See also First 100 Days for a comparison of Trump's campaign promises with his actions as president.
|2017.07.09||Donald Trump Jr. was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign. nytimes.com (See also Russia, Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, Russian Meddling in Election, Corruption)|
The meeting was also attended by Paul J. Manafort and Jared Kushner, who only recently disclosed the meeting.
|2017.07.12||Congress and the Justice Department are examining whether the Trump campaign’s digital operation – overseen by Jared Kushner – helped guide Russia’s sophisticated voter targeting and fake news attacks on Hillary Clinton in 2016. mcclatchydc.com (See also Jared Kushner, Russian Meddling in Election, Corruption)|
|2017.07.14||The former Soviet intelligence officer who attended the now-infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and other top campaign officials last June was previously accused in federal and state courts of orchestrating an international hacking conspiracy. thedailybeast.com (See also Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2017.07.15||A prominent Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer attended the meeting with Donald Trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign chairman last year, adding a new wrinkle to the Trump team’s evolving explanations about the June 2016 session, as this wasn't previously disclosed. apnews.com (See also Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, Russian Meddling in Election, Corruption)|
|2017.07.21||Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general. washingtonpost.com (See also Russia, Russian Meddling in Election, Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice)|
|2017.07.22||Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said that U.S. intelligence agencies uniformly believe the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 presidential campaign, despite Trump’s earlier claim there was a misunderstanding between the agencies. thehill.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2017.07.24||In his first public defense of his meetings with Russian officials during Donald Trump’s campaign and transition, Jared Kushner on Monday presented his encounters with those operatives as innocent interactions, saying "I did not collude." politico.com (See also Jared Kushner, Russian Meddling in Election, Jeff Sessions)|
|2017.07.25||Paul Manafort, a top campaign aide to President Trump, appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee early Tuesday morning to answer questions about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. washingtonpost.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2017.08.01||Here are all the misleading statements made so far about Trump Jr.'s meeting with the Russians. buzzfeed.com (See also Donald Trump Jr, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.08.02||Instead of looking at Russian meddling in last year’s election, Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and the president’s public drubbing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Republican Bob Goodlatte of Virgina, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has a different priority: investigating Hillary Clinton. bloomberg.com (See also Corruption, Russian Meddling in Election, Assaults on Government, Jeff Sessions)|
|2017.08.03||Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase. wsj.com (See also Legal Activity, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2017.08.04||Investigators working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recently asked the White House for documents related to the former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, and have questioned witnesses about whether he was secretly paid by the Turkish government during the final months of the presidential campaign. nytimes.com (See also Michael Flynn, Corruption, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2017.08.14||Trump campaign emails show aide’s repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings. washingtonpost.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.08.17||In the summer of 2016, as WikiLeaks was publishing documents from Democratic operatives allegedly they turned down a large cache of documents related to the Russian government, instead focusing on Hillary Clinton. foreignpolicy.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.08.24||CIA director Mike Pompeo has not impeded work looking into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, but several officials said there is concern about what he might do if the CIA uncovered new information potentially damaging to Trump. washingtonpost.com (See also Mike Pompeo, Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.08.30||Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on its investigation into Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, potentially providing Mueller with additional leverage to get Manafort to cooperate in the larger investigation into Trump’s campaign, as Trump does not have pardon power over state crimes. politico.com (See also Legal Activity, Trump Relationship with Russia, Russian Meddling in Election, Corruption)|
|2017.08.31||Special counsel Bob Mueller has teamed up with the IRS to assist with his investigation into alleged Russian election interference, enlisting the help of agents from the IRS’ Criminal Investigations unit, one of the federal government’s most tight-knit, specialized, and secretive investigative entities, focusing exclusively on financial crime, including tax evasion and money laundering. thedailybeast.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Legal Issues, Corruption, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.09.01||Paul Manafort's notes from a controversial Trump Tower meeting with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign included a mention of political contributions near a reference to the Republican National Committee. nbcnews.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia, Corruption, Legal Issues)|
It is illegal for foreigners to donate to American elections.
|2017.09.06||Amid ongoing concern over the role of disinformation in the 2016 election, Facebook said Wednesday it found that more than 5,000 ads, costing more than $150,000, had been placed on its network between June 2015 and May 2017 from "inauthentic accounts" and Pages, likely from Russia. wired.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.09.06||Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators that the social network has discovered that it sold ads during the U.S. presidential campaign to a shadowy Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda, seeking to target voters. washingtonpost.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.09.19||US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, including a period when Manafort was knows to talk to Donald Trump, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe. cnn.com (See also Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.09.20||Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, in an email from Paul Manafort to an overseas intermediary. washingtonpost.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia, Corruption, Russia)|
“If he needs private briefings we can accommodate,” Manafort wrote in the July 7, 2016, email.
|2017.09.25||Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit America’s racial and religious divisions during the 2016 presidential campaign. washingtonpost.com (See also Racism, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|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.
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.