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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: 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.
  171. March 3, 2015: The House Benghazi Committee requests Clinton should preserve and then hand over all her emails, not just those related to Benghazi.
  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.

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.