See also First 100 Days for a comparison of Trump's campaign promises with his actions as president.
|2017.11.13||Donald Trump tweeted about the hacked emails of then-Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta approximately 15 minutes after WikiLeaks requested his son Donald Trump Jr. to do so. thehill.com (See also Corruption, Donald Trump Jr)|
|2017.11.17||A senior Russian official who claimed to be acting at the behest of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia tried in May 2016 to arrange a meeting between Mr. Putin and Donald J. Trump. nytimes.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.11.18||Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. apnews.com (See also Trump Relationship with Russia, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr)|
|2017.11.20||Travels by Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to meet with senior officials in Hungary during the 2016 presidential election are being closely examined by congressional investigators, given the increasingly close ties between Hungary and Russia and the role of the country as a hub for Russian intelligence activity. abcnews.go.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.12.01||Michael Flynn will reportedly testify that Donald Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. thedailybeast.com (See also Michael Flynn, Trump Relationship with Russia, Russian Meddling in Election, Criminality)|
|2017.12.01||Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn has promised “full cooperation” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation and, according to a confidant, is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria. abcnews.go.com (See also Michael Flynn, Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia, Legal Issues, Criminality)|
|2017.12.06||Donald Trump Jr. asked a Russian lawyer at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting whether she had evidence of illegal donations to the Clinton Foundation, the lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee in answers to written questions. nbcnews.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Donald Trump Jr, Legal Issues)|
|2017.12.07||An executive at a leading Russian social media company made several overtures to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 — including days before the November election — urging the candidate to create a page on the website to appeal to Russian Americans and Russians. washingtonpost.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Donald Trump Jr, Russia)|
Dan Scavino, the White House social media director, expressed interest in learning more, and Donald Trump Jr. forwarded a pitch about the concept to Scavino.
|2017.12.07||The British publicist who arranged the June 2016 meeting with Russians and Donald Trump Jr. sent multiple emails to a Russian participant and a member of Donald Trump's inner circle later that summer, the first indication there was any follow-up after the meeting. cnn.com (See also Donald Trump Jr, Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia, False Statements)|
|2017.12.08||Candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Organization received an email in September 2016 offering a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents, according to an email provided to congressional investigators. cnn.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia, Donald Trump Jr)|
|2017.12.13||Donald Trump Jr. met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for 9 hours, as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father’s election campaign colluded with Moscow. reuters.com (See also Donald Trump Jr, Legal Issues, Trump Relationship with Russia, Russian Meddling in Election, 2016 Election)|
|2017.12.14||Donald Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia supported his run for the White House as part of an unprecedented assault on a pillar of U.S. democracy. washingtonpost.com (See also Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia, Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, H.R. McMaster, John Kelly, 2016 Election)|
|2017.12.14||Fourteen former national security, intelligence, and foreign policy officials who have served at senior levels in Republican and Democratic administrations recently wrote an amicus brief as part of a lawsuit brought against Donald Trump's campaign and Roger Stone, his longtime confidant. businessinsider.com (See also Legal Issues, Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.12.15||Special Counsel Robert Mueller has requested that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign, turn over documents as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, according to people familiar with the matter. wsj.com (See also Legal Activity, 2016 Election, Steve Bannon, Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.12.16||Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained “many tens of thousands" of Trump transition emails, including emails of Jared Kushner. axios.com (See also Jared Kushner, Trump Relationship with Russia, Legal Issues)|
|2017.12.22||Donald Trump promised to protect steel while campaigning, but his pledge to do something has actually done more harm than good, as layoffs are coming instead. nytimes.com (See also False Statements, Jobs)|
|2017.12.22||The Associated Press found that a Russian hacking group targeted at least 200 journalists, publishers and bloggers as early as mid-2014 up to a few months ago. apnews.com (See also Russia, Russian Meddling in Election, Assaults on Civil Liberties)|
|2017.12.27||Special counsel Robert Mueller has begun to question Republican National Committee staffers about the party's 2016 campaign data operation, which helped President Donald Trump's campaign team target voters in critical swing states. businessinsider.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia, Legal Issues, Jared Kushner)|
|2017.12.30||George Papadopoulos, a Trump foreign policy adviser, was the improbable match that set off a blaze that has consumed the first year of the Trump administration. nytimes.com (See also Russia, Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia, Legal Issues)|
|2018.01.29||Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, disregarding Justice Department warnings that their actions would be “extraordinarily reckless,” voted Monday evening to release a contentious secret memorandum said to accuse the department and the F.B.I. of misusing their authority to obtain a secret surveillance order on a former Trump campaign associate, throwing fuel on an already fiery partisan conflict over the investigations into Russia’s brazen meddling in the 2016 presidential election. nytimes.com (See also Unprecedented Actions, Nationalism, Trump Relationship with Russia, Assaults on Facts)|
|2018.01.29||The Trump administration informed lawmakers that new Russia sanctions called for in a bipartisan bill passed last year are not necessary yet because the measure is already "serving as a deterrent," despite the fact that lawmakers in both parties nudged the administration to implement sanctions legislation that passed overwhelmingly in July — with only five no votes in both the House and Senate. politico.com (See also Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia, Unprecedented Actions)|
|2018.01.31||The FBI released a statement condemning a push by House Republicans to release a secret memo that purports to show how the bureau and the Justice Department abused their authorities to obtain a warrant to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser. nytimes.com (See also Corruption, Department of Justice)|
|2018.02.01||The FBI agent accused of undermining Donald Trump and being sympathetic to Hilary Clinton has been revealed as the initial author of a controversial FBI decision that upended Clinton's campaign just days before the 2016 election: the letter to Congress by then-FBI Director James Comey announcing the bureau was investigating newly discovered Clinton emails. cnn.com (See also False Statements, Corruption)|
|2018.02.03||The U.S. Justice Department has backed Special Counsel Robert Mueller over a lawsuit filed against him by Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, who had argued that the case should be dismissed. reuters.com (See also Legal Activity, Corruption)|
|2018.02.16||The special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations with illegally trying to disrupt the American political process, including efforts designed to boost the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump and hurt that of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. nytimes.com (See also 2016 Election, Russian Meddling in Election, Legal Activity)|
The indictment represents the first charges by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, for meddling in the 2016 presidential election — the fundamental crime that he was assigned to investigate.
2016.07 The 2016 Republican Platform as confirmed at the 2016 Republican convention
2017.01.10 The Federal Election Commission requests information essential to full public disclosure of Trump's federal election campaign finances from the Trump for President campaign. Failure to adequately respond by the response date noted could result in an audit or enforcement action.