THE TRUMP-RUSSIA TIMELINE: UPDATES THROUGH NOV. 16, 2017

Jeff Sessions may be a slow-talker, but his latest congressional testimony shows he can turn on a dime:

From: “I didn’t remember” Papadopoulos’ Russia proposal at a meeting with Trump’s foreign policy team that Sessions chaired on March 31, 2016…

To: “I pushed back hard against it” after others recalled the plan.

Hmmmm…

And Mike Pence returns to the Timeline, explaining that when he laughed off the pre-election suggestion that the Trump campaign was in contact with WikiLeaks, he didn’t know what he was talking about.

It seems that every time someone asked any member of the Trump team about campaign contacts with Russia, the response was the same: lie and say that no such contacts occurred.

One-by-one, they’ve been caught with their “memories down.” According to The Washington Post, the claim of “zero” contacts was wrong. The correct number — so far — is 31, including 19 meetings — and counting.

We update our Trump-Russia Timeline regularly. More are coming this week.

Here’s a list of what we added with our Nov. 16 update:

  • June 30, 2016: Page and Papadopoulos Attend Group Dinner With Sessions
  • Sept. 8, 2016: Sessions Meets Russian Ambassador in His Senate Office
  • Nov. 13, 2017: Pence Says He Didn’t Know About Don Jr./WikiLeaks Emails
  • Nov. 14, 2017: Sessions Says That He Has Not Lied About Trump Campaign Contacts With Russia

 

 

THE TRUMP-RUSSIA TIMELINE: UPDATES THROUGH NOV. 15, 2017

If you’ve been wondering why this week’s Trump-Russia Timeline update has taken longer than usual, here’s why:

Here’s a list of what we added with our Nov. 15 update:

  • July 1987: Trump’s Early Interest in Soviet Union Real Estate [revision of previous entry]
  • 1996: Trump Talks About ‘Trump Tower Moscow’
  • 2007: Manafort Works for Pro-Putin Ukrainian Politician [revision of previous entry]
  • Nov. 8-10, 2013: The Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow [revision of previous entry]
  • Nov. 12, 2013: Trump Boasts About Relationship With Russian Oligarchs
  • Between June 2015 and August 2017: 150 Million Americans Exposed to Russian-Government Linked Troll Farm [revision of previous entry]
  • June 2015: Russian Twitter Accounts Back Trump
  • Late January 2016: Carter Page Becomes Trump Campaign Unofficial Volunteer
  • March 21, 2016: Trump Identifies Page and Papadopoulos as Foreign Policy Advisers [revision of previous entry]
  • March 24, 2016: Mifsud Introduces Papadopoulos to ‘Female Russian National’ [revision of previous entry]
  • March 24, 2016: Papadopoulos Suggests Russia Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • Early April 2016: Papadopoulos Continues Efforts to Arrange Trump-Russia Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • April 10, 2016: Papadopoulos’ Email Exchange with Polonskaya [revision of previous entry]
  • April 25, 2016: Papadopoulos Informs Stephen Miller About Russia Contacts [revision of previous entry]
  • April 27, 2016: Trump Delivers First Major Foreign Policy Speech [revision of previous entry]
  • April 27, 2016: Papadopoulos Continues Reporting to Trump Campaign [revision of previous entry]
  • April 27, 2016: Sessions, Kushner and Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel [revision of previous entry]
  • Mid-May: Bannon Introduces Trump Campaign to Cambridge Analytica
  • May 16, 2016: Page Suggests Trump Visit To Russia
  • May 26, 2016: Page Emails About Upcoming Moscow Trip
  • June 2016: Kushner Takes Control of Trump Digital Effort and Hires Cambridge Analytica [revision of previous entry]
  • Early June 2016: Cambridge Analytica Offers Help to WikiLeaks [revision of previous entry]
  • June 9, 2016: Don Jr., Manafort, Kushner Meet With Russian Lawyer [revision of previous entry]
  • Late June 2016: Page and Papadopoulos Attend Group Dinner With Sessions
  • July 7-8, 2016: Page Emails Trump Team About Moscow Trip
  • July 14, 2016: Trump Campaign Successfully Changes GOP Platform on Ukraine [revision of previous entry]
  • July 18, 2016: Sessions Speaks Privately With Kislyak [revision of previous entry]
  • During the July 2016 Republican Convention: Page Meets With Kislyak [revision of previous entry]
  • Aug. 13, 2016: Hacker’s Website and Twitter Suspended [revision of previous entry]
  • Aug. 14, 2016: Manafort Denies Receiving Improper Payments From Ukraine [revision of previous entry]
  • Late August 2016: Page Meets Hungarian Ambassador in Budapest
  • Around Sept. 13, 2016: Papadopoulos Meets British Officials in London
  • Sept. 20, 2016: Flynn Meets With Rohrabacher
  • Sept. 20-21, 2016: WikiLeaks Contacts Don Jr.
  • Sept. 30, 2016: Papadopoulos Gives Interview on Trump Policy [revision of previous entry]
  • Oct. 2, 2016: Stone Appears to Predict More Damaging WikiLeaks [revision of previous entry]
  • Oct. 3, 2016: WikiLeaks Writes Again to Don Jr.
  • Oct. 10, 2016: Trump: ‘I love WikiLeaks’
  • Oct. 12, 2016: WikiLeaks Contacts Don Jr. Again
  • Oct. 14, 2016: Pence On Coordination With Wikileaks
  • Oct. 21, 2016: WikiLeaks Contacts Don Jr. Again
  • Nov. 6, 2016: Papadopoulos on Panel Discussing Trump
  • Nov. 8, 2016: Papadopoulos Says He’s Still A Trump Adviser
  • Nov. 8, 2016: Sater Reportedly Attends Trump VIP Election Celebration
  • Nov. 8, 2016: WikiLeaks Suggests Trump Strategy If He Loses Election
  • Nov. 10, 2016: Russian Official Admits Trump Campaign Had Contact With Kremlin Intermediaries [revision of previous entry]
  • Early December 2016: Papadopoulos Discusses Trump Administration in Greece [revision of previous entry]
  • Dec. 8, 2016: Page Visits With Influential Russians in Moscow [revision of previous entry]
  • Dec. 9, 2016: Manafort Says He’s ‘Aware of What’s Going On’ in Transition [revision of previous entry]
  • Mid-December 2016: Flynn Reportedly Discusses Kidnapping Turkish Cleric
  • Dec. 16, 2016: WikiLeaks Sends Don Jr. Advice About Assange
  • Jan. 6, 2017: Comey Meets Trump for the First Time [revision of previous entry]
  • Mid-January 2017: Page Communicates With Bannon and Jones Day Law Firm
  • Jan. 18, 2017: Turkish Foreign Minister, Nunes, and Flynn at Breakfast Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • Jan. 18, 2017: Kushner’s Numerous Omissions on Security Clearance Application
  • Jan. 20-22, 2017: Papadopoulos Meets with Greek and Israeli Leaders
  • Jan. 27, 2017: Trump to Comey: ‘I Need Loyalty’
  • Feb. 19, 2017: Lewandowski Denies Campaign Contacts With Russia [revision of previous entry]
  • March 4, 2017: Lewandowski: ‘I Never Met Carter Page’
  • March 27, 2017: New York Times Reports Undisclosed Meeting Between Kushner and Russian Banker [revision of previous entry]
  • May 6-7, 2017: Trump Decides to Fire FBI Director Comey [revision of previous entry]
  • May 26, 2017: Washington Post Reports on Kushner’s ‘Back-Channel’ Meeting With Kislyak [revision of previous entry]
  • July 11, 2017: WikiLeaks Contacts Don Jr. About His Emails
  • Sept. 19, 2017: Lewandowski: ‘Jail For Life’ Anyone Who Attempted to Influence Election Outcome
  • Sept. 26, 2017: Mueller Begins Interviewing White House Staffers [revision of previous entry]
  • Oct. 10, 2017: Page To Take the Fifth [revision of previous entry]
  • During the week of Oct. 23, 2017: Clovis Testifies Before Grand Jury [revision of previous entry]
  • Oct. 24, 2017: CIA Director Pompeo Reportedly Meets With DNC Hack-Conspiracy Theorist
  • Nov. 1, 2017: Mifsud Gives an Interview
  • Nov. 2, 2017: Papadopoulos’ Russian Intermediary Mifsud Disappears
  • Nov. 2, 2017: Page Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee
  • Nov. 4, 2017: NBC: Mueller Has Sufficient Evidence to Charge Flynn and His Son [revision of previous entry]
  • Nov. 8, 2017: Lewandowski Changes His Tune On Carter Page; Equivocates on Papadopoulos
  • Nov. 9, 2017: CNN: Mueller Has Interviewed Stephen Miller
  • Nov. 10, 2017: Trump Says Putin Denied Election Meddling; Peskov Says The Subject Didn’t Come Up
  • Nov. 11, 2017: Trump Tweets About Russia
  • Nov. 11, 2017: Pompeo Bucks Trump; Backs US Intelligence Conclusions
  • Nov. 13, 2017: The Atlantic Breaks the Don Jr./WikiLeaks Story

THE TRUMP-RUSSIA TIMELINE: UPDATES THROUGH NOV. 6, 2017

Papadopoulos-Page-Flynn…More puzzle pieces come together in this week’s updates to the Trump-Russia Timeline:

Here’s a list of what we added with our Nov. 6 update:

  • Between June 2015 and August 2017: 150 Million Americans Exposed to Russian-Government Linked Troll Farm [revision of previous entry]
  • March 4, 2016: Trump Narrows the Field
  • March 24, 2016: Papadopoulos Suggests Russia Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • March 31, 2016: Trump Meets with Foreign Policy Advisers [revision of previous entry]
  • Spring 2016: Papadopoulos Presents His Trump Credentials to Foreign Leaders
  • Early April 2016: Papadopoulos Continues Efforts to Arrange Trump-Russia Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • May 4, 2016: Trump Stands Atop the Republican Field [revision of previous entry]
  • June 7, 2016: Trump Promises to Reveal ‘Things That Have Taken Place With the Clintons’ [revision of previous entry]
  • July 7, 2016: Page Says US Is to Blame for US-Russia Friction; Meets With Russians [revision of previous entry]
  • July 20, 2016: Papadopoulos Talks About Trump’s Foreign Policy
  • August 2016: Flynn’s Consulting Firm Begins Lobbying for Turkish Interests [revision of previous entry]
  • Sept. 19, 2016: Flynn Discusses Kidnapping Muslim Cleric
  • Sept. 30, 2016: Papadopoulos Interview on Trump Policy
  • Early December 2016: Papadopoulos Dines With Greek Defense Minister
  • Jan. 27, 2017: Papadopoulos Lies to the FBI [revision of previous entry]
  • Oct. 10, 2017: Page To Take the Fifth [revision of previous entry]
  • Oct. 25, 2017: WSJ Calls on Mueller to Resign
  • Nov. 1, 2017: Clovis Withdraws
  • Nov. 2, 2017: Robert Mercer Sells Stake in Breitbart
  • Nov. 3, 2017: Trump Tweets
  • Nov. 3, 2017: DOJ Considers Charging Russian Hackers
  • Nov. 3, 2017: GOP Lawmakers Call for Mueller’s Recusal
  • Nov. 4, 2017: NBC: Mueller Has Sufficient Evidence to Charge Flynn and His Son

 

THE TRUMP-RUSSIA TIMELINE: UPDATES THROUGH NOV. 2, 2017

Let’s just say it’s been a busy week for the Timeline.

Here’s a list of what we added with our Nov. 2 update:

  • Between June 2015 and August 2017: 126 Million Americans Exposed to Russian-Government Linked Troll Farm
  • March 6, 2016: Papadopoulos Becomes Trump Campaign Adviser [revision of previous entry]
  • March 14, 2016: Mifsud Takes an Interest in Papadopoulos [revision of previous entry]
  • March 21, 2016: Trump Identifies Page and Papadopoulos as Foreign Policy Advisers [revision of previous entry]
  • March 24, 2016: Mifsud Introduces Papadopoulos to ‘Female Russian National’ [revision of previous entry]
  • March 24, 2016: Papadopoulos Suggests Russia Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • Early April 2016: Papadopoulos Travels to Israel and Discuses Trump Russia Policy [revision of previous entry]
  • April 10, 2016: Papadopoulos’ Email Exchange with ‘Female Russian National’ [revision of previous entry]
  • April 18, 2016: Papadopoulos Connects Directly to Russia [revision of previous entry]
  • April 22, 2016: Papadopoulos and Timofeev Continue Their Conversations [revision of previous entry]
  • April 26, 2016: Papadopoulos Learns That Russians Have ‘Dirt’ on Hillary Clinton [revision of previous entry]
  • April 30, 3016: Another Papadopoulos Email to Mifsud [revision of previous entry]
  • May 4, 2016: Papadopoulos Email Exchanges With Timofeev [revision of previous entry]
  • May 13, 2016: Mifsud Updates Papadopoulos [revision of previous entry]
  • May 14, 2016: Papadopoulos Emails Lewandowski About Russia Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • June 1, 2016: Papadopoulos Pushes Russia Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • June 19, 2016: Papadopoulos’ Russia Push Continues [revision of previous entry]
  • July 14, 2016: Papadopoulos Reportedly Says Trump Campaign Has Approved Russia Meeting
  • Aug. 15, 2016: Trump Campaign Encourages ‘Off-The-Record’ Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • July 19, 2017: Trump Nominates Clovis to USDA’s Top Science Post
  • Oct. 5, 2017: Papadopoulos Pleads Guilty [revision of previous entry]
  • During the week of Oct. 23, 2017: Clovis Testifies Before Grand Jury
  • Oct. 30, 2017: Trump Tweets
  • Oct. 30, 2017: Trump’s Lawyer Minimizes Papadopoulos’ Role; Denies Collusion
  • Oct. 30, 2017: Sarah Sanders Distances Campaign from Papadopoulos
  • Oct. 31, 2017: Trump Tweets

THE TRUMP-RUSSIA TIMELINE: UPDATES THROUGH OCT. 30, 2017

With last week’s update, I said you’d learn more about Papadopoulos. I didn’t expect it so soon. Manafort and Gates are big news. Papadopoulos is far bigger.

Here’s a list of what we added to the Trump-Russia Timeline with our Oct. 30 update:

  • 2006: Rick Gates Joins Manafort’s Firm
  • Dec. 10, 2015: Flynn Receives Money From RT [revision of previous entry]
  • March 6, 2016: Papadopoulos Becomes Trump Campaign Adviser
  • March 14, 2016: ‘The Professor’ Takes an Interest in Papadopoulos
  • March 24, 2016: ‘The Professor’ Introduces Papadopoulos to ‘Female Russian National’
  • March 29, 2016: Trump Hires Manafort [revision of previous entry]
  • March 31, 2016: Trump Meets with Foreign Policy Advisers [revision of previous entry]
  • Early April 2016: Papadopoulos Continues Efforts to Arrange Trump-Russia Meeting
  • April 10, 2016: Papadopoulos Email Exchange with ‘Female Russian National’
  • April 18, 2016: Papadopoulos Connects to Russia
  • April 22, 2016: Papadopoulos and ‘The Russian MFA Connection’
  • April 25, 2016: Papadopoulos Keeps a Trump ‘Senior Policy Adviser’ Informed
  • April 26, 2016: Papadopoulos Learns That Russians Have ‘Dirt’ on Hillary Clinton
  • April 27, 2016: Papadopoulos Continues Reporting to Trump Campaign
  • April 30, 3016: Another Papadopoulos Email to ‘The Professor’
  • May 4, 2016: Papadopoulos Email to ‘The Russian MFA Connection’
  • May 13, 2016: ‘The Professor’ Updates Papadopoulos
  • May 14, 2016: Papadopoulos Emails ‘High-Ranking Campaign Official’ About Russia Meeting
  • May 21, 2016: Papadopoulos Pushes Russia Meeting
  • June 1, 2016: Papadopoulos Keep Pushing Russia Meeting
  • June 2016: Cambridge Analytica Offers Help to WikiLeaks
  • June 9, 2016: Don Jr., Manafort, Kushner Meet With Russian Lawyer [revision of previous entry]
  • June 12, 2016: Assange Says He Has Clinton Emails
  • June 19, 2016: Papadopoulos’ Russia Push Continues
  • July 22, 2016: WikiLeaks Releases DNC Emails
  • July 29, 2016: Cambridge Analytica Receives First Payment From Trump Campaign
  • Early August 2016: Steele Gives the FBI Documents About Alleged Trump-Russia Connections [revision of previous entry]
  • Aug. 15, 2016: Trump Campaign Encourages ‘Off-The-Record’ Meeting
  • Aug. 17, 2016: Bannon and Conway To Run Trump Campaign
  • Aug. 19, 2016: Manafort Resigns From Trump Campaign; Gates Remains [revision of previous entry]
  • Aug. 26, 2016: Rebekah Mercer Wants Trump Campaign to Help WikiLeaks
  • Sept. 1, 2016: Trump Pays Cambridge Analytica $5 million
  • Jan. 20, 2017: Gates Remains in Trump Orbit
  • Jan. 27, 2017: Papadopoulos Lies to the FBI
  • Feb. 17, 2017: Papadopoulos Deactivates His Facebook Account
  • Feb. 23, 2017: Papadopoulos Changes Cellphones
  • July 27, 2017: Papadopoulos Arrested
  • Oct. 5, 2017: Papadopoulos Pleads Guilty
  • Oct. 20, 2017: Cohen Senate Appearance Postponed [revision of previous entry]
  • Oct. 23, 2017: Mueller Investigating Podesta Group
  • Oct. 24, 2017: Manafort Reportedly The Subject of Another Investigation
  • Oct. 24, 2017: House Leaders Announce New Clinton Investigations
  • Oct. 25, 2017: Trump Tweets About ‘Steele Dossier’
  • Oct. 25, 2017: The Cambridge Analytica/WikiLeaks Story Breaks
  • Oct. 27, 2017: Trump Tweets
  • Oct. 27, 2017: Roger Stone Lashes Out
  • Oct. 27, 2017: US Attorney Dana Boente Resigns
  • Oct. 27, 2017: Trump Tweets About Russia Investigation Costs
  • Oct. 29, 2017: Trump Tweets As Indictment Announcement Imminent
  • Oct. 30, 2017: Paul Manafort and Rick Gates Surrender to Federal Authorities After the Grand Jury Indicts Them
  • Oct. 30, 2017: Papadopoulos Guilty Plea Unsealed
  • Oct. 30, 2017: Trump Tweets About Indictments

THE TRUMP-RUSSIA TIMELINE: UPDATES THROUGH OCT. 23, 2017

Pence and Papadopoulos pervade this week’s updates to the Trump-Russia Timeline at BillMoyers.com. Never heard of Papadopoulos? You will.

Who’s next?

And check out the new stand-alone Timeline for Paul Manafort.

Here’s a list of what we added with our Oct. 24 update:

Additions to our main Trump-Russia Timeline:

  • March 21, 2016: Trump Identifies Page and Papadopoulos as Foreign Policy Advisers [revision of previous entry]
  • March 24, 2016: Papadopoulos Suggests Russia Meeting [revision of previous entry]
  • March 31, 2016: Trump Meets with Foreign Policy Advisers [revision of previous entry]
  • April 27, 2016: Papadopoulos Pushes Trump-Putin Meeting
  • May 4, 2016: Papadopoulos Pushes Russia Meeting
  • Sometime in May: Papadopoulos Keeps Pushing Trump-Russia Meeting
  • June 9, 2016: Don Jr., Manafort, Kushner Meet With Russian Lawyer [revision of previous entry]
  • July 2, 2016: Trump Meets with Pence
  • July 12, 2016: Trump Dines with Pence
  • July 14, 2016: Trump Calls Christie About VP Spot
  • Aug. 17, 2016: Trump Receives First National Security Briefing
  • Sept. 25, 2016: Page Writes to Comey
  • Nov. 11, 2016: Pence Replaces Christie as Transition Team Chair [revision of previous entry]
  • Nov. 18, 2016: Trump Names Flynn National Security Adviser
  • Oct. 16, 2017: Trump Says He Doesn’t Plan to Fire Mueller
  • Oct. 16, 2017: Mueller Team Interviews Spicer
  • Oct. 17, 2017: Kushner Adds Noted Libel Lawyer to Legal Team
  • Oct. 18, 2017: Trump Tweets
  • Oct. 18, 2017: Sessions Refuses to Answer Questions About Trump Conversations
  • Oct. 18, 2017: Fusion GPS Executives Assert Fifth Amendment
  • Oct. 18, 2017: Senate Intelligence Committee Interviews Lewandowski
  • Oct. 19, 2017: Trump Tweets
  • Oct. 19, 2017: CIA Corrects Director Pompeo’s Misstatement
  • Oct. 19, 2017: Trump Is Interviewing US Attorney Candidates for Manhattan
  • Oct. 20, 2017: Cohen Senate Appearance Postponed
  • Oct. 21, 2017: Trump Tweets
  • Oct. 22, 2017: Magnitsky Act Moves to Canada
  • Oct. 22, 2017: Sen. Lindsey Graham Doesn’t Understand Trump’s Russian ‘Blind Spot’

Additions to our timeline of the Comey firing:

  • Oct. 16, 2017: Trump Says He Doesn’t Plan to Fire Mueller
  • Oct. 16, 2017: Mueller Team Interviews Spicer
  • Oct. 18, 2017: Trump Tweets
  • Oct. 18, 2017: Sessions Refuses to Answer Questions About Trump Conversations
  • Oct. 21, 2017: Trump Tweets

Additions to our Kushner Timeline:

  • June 9, 2016: Don Jr., Manafort, Kushner Meet With Russian Lawyer [revision of previous entry]
  • July 2, 2016: Trump Meets with Pence
  • July 12, 2016: Trump Dines with Pence
  • July 14, 2016: Trump Calls Christie About VP Spot
  • Nov. 11, 2016: Pence Replaces Christie as Transition Team Chair [revision of previous entry]
  • Nov. 18, 2016: Trump Names Flynn National Security Adviser
  • Oct. 17, 2017: Kushner Adds Noted Libel Lawyer to Legal Team

Additions to our Pence Timeline:

  • June 9, 2016: Don Jr., Manafort, Kushner Meet With Russian Lawyer [revision of previous entry]
  • July 2, 2016: Trump Meets with Pence
  • July 12, 2016: Trump Dines with Pence
  • July 14, 2016: Trump Calls Christie About VP Spot
  • Nov. 11, 2016: Pence Replaces Christie as Transition Team Chair [revision of previous entry]
  • Nov. 18, 2016: Trump Names Flynn National Security Adviser