THE TRUMP/RUSSIA TIMELINE: MAY 1, 2017 UPDATE

The White House stonewalls a bipartisan request from the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian election interference.

Trump equivocates about whether Russia’s interference helped make him president.

Here are the latest additions to the Bill Moyers & Company Timeline:

  • Also on March 22, 2017: In a joint letter to chief of staff Reince Priebus, the chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight Committee request information and documents relating to payments that former NSA Mike Flynn received from entities affiliated with foreign governments, including Russia and Turkey.

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  • April 19, 2017: The White House refuses the March 22 bipartisan request from the House Oversight Committee for more information and documents relating to payments that former NSA Mike Flynn received from entities affiliated with the Russian and Turkish governments.
  • April 25, 2017: The Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism reveals that it has scheduled former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to testify on May 8, 2017.
  • April 29, 2017: In an interview airing on Trump’s 100th day in office, he tells CBS’s John Dickerson, “The concept of Russia with respect to us [the Trump campaign] is a total phony story.” Dickerson then asks, “You don’t think it’s phony that they, the Russians, tried to meddle in the election?” Trump answers, “That I don’t know.” Later, Trump says, “I’d love to find out what happened.”

 

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