Trump/Russia/Wikileaks: Timeline of administration (2017)

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  • January 20, 2017: Trump is inaugurated as president. (link)
  • January 22, 2017: It is reported that counterintelligence agents are investigating Flynn. (link)
  • January 23, 2017: Spicer reiterates that Flynn’s communications with Kislyak did not discuss sanctions. (link)
  • January 26, 2017: Acting Attorney General Sally Yates briefs White House counsel on Flynn’s conversations with Kislyak. (link)(link)
  • February 2, 2017: Nikki Haley, UN ambassador, condemns Russia’s occupation of Crimea and expresses a desire to improve relationships with Russia. (link)
  • February 4, 2017: Trump defends Putin in an interview with Bill O’Reilly. (link)
  • February 9, 2017: It is reported that Flynn did discuss sanctions with Kislyak contradicting previous statements by the Trump administration. (link)
  • February 13, 2017: Flynn resigns. (link)
  • February 14, 2017: It is reported that members of Trump’s campaign had repeated contacts with Russian officials. (link) (link)
  • February 14, 2017: Donald Trump requests that FBI Director James Comey to drop its investigation of Michael Flynn (link)
  • February 16, 2017: Trump continues to call news on Russian connections “fake news” and that the report from February 14 was a “joke.” (link) Stone claims he has never had any contact with Russians. (link)
  • February 20, 2017: The Russian ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, passes away in New York. (link)
  • February 21, 2017: Trump releases a statement on Churkin. (link)
  • February 28, 2017: It is reported that the FBI was prepared to pay Steele to continue his work on the unsubstantiated dossier. (link)
  • March 1, 2017: It is reported that Session did communicate with Kislyak contradicting previous testimony. (link)
  • March 2, 2017: Session says that he will recuse himself from investigations into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. (link)
  • March 3, 2017: More meetings between Trump associates and Kislyak are reported. (link) Trumps starts tweeting about calling an investigation on Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi (link) (link)
  • March 4, 2017: Trump accuses Obama of having Trump Tower wiretapped. (link) Stone tweets that he never denied having a back channel to Assange. (link)
  • March 6, 2017: Spicer refuses to answer questions about Trump’s wiretapping claim. (link)
  • March 7, 2017: WikiLeaks releases documents detailing the CIA’s ability to hack electronic devices (also known as Vault 7). This document dump implies that the CIA is able to disguise it hacks as foreign countries; implying that the CIA might have been behind the DNC hacking.  (link) (link)
  • March 8, 2017: Spicer states that there is no reason to believe that Trump was the subject of any counterintelligence investigations. (link)
  • March 9, 2017: Spicer refuses to comment on Senator Ben Sasse‘s claim that Assange belongs in jail. (link) (link)
  • March 14, 2017: Assange tweets that Clinton and Pence are planning for a Pence takeover. (link) (link)
  • March 16, 2017: It is reported that Flynn accepted money from Russian firms during the campaign. (link)  Sean Spicer implied that British government assisted Obama in spying on Trump Tower.  The source of this report was traced back to the Russian media. (link)
  • March 22, 2017: Senator Devin Nunes holds a press conference stating that he has seen intelligence that shows that members of Trump’s team in Trump Tower have been caught in incidental surveillance. (link)
  • March 27, 2017: WikiLeaks denies that Stone has a backchannel to them (link)
  • April 5, 2017: Republican members of House Intelligence Committee refuse to meet with a former double agent to hear about Russian intelligence methods and recruitment. (link)
  • April 6, 2017: It was reported by the New York Times that Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son in law, failed to disclose connections with Russians and security clearance forms. (link)
  • April 21, 2017: It was reported by intelligence agencies that Russia sought to infiltrate the Trump campaign (link)
  • May 9, 2017: FBI director James Comey was fired. It is not clear that his firing was due to the investigation into the links between the campaign and Russia (link)
  • May 17, 2017: A special counsel was appointed to investigate any ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. (link)
  • May 22, 2017: Michael Flynn refused a subpoena to testify to Congress and invokes the 5th amendment (link)
  • May 30, 2017: It is reported that Michael D. Cohen refused to cooperate with the Congressional investigations (link)

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