Democracy & Government

A Timeline: Everything We Know About Kushner’s Role in the Russia Mess

The president's son-in-law is the Trump era's Forrest Gump.

A Timeline: Everything We Know About Kushner's Role in the Russia Mess

The son-in-law also rises: President Trump has given his daughter Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner an enormous portfolio of responsibility for everything from to the opioid crisis and veterans’ care to brokering peace in the Middle East. But Kushner comes with his own baggage, and the Kushner Timeline allows readers to filter entries according to two topics: Jared Kushner’s conflicts of interest and his role in the Trump-Russia controversy.

NOTE: This timeline is no longer updated here as of April 2018. For the latest developments, go to our main Trump-Russia Timeline, which now appears at the Committee to Investigate Russia website and click on Jared Kushner’s name.



Steven Harper

Steven J. Harper launched his acclaimed Trump-Russia Timeline on and it now appears regularly on Dan Rather’s News & Guts and Just Security, where it first appeared in December 2018. Harper is a lawyer who teaches at Northwestern University Law School, and 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 at stevenjharper1