Donald Trump

A timeline of items relating to the controversies involving Donald Trump from the 2016 campaign through his presidency.

Trump praises Comey re:Clinton email

Trump says that “it took guts” for Mr. Comey to make the email announcement.

Trump claims Comey informed him he wasn't under investigation
Trump: I need loyalty, I expect loyalty

At a dinner in the Green Room, Trump, is alleged to have told Comey that, ” I need loyalty, I expect loyalty”.

Trump / Flynn - Oval office meeting

In his Senate testimony Comey details Trump’s affirmation that Flynn had done nothing wrong. Quoting Trump, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

Comey wrote memo regarding Flynn conversation, and discussed concerns with FBI leadership.

Full transcript of Senate testimony at:


Trump claims Obama had tapped his phones

Comey confirms Russia investigation includes Trump Campaign

Comey restates that the Trump wiretap claim has no basis

Comey: Trump asked "lift the cloud" of Russia probe
Regarding Russia: Trump asks again for Comey to publically announce he is not being investigated

On the morning of April 11, the President called me and asked what I had done about his request that I “get out” that he is not personally under investigation. I replied that I had passed his request to the Acting Deputy Attorney General, but I had not heard back. He replied that “the cloud” was getting in the way of his ability to do his job. He said that perhaps he would have his people reach out to the Acting Deputy Attorney General. I said that was the way his request should be handled. I said the White House Counsel should contact the leadership of DOJ to make the request, which was the traditional channel.

He said he would do that and added, “Because I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know.” I did not reply or ask him what he meant by “that thing.” I said only that the way to handle it was to have the White House Counsel call the Acting Deputy Attorney General. He said that was what he would do and the call ended.

That was the last time I spoke with President Trump.

NYT Reports on "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty," comments from Trump to Comey

(Timeline last updated: July 8, 2017)