March 6: The U.S. begins imposing sanctions on Russia for “violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
(No date): The Russian government allegedly performs various “intelligence-related activities targeting the U.S. voting process” starting in 2014,
(No date): Beginning in 2014, the Russian company Internet Research Agency allegedly conspires to defraud the United States by “impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with
March 4: House committees investigating the 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, issue a subpoena for Clinton’s emails relating to the attack.
June: Russia-linked Internet Research Agency starts a social media campaign using ads, videos and group pages on Facebook, Twitter and Google, according to
Feb. 28: Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions endorses Trump, and eventually becomes an advisor to the campaign.
Dec. 1: Kushner and Flynn meet with Kislyak at Trump Tower. Kushner asks Kislyak to “identify the best person with whom to have direct discussions and who had contact with his President.”
When asked whether he believes the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Putin’s agencies were responsible for taking DNC and Clinton campaign emails released on WikiLeaks,
Jan. 3: Sean Hannity of Fox News asks Julian Assange, in regards to DNC emails published on WikiLeaks, “Did Russia give you this information, or anybody associated with Russia?” Assange responds, “Our source is not a state party. So the answer for our interactions is no.”
Feb. 16: The Special Counsel charges 13 Russians and three Russian entities with conspiring to defraud the United States and interfering with the 2016 election.
June 4: The special counsel’s office asks a DC District Court judge to send Manafort to jail as he awaits his trial, citing witness tampering.
June 15: A judge orders Manafort to jail, pending trial.