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and multiple congressional committees launched Russia-related investigations in 2017.
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- In July of 2016, the FBI launched a counterintelligence investigation into
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- On January 13, 2017, the committee announced that it was conducting a probe of Russian meddling. This investigation and others were sparked by a that described a multifaceted effort led by to interfere with the election by releasing damaging information about Clinton to help Trump.
- On January 25, 2017, the committee announced that it is investigating Russia's active measures during the presidential campaign as well as the underlying intelligence that led to the DNI's conclusions about Russia's intentions. The committee was led by Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) prior to 2019. (Nunes stepped away from the probe temporarily after the Ethics Committee announced it was looking into allegations he made When Nunes stepped away, Mike Conaway (R-TX) took his place. Even though Nunes said that he was formally stepping away from his role leading the investigation, he continued to and he issuing subpoenas.)
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- On March 22, 2017, the committee requested information about former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn's paid speaking engagements overseas. After Trump fired the committee began looking into the circumstances surrounding the dismissal.
On May 17, 2017, the committee called on the White House and the FBI to turn over all memos related the president's interactions with Comey. In addition to conducting an oversight investigation of Comey's dismissal, the committee has held hearings on the The committee also interviewed and behind closed doors.
- On May 17, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead an investigation into Russian interference and related matters that could result in criminal prosecutions. , after 22 months, charges against 37 defendants, seven guilty pleas and one conviction at trial. A redacted version of Mueller's report was released on April 18, 2019.
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February 2016 - Flynn,begins advising Trump on foreign policy matters, according to Reuters. Flynn became a prominent critic of the Obama administration after he was ousted from the DIA in 2014.
March 29, 2016 - Paul Manafort, a veteran GOP consultant, joins the Trump campaign as a strategist to help prepare for the Republican National Convention.
April 27, 2016 -Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is one of the diplomats in the audience.
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June 3, 2016 - Trump Jr.from a music publicist. Goldstone tells Trump Jr. that a Russian lawyer, working on behalf of the Kremlin, wants to pass along incriminating information about Clinton. He explains that Russia and its government want to support Trump by providing opposition research on Clinton. Trump Jr. indicates he is interested in seeing the information and suggests arranging a call.
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June 7-8, 2016 - Goldstone sends Trump Jr. another email about setting up an in-person meeting with a "Russian government attorney" who will be flying from Moscow to New York on June 9, to talk to representatives from the Trump campaign at Trump Tower in New York. Trump loops in Manafort and Kushner.
June 9, 2016 - Manafort, Kushner and Trump Jr. meet with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. It is unclear what is discussed during the meeting, which was set up as a discussion of Russian-sourced opposition research on Clinton.The elder Trump did not participate, according to his legal team.
June 12, 2016 - During an interview on British television,says that the website has obtained and will publish a batch of Clinton emails.
June 14, 2016 -hackers working for the Russian government accessed the DNC's computer system, stealing oppositional research on Trump and viewing staffers' emails and chat exchanges. The Kremlin, however, denies that the government was linked to the hack, and
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June 15, 2016 -According to the post, two Russian-backed groups called "Cozy Bear" and "Fancy Bear" tunneled into the committee's computer system. I Furthermore, Guccifer 2.0 claims to have passed along thousands of files to Trump suggesting in a statement that the DNC hacked itself to distract from Clinton's email scandal.
June 20, 2016 -As campaign chairman, Manafort is now the top official overseeing Trump's White House run.
July 22, 2016 -The documents include notes in which DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz insults staffers from the campaign and messages that suggest the organization was favoring Clinton rather than remaining neutral.
July 25, 2016 -Although the statement doesn't indicate that the agency has a particular suspect or suspects in mind, US officials tell CNN they think the cyberattack is linked to
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July 27, 2016 -"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," says Trump. On or about that same day, used by individuals in Clinton's personal office for the first time,
August 14, 2016 -that $12.7 million in illegal cash payments to Manafort were listed in a secret ledger linked to former President Viktor Yanukovych, who resigned amid street protests. Manafort had worked as an adviser to Yanukovych and his associates dating back at least a decade.
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October 6, 2016 - DCLeaks, a self-described collective of "hacktivists" seeking to expose the influence of special interests on elected officials, publishes a batch of documents stolen from Clinton ally Capricia Marshall. DCLeaks is later identified as a front for Russian military intelligence.
October 7, 2016 - The Department of Homeland Security and the Office of National Intelligence on Election Securitydeclaring that the intelligence community is "confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of emails from US persons and institutions." According to the statement,
December 1, 2016 -Kushner later describes the encounter as a quick introduction, pushing back on a Washington Post report that the three talked about establishing backchannel communication with the Russians.
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December 13, 2016 -Gorkov is the chairman of Vnesheconombank (VEB), a bank that was sanctioned by the United States after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.
January 6, 2017 - The Office of the Director of National Intelligence releases aon Russian meddling. hackers did not breach voting machines or computers that tallied election results but Russians meddled in other ways. Putin ordered a multifaceted influence campaign that included spreading pro-Trump propaganda online and hacking the DNC and Podesta. Paid social media users, aka "trolls," shared stories about Clinton controversies to create a cloud of scandal around her campaign.
January 10, 2017 -The author of the dossier is a former British spy who was hired by a research firm that had been funded by both political parties to conduct opposition research on Trump.
February 9, 2017 -and other Trump administration officials said in January that Flynn did not talk about policy when he spoke to the ambassador.
February 13, 2017 -In his resignation letter, he explains that,
February 17, 2017 -meet with Comey in a closed-door session. says in that the Senate will conduct a bipartisan investigation into alleged meddling by Putin.
March 1, 2017 -that met with Kislyak at least twice in 2016. During Sessions' Senate confirmation hearing,
March 2, 2017 - Sessions holds a press conference to announce that he is
March 20, 2017 -Comey is investigating links between Russia and members of the Trump campaign.
May 3, 2017 -Comey says he believes the Russian government is continuing to meddle in US politics.
May 9, 2017 - Trump fires Comey,
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June 8, 2017- Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee, describing his interactions with Trump dating back to a security briefing with Trump on January 6, 2017.he says Trump asked him to affirm his loyalty during a private dinner. Comey also describes a private conversation with Trump during which the president told him "I hope you can let this go," referring to the FBI's investigation into Flynn.
June 13, 2017 -He declines to answer questions about private conversations he had with Trump regarding the firing of Comey and says he does not remember if he had an informal conversation with Kislyak during the reception at the Mayflower Hotel in April 2016.
June 14, 2017 -In response to the report, Trump tweets, "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice."
July 8-July 11, 2017 -The meeting first came to light when Kushner filed a revised version of his security clearance application in June 2017. He omitted the meeting on previous versions of the form. When news of the meeting first breaks, Trump Jr. issues a statement explaining that the primary topic of discussion was resuming an adoption program for Russian children. Trump Jr. also says that he did not know the name of the individual he was slated to meet. Further New York Times reporting reveals, however, a chain of emails in which Trump Jr. is promised damaging information about Clinton from Russian government sources, a revelation that contradicts his initial statement. Minutes before the New York Times publishes its story about the misleading statement, The tweets are coupled with a statement in which Trump Jr. says the meeting was short and uneventful, as Veselnitskaya failed to deliver opposition research as promised.
July 21, 2017 -The story is based on interviews with unnamed current and former officials who discussed intelligence intercepts. A Justice Department spokeswoman says that she will not comment on a story based on anonymous sources and an uncorroborated intelligence intercept.
July 24-25, 2017 -He denies reading the email chain from Trump Jr. that set up the June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower. Kushner claims he arrived late to the meeting and he left early, texting his assistant a request to call his cellphone and give him an excuse to walk out. After issuing the statement, Kushner testifies before two congressional committees behind closed doors.
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August 1, 2017 -that Trump "weighed in" on his son's statement, "as any father would," but denies that the president dictated it.
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September 1, 2017 -Trump reportedly dictated his criticisms of Comey to Senior Adviser Stephen Miller, who drafted the letter during a long weekend at the president's New Jersey golf resort. The original version of the letter was distributed to top officials including Pence and White House counsel Don McGahn. According to the New York Times, revisions were made after McGahn suggested a number of cuts, expressing concern about references to private meetings between Trump and Comey.
September 6, 2017 -The Washington Post reports that the ads are linked to a Russian company called the Internet Research Agency. The DNI has identified the company as a Kremlin-connected organization that employs professional trolls who spread political propaganda on behalf of the Russian government. The social network
September 7, 2017 -During the interview, he says he does not remember details of White House involvement in the crafting of his initial statement in response to the first story about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
September 18, 2017 -The surveillance started during an FBI investigation into Manafort's work in Ukraine and was discontinued for lack of evidence at some point in 2016. After the FBI began looking into election interference, investigators resumed collecting Manafort's communications and continued through the early days of the Trump administration. Both rounds of surveillance receive approval from the secret court that oversees FISA warrants. After taking office, the president spoke to Manafort repeatedly until lawyers for both men told them to stop, according to CNN.
September 26, 2017 -After the session, Stone says that he declined to answer a question about his connection to Assange, claiming that he was in contact with the WikiLeaks founder via a third party he would not name. During the 2016 campaign, Stone posted several tweets with the appearance of advance knowledge that WikiLeaks was going to publish hacked emails from the Clinton campaign.
September 27, 2017 -was designed to reach social media users in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, two cities where race-related protests devolved into violence.
September 28, 2017 -The accounts were reportedly connected to the Russian troll farm that spread divisive messages on Facebook during the 2016 campaign.
October 2, 2017 -Some lawmakers say they are considering releasing the ads to the public.
October 3, 2017 -Trump defeated Clinton by a narrow margin in both battleground states.
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October 18, 2017 - Two partners from Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that hired Steele to collect information about Trump,
October 20, 2017 -. Nunes signed the subpoenas seeking financial records from TD Bank.
October 24, 2017 - The law firm Perkins Coie acknowledges that its clients, thethe research provided in the dossier. It was during the GOP primaries, but Democrats began funding it after Trump became the presumptive nominee in the spring of 2016.
October 30, 2017 -They plead not guilty. Separately, a court filing is unsealed revealing that former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, pertaining to the Russia probe.
December 1, 2017 -to "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI regarding discussions with Kislyak.
January 9, 2018 -of the research firm Fusion GPS, which produced the 2016 campaign season dossier containing allegations related to Trump's ties to Russia.
January 10, 2018 - Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee release a minority staff report entitled,
January 23, 2018 -reports that Mueller is interested in interviewing Trump about . Also, and the special counsel's investigators have talked to Comey as well. In separate news, CNN reports that Trump is inclined to let House Republicans
January 25, 2018 -that Trump told McGahn to but McGahn declined to carry out the president's order. Trump refers to the report as "fake news."
January 29, 2018 -. Under an obscure committee rule to make the classified memo public, which has never been invoked in the panel's 40-plus-year history, Trump has five days following the vote to decide whether to allow the public release to move forward or object to it.
February 2, 2018 -
February 5, 2018 -rebutting GOP allegations that the FBI abused surveillance laws. Trump has five days to block or allow its release.
February 9, 2018 - In a letter to the House Intelligence Committee, McGahn says that
February 16, 2018 - The Department of Justice announces that Mueller has13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election,
February 20, 2018 -admitting that he did not reveal his communications with Gates and a business associate in Ukraine during the 2016 presidential campaign.
February 23, 2018 -As part of his plea agreement, Gates will have to cooperate with Mueller's team, turning over documents, speaking to investigators and possibly testifying in court as a witness.
February 24, 2018 - The House Intelligence Committee releases athat seeks to undercut Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses. after the White House signs off following negotiations between the FBI and the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, over what in the document should be redacted. The White House objected to releasing the memo earlier in the month, saying that sensitive material had to be removed first.
March 12, 2018 - Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee release of a majority report entitled,The report concludes there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
March 13, 2018 - Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee release acovering their continuing efforts to determine whether there was collusion with Russia.
April 3, 2018 -The first person to be sentenced in the special counsel's probe, . His release is scheduled for June 4, 2018.
April 9, 2018 -He is under investigation for financial crimes including a campaign finance violation related to a pre-election hush money payment made to an adult film actress who allegedly had an affair with Trump.
May 8, 2018 -about hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to Cohen.
May 16, 2018 -from interviews with Trump Jr. and other participants in the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
May 18, 2018 -about an FBI source who met with at least two Trump campaign advisers to obtain info about their possible ties to Russia. The next day, to provide Congress with information about the source.
May 21, 2018 -top officials from the DOJ, FBI and DNI agree to share classified info with lawmakers who have been questioning the use of an informant in the election meddling investigation. Additionally, the DOJ inspector general's office will expand its ongoing probe to include scrutiny of the informant's activities.
June 4, 2018 -and attempting to convince them to lie for him in court. Witness tampering violates his bail terms and could sway a judge to send him to jail pending trial.
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June 17, 2018 -The Russian, who called himself Henry Greenberg, wanted $2 million for the info and Stone declined to pay. Greenberg was also in contact with former Trump campaign communications official Michael Caputo. Stone and Caputo did not tell Congressional investigators about Greenberg when they testified on Capitol Hill.
July 3, 2018 -concluding that the intelligence community's January 2017 assessment of election meddling was accurate. According to the summary, the intelligence agencies were correct in their finding that the goal of the election interference was to help Trump rather than simply create confusion.
July 12, 2018 -is accused by House Republicans of bias because he made derogatory remarks about Trump in text messages to an FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair.
July 13, 2018 -as part of Mueller's ongoing investigation. The indictment accuses the Russians of engaging in a "sustained effort" to hack emails and computer networks associated with the Democratic party during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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August 21, 2018 -The jury returns guilty verdicts on five counts of tax fraud, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts and two counts of bank fraud. A mistrial is declared for the other ten counts. In New York, Cohen pleads guilty to eight counts including tax fraud, making false statements to obtain a loan and campaign finance violations. Cohen says that he made illegal payments "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office."
August 31, 2018 -t. He admits to lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee and funneling a Ukrainian oligarch's money to Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee. This is the first time the Justice Department has publicly charged a person for helping a foreigner secretly funnel money into a Trump political event. Under his deal with prosecutors, Patten is charged only with one criminal count.
September 6, 2018 -about his contact with individuals tied to Russia during the 2016 campaign. Papadopolous will also have 12 months of supervised release, and must serve 200 hours of community service within about a year and pay a fine.
September 14, 2018 -If he fulfills his agreement to cooperate, prosecutors will drop other charges including money laundering and bank fraud.
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November 7, 2018 -Trump appoints Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. p
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November 23, 2018 - Jerome Corsi, an associate of Stone and a conspiracy theorist,The talks collapse three days later and as well as other news outlets. He is being investigated as a possible intermediary between Stone and WikiLeaks.
November 26, 2018 -Defense attorneys argue that they do not agree with the special counsel's portrayal of their client. Both sides recommend that the case proceed to the sentencing phase.
November 27, 2018 -that one of Manafort's attorneys, Kevin Downing shared information with members of Trump's legal team after the plea agreement was signed in September.
November 29, 2018 -In court filings, prosecutors say Cohen misled lawmakers when he was questioned about a proposal for a Trump-branded tower in Moscow. Cohen talked with Trump about the project during the presidential campaign and negotiations continued through June 2016, just before the Republican National Convention, according to prosecutors.
December 7, 2018 -For the first time, prosecutors endorse Cohen's statements that Trump himself directed Cohen to make payments designed to silence women who claimed affairs with Trump. Separately, Manafort is alleged to have lied after agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors, including his "contact with administration officials."
January 11, 2019 - The New York Times reports that shortly after Trump fired Comey, theinto whether Trump "had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests," citing former law enforcement officials and others the paper said were familiar with the probe. A source familiar with the matter in speaking to CNN.
January 25, 2019 -one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering. After he makes an initial appearance at a federal courthouse in Florida, He says he will not testify against Trump. Protestors in the crowd chant, "Lock him up."
February 13, 2019 - After federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson finds that Manafort "intentionally" lied to Mueller's office and "made multiple false statements to the FBI, the special counsel and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the Russia investigation,".
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February 19, 2019 - Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe tells CNN's Anderson Cooper. "I think it's possible," McCabe says. "I think that's why we started our investigation and I'm really anxious to see where Mueller concludes that."
February 21, 2019 -after he publishes an Instagram post with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun drawn behind her head.
February 26-28, 2019 - Cohen testifies before three congressional committees: thethe House Oversight Committee and the The two intelligence sessions are behind closed doors but the oversight hearing In prepared remarks, He provides the committee with a copy of a personal check from Trump, dated August 2017, a partial reimbursement for Cohen's to an adult film actress claiming she had an affair with the mogul. and later make a criminal referral to the Justice Department, calling for an investigation into allegedly false statements.
March 7, 2019 -, though the crimes did not relate directly to Manafort's work as Trump's 2016 campaign chairman.
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March 22, 2019 -and delivers his report to Attorney General William Barr. A senior Justice Department official tells CNN that there will be no further indictments.
March 24, 2019 -the principal conclusions from Mueller's investigation. According to Barr's four-page letter, the evidence was not sufficient to establish that members Trump's campaign tacitly engaged in a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government to interfere with the election. Barr explains that Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether the president committed a criminal obstruction of justice offense. While Mueller declined to prosecute Trump, the report "does not exonerate" the president, according to Barr. Ultimately, the attorney general and Rosenstein made a determination that the evidence was not sufficient to charge the president with obstruction, Barr writes.
March 25, 2019 -in response to the attorney general's summary of the special counsel's report. The letter contains an introduction and executive summaries marked with redactions for public release.
March 27, 2019 -In the note, Mueller asks the attorney general to release the special counsel team's redacted summaries of the report's findings. "The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office's work and conclusions," Mueller writes in the letter, which is later released to the public.
March 31, 2019 -declaring that his March 24 letter is being inaccurately characterized by the media as a "summary" of Mueller's report. "My letter was not, and did not purport to be, an exhaustive recounting of the Special Counsel's investigation or report," Barr writes.
April 10, 2019 -Barr says he plans to look into the origins of the FBI's counterintelligence probe, declaring he suspects that spying on the campaign had occurred. Barr does not provide evidence to support the allegation. A source familiar with Barr's thinking later tells CNN the attorney general used the word "spy" as a general term for intelligence gathering.
April 18, 2019 - Aof Mueller's report The first part of the details the evidence gathered by Mueller's team on potential conspiracy crimes and explains their decisions not to charge individuals associated with the campaign. The second part of the report outlines ten episodes involving possible obstruction of justice by the president. According to the report, Mueller's decision not to charge Trump was rooted in Justice Department guidelines prohibiting the indictment of a sitting president. Mueller writes that he would have cleared Trump if the evidence warranted exoneration."If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state," Mueller writes. "Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment."
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May 1, 2019 -The attorney general explains his reasoning for declining to pursue an obstruction of justice charge against Trump. "I didn't exonerate," Barr says. "I said that we did not believe that there was sufficient evidence to establish an obstruction offense which is the job of the Justice Department."
May 2, 2019 - Barr declines to participate in a previously scheduled House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mueller report. The attorney general skips the appearance amid a dispute with Democrats over their decision to have staff attorneys question him rather than members of Congress.
May 13, 2019 - Barr taps US Attorney John Durham of Connecticut tofor possible misconduct by FBI officials and intelligence officers.
May 29, 2019 -declaring that charging the president with a criminal offense was not a option. He says the special counsel's office is closing and he is returning to private life. Mueller says he hopes his public statement and his written report are sufficient. "It's important the office's written work speaks for itself," Mueller says. "The report is my testimony."
July 24, 2019 - Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees,Mueller says he did not make a decision on whether the indict Trump because of Justice Department guidance that bars prosecutors from indicting a sitting president. Mueller defends not subpoenaing the president because of the prolonged process to fight over it. But asked if anyone tried to stop it, Mueller makes clear they could have subpoenaed if they wanted to.
July 25, 2019 - The Senate Intelligence Committee releases the first installment of its.
August 2, 2019 - According to newly released figures from the Justice Department,through the course of the probe.
August 29, 2019 - The Justice Department's inspector generalon Comey, The inspector general provided his findings to the Justice Department for a possible criminal charge but prosecutors declined to bring the case.
September 17, 2019 -He says that he may have made inaccurate statements to the media about Trump's request to him to deliver a message to Sessions about reversing his recusal from the Russia investigation. "I have no obligation to be honest with the media," Lewandowski says, stressing that he has always spoken truthfully under oath.
November 2, 2019 -The notes include statements that indicate Flynn said he had contacts with Russian intelligence and would ask his contacts for hacked emails. Top officials from the Trump campaign including Kushner, Sessions, Lewandowski and Trump Jr. said they wanted to obtain the stolen emails, according to the notes.
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December 9, 2019 - The Justice Department's inspector generalon the origins of the Russia investigation. The report details 17 significant errors committed in the process of submitting FISA warrants to monitor Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide. However, the report concludes that there was no political conspiracy to undermine the Trump campaign and the investigation was properly predicated.
December 11, 2019 - Inspector general Michael Horowitz
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May 7, 2020 - The. Also, The House Intelligence Committee .
May 22, 2020 -and is expected to serve out the remainder of his sentence at home as coronavirus continues to spread behind bars.
July 10, 2020 -. The announcement came just days before Stone was set to report to a federal prison in Georgia.
August 18, 2020 - The Senate Intelligence Committeethe most comprehensive and meticulous examination to date explaining how Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and the Trump campaign welcomed the foreign adversary's help, .
August 30, 2020 -reports that, according to former law enforcement officials, the and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.
August 31, 2020 - Aagainst Flynn and the Justice Department in their request to quickly shut down his criminal case.
September 30, 2020 -, responding to questions concerning the decision to open the Russia investigation in July 2016 to the FBI's knowledge of problems with the opposition search dossier on Trump and Russia that was used in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants. Comey defends the investigation as "appropriate" and "essential" and notes that it began before the dossier was given to the FBI and that it resulted in several indictments. He however acknowledges problems with the FISA warrants obtained on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
November 25, 2020 - Trump announces that he has
December 23, 2020 - TrumpPapadopoulos, Stone, and Van Der Zwaan.
June 4, 2021 -. McGahn confirms that former President Donald Trump urged him to oust special counsel Robert Mueller,
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