On Dec. 20, 2017, Bill Moyers retired and his website–BillMoyers.com–went into archive mode. But there’s one big exception: Until the Trump-Russia Timeline finds a suitable new home, Bill wants to keep it updated at BillMoyers.com.
Thanks to Bill’s remarkable supporting cast, the Timeline will retain its unique presentation. This week, we added “pop-up” bubbles: Hover over a bolded name in any entry and watch what happens.
At this critical point in the nation’s history, facts and clarity are democracy’s greatest friend and Trump’s fiercest foe. Someone in the Trump administration knows it because these lines appear in his December 18, 2017 National Security Strategy document:
“A democracy is only as resilient as its people. An informed and engaged citizenry is the fundamental requirement for a free and resilient nation.”
My earlier posts that connected dots in the Trump-Russia scandal will remain available at the BillMoyers.com archive site. New ones will appear here. Often, they will take the form of introductions to my weekly Trump-Russia Timeline updates.
Let’s start with this week. The latest Timeline theme is clear: As special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation draws ever closer to the Oval Office, Trump’s Team–including a complicit GOP Congress–intensifies its frivolous assault on Mueller’s integrity.
It’s a prelude to perilous times.
Here’s a list of what we added with our Dec. 19 update:
- Sept. 1, 1987: Trump Ponders Presidential Bid
- Nov. 8-10, 2013: The Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow [revision of previous entry]
- July 22, 2015: Goldstone Invites Trump to Moscow
- April 19, 2016: As Trump Wins, Manafort Assumes Greater Control
- May 27, 2016: When Putin Arrives in Athens, Papadopoulos Is Already There
- June 20, 2016: Trump Fires Lewandowski
- Early December 2016: Russians Arrest Cybersecurity Expert [revision of previous entry]
- Jan. 6, 2017: Trump Receives Intelligence Briefing; Meets Comey for the First Time [revision of previous entry]
- Feb. 13, 2017: Flynn Resigns [revision of previous entry]
- Oct. 12, 2017: House Threatens to Subpoena Stone [revision of previous entry]
- Dec. 11-12, 2017: Trump’s Lawyers Demand New Special Counsel to Investigate Mueller
- Dec. 12-13, 2017: Trump Transition Team Discovers Mueller Has Its Emails; Complains to Congress
- Dec. 12, 2017: Trump Tweets
- Dec. 13, 2017: Rosenstein Defends Mueller’s Investigation
- Dec. 14, 2017: House Staffers to Interview Sater and Graff; Schiff Concerned About House GOP
- Dec. 14, 2017: Putin Praises Trump
- Dec. 14, 2017: House Democrats Want To Subpoena Cambridge Analytica and Parscale
- Dec. 15, 2017: Trump Blasts FBI; Doesn’t Rule Out Flynn Pardon
- Dec. 15, 2017: Kushner’s Legal Team Searches For Crisis Public Relations Firm
- Dec. 17, 2017: Trump Says He Doesn’t Intend To Fire Mueller