See also First 100 Days for a comparison of Trump's campaign promises with his actions as president.
|2017.10.09||Google has found evidence that Russian agents bought ads on its wide-ranging networks in an effort to interfere with the 2016 presidential campaign. nytimes.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election)|
The search giant is facing increased scrutiny over its role in the 2016 presidential campaign, and is one of a number of internet companies being examined.
|2017.10.11||The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is looking at Cambridge Analytica’s work for Donald Trump’s campaign as part of its investigation into Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 race. thedailybeast.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, had holdings in Cambridge Analytica worth between $1 million and $5 million as recently as April of this year.
|2017.10.17||US investigators believe it was Yevgeny Prigozhin's company (a colleague of Putin and a Russian oligarch) that financed a Russian "troll factory" that used social media to spread fake news during the 2016 US presidential campaign. cnn.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.10.18||Some of the Trump campaign’s most prominent names and supporters, including Trump’s campaign manager, digital director, Kellyanne Conway, and Donald Trump Jr., pushed tweets from professional trolls paid by the Russian government in the heat of the 2016 election campaign. thedailybeast.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia, Donald Trump Jr)|
|2017.10.24||The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office is pursuing an investigation into possible money laundering by Paul Manafort, adding to the federal and state probes concerning the former Trump campaign chairman. wsj.com (See also Corruption)|
|2017.10.25||Alexander Nix, who heads a controversial data-analytics firm that worked for Donald Trump’s campaign, wrote in an email last year that he reached out to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about Hillary Clinton’s missing 33,000 emails, while Assange confirmed that such an exchange took place. thedailybeast.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.10.27||The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website funded by a major Republican donor, first hired the research firm that months later produced for Democrats the salacious dossier describing ties between Donald J. Trump and the Russian government. nytimes.com (See also Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.10.30||A professor with close ties to the Russian government told an adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign in April 2016 that Moscow had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails." nytimes.com (See also Corruption, Trump Relationship with Russia, Russian Meddling in Election)|
The adviser, George Papadopoulos, has pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about that conversation, representing the most explicit evidence that the Trump campaign was aware that the Russian government was trying to help Mr. Trump and that the campaign was eager to accept that help.
|2017.10.30||Facebook plans to tell lawmakers on Tuesday that 126 million of its users may have seen content produced and circulated by Russian operatives, many times more than what the company previously disclosed about the reach of the disinformation campaign during the 2016 presidential election. washingtonpost.com (See also 2016 Election, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2017.10.30||Special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III on Monday revealed charges against three former Trump campaign officials — former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his longtime business partner Rick Gates and former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos — marking the first criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in U.S. political affairs. washingtonpost.com (See also Legal Activity, Corruption, Trump Relationship with Russia, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2017.10.30||Trump campaign’s Russia ties: Who’s involved washingtonpost.com (See also Trump Relationship with Russia, Russian Meddling in Election, Corruption)|
|2017.11.02||The Justice Department has identified more than six members of the Russian government involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee’s computers and swiping sensitive information that became public during the 2016 presidential election, according to people familiar with the investigation. wsj.com (See also Department of Justice, Russian Meddling in Election, Legal Activity)|
|2017.11.11||Donald Trump dismissed probes into whether his campaign colluded with Russia as an “artificial Democratic hit job,” and said he believed Putin was being sincere when he insisted that Russia did not attempt to interfere in the 2016 election. politico.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.11.12||Former CIA Director John Brennan said he believed Donald Trump called him and two other top intelligence officials “political hacks” to “delegitimize” the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. wsj.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.11.13||Donald Trump Jr. exchanged private messages with WikiLeaks during the presidential campaign at the same time the website was publishing hacked emails from Democratic officials. washingtonpost.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, Legal Issues, Donald Trump Jr)|
|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)|
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.