Trump/Russia/Wikileaks: Timeline prior to primaries

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  • June 16, 2015: Donald Trump announces candidacy for Republican nomination (link)
  • August 2015: Julian Assange requested Russian security inside the Ecuador embassy because of spying by the embassy staff. (link) Russian hackers began to ramp up in attempt to undermine Republican Presidential candidates that have been unfriendly towards Russia. (link)
  • September 2015:  An FBI agent contacted a contractor of the Democratic National Committee saying the DNC might have been hacked.  The contractor did not know if the warning was legitimate. (link)
  • Late 2015: GCHQ (British intelligence) reported to the US that there were suspicious interactions between figures connected with the Trump campaign and suspected Russian agents. (link)
  • October 14, 2015:  Donald Trump expressed skepticism that Russia was behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (link)
  • November 10, 2015:  Donald Trump claimed that he got to know Vladimir Putin very well and that he was supportive of Putin going after ISIS. (link)
  • December 2015: Michael Flynn spoke at a gala hosted by Russia Today. (link)
  • December 8, 2015: A delegation from the NRA met with a Russian official under sanctions, Dmitry Rogozin. (link)
  • December 17, 2015: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump trade compliments (link) (link)

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