Democracy & Government

Trump-Russia-Ukraine Interactive Timeline

A Timeline: Russia and President Trump

Former President Donald J. Trump’s connections to Russia began more than 40 years ago and didn’t end on Election Day 2016. Attorney Steven J. Harper and the producers at launched the Trump-Russia Timeline in February 2017 with 25 sourced and annotated entries.

Almost four years later, the weekly updates to the Timeline ended. Renamed the Trump-Russia-Ukraine Timeline, it had thousands of entries and encompassed Trump’s first impeachment. Readers can browse entries chronologically, focus on a particular date range, or use the name filter to click on one or more individuals to see where they fit in the overall narrative.

After Trump lost the election in November 2020, events began to overlap with the Insurrection Timeline – also available at

Created as antidotes to the lies and misinformation that Trump and his allies keep spreading, both timelines remain valuable resources for those interested in facts.

[Editor’s Note: Trump’s Twitter account was suspended on January 8, 2021. All Trump-Russia-Ukraine Timeline references to his tweets can now be found at]







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