Additions to Our Trump-Russia Timeline

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Additions to Our Trump-Russia Timeline

We update our Trump-Russia Timeline regularly, but, with more than 450 entries, it can be hard for returning readers to find what’s new.

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Oct. 17 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • On or Shortly After Jan. 10, 2017: Manafort Calls Priebus About ‘Steele Dossier’
  • March 3, 2017: Trump Vents Anger About Sessions Recusal [revision of previous entry]
  • July 14, 2017: Trump Campaign’s Digital Director Issues Statement
  • Oct. 4, 2017: Nunes Signs Subpoenas Relating to ‘Steele Dossier’
  • Oct. 5, 2017: Trump Dines with Priebus
  • Oct. 10, 2017: Page To Take the Fifth
  • Oct. 11, 2017: Cambridge Analytica Cooperating with House Probe
  • Oct. 11, 2017: Trump Drags Feet on Russian Sanction
  • Oct. 12, 2017: House Threatens to Subpoena Stone
  • Oct. 13, 2017: Mueller Interviews Priebus
  • Oct. 13, 2017: NBC: More Manafort Money Ties to Russian Oligarch
  • Oct. 13, 2017: Russian Banker Denies Felix Sater’s Trump Tower Claims

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Oct. 5, 2017: Trump Dines with Priebus
  • Oct. 13, 2017: Mueller Interviews Priebus

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • July 14, 2017: Trump Campaign’s Digital Director Issues Statement
  • Oct. 11, 2017: Cambridge Analytica Cooperating with House Probe

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Oct. 9 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • Sept. 10, 2013: US Attorney Bharara Files Prevezon Case
  • Early August 2016: Steele Gives the FBI Documents About Alleged Trump-Russia Connections
  • June 9, 2016: Don Jr., Manafort, Kushner Meet With Russian Lawyer [revision of previous entry]
  • Oct. 31, 2016: David Corn Breaks ‘Steele Dossier’ Story
  • Dec. 9, 2016: McCain Delivers ‘Steele Dossier’ to FBI Director Comey
  • Jan. 6, 2017: CIA, FBI, NSA: ‘Putin Ordered an Influence Campaign in 2016’ [revision of previous entry]
  • Jan. 10, 2017: BuzzFeed Publishes ‘Steele Dossier’
  • Jan. 10, 2017: Trump Dismisses ‘Steele Dossier’ as ‘Fake News’
  • Jan. 11, 2017: Trump Blasts ‘Steele Dossier’
  • Jan. 11, 2017: Trump Tweets About BuzzFeed and Russia
  • Jan. 11, 2017: WSJ Identifies Author of ‘Steele Dossier’
  • Jan. 13, 2017: Trump Dismisses Steele as ‘Failed Spy’ Promoting ‘Fake News’
  • Jan. 14, 2017: Trump Tweets About ‘Steele Dossier’
  • Jan. 15, 2017: Trump: ‘We Should Trust Putin’; Blasts Steele
  • March 10, 2017: Trump Fires US Attorney Preet Bharara and 45 Other US Attorneys [revision of previous entry]
  • March 21, 2017: Magnitsky’s Lawyer Suffers Severe Injuries [revision of previous entry]
  • May 12, 2017: DOJ Settles Civil Russian Money Laundering Case; Criminal Case Continues [revision of previous entry]
  • Summer 2017: Mueller Interviews Steele
  • July 2017: Nunes’ Aide Sends Staffers to Contact Steele
  • Oct. 6, 2017: Steele Talking to Senate Intelligence Committee

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Dec. 9, 2016: McCain Delivers ‘Steele Dossier’ to FBI Director Comey
  • Summer 2017: Mueller Interviews Steele

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • June 9, 2016: Don Jr., Manafort, Kushner Meet With Russian Lawyer [revision of previous entry]
  • May 12, 2017: DOJ Settles Civil Russian Money Laundering Case; Criminal Case Continues [revision of previous entry]

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Oct. 7 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • June 14, 2016: Rohrabacher’s Request to Show Pro-Russia Film During House Committee Hearing is Denied
  • Nov. 8, 2016: Election Day Troubles [revision of previous entry]
  • April 11, 2017: Rohrabacher Meets with Rinat Akhmetshin in Berlin
  • Oct. 3, 2017: Mueller Researching Limits of Presidential Pardon Power
  • Oct. 4, 2017: Interim Press Conference with Senate Intelligence Committee Chair and Vice-chair
  • Oct. 4, 2017: Senate Intelligence Committee Leaders Announce Briefing; Trump Tweets
  • Oct. 5, 2017: Trump Tweets

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Oct. 3, 2017: Mueller Researching Limits of Presidential Pardon Power
  • Oct. 4, 2017: Interim Press Conference with Senate Intelligence Committee Chair and Vice-chair

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • Nov. 8, 2016: Election Day Troubles [revision of previous entry]

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Oct. 2 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • October 2015: Cohen Receives Proposal for Moscow Residential Project
  • March 31, 2016: Trump Meets with Foreign Policy Advisers
  • April 11, 2016: Manafort to Russian Business Associate: ‘How Do We Use to Get Whole?’
  • June 2016: Sater Emails Cohen About Attending Russian International Economic Forum
  • July 7, 2016: Manafort Offers to Brief Oligarch Close to Putin [revision of previous entry]
  • July 18, 2016: Trump Campaign Successfully Changes GOP Platform on Ukraine [revision of previous entry]
  • June 15, 2017: Pence Hires Outside Attorney, Says He Will Cooperate with Mueller [revision of previous entry]
  • June 15, 2017: Reports: Mueller Is Investigating Kushner; McGahn Worries About Kushner-Trump Meetings
  • July 15, 2017: White House Hires Attorney for Trump-Russia Matters [revision of previous entry]
  • Sept. 28, 2017: Mueller Interviews NSC Chief of Staff Kellogg
  • Sept. 28, 2017: Senators are Concerned that Trump May Not Enforce New Russia Sanctions
  • Sept. 29, 2017: Fox News: Investigators Reviewing March 2016 Meeting of Trump Campaign’s National Security Advisers

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • June 15, 2017: Pence Hires Outside Attorney, Says He Will Cooperate with Mueller [revision of previous entry]
  • Sept. 28, 2017: Mueller Interviews NSC Chief of Staff Kellogg
  • Sept. 29, 2017: Fox News: Investigators Reviewing March 2016 Meeting of Trump Campaign’s National Security Advisers

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • June 15, 2017: Reports: Mueller Is Investigating Kushner; McGahn Worries About Kushner-Trump Meetings
  • July 15, 2017: White House Hires Attorney for Trump-Russia Matters [revision of previous entry]

Additions to our Pence Timeline:

  • June 15, 2017: Pence Hires Outside Attorney, Says He Will Cooperate with Mueller [revision of previous entry]

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Sept. 28 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • 1980: Stone and Manafort Start a Business [revision of previous entry]
  • 1988: Stone Urges Trump to Run for President
  • 2012: Trump Again Considers Presidential Bid
  • June 2015 to May 2017: Kremlin-linked Russian Company Buys Ads on Facebook; Russian Actors Also Used Twitter [revision of previous entry]
  • Sept. 22, 2017: Russians Continue Using Twitter to Support Trump
  • Sept. 22, 2017: Former DNI Clapper Expresses Doubt About Legitimacy of Trump’s Election
  • Sept. 25, 2017: Stone Decries Congressional Hearings
  • Sept. 26, 2017: Mueller Interviews of White House Staffers to Begin
  • Sept. 26, 2017: Senate Hearings on Legislation to Protect Mueller
  • Sept. 26, 2017: Russian Facebook Ads Supported Trump
  • Sept. 27, 2017: Trump Tweets About Facebook
  • Sept. 28, 2017: Twitter Says It Has Cracked Down on Russian Accounts

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Sept. 26, 2017: Mueller Interviews of White House Staffers to Begin
  • Sept. 26, 2017: Senate Hearings on Legislation to Protect Mueller

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Sept. 25 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • July 7, 2016: Manafort Offers to Brief Oligarch Close to Putin [revision of previous entry]
  • Nov. 8, 2016: Election Day Troubles [revision of previous entry]
  • December 2016: Kushner Establishes Private Email Account for Government Business
  • Sept. 18, 2017: Reports: Mueller Threatened ‘to Indict’ Manafort; Manafort Was Under Surveillance Before, During and After Campaign [revision of previous entry]
  • Sept. 21, 2017: Facebook Agrees to Give Congress 3,000 Russian Ads
  • Sept. 22, 2017: Trump Tweets
  • Sept. 22, 2017: DHS Finally Notifies States That Russian Hackers Targeted Their Election Systems
  • Sept. 24, 2017: White House Stonewalling; Nunes on Offense

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • December 2016: Kushner Establishes Private Email Account for Government Business

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Sept. 24, 2017: White House Stonewalling; Nunes on Offense

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Sept. 21 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • July 7, 2016: Manafort Offers to Brief Oligarch Close to Putin
  • Aug. 20, 2016: Russian Trolls Organize Trump Events in Florida
  • June or July 2017: Mueller Interviews Rosenstein
  • Sept. 19, 2017: Manafort’s Lawyer Responds
  • Sept. 19, 2017: Michael Cohen Issues Statement; Senate Intelligence Committee Not Pleased
  • Sept. 19, 2017: RNC Paying Legal Fees for Donald Trump and Don Jr.
  • Sept. 20, 2017: Mueller Seeking White House Documents on Flynn, Comey Firings

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • June or July 2017: Mueller Interviews Rosenstein
  • Sept. 20, 2017: Mueller Seeking White House Documents on Flynn, Comey Firings

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Sept. 19 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • Sept. 18, 2017: NYT: Mueller Threatens ‘to Indict’ Manafort; CNN: FBI Taped Manafort

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Sept. 18 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • Nov. 8-11, 2013: The Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow [revision of previous entry]
  • June 2015 to May 2017: Kremlin-linked Russian Company Buys Ads on Facebook [revision of previous entry]
  • June 2016: Kushner Takes Control of Trump Digital Effort and Hires Cambridge Analytica [revision of previous entry]
  • May 12, 2017: DOJ Settles Civil Russian Money Laundering Case; Criminal Case Continues [revision of previous entry]
  • Sept. 6, 2017: Facebook Reverses Earlier Denials; Admits Russian Trolls Bought Ads During Election
  • During the week of Sept. 11, 2017: McGahn Has “A Couple Documents Locked in a Safe”
  • Sept. 13, 2017: GOP Congressman Seeks Pardon for Assange

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • June 2015 to May 2017: Kremlin-linked Russian Company Buys Ads on Facebook [revision of previous entry]
  • June 2016: Kushner Takes Control of Trump Digital Effort and Hires Cambridge Analytica [revision of previous entry]
  • May 12, 2017: DOJ Settles Civil Russian Money Laundering Case; Criminal Case Continues [revision of previous entry]
  • Sept. 6, 2017: Facebook Reverses Earlier Denials; Admits Russian Trolls Bought Ads During Election
  • Sept. 13, 2017: GOP Congressman Seeks Pardon for Assange

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Sept. 15 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • May 17, 2017: Rosenstein Names Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Special Counsel; Trump Is Furious [revision of previous entry]

Additions to our Pence Timeline:

  • May 17, 2017: Rosenstein Names Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Special Counsel; Trump Is Furious [revision of previous entry]

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • May 17, 2017: Rosenstein Names Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Special Counsel; Trump Is Furious [revision of previous entry]

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Sept. 14 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • June 2015: Flynn Promotes Joint US-Russia Nuclear Project in Mideast
  • Later December 2016: Bannon, Flynn and Kushner Meet Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi [revision of previous entry]
  • During the Week of June 19, 2017: Trump Lawyers Reportedly Learn About Emails Relating to June 9, 2016, Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • Sept. 2, 2017: DOJ: No Evidence of Wiretapping [revision of previous entry]
  • Sept. 12, 2017: Trump’s Press Secretary Says FBI Should Investigate Comey
  • Sept. 12, 2017: House Democrats Refer Potential Flynn Misconduct to Mueller
  • Sept. 13, 2017: Sarah Sanders Doubles-Down on Comey
  • Sept. 13, 2017: Mueller Investigating Flynn’s Son
  • Sept. 13, 2017: Rice’s Reasons for ‘Unmasking’ Trump’s Associates Satisfies GOP

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • Later December 2016: Bannon, Flynn and Kushner Meet Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi [revision of previous entry]
  • During the Week of June 19, 2017: Trump Lawyers Reportedly Learn About Emails Relating to June 9, 2016, Meeting [revision of previous entry]

Additions to our Pence Timeline:

  • June 2015: Flynn Promotes Joint US-Russia Nuclear Project in Mideast
  • Sept. 12, 2017: House Democrats Refer Potential Flynn Misconduct to Mueller

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Sept. 12, 2017: Trump’s Press Secretary Says FBI Should Investigate Comey
  • Sept. 12, 2017: House Democrats Refer Potential Flynn Misconduct to Mueller
  • Sept. 13, 2017: Sarah Sanders Doubles-Down on Comey
  • Sept. 13, 2017: Mueller Investigating Flynn’s Son

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Sept. 11 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • Oct. 3, 2013: Trump Praises Putin, Again
  • Feb. 10, 2014: Trump Says Putin Contacted Him in November 2013
  • April 12, 2014: Trump Praises Putin, Again
  • May 27, 2014: Trump Boasts about Relationship with Putin
  • June 20, 2014: Trump Embraces Putin’s Criticism of “American Exceptionalism”
  • March 18, 2015: Trump Launches Exploratory Committee for Presidential Bid
  • June 18, 2015: Trump Boasts about Russian Relationships
  • June 29, 2015: Trump Says He Can Get Along with Russians
  • June 2015 to May 2017: Kremlin-linked Russian Company Buys Ads on Facebook
  • Sept. 27, 2015: Trump Praises Putin, Again
  • Oct. 6, 2015: Trumps Says He’s Met Putin
  • Oct. 13, 2015: Sater Sends Michael Cohen Letter of Intent for Trump Tower Moscow
  • Oct. 17, 2015: “Putin Loves Donald Trump”
  • Nov. 10, 2016: Trump: ‘I Got to Know [Putin] Very Well’ [revision of previous entry]
  • April 26, 2016: Trump Embraces Putin, Again
  • June 3, 2016: Trump Repeats Putin’s Praise
  • June 6 and 7, 2016: Don Jr.’s Phone Calls with Emin Agalarov
  • June 9, 2016: Don Jr., Manafort, Kushner Meet With Russian Lawyer [revision of previous entry]
  • July 27, 2016: Trump Embraces Putin, Again
  • Sept. 7, 2016: Trump Embraces Putin, Again
  • Dec. 23, 2016: Trump Quotes Putin
  • March 2017: Don Jr. Denies Any Campaign Contacts with Russians
  • Sometime around Aug. 11, 2017: Mueller Wants to Interview White House Staffers
  • Sept. 5, 2017: Congressman Issues More Subpoenas Relating to Steele Dossier
  • Sept. 7, 2017: Don Jr. Talks to Senate Intelligence Committee

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Sometime around Aug. 11, 2017: Mueller Wants to Interview White House Staffers

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • June 2015 to May 2017: Kremlin-linked Russian Company Buys Ads on Facebook
  • June 6 and 7, 2016: Don Jr.’s Phone Calls with Emin Agalarov
  • June 9, 2016: Don Jr., Manafort, Kushner Meet With Russian Lawyer [revision of previous entry]
  • March 2017: Don Jr. Denies Any Campaign Contacts with Russians
  • Sometime around Aug. 11, 2017: Mueller Wants to Interview White House Staffers
  • Sept. 7, 2017: Don Jr. Talks to Senate Intelligence Committee

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Sept. 6 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • Nov. 8, 2016: Election Day Troubles
  • May 4, 2017: Trump Fumes Over Comey’s Testimony
  • May 5, 2017: Trump Vents Anger About Sessions Recusal
  • May 6-7, 2017: Trump Decides to Fire FBI Director Comey [revision of previous entry]
  • May 8, 2017: Trump’s Team Develops Cover-Up for Comey’s Ouster [revision of previous entry]
  • June 2017: Trump’s Lawyers Take Their Case to Mueller
  • Aug. 30, 2017: GOP Senators Seek FBI Documents on Comey
  • Aug. 31, 2017: Kushner Companies Face Financial Challenges
  • Sept. 2, 2017: DOJ: No Evidence of Wiretapping

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • May 4, 2017: Trump Fumes Over Comey’s Testimony
  • May 6-7, 2017: Trump Decides to Fire FBI Director Comey [revision of previous entry]
  • May 8, 2017: Trump’s Team Develops Cover-Up for Comey’s Ouster [revision of previous entry]
  • June 2017: Trump’s Lawyers Take Their Case to Mueller
  • Aug. 30, 2017: GOP Senators Seek FBI Documents on Comey

Additions to our Pence Timeline:

  • May 6-7, 2017: Trump Decides to Fire FBI Director Comey [revision of previous entry]
  • May 8, 2017: Trump’s Team Develops Cover-Up for Comey’s Ouster [revision of previous entry]

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • May 6-7, 2017: Trump Decides to Fire FBI Director Comey [revision of previous entry]
  • May 8, 2017: Trump’s Team Develops Cover-Up for Comey’s Ouster [revision of previous entry]
  • Aug. 31, 2017: Kushner Companies Face Financial Challenges

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Sept. 1 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • November 2015 — January 2016: Pursuit of Trump Tower in Moscow [revision of previous entry]
  • Aug. 11, 2017: Russian Lobbyist Testifies Before Mueller’s Grand Jury
  • Aug. 30, 2017: Mueller Consulting with NY Attorney General on Manafort
  • Aug. 30, 2017: More Reports on Manafort Ties to Russian Oligarch
  • Aug. 30, 2017: Cohen Rebuts ‘Steele Dossier’

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Aug. 11, 2017: Russian Lobbyist Testifies Before Mueller’s Grand Jury
  • Aug. 30, 2017: Mueller Consulting with NY Attorney General on Manafort

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Aug. 30 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • Oct. 28, 2015: Trump Signs Letter of Intent for Trump Tower in Moscow
  • November 2015 — January 2016: Pursuit of Trump Tower in Moscow [revision of previous entry]
  • April 3, 2016: Panama Papers Leaked
  • April 8, 2016: Putin Convenes Russian Federation Security Council
  • Aug. 29, 2017: Mueller Digs Deeper on Manafort

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Aug. 29, 2017: Mueller Digs Deeper on Manafort

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Aug. 28 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • November 2015 — January 2016: Pursuit of Trump Tower in Moscow
  • Sometime around June 9, 2016: Trump Campaign Aide Receives Message Inviting Connection with Putin
  • Aug. 7, 2017: Trump Complains About Bill to Limit His Power to Fire Mueller
  • Aug. 9, 2017: Trump Blasts McConnell Over Russia Investigation
  • Aug. 11, 2017: House Democrats Renew Request to Subpoena Deutsche Bank Documents Relating to Trump
  • Aug. 22, 2017: Fusion GPS Co-Founder Testifies About “Steele Dossier”
  • Aug. 25, 2017: Mueller Subpoenas Grand Jury Witnesses in Manafort Probe
  • Aug. 25, 2017: Mueller Investigating Possible Flynn Connection to Clinton Email Project

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Aug. 7, 2017: Trump Complains About Bill to Limit His Power to Fire Mueller
  • Aug. 25, 2017: Mueller Subpoenas Grand Jury Witnesses in Manafort Probe
  • Aug. 25, 2017: Mueller Investigating Possible Flynn Connection to Clinton Email Project

 
Here’s a list of what we added with our Aug. 21 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • May 14, 1984: Trump Opens His First Atlantic City Casino
  • April 3, 1987: Australian Concerns About Alleged “Trump Mafia Connections”
  • 2002: Russian Real Estate Dealings Expand [revision of previous entry]
  • March 21, 2016: Trump Lists Page and Papadopoulos as Foreign Policy Advisers [revision of previous entry]
  • March 24, 2016: Papadopoulos Suggests Russia Meeting
  • June 7, 2016: Trump Promises to Reveal “Things That Have Taken Place With the Clintons” [revision of previous entry]
  • Jan. 9, 2017: Ukrainian Hacker Goes Dark
  • Aug. 1, 2017: White House Admits Trump “Weighed In” On Don Jr.’s Misleading Statement
  • Aug. 14, 2017: Pence Parses His Words On Russia
  • Aug. 15, 2017: Trump Tweets Another Russia Distraction
  • Aug. 17, 2017: Rohrbacher Echoes Assange: Russia Didn’t Hack Election

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Feb. 8, 2017: Comey Tells Priebus Not To Meddle

Additions to our Pence Timeline:

  • Aug. 14, 2017: Pence Parses His Words On Russia

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • June 7, 2016: Trump Promises to Reveal “Things That Have Taken Place With the Clintons”

Steven Harper

Steven Harper blogs at The Belly of the Beast, is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, and contributes regularly to The American Lawyer. He is the author of several books, including The Lawyer Bubble — A Profession in Crisis and Crossing Hoffa — A Teamster’s Story (a Chicago Tribune “Best Book of the Year”). Follow him on Twitter: @StevenJHarper1.

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