See also First 100 Days for a comparison of Trump's campaign promises with his actions as president.
|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.
|2018.02.18||Another former member of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign reportedly will plead guilty to charges resulting from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. splinternews.com (See also Legal Activity, Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2018.02.23||Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed new charges against former Donald Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates describing a "scheme" in which the two longtime business partners allegedly laundered $30 million, failed to pay taxes for almost 10 years and used real estate they owned to fraudulently secure more than $20 million in loans. cnn.com (See also Legal Activity, Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2018.02.24||Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was hit with new charges on Friday, including an allegation he secretly recruited and funded a group of former European politicians to lobby in the United States on behalf of Ukraine. nbcnews.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Legal Issues)|
The superseding indictment was filed just a couple of hours after Manafort's business partner, former campaign aide Rick Gates, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to investigators — even while he was negotiating a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.
|2018.03.16||Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire — a move that McCabe alleged was an attempt to slander him and undermine the ongoing special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign. washingtonpost.com (See also Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice, Conflicts of Interest, Resignations and Dismissals)|
|2018.03.19||Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly filmed saying they could entrap politicians in compromising situations with bribes and Ukrainian sex workers. channel4.com (See also 2016 Election, Corruption)|
|2018.03.20||Stephen K. Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s early efforts to collect troves of Facebook data as part of an ambitious program to build detailed profiles of millions of American voters, according to a former employee of the data-science firm. washingtonpost.com (See also Steve Bannon)|
|2018.03.25||Cambridge Analytica assigned dozens of non-U.S. citizens to provide campaign strategy and messaging advice to Republican candidates in 2014, according to three former workers for the data firm, even as an attorney warned executives to abide by U.S. laws limiting foreign involvement in elections. washingtonpost.com (See also Steve Bannon, Legal Issues)|
|2018.04.03||Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate allegations that Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was "colluding with Russian government officials" to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. cnn.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Legal Activity, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2018.04.09||Michael Cohen, the longtime attorney of Donald Trump, is under federal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations, according to three people with knowledge of the case. washingtonpost.com (See also Legal Activity, Corruption)|
|2018.04.20||The Democratic National Committee opened a surprise legal assault on Donald Trump, filing a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the organization was the victim of a conspiracy by Russian officials, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential run. nytimes.com (See also Legal Activity, Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
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.