Trump / Russian Involvement Timeline

Trump / Russian Involvement Timeline

Purpose of this Timeline view

This timeline is generated to help make sense of the various events that have happened relating to the 2016/2017 investigation of President Trump and his campaign. This covers the controversies as well as the events relating to the allegations of Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election.

This is an ongoing and growing story (at the time of writing). With new details coming out regularly this resource will continue to grow. Surely, in hindsight, one day we will see how this all was evaluated and dealt with, and the information here will one way or another reflect part of that narrative.

This page will automatically reflect everything added associated with this topic that is entered into the overall timeline record.

There are separate timelines reflecting the various players in the ongoing investigation.

Last update 7/11/17
Trump claims Comey informed him he wasn't under investigation
Comey at Trump Tower

Comey went to Trump Tower to brief President Elect Trump on the findings of the intellegence community regarding Russian attemps to interfere with the 2016 USA presidential election.

Comey documented the conversation.

Trump Denies Russia Contacts

Trump denies that his team has had any contact with Russia before the election or during the campaign.

Trump on Comey: ‘He’s become more famous than me’

Trump to keep Comey as FBI Director

Comey told FBI personel he was asked to stay on as FBI director by President Trump.

Trump Fires Sally Yates
Trump Claims to be Unaware of Flynn Controversy

Despite having been directly informed by Yates via the White House Counsel on January 26th, the President claims to not know anything.

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:


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.