if Hillary wins the presidency, and the foundation should ban all foreign and corporate donations immediately.
  147. August 30, 2016: More than 50 House Republicans call for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s ties to the Clinton Foundation.
  148. September 2016: The FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation tries but fails to get access to possibly relevant emails found in the Clinton email investigation.
  149. September 12, 2016: Bill Clinton claims the Clinton Foundation is more transparent than any other charitable foundation.
  150. September 19, 2016: Bill Clinton says that some Clinton Foundation donors expected favors.
  151. October 12, 2016: Mike Pence doubles down on Trump’s promise to have a special prosecutor investigate Clinton if Trump wins the White House.
  152. October 25, 2016: Rudy Giuliani seemingly predicts Comey’s bombshell reopening of the Clinton email investigation, leading to calls he should be investigated for taking part in leaks.
  153. October 29, 2016: The FBI does have a Clinton Foundation investigation, and Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails could be useful to it.
  154. October 30, 2016: A former assistant FBI director criticizes the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation, and the FBI’s Clinton email investigation.
  155. October 30, 2016: The Wall Street Journal confirms there is an on-going FBI Clinton Foundation investigation, but the Justice Department hasn’t given it investigative powers.
  156. October 30, 2016: The FBI’s Miami field office is said to be involved in the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation, possibly targeting activities in Latin America.
  157. November 2, 2016: Fox News claims the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation is “a very high priority,” and it is “likely” it could eventually lead to an indictment.
  158. November 2, 2016: It is alleged there is 99% certainty that Clinton’s private server was hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies.
  159. November 2, 2016: Suspicions of partisan political decisions has been causing increasing conflict within both the FBI and Justice Department, as well as between them.
  160. November 3, 2016: The FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation is still facing an impasse between FBI investigators and top officials.
  161. November 4, 2016: A majority of voters think Clinton acted illegally.