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Mega-List: Israel's Crimes and Controversies

Updated on 11June 2020, Arranged in Chronological Order
All articles cited are from reliable and trustworthy sources (some may be NSFL):
Use this website to read any paywalled site you might encounter in this list.
Major Incidents:
ONE. Assasination of Jacob Israël de Haan (1924), a Dutch-Jewish diplomat, for attempting to make a peace deal with the Emir of Mecca - his plan was a Palestinian state in a Jordanian federation, the Zionists would drop the Balfour declaration and any claim to a state in exchange for unrestricted immigration. He was assassinated when leaving a synagogue by Avraham Tehomi (who admitted to it much later), on the orders of Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, who later became the 2nd President of Israel:
Wiki, Haaretz, 972mag
TWO. King David Hotel Bombing (1946) where right-wing Zionist terrorists attacked a British HQ located within the hotel killing 91 and injuring 46. The leader of the perpetrators, Manachem Begin became the Prime Minister of Israel in 1977:
Wiki, Haaretz
THREE. Deir Yassin Massacre (1948) where 110 villagers were slaughtered, some members of the perpetrators were at a later time, absorbed into the IDF, one even became PM of Israel:
Wiki, Haaretz, Britannica
FOUR. Document from IDF archives (1948) which after translation states:
"In the villages lying between Nahraiya and Tarshiha there are no foreign troops for the time being.The villages are armed and ready for action1. Your orders are to occupy, kill the men2, destroy and burn down the villages of Kabri, Umm al-Faraj and al-Nahr."
[1] Ilan Pappe notes that the villagers had no proper arms, only for hunting purposes and people who served in the police; without Arab troops that were absent they stood no chance [2] In April 1948, the Intelligence of the Hagana defined men as anyone above the age of 10
Sources:
-Photo taken from IDF Archives 1676\51\12
-Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, 1947-1949, ISBN 0-521-33028-9. P. 133
-Hagana archives, 100\35, dated May 19, 1948
FIVE. Palestinian Exodus "Nakba" (1948) was an expulsion of 700,000 Palestinian Arabs from their Homeland during the war and establishment of Israel in May 1948, these includes testimonies of massacres, rape and looting. During and immediately following the state’s creation, Israel expropriated approximately 4,244,776 acres of Palestinian land.
Haaretz, Haaretz, Atlantic, Vox, TheWallsOfJerusalem
SIX. Assassination of Folke Bernadotte, (1948) UN Mediator for Palestinian Refugees by Israel's Zionist Paramilitary Group, Lehi. The killing was approved by the three-man 'center' of Lehi, one of which, after the assassination, became 7th Prime Minister of Israel (Yitzhak Shamir). No one was convicted for the assassination:
Wiki, Independent, Haaretz, WRMEA
SEVEN. Lavon Affair (1954) a failed false flag operation where Egyptian Jews were recruited by Israeli Military Intelligence to plant bombs inside Egyptian, American, and British-owned civilian targets, their foiled plan was to blame the attacks on the Muslim Brotherhood:
Haaretz, TimesofIsrael, Wiki
EIGHT. Kafr Qasim Massacre (1956) where Israeli Border Police killed 49 Arabs (19 men, 6 women, 23 children, 1 unborn child) returning home from work during a curfew they were unaware of. Those involved in the massacre were found guilty but were pardoned and released from prison in a single year. The highest ranking official prosecuted for the massacre confessed before his death, that the massacre were planned to ethnically cleanse Israeli Arabs from the region, and that his trial was staged to protect Israeli political and military elites, including Prime Minister Ben Gurion, from taking responsibility for the massacre:
Wiki, Haaretz, 972mag, Medium
NINE. Apollo Affair (1965) an incident where 200-600 pounds of highly enriched uranium disappeared from a Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Highly suspected to have gone to Israel's Nuclear Program particularly given the visit of Rafi Eitan who was under the guise of a chemist but later revealed as an Israeli spy and who was later involved in the Jonathan Pollard incident:
Wiki, LATimes, Mondoweiss,
Archive of the findings of Roger Mattson, a Physicist who investigated the Incident for the Nuclear Regulatory Commision,
YouTube, 1968 FBI Report, FBI's Declassified Memo PDF
TEN. USS Liberty (1967) where Israel deliberately attacked an American Cargo Vessel killing 34 without any repurcussions:
YouTube, Haaretz, Wiki
EVEVEN. Operation Trojan (1986) according to ex-Mossad agent in his book, Mossad instigated the US bombing of Libya by planting a transmission device and impersonating as the Libyan Govt sending terrorist orders to its embassies around the world. (Story in Page 113-117) (Downloadable PDF File):
Other Side of Deception PDF
TWELVE. Cave of Patriarchs Massacre (1994) Israeli Settler Baruch Goldstein opened fire in Ibrahimi Mosque, killing 29 worshippers and wounding more than 125:
Wiki, JPost
THIRTEEN. Qana Massacre (1996) IDF fired artillery shells at a UN Compound where 800 Lebanese civillians were taking refuge. 106 civillians were killed, 116 injured, 4 Fiji UN forces were also seriously injured:
Wiki, AlAraby, Independent, DailyMotion
FOURTEEN. 2nd Qana Massacre (2006) air-strike carried out by IDF on a building Lebanon during the war. 28 civillians were killed out of which 16 were children. Upon investigation, IDF concluded that there was in fact no rocket launched from Qana on the day of the deadly strike by IDF:
Wiki, BBC, Norman Finkelstein
FIFTEEN. Israeli Mossad posed as CIA agents to recruit terrorists to carry out False Flag Operations against Iran (2007-2008)
Haaretz, ForeignPolicy
SIXTEEN. Four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated and another was seriously wounded in an attempted murder between (2010-2012). US officials confirm that Terror Group, MEK was financed, trained, and armed by Israel in killing the nuclear scientists:
NBC, Guardian, Guardian
Sidenote
What is Zionism?
YouTube
Palestine before Zionism (Pre-1948):
Youtube (1896)
Youtube (1900s)
Youtube (1930s)
Youtube (1946 - Arrival of Illegal Zionist Immigrants)
Divide & Conquer: An interactive map explaining the Israel divide and control of Palestinian Land (2019):
Interactive Map
JIDF: Israeli Government is paying and giving away scholarships to students who fight internet battles and spread propaganda (2013):
BBC, USAToday, Huffington Post
Israel's JIDF Hasbara App (2017):
YouTube
App on GooglePlay where people defend Israel on Social Platforms to gain points (2019):
GooglePlay
Intl Law:
Apartheid Against Palestinians:
Protected Wiki
International Law (Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, UN Resolution 37/43) dictates that Palestinians have a legal right to an armed struggle to resist occupation:
Add. Protocol I, Geneva Conventions (PDF), UN Resolution 37/43 (PDF)
Israel's building of settlements in occupied territories such as the West Bank and East Jerusalem are illegal under international law, violating Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 as well as the Statute of Rome, Art. 8 (2)(b)(viii) which states: "The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.":
Wiki, UN, International Law on Occupation, Al Jazeera, Amnesty, Amnesty, B'Tselem, YouTube
Israel's destruction of homes in occupied territories such as the West Bank and East Jerusalem are illegal under international law, violating Article 53 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 which states: "Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons ... is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations.":
Fourth Geneva Convention (PDF)
Others:
Israeli former nuclear technician turned whistleblower was lured to Italy where Mossad drugged and abducted him back to Israel for the trial that was held secretly behind closed doors. He spent 18 years in prison, including more than 11 in solitary confinement. Says he suffered "cruel and barbaric treatment" at the hands of Israeli authorities while imprisoned because he was Christian. After his release in 2004, he was subjected to a broad array of very strict restrictions on his speech and movement (1986):
Wiki, Youtube, NYT, Guardian, CNN, Wired, Telegraph
2nd Intifada, 12 yr old boy shot dead, father severely injured (2000):
CNN, Twitter
Breaking the silence - targeting civilians with grenades and machine guns during the 2nd Intifada (2000):
YouTube
5 Israelis working for an Israeli Company "Urban Moving Systems" were arrested on 9/11 after being seen photographing and celebrating the attack on the WTC. Owner of the company fled to Israel after the incident. FBI still lists him as a 9/11 suspect but Israel refuses to extradiate him (2001):
9/11 War by Deception, YouTube, Forward, NYT, Haaretz
Netanyahu caught on tape: "America is something that you can easily maneuver and move in the right direction" (2001):
YouTube
Netanyahu lying during his speech at the US House of Representatives on Saddam Hussiens WMDs which doesn't exist (2002):
YouTube
Advocating racial purity in Israel, Chinese workers in Israel sign no-sex contract (2003)
Guardian
Tom Hurndall, a British Peace Activist, was shot in the head by an IDF sniper while he was helping Palestinian children flee from cross-fire in Rafah, Gaza strip. His killer was released from prison 2 years early of his 8-year sentence (2003):
Wiki, BBC, Guardian, Evening Standard
Rachel Corrie, American Activist who was run over by an Israeli bulldozer destroying Palestinian homes in Gaza (2003):
Imgur, BBC
New Zealand imposed diplomatic sanctions on Israel over an incident where 2 Australia-based Israelis, who were allegedly working for Mossad, attempted to fraudulently obtain NZ Passports by claiming the identity of a disabled man. 2 others, Ze'ev Barkan and David Reznick, are believed to have been the 3rd and 4th men involved in the scandal but they managed to leave NZ before being apprehended. NZ PM viewed the incident as "not only utterly unacceptable but also a breach of NZ's sovereignty and international law". The following year, Israeli foreign minister apologized for the incident. (2004)
Wiki, NZHerald
Breaking the Silence, testimonies from IDF Whistleblowers (2004):
BreakingTheSilence
Not guilty, IDF Captain who empties his magazine on a 13yr old girl, says he would have done the same if she was 3 yrs old (2005):
Guardian
Phosphorus and cluster bombs which is illegal under international law heavily used by Israel during the Lebanon war (2006)
Haaretz
Israel celebrates Irgun Hotel Bombing (2006):
Telegraph
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami: “If I were a Palestinian, I Would Have Rejected Camp David” implying that the Camp David Summit Offer by Ehud Barak in 2000 was unreasonable and designed to be rejected (2006):
DemocracyNow
Jewish National Fund (a charity) owns 13% of the land in Israel and stipulates that only Jews can buy, mortgage or lease their land. (2007):
Economist, Wiki
Operation 'Cast Lead', estimated 1391 Palestinians killed, 759 to be civillians, 344 children, 110 women 13 Israeli killed, out of which 10 are soldiers (2008-2009):
BBC, Haaretz, Haaretz, Amnesty
Israel admits using White Phosphorus during their military offensive on Gaza (2009):
France24
Palestinian who claimed to be a Jew after a consensual sexual encounter with an Israeli woman jailed for 'Rape By Deception' (2010)
[ABCnews](https://abcnews.go.com/International/palestinian-claimed-jew-jailed-rape-deceptio
Israeli Organization, Kav La Oved: "Israel owes billions of shekels to Palestinian workers" (2010) (Downloadable PDF File):
KavLaOved PDF
Using Palestinian captives as human shields (2010):
Imgur, Guardian, Haaretz, Haaretz
Gaza Flotilla, Israeli Commandos raid 6 civillians ships carrying humanitarian aid and construction materials, 9 activists were killed, 10 Israeli commandos wounded (2010):
Guardian, CNN
Hashomer, Haganah, Irgun and Lehi which operated against the British Government and Arabs in Palestine used to hide weapons in synagogues, women's rooms and kindergartens. Something Israel criticises Hamas of doing today. (2011):
Haaretz
IDF soldier caught kicking a Palestinian child (2012):
RT
Hierarchy of the Human species according to Eli Ben-Dahan, Israel's former deputy minister of defense: Goyims (Non-Jews) placed below Homosexual Jews (2013):
Haaretz
Israeli Trade Minister: "I've killed alot of Arabs in my life, there's no problem with that" (2013)
JPost
IDF soldier posting an Instagram pic of a Palestinian clild in his rifle crosshairs (2013):
Guardian
Ethiopian Jews injected with contraceptive birth control without their consent (2013):
Haaretz, Independent, Guardian
In 2013, Israel awarded 'Genie Energy', an American Oil and Gas company, rights to drill in Golan Heights (Syrian territory occupied by Israel) despite international opposition. In 2015, Israel claimed a massive discovery of oil in the area, which Israeli officials reportedly believe could supply the country’s oil needs for many years to come. (2013):
Here are the prominent figures in Genie Energy's Board of Advisors:
Jacob Rothschild (British banker of the prominent Rothschild family), Dick Cheney (Ex-Vice president of USA), Rupert Murdoch (Billionaire American Media Mogul), James Woolsey (Ex-CIA Director), Lawrence Summers (Ex-Head of US Treasury), Bill Richardson (Ex-Energy Secretary of USA), Michael Steinhardt (Wall Street Trader, Investor and Hedge Fund Manager)
BusinessInsider, TRTworld, Yahoo Finance
4 boys playing soccer in an open beach bombed by an Israeli warship, a later report in 2018 then revealed that it was two missiles fired from an Israeli armed drone that actually killed the boys (2014):
NYT, Intercept, Haaretz, Independent
Israeli police officers beats up a 15yr old American boy a week after the boy's cousin was killed, no jail time was given to the officers (2014):
BBC, TimesofIsrael
Palestinian boy beaten and burned alive by Israeli settlers (2014):
Guardian, Wiki
Israelis cheering on the Gaza bombing (2014):
Guardian
Statistics of Palestinian children killed in Operation 'Protective Edge' (2014):
Telegraph
Avraham Shalom (Former Head of Shin Bet) compares Israel's Occupation to Nazi Germany's actions in WW2 towards the Czechs, Poles and Dutch (2014):
YouTube
Killing Gaza: Documentary on war crimes committed by the Israeli Military, with direct testimonies and evidence from survivors (2014):
KillingGaza
IDF beating up a Palestinian man who told them to stop firing tear gas (2015):
YouTube
Eli Ben-Dahan, Israel's former deputy defense minister: "Homosexual Jews are superior to Gentiles (Non-Jews), a jew always has a higher soul than a gentile, even if he is a homosexual" He also says "To me, they (Palestinians) are like animals, they aren't human" (2015):
TimesofIsrael
Israeli Foreign Minister says disloyal Arabs should be beheaded with an axe (2015):
WashingtonPost
Israeli Radicals celebrate by stabbing picture of Palestinian baby that was killed in a firebomb attack (2015):
Haaretz
Beitar Jerusalem, the most racist football fanbase in the world (2015):
YouTube
IDF Soldier assaults and beats up Palestinian Shopkeeper as he was loading boxes (2015):
YouTube
Former IDF Soldier Ido Gal Razon testifies to murdering people in Gaza (2015):
YouTube
Israeli racist police officer assaults their own african soldier (2015):
YouTube
Shir Hever, Israeli Economist: "78% of Palestinian aid money ends up going to Israel" (2015) (Downloadable PDF File):
ShirHever PDF
Brooke Goldstein (Director of the Lawfare Project who has assisted in many lawsuits towards Palestinian activist groups) declared to enthusiastic applause at a meeting of key Israel lobby operatives in New York: “Why are we using the word Palestinian? There’s no such thing as a Palestinian person” (2016)
Video
Many Palestinians including children are detained in Israeli prisons without trial or charges (2016):
Time, Haaretz, 972mag, B'Tselem
Jewish Community Watch: "Israel becoming a safe haven for paedophiles worldwide" (2016):
Independent
IDF Soldier throws disabled man out of his wheelchair after he attempts to help a 14yr old who was shot (2016):
Independent
IDF throws stun grenade at unarmed Palestinians talking outside their home (2016)
YouTube
IDF soldier laughs as Palestinian man is crushed at the gate (2016):
YouTube
IDF killing a 15yr old Palestinian travelling home from a family outing (2016):
Guardian
Report: Israel's repetitive destruction of EU-funded projects in Palestine (2016):
EuroMed
Former Director of Mossad defends Israel providing aid to Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda's Affiliate) in Syria (2016)
Youtube, WSJ, Haaretz
Israeli Former Defence Minister says ISIS fighters apologizes to Israel after mistakenly launching an attack on IDF. Refused to comment on how they expressed their apology. Have since forgiven ISIS (2017)
Independent, DailySabah
Reports of Torture during custody from Palestinians held imprisoned without charges or trial (2017):
Haaretz
IDF Veteran: "I was the terrorist" (2017):
YouTube
Israel seizes solar panels donated to Palestinians by the Dutch govt (2017):
Independent
Israelis speak candidly about Palestinians to Abby Martin, includes lots of racism (2017):
YouTube
Gaza: World's Largest Open-Air Prison (2018):
NRC
Sentence to 9 Months after killing 2 unarmed Palestinian teens (2018):
972mag, WashingtonPost
Unarmed protestor holding flag shot by live bullets (2018):
YouTube
Unarmed protester shot in the head during the protest (2018):
Gyfcat
IDF assaulting medics and injured protesters (2018):
Gyfcat
Abdullah Shamali, was shot while standing and talking with his friends 700 metres away from the fence (2018):
Twitter
Muhammad Ayoub, 15yr old was shot in the head while running away from the fence (2018):
YouTube
Mentally disabled man shot in the back of his head as he was walking away (2018):
Haaretz
Elderly man waving a flag and a medic got shot at by a live round (2018):
Gyfcat
Shot dead for waving flag (2018):
EgyptToday
Medic shot dead by an IDF sniper (2018):
WashingtonPost
IDF edits video of Palestinian Medic who was shot dead by them to misleadingly show that she was a human shield for Hamas and justify her death (2018):
Independent, BuzzFeed
Canadian Doctor shot by IDF sniper (2018):
CBC
Israeli Border police throws stun grenade at a Palestian couple and their infant baby as they were fleeing (2018):
YnetNews
IDF Snipers cheering as they shoot an unarmed Palestinian (2018):
Guardian
Similar incident, cheering after shooting a Palestinian (2018):
Guardian
"Nation State" Law gives Jews exclusive rights over Arabs living in Israel (2018):
Guardian
List of active discriminatory laws in Israel:
Adalah
Did you know that 97% of drinking water in Gaza (under Israeli control) is contaminated? (2018):
Haaretz
IDF Soldiers shooting tear gas into a Palestinian school (2018):
Haaretz
Israeli settlers beating up Palestinian farmer in front of his children (2018):
Haaretz
Former Chairman of Israel Labour Party says relationships between Jews and Non-Jews are "an actual plague" (2018):
Twitter
4 year old child dies 4 days after being shot by the IDF while protesting (2018):
Reuters, PressTV
An alternative view, Palestinian Christians on Israel (2018):
Youtube
Chief Rabbi calls black people "monkeys" in his weekly sermon (2018):
TimesofIsrael
Israel's Supreme Court rejects legal challenge on the military's rule where soldiers can fire on UNARMED protesters (2018):
APNews
Mohammed Tamimi, 16, who was shot in the head by Israeli forces held in prison for 2 days without explanation (2018):
Haaretz, Haaretz
Most demonstrators shot by the IDF with live rounds are unarmed and not in immediate vicinity of the perimeter fence (2018):
B'Tselem
IDF edited out key footage of Gaza missile strike which killed 2 Palestinian teenagers (2018):
Youtube, 972mag, B'Tselem
Multi Award-winning short documentary on the occupation of Gaza (2018):
YouTube
What if your whole family was being forcefully evicted from a home you lived in since 1948 to make way for new settlers? (2019)
Haaretz
Palestinian Boy on the way to school shot in the head by Israeli Police (2019):
Haaretz
Video of war crimes screened at UN Human Rights Council (2019):
Youtube
Top Rabbis in Israel defending and calling for donations to an Israeli charged with killing a Palestinian woman (2019):
Haaretz, Haaretz
Israeli Settlers attack Palestinian Mother and her son (2019):
Gyfcat
IDF Harrasses ambulance crew and demands for their key (with sound) (2019):
Gyfcat
"Israel is the nation state of Jews alone" Netanyahu responds to TV star saying Arabs are equal citizens (2019):
Haaretz
Arresting children in school, IDF threatened breaking the teacher's arm if he doesn't let go of his student (2019):
CNN
IDF Soldiers laughing as they assault a Palestinian Father and Son handcuffed while in custody (2019):
i24News, Haaretz
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[Updated] A (so far) complete timeline of the investigation into Trump and Russia by Philip Bump of the Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/05/a-so-far-complete-timeline-of-the-investigation-into-trump-and-russia/
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/347191326112112640

Before the election

January 2013
Energy industry consultant Carter Page meets a man named Victor Podobnyy at a conference in New York and begins sharing with him “basic immaterial information and publicly available research documents” (in Page’s words). Podobnyy was an officer with Russia’s foreign intelligence service and is later charged with being an agent of the Russian government.
June 2013
The FBI interviews Page after Podobnyy is recorded by U.S. intelligence officials identifying Page as a possible target for recruitment. “It’s obvious that he wants to earn lots of money,” Podobnyy says of Page.
Aug. 25, 2013
In a letter sent to a publisher making the case for his expertise on Russia, Page writes, “Over the past half year, I have had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin in preparation for their Presidency of the G-20 Summit next month, where energy issues will be a prominent point on the agenda.”
Sept. 4, 2013
James B. Comey becomes director of the FBI, succeeding Robert S. Mueller III.
Nov. 9, 2013
The Miss Universe pageant, at this point part of the Trump Organization, is held in Moscow. The event’s location was secured thanks to licensing fees of nearly $20 million paid by a Moscow real estate development firm called the Crocus Group. Its president is a man named Aras Agalarov. Agalarov’s son, Emin, is a vice president of Crocus Group and a pop singer.
May 2014
Russians working for a group called the Internet Research Agency begin their efforts to meddle in the election and American politics more broadly.
June 4-26, 2014
Two Internet Research Agency employees travel around the United States to collect intelligence. Stops include “Nevada, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, and New York,” according to an indictment released in Feb. 2018.
Nov. 26-30, 2014
Another Internet Research Agency employee travels to Atlanta.
April 2015
Former Defense Intelligence Agency head Michael Flynn begins advising ACU Strategic Partners, a company that seeks to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East in partnership with a sanctioned Russian company.
June 16, 2015
Donald Trump announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
July 24, 2015
Rob Goldstone, publicist for Emin Agalarov, emails Trump’s assistant to offer to set up a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. There’s no indication the Trump team explored the offer.
Summer 2015
Hackers believed to be linked to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) gain access to the network of the Democratic National Committee, according to U.S. intelligence agencies.
September 2015
An associate of Trump’s named Felix Sater reaches out to the Trump Organization about a proposed development project in Moscow. It is to be financed by Russia’s government-owned bank Vnesheconombank, which was being sanctioned by the U.S. government. Trump at some point signs a letter of intent to move forward with the project.
Autumn 2015
The conservative website the Washington Free Beacon hires a firm called Fusion GPS to conduct research on several Republican presidential candidates, including Trump.
Nov. 3, 2015
Sater emails Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen to outline his idea of having a Moscow ribbon cutting that Putin would attend. “I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected,” Sater writes.
Dec. 8, 2015
A delegation from the National Rifle Association arrives in Moscow to meet with supporters of a gun-rights organization there. One of their hosts is Alexander Torshin, a deputy at the Russian central bank and lifetime member of the NRA.
Dec. 10, 2015
Flynn is part of a panel discussion in Moscow for the 10th anniversary of the government-backed media outlet Russia Today, for which he is paid. At a dinner, he sits at a table with Putin. Officials notice an increase in communication between Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, following the Russia Today event.
Late 2015
British intelligence agencies detect suspicious interactions between Russia and Trump aides that they pass on to U.S. intelligence agencies.
Mid-January 2016
Cohen emails Putin’s personal spokesman seeking help in advancing the proposed development in Moscow. “As this project is too important, I am hereby requesting your assistance. I respectfully request someone, preferably you, contact me so that I might discuss the specifics as well as arranging meetings with the appropriate individuals. I thank you in advance for your assistance and look forward to hearing from you soon,” he writes.
Jan. 29, 2016
Goldstone emails Donald Trump Jr. to pitch the Trump team on setting up a page on Russian social media site Vkontakte. Trump Jr. passes it on to Dan Scavino, the person in charge of Trump’s social media. “Please feel free to send me whatever you have,” Scavino replies. Konstantin Sidorkov, director of partnership marketing for Vkontakte, follows up a few days later. “Nice to meet you and your team,” he writes in an email to Scavino, Trump Jr. and Trump’s assistant.
Late January 2016
The Moscow development is abandoned.
Feb. 1, 2016
Republican primary voting begins in Iowa.
March 2016
Russian hackers begin targeting infrastructure systems inside the U.S.
March 6, 2016
George Papadopoulos is named a foreign-policy adviser by the campaign.
March 14, 2016
Papadopoulos meets in Italy with a London-based professor named Joseph Mifsud, director of the London Academy of Diplomacy. Until he learns that Papadopoulos is tied to the Trump campaign, Mifsud is uninterested in talking.
March 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta is sent an email that encourages him to change his email password, probably precipitating the hack of his account.
March 21, 2016
During an interview with The Washington Post, Trump lists Page as part of his foreign-policy team. Page had been recommended by a son-in-law of President Richard Nixon, New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox. Trump also mentions Papadopoulos.
At some point during the spring, long-time Trump confidante Roger Stone tells an associate that he had spoken with Assange and learned about emails WikiLeaks possessed that would be problematic for Democrats, including Podesta.
March 28, 2016
Political veteran Paul Manafort is hired to help the Trump campaign manage the delegate process for the Republican National Convention. He is recommended by Stone. Before joining the campaign, Manafort lobbied on behalf of Oleg Deripaska, a Putin ally. That business relationship followed a memo from Manafort in which he offered a plan that could “greatly benefit the Putin Government.” His business relationship with Deripaska ended in 2009. Manafort also worked on behalf of the Russia-friendly Party of Regions in Ukraine, helping guide the party’s leader, Viktor Yanukovych, to the country’s presidency. Yanukovych was later ousted.
March 31, 2016
Trump’s foreign-policy team meets. Included in the meeting are Papadopoulos, Trump and then-Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R). Papadopoulos says he can facilitate a meeting between Trump and Putin based on his interactions with Mifsud, the professor. Sessions says it shouldn’t happen, though Papadopoulos later reportedly tells Mueller that Trump encouraged the meeting.
April 2016
Hackers believed to be linked to Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) also gain access to the DNC network. The Internet Research Agency begins buying ads on social media aimed at promoting Trump’s candidacy and undermining Hillary Clinton.
The same month, Fusion GPS is hired by the law firm Perkins Coie on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
April 11, 2016
Manafort emails longtime aide Konstantin Kilimnik (who himself may have ties to Russian intelligence) to ensure the oligarch Deripaska’s “operation” has seen his media coverage, presumably about the Trump campaign. “How do we use to get whole?” he asks.
April 18, 2016
Papadopoulos is introduced via email to someone who has contacts at Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Papadopoulos and the contact begin communicating regularly to try to set up a meeting between Trump and Putin.
April 26, 2016
Papadopoulos is told by Mifsud that the Russians have “dirt” on Clinton. “They have thousands of emails,” he is told.
April 27, 2016
Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, meets Kislyak at a reception at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington before a foreign-policy speech given by Trump. Sessions may have spoken with Kislyak, as well.
The same day, Papadopoulos emails senior campaign adviser Stephen Miller to say he had “some interesting messages coming in from Moscow about a trip when the time is right.”
May 2016
During a night of drinking in London, Papadopoulos tells Australian High Commissioner to Great Britain Alexander Downer that he is aware that Russia has dirt on Clinton.
During this month, two different people who support Trump email the campaign to set up a meeting between a Trump staffer and the banker Torshin. The emails, sent to adviser Rick Dearborn, are titled “Kremlin Connection” and “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite.” Kushner rejects the latter overture.
May 20 or 21, 2016
Torshin and Trump Jr. meet at a dinner related to the National Rifle Association convention in Louisville.
May 26, 2016
Trump clinches the Republican nomination on paper.
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/757538729170964481

During the general election

June 2016
At a closed-door meeting of foreign-policy experts and the prime minister of India, Page praises Putin effusively.
The Internet Research Agency begins promoting real-world events aimed at influencing the election.
June 3, 2016
Goldstone emails Trump Jr.:
“The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with [Emin Agalarov’s] father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,” Goldstone wrote. “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and it’s government’s support for Mr. Trump — helped along by Aras and Emin.”
“Seems we have some time and if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer,” Trump Jr. replied.
June 6, 2016
Goldstone appears to connect Emin Agalarov and Trump Jr. by phone.
June 7, 2016
Goldstone and Trump Jr. finalize “a meeting with you and The Russian government attorney.”
Trump formally clinches the nomination later in the day. During a speech that evening, Trump says he is “going to give a major speech on probably Monday of next week, and we’re going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons. I think you’re going to find it very informative and very, very interesting.”
June 9, 2016
Trump Jr., Manafort and Kushner meet at Trump Tower with a Kremlin-connected attorney named Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya’s efforts to reverse a law passed in 2012 sanctioning Russians suspected of human rights violations at some point drew the attention of the FBI. The meeting was not initially reported to the government by Kushner as required when he took a position with the administration. After the meeting was originally reported, Trump, Jr. admitted that the pretext for the conversation was that he believed Veselnitskaya to have information incriminating Hillary Clinton.
The meeting also included a lobbyist named Rinat Akhmetshin, who also has links to Russian intelligence.
June 12, 2016
In an interview with ITV, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange says the organization has more emails from Hillary Clinton.
June 13, 2016
Instead of his promised speech about the Clintons, Trump talks about national security in the wake of the shooting massacre in Orlando
June 15, 2016
A hacker calling himself Guccifer 2.0 releases the Democratic National Committee’s research file on Donald Trump. News reports already link the stolen data to Russian hackers.
June 20, 2016
Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, working for Fusion GPS, compiles the first of 17 reports that will become part of a dossier of information alleging contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian actors. The first report cites conversations suggesting that Russia actively sought to compromise Trump beginning in 2011 and that the Russians had compromising information on Trump and Clinton.
June 29, 2016
Goldstone reaches out to Scavino again about Vkontakte.
“I’m following up on an email [from] a while back of something I had mentioned to Don and Paul Manafort during a meeting recently,” he wrote in an email, cc-ing Sidorkov. “At the time, Paul had said he would welcome it …”
June 30, 2016
Page tells Sessions he plans to travel to Moscow to give a speech. He later indicates the campaign approved his travel as long as he made clear he wasn’t representing the campaign.
Early July 2016
Fusion GPS’s Steele contacts the FBI to inform them about what he’s heard concerning Trump. (Steele had been a source for the FBI in the past.)
July 7, 2016
Page travels to Moscow to give a lecture.
The same day, Manafort contacts Kilimnik again to invite Deripaska to get a private briefing on the campaign.
July 8, 2016
Page sends a memo to campaign staff with an overview of his travel. It reads, in part, “Russian Deputy Prime Minister and [New Economic School] Board Member Arkadiy Dvorkovich also spoke before the event. In a private conversation, Dvorkovich expressed strong support for Mr. Trump and a desire to work together toward devising better solutions in response to the vast range of current international problems.”
July 11 or 12, 2016
Trump campaign staffers apparently intervene with the committee developing the Republican Party’s national security platform to remove language calling for arming Ukraine against Russian aggression.
July 18, 2016
At an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation as part of the Republican National Convention, Sessions and Kislyak have a brief conversation.
Flynn delivers a speech at the Republican convention, joining in the crowd’s “lock her up” chant, cheering Clinton’s imprisonment. “If I, a guy who knows this business, if I did a tenth of what she did,” Flynn said, “I would be in jail today.”
July 19, 2016
Steele files a report in which he alleges that Page‘s trip to Moscow included meetings with the chief executive of the energy firm Rosneft and Kremlin official Igor Diveykin, the latter of whom mentioned the possession of compromising material on Clinton.
July 22, 2016
WikiLeaks releases emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee. The Democratic convention begins on the 25th.
July 27, 2016
During his last news conference of the campaign, Trump asks Russia to release emails hacked from Clinton’s private server. He later says he was joking.
July 31, 2016
The FBI begins investigating possible links between the Russian government and Trump’s campaign. The investigation is triggered when Australian authorities contact the agency — realizing that Papadopoulos‘s May mention of Russian dirt to Downer, the diplomat, was validated by the release of stolen data.
Aug. 8, 2016
Stone tells a Republican group that he has been in contact with Assange and that the next documents to be released were related to the Clinton Foundation.
Aug. 9, 2016
Flynn Intel Group, a consulting firm founded by Flynn, signs a contract with Inovo BV, a firm run by a Turkish businessman close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for more than $500,000.
WikiLeaks denies having had contact with Stone.
Aug. 14, 2016
The New York Times reports on secret ledgers from the Party of Regions showing off-the-books payments to Manafort‘s consulting firm. Those payments allegedly were hidden by being passed them through third parties, according to Ukrainian leaders.
Stone begins a conversation with Guccifer 2.0 privately over Twitter.
Aug. 19, 2016
Manafort is fired from the campaign. He’d reportedly lost the confidence of Trump’s family, including Kushner.
Aug. 21, 2016
Stone tweets, “Trust me, it will soon [be] Podesta’s time in the barrel.”
September 2016
At some point in September, congressional leaders are briefed about the CIA’s belief that Russia was intervening in the election to benefit Trump.
By this point, the Internet Research Agency is spending $1.25 million monthly on interfering with the election.
Sept. 8, 2016
Sessions and Kislyak meet in Sessions‘s Senate office.
Sept. 20, 2016
WikiLeaks messages Trump Jr. privately over Twitter, pointing to a new site linking Putin to Trump. The next day, Trump Jr. responds to say he’ll “ask around” about it. Trump Jr. then emailed senior campaign staff about the message. “Do you know the people mentioned,” he wrote, apparently referring to those behind the Putin-Trump site, “and what the conspiracy they are looking for could be?”
Sept. 23, 2016
Yahoo News, apparently after interviews with Steele, reports that Page may have met with officials from Rosneft and the Kremlin.
Sept. 26, 2016
In an interview with The Post, Page separates publicly from the Trump campaign.
Early October 2016
Steele again meets with the FBI, this time in Rome, to discuss what he’s heard in his research.
Oct. 2, 2016
Stone tweets about upcoming WikiLeaks revelations: “Wednesday [Oct. 5] @Hillary Clinton is done. #Wikileaks.” He continues to tease upcoming leaks over the next few days.
Oct. 3, 2016
WikiLeaks again contacts Trump Jr. This time, WikiLeaks asks him to have the campaign offer a response to a quote from Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. replies that he already had. Shortly afterward, he asks about the new information apparently referenced by Stone, but he gets no response.
Oct. 7, 2016
The director of national intelligence and the head of the Department of Homeland Security release an unusual joint statement in which they warn of Russian efforts to meddle in the election and suggest that Russia had a hand in the WikiLeaks document releases.
Shortly after the publication of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” video in which Trump discusses sexually assaulting women, WikiLeaks releases the first emails from Podesta’s email account. The leaks continue for weeks.
Oct. 11, 2016
Trump Jr. travels to Paris to give a paid speech to a group that supports Russian interests. After his speech, one of the hosts travels to Moscow, where she discusses the speech with a senior Russian official.
Oct. 12, 2016
WikiLeaks again contacts Trump Jr. to share a link to file archives. Shortly afterward, the candidate tweets about the leaks.
Stone tells a reporter from a local news station in Florida that he has “back-channel communication with [WikiLeaks’ Julian] Assange,” although he’d never spoken to Assange directly. (That connection is eventually reported to be a New York radio personality.
Oct. 13, 2016
WikiLeaks denies having contact with Stone. Stone messagesa> the group over Twitter to ask that they stop attacking him. They respond by saying he should stop implying a connection.
Oct. 14, 2016
Trump Jr. tweets the link he’d received two days earlier. In an interview with Fox News, Mike Pence denies any connection between the campaign and WikiLeaks.
Oct. 18, 2016
Steele files a report suggesting that Page‘s discussions with Rosneft in July included an exchange of a stake in the company for the lifting of sanctions against Russia.
Oct. 19, 2016
During the final presidential debate, Trump says Putin has no respect for his opponent, Hillary Clinton. She responds, “That’s because he’d rather have a puppet as president of the United States.”
“No puppet,” Trump replies. “You’re the puppet.”
Trump then argues that Clinton doesn’t know who’s behind the hacking, if it’s “Russia, China, or anybody else.”
Oct. 21, 2016
The FBI applies for and is granted a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to surveil Page, by this point no longer part of the Trump campaign.
Oct. 28, 2016
FBI Director Comey sends a letter to Congress announcing the discovery of new emails related to an investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server while she was secretary of state.
Oct. 30, 2016
Then-Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid sends a public letter to Comey alleging that the FBI “possess[ed] explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government.” This is apparently a reference to the Steele dossier.
Oct. 31, 2016
The New York Times runs a story suggesting that the FBI didn’t see a clear link between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Hours later, Mother Jones reports on the existence of the Steele dossier. The FBI subsequently cuts off its relationship with Steele.
Nov. 5, 2016
Vkontakte again pitches setting up a page for Trump on the site, saying it would be “the top news in Russia.”
Nov. 8, 2016
An opinion piece supporting the Turkish government runs at the Hill under Flynn‘s byline.
Trump is elected president.
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/809403760099422208

During the transition

Nov. 10, 2016
In his Oval Office meeting with Trump, Barack Obama warns the president-elect against hiring Flynn as national security adviser.
Nov. 18, 2016
Trump offers Flynn the job of national security adviser. Trump offers Sessions the job of attorney general. These are two of the first appointments Trump makes.
Late November 2016
Trump transition team members warn Flynn that his communications with Kislyak will be monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies. To impress upon Flynn the risks of cozying up to the Russian ambassador, the team requests a dossier on Kislyak to share with Flynn. It’s not known whether he ever read it.
Nov. 28, 2016
In an interview with Time magazine, Trump denies interference from Russia. “I don’t believe they interfered,” he said. “That became a laughing point, not a talking point, a laughing point. Any time I do something, they say, ‘Oh, Russia interfered.’”
He also addressed the hacking: “It could be Russia. And it could be China. And it could be some guy in his home in New Jersey.”
Nov. 30, 2016
The Justice Department informs Flynn that he is under investigation for his unreported lobbying on behalf of Turkey.
Dec. 1, 2016
Flynn and Kushner meet with Kislyak at Trump Tower. Kushner allegedly proposes setting up a back-channel of communication between the administration and Putin, perhaps going so far as to use secure communications systems at the Russian Embassy. The FBI believes that the conversation may have included a suggestion by the Russians that easing sanctions would allow Russian banks to offer financing to people with ties to Trump. Individuals close to Kushner indicate the only focus of the back-channel would be Syria.
Dec. 8, 2016
Page is back in Moscow to meet with “business leaders and thought leaders.”
Dec. 13, 2016
Steele’s final report is filed, focused on trip allegedly taken by Cohen to Prague in August. Cohen denies taking such a trip; no evidence to the contrary has emerged.
At Kislyak’s urging, Kushner meets with Sergey Gorkov, chairman of Vnesheconombank and a Putin confidant. The bank is under sanctions from the U.S. government.
Dec. 14, 2016
Gorkov apparently flies to Japan, as Putin was visiting.
Dec. 15, 2016
The crown price of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, visits Trump advisers including Kushner at Trump Tower in New York. The meeting included George Nader, a businessman with ties to the U.A.E. Obama administration officials became concerned after learning about the meeting only belatedly.
Dec. 22, 2016
Flynn reaches out to Kislyak to urge Russia to oppose a resolution about Israeli settlements. Russia is one of several countries Flynn contacts, apparently at the behest of Kushner.
Dec. 25, 2016
Flynn texts Kislyak to wish him a merry Christmas.
Dec. 28, 2016
The Obama administration orders new sanctions against Russian organizations and individuals in response to Russian interference in the election. Kislyak contacts Flynn.
Dec. 29, 2016
Flynn calls Kislyak multiple times about the sanctions. At some point, he communicates with incoming deputy K.T. McFarland about the conversation, who shares thoughts with other transition team officials. She outlines the political assessment of the Obama administration in her view, including that Russia had just “thrown the election” to Trump. Flynn asks Russia not to retaliate on sanctions.
Dec. 30, 2016
In a tweet, Trump praises Putin’s decision not to respond in kind to the U.S. sanctions.
Dec. 31, 2016
Kislyak tells Flynn that the Russian response was a function of the Trump team’s request.
Jan. 4, 2017
Flynn informs Donald McGahn, chief attorney for the transition, that Flynn is under investigation by the FBI.
Jan. 6, 2017
American intelligence agencies release a report outlining why they believe Russia was behind the campaign hacking. Comey attends a briefing at Trump Tower, in which he first informs the president-elect that Trump isn’t personally under investigation as part of the agency’s counterintelligence case. He also details the contents of Steele’s dossier.
Jan. 9, 2017
The Trump transition team announces that Kushner will join the administration as an unpaid senior adviser.
Jan. 10, 2017
The Senate holds confirmation hearings for Sessions‘s attorney general bid. In that hearing, Sessions is asked what he would do if “anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign.” Sessions replies that “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”
Departing national security adviser Susan E. Rice asks Flynn to approve an operation in Syria in alliance with Kurdish forces that would extend into Trump’s presidency. The alliance with the Kurds is opposed by the Turkish government. Flynn declines.
Jan. 11, 2017
Erik Prince, brother of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and founder of Blackwater, meets with a Russian official in the Seychelles. Investigators believe that the meeting may have been part of a continued effort to set up a back-channel with the Russians. The meeting was facilitated by Nader reportedly at the behest of the UAE.
At a news conference, Trump discusses the hacking that took place during the election. “As far as hacking, I think it was Russia, but I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people,” he said.
Jan. 15, 2017
On CBS, Pence denies that Flynn and Kislyak discussed sanctions.
Jan. 17, 2017
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) sends a list of questions to Sessions, including one that reads, “Have you been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after Election Day?” Sessions responds no.
Jan. 18, 2017
Kushner submits his application for top-secret security clearance, excluding a number of meetings with foreign officials, including the one in December.
Jan. 20, 2017
Trump is inaugurated.
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/818990655418617856

The presidency begins

Jan. 20, 2017
Minutes after Trump is sworn in, Flynn allegedly texts a partner at ACU, the nuclear plant company, suggesting that sanctions would soon be gone and that the project was “good to go.”
Jan. 22, 2017
Flynn is sworn in as national security adviser.
Jan. 24, 2017
The FBI interviews Flynn about his conversations with Kislyak the previous month. Flynn lies about the conversations.
Jan. 25, 2017
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates receives a breakdown of the Flynn interview and decides to inform the White House about what was said.
Jan. 26, 2017
Yates meets with McGahn, now White House counsel, and explains that public statements from the vice president contradict what was known about Flynn, making it possible that the Russians could compromise the national security adviser by threatening to leak that information. McGahn “immediately” briefs Trump on the conversation.
A Trump lawyer later acknowledges that Trump believed that Flynn had lied to the FBI by the end of this month.
Jan. 27, 2017
Yates returns to the White House to meet with McGahn again at his request. McGahn asks to review the evidence against Flynn.
Trump calls Comey at noon to see whether he could come to the White House for dinner. During that meeting, Trump allegedly asks Comey to pledge his loyalty to the president. Instead, Comey offers only his honesty. Comey again tells Trump that the president isn’t under investigation.
Trump signs his executive order barring residents of certain countries from entering the United States.
Papadopoulos is interviewed at the FBI, where he says untrue things about his interactions with Mifsud.
Jan. 30, 2017
Yates invites McGahn to come to the FBI and review the evidence against Flynn.
Trump fires Yates after she refuses to enforce his immigration ban.
Week of Feb. 6, 2017
Trump Organization lawyer Cohen and business associate Sater partner with a Ukrainian lawmaker on a proposal for easing Russian-Ukrainian tensions, which is delivered to Flynn‘s office.
Feb. 8, 2017
Sessions is confirmed as attorney general. Flynn denies having discussed sanctions with Kislyak when asked by The Post.
Feb. 9, 2017
Flynn‘s spokesman says Flynn had actually discussed sanctions.
Feb. 11, 2017
Flynn files a financial disclosure that omits his payment from Russia Today.
Feb. 13, 2017
Flynn resigns as national security adviser.
Feb. 14, 2017
During a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump asks Comey to move away from his investigation of Flynn. “He is a good guy,” Trump said, according to a memo drafted at the time by Comey. “I hope you can let this go.”
Feb. 15, 2017
In the wake of Trump’s request, Comey tells Sessions he did not want to be put into a position in which the FBI director and Trump were alone, citing concerns about propriety.
Mid-February
At some point after a Feb. 14 New York Times report about communication between Trump staff and Russia during 2016, the White House allegedly asks Comey and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to publicly deny the report. Comey later indicates that he told Trump that such communications between the White House and FBI were inappropriate.
March 2, 2017
Sessions announces he will recuse himself from any Russia investigation after his meetings with Kislyak are revealed.
March 5, 2017
In an interview on NBC, former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. acknowledges he had no knowledge of evidence proving Russia and the Trump campaign colluded during the course of the campaign. He later clarifies that he would not necessarily have known about such evidence and that he was not aware of the FBI’s investigation.
March 20, 2017
Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee and, for the first time, confirms the existence of the investigation into Russian hacking and possible links to the Trump campaign.
March 22, 2017
Shortly after being confirmed by the Senate as director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats attends a briefing at the White House with several other officials. As it wraps up, Trump asks Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo to remain in the room. During the private conversation that ensues, Trump asks Coats and Pompeo to try to intervene with the FBI to end the investigative focus on Flynn.
March 30, 2017
Trump and Comey speak by phone. Trump asks Comey what can be done to “lift the cloud” of the Russia investigation. Trump asks Comey to announce publicly that Trump isn’t under investigation.
March 31, 2017
Flynn amends his financial disclosure report.
April 11, 2017
Trump calls Comey to ask what had been done to make it clear publicly that Trump wasn’t under investigation. Comey suggests he have McGahn speak with the acting deputy attorney general about the issue. It’s the last time the two speak.
May 3, 2017
Comey testifies before Congress.
May 7, 2017
Trump drafts an initial letter explaining why he believed Comey should be fired, including that Comey wouldn’t publicly clear Trump’s name.
May 9, 2017
Trump fires Comey, citing the recommendation of Sessions. In the final letter firing Comey, Trump includes a line saying that he appreciates Comey’s telling him “on three separate occasions” that he is not under investigation. Individuals indicate that Kushner was a prominent voice behind the firing.
May 10, 2017
In a private meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Kislyak, Trump reveals classified information shared with the United States by an ally, later reported to be Israel. He also reportedly disparages Comey as a “nut job” to Lavrov and Kislyak, and says he “faced great pressure because of Russia,” which was now “taken off” with the firing of Comey.
May 11, 2017
The president tells NBC’s Lester Holt that the firing was because “this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.”
May 12, 2017
Lawyers representing Trump release a statement indicating that the president’s tax returns don’t show income from Russian sources, “with a few exceptions.”
May 17, 2017
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appoints former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation.
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/886950594220568576

Mueller takes over

June
Shortly after Mueller assumes control of the Russia investigation, Trump allegedly seeks to have him fired. McGahn declines to instruct Mueller to be fired, telling associates he would quit before doing so.
At some point this month, Comey speaks with Mueller’s team.
July
Yates meets with Mueller’s team.
July 7, 2017
The Times contacts the administration after learning about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with the Kremlin-linked lawyer. The president, en route from Europe to the United States, helps craft a response from Trump Jr. that implies that the meeting was predicated on a discussion of Russian adoptions. Communications staffer Hope Hicks allegedly assures a spokesman for Trump’s legal team that emails demonstrating that this isn’t true “will never get out.”
July 8, 2017
The Times’ story breaks.
July 11, 2017
After the Times reports on the existence of Goldstone’s emails about the meeting, Trump Jr. releases them on Twitter.
July 27, 2017
Papadopoulos is arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Aug. 1, 2017
Christopher A. Wray takes over as director of the FBI.
Aug. 11, 2017
Akhmetshin testifies before Mueller’s grand jury.
Sept. 15, 2017
Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni testifies.
Sept. 28, 2017
Keith Kellogg, chief of staff for the National Security Council, is interviewed by special counsel investigators.
Oct. 5, 2017
Papadopoulos signs a statement admitting that his comments to the FBI in January were false. This admission isn’t made public until later in the month.
Oct. 13, 2017
Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is interviewed by Mueller’s team.
Oct. 16, 2017
Former press secretary Sean Spicer is interviewed.
Week of Oct. 23
Sam Clovis, the Trump campaign’s foreign-policy advisory committee lead, is interviewed.
Oct. 30, 2017
Mueller’s team unveils a 12-count indictment against Manafort and his associate Rick Gates. The charges include conspiracy to launder money and making false statements. Papadopoulos‘s admission of guilt is made public.
November
Kushner is interviewed by Mueller’s team for 90 minutes, with questions apparently focused on Flynn.
Trump adviser Miller is also interviewed this month.
Nov. 30, 2017
McGahn is interviewed by Mueller’s team.
Dec. 1, 2017
Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI in his Jan. 24 interview.
Dec. 7 and 8
Hicks is interviewed by Mueller’s team.
Week of Jan. 15, 2018
Sessions is interviewed.
Jan. 17, 2018
After landing at Dulles Airport, Nader, the businessman linked to the UAE, is subpoenaed by Mueller’s team. He eventually agrees to cooperate.
Feb. 16, 2018
Mueller’s team unveils an extensive indictment against 13 Russian nationals and three organizations linked to the Internet Research Agency.
Feb. 22, 2018
Mueller files additional charges against Gates and Manafort.
Feb. 23, 2018
Gates cuts a deal with Mueller.
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Subreddit Stats: twoxchromosomes top posts from 2014-12-21 to 2015-12-20 22:00 PDT

Period: 364.55 days
Submissions Comments
Total 980 398995
Rate (per day) 2.69 1087.92
Unique Redditors 783 89739
Combined Score 1170705 3549244

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  1. 36292 pts, 29 submissions: u/drewiepoodle
    1. Girl Scouts Reject American Family Association Campaign And Welcome Trans Girls (4059 pts, 890 comments)
    2. Bernie Sanders: ‘Family values’ is Republican code for ‘let’s control women’s bodies’ (3775 pts, 2768 comments)
    3. Stat check: No, women couldn’t just "go somewhere else" if Planned Parenthood closed (3183 pts, 1294 comments)
    4. Big Abortion Rate Drops Seen in States That Didn't Restrict Access to Abortion Clinics (2400 pts, 355 comments)
    5. Study: half of black and Latina women scientists have been mistaken for admin or custodial staff (2396 pts, 1279 comments)
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    8. First Pakistani woman to summit Everest encourages women to 'climb their own mountains' (1675 pts, 187 comments)
    9. Congressman Slams Planned Parenthood On Live TV During Active Shooting At Planned Parenthood Clinic (1633 pts, 527 comments)
    10. Colorado offered free birth control — and teen abortions fell by 42 percent (1566 pts, 243 comments)
  2. 21905 pts, 11 submissions: u/mepper
    1. Planned Parenthood comes in 2nd place in Reddit's charity vote. Planned Parenthood will get a $82,765.95 donation from Reddit. (4275 pts, 1716 comments)
    2. With a stroke of his pen, President Obama renders Hobby Lobby ruling obsolete -- "Obama effectively neutered the Hobby Lobby ruling and ensured that all women, even those employed by ‘religious corporations,’ will still have birth control covered at no cost to them" (3986 pts, 1343 comments)
    3. Missouri woman, a Satanist, will claim "religious freedom" to get out of 72-hour abortion waiting period -- "I regard a waiting period as a state sanctioned attempt to discourage abortion by instilling an unnecessary burden as part of the process to obtain this legal medical procedure" (3732 pts, 1110 comments)
    4. Saudi Historian Says U.S. Women Drive Because They Don't Care If They're Raped -- "women can be raped when a car breaks down, but unlike other countries, Saudi Arabia protects its women from that risk by not allowing them to drive in the first place" (2790 pts, 1048 comments)
    5. Abstinence-only curriculum is not sex education, judge rules -- "the school district was using texts and videos that focused on abstinence and made little or no mention of contraceptives or claimed they were ineffective" (2485 pts, 339 comments)
    6. Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man boards flight, sees he is about to sit next to a woman, and impolitely demands another man to switch spots with her. The man and woman both refuse: "I should not have to move because someone has a problem with my uterus." (1526 pts, 848 comments)
    7. "A federal court of appeals ruled today that religiously affiliated nonprofit employers can’t block their employees’ health care coverage for contraceptives. The ruling finds that the plaintiffs...are not burdened by having to formally object to covering contraceptives for employees" (1484 pts, 181 comments)
    8. Congress just launched its first strike against women under the guise of defending religious liberty -- "employees in DC could be fired for using IVF to start a family or for becoming pregnant while unmarried...because your boss believes those decisions aren't consistent with his religious beliefs" (717 pts, 189 comments)
    9. GOP effort to defund Planned Parenthood stalls -- Democrats vowed to filibuster the bill, and Republicans were unable to peel off enough support to counter it. The final tally was 53-46. (394 pts, 100 comments)
    10. Congress Introduces A National Abortion Ban On Its Very First Day Back -- "two lawmakers introduced a measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks, in direct violation of the protections afforded under Roe v. Wade" (266 pts, 73 comments)
  3. 19228 pts, 11 submissions: u/carlinha1289
    1. [IFF] 95lbs gone in a year. Those two pictures are exactly a year a part. Trust me, you can do it. (3916 pts, 439 comments)
    2. [IFF] My daughter asks my husband to paint her nails every Sunday morning. It's their daddy/daughter time. (2839 pts, 236 comments)
    3. [IFF] My awesome mother in law made aprons for the whole family. Here is my daughter's apron. (2533 pts, 129 comments)
    4. My abusive uncle died, my aunts reaction is absolutely amazing. (2310 pts, 488 comments)
    5. I pretty much got kicked out of my mom fitness group for losing too much weight. (2283 pts, 760 comments)
    6. I asked my 80 year old great-aunt what it was like growing up as a woman in the Azores (a little Island of Portugal) in 1930's. She'll never cease to amaze me. (1823 pts, 360 comments)
    7. My husband and my son are amazing (big time brag story) (1383 pts, 169 comments)
    8. [IFF] Meet our newly adopted family pet; Mika the love bird. (1195 pts, 93 comments)
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    10. You don't necessarily get your body "back" after you give birth, it's not that easy. (315 pts, 254 comments)
  4. 16525 pts, 14 submissions: u/blerrycat
    1. Prisons that withhold menstrual pads humiliate women and violate basic rights (3254 pts, 1044 comments)
    2. 3 female fighters kill 10 ISIS jihadis a day to stop the Yazidi genocide in Iraq (3241 pts, 507 comments)
    3. Nigeria’s ban on female genital mutilation is a big win for women’s rights (3004 pts, 366 comments)
    4. 7 Fantastic Times Bernie Sanders Stood Up For Women & Their Rights (2075 pts, 888 comments)
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    6. Women trained to resist sexual assault far less likely to be raped: study | CTV News (887 pts, 681 comments)
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  5. 9771 pts, 10 submissions: u/Libertatea
    1. Sweden is planning to introduce a third month of paid parental leave reserved for fathers as of 2016, in a bid to further increase gender equality, the country’s government has announced. Parents receive 80% of their salary while on leave, capped at a salary ceiling of around €4,000 per month. (2276 pts, 808 comments)
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    3. A group of Afghan men marched through the capital, Kabul, on Thursday to draw attention to women's rights by donning head-to-toe burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolise the suppression of women. (1453 pts, 108 comments)
    4. “Queen bee syndrome” – displayed by leading professional women who keep other females out – is a myth, according to a new study. Researchers at Columbia Business School in New York claim that a lack of women in top roles is down to men’s determination to retain control. (1066 pts, 378 comments)
    5. Majority of Young Women and Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships, Study Shows (890 pts, 628 comments)
    6. Canada has found a way to get dads to do more housework "New research shows that a small change in policy -- making it 'normal' and expected for fathers to take parental leave -- not only led men to spend more time with their new babies, but to also do more housework.." (747 pts, 217 comments)
    7. Sweden will make a gender-neutral pronoun official by adding it to the dictionary (571 pts, 227 comments)
    8. Women who smoke, drink and dress provocatively are more likely to be raped, a court in China has concluded, drawing ridicule from Web users. The court in Beijing also appeared to blame women for being too “bold” in meeting with people they barely know or have only chatted with online. (297 pts, 256 comments)
    9. Nobel Laureates: 'Women Are Just As Gifted in Science as Men' (262 pts, 172 comments)
    10. Female Indonesian military applicants receive 'two-finger' virginity tests "Female military applicants in Indonesia are subjected to virginity tests - including the discredited 'two finger test' to determine if the hymen is intact - in order to recruit the "best people" to the armed forces." (248 pts, 86 comments)
  6. 8702 pts, 3 submissions: u/SciPup3000
    1. A federal Judge has ordered the group that falsified the Planned Parenthood video to turn over all other information collected, declares that they gained the information by false pretenses, and the material must be reviewed before their last defense argument can even be considered. (3565 pts, 638 comments)
    2. Governor Dayton of Minnesota tells Protesters "There's not a shred of evidence to implicate Planned Parenthood Minnesota in what they were being accused of". After they lined up in front of his home to push for charges. (2729 pts, 399 comments)
    3. California court rules that stalking is not protected free speech, upholds conviction for stalker's "relentless, decade-long pursuit of a young woman". Rules that threat of violence is not required, only behavior "that would frighten an ordinary person." Stalker's lawyer may appeal to Supreme Court. (2408 pts, 361 comments)
  7. 8394 pts, 4 submissions: u/Quouar
    1. California becomes the first state to crack down on deceptive anti-abortion pregnancy centers (4015 pts, 694 comments)
    2. Why Millennials don't want kids (2735 pts, 2427 comments)
    3. Raped, pregnant and afraid of being jailed - In the United Arab Emirates, migrant women are routinely jailed for having sex outside marriage. Desperate to leave the country, one Filipina maid who was raped found a dramatic way to escape. (1155 pts, 276 comments)
    4. We need pet friendly domestic violence shelters (489 pts, 163 comments)
  8. 7879 pts, 3 submissions: u/Doctor_Heat
    1. When four of her Ebola infected relatives were turned away from the hospital, Fatu Kekula of Liberia fashioned protective gear out of garbage bags and treated them herself for two weeks. All but one survived. Today, the $40,000 fundraiser to complete Ms. Kekula's nursing education has met its goal. (4374 pts, 184 comments)
    2. Thousands of female veterans are struggling to get health-care treatment and compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the grounds that they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder caused by sexual trauma in the military. (2141 pts, 439 comments)
    3. Michelle Obama Gives Zero F*cks About What the Saudis Wanted Her To Wear: Michelle Obama did not abide Saudi Arabia's mandatory headscarf for women laws during former king's funeral. (1364 pts, 764 comments)
  9. 7832 pts, 5 submissions: u/StrictScrutiny
    1. Denied. - "In the end, we had to force ourselves to will our son to be born, and to die, the physical, psychological and emotional trauma of which cannot be overstated. In the end, the bill intended to save lives, didn’t save a life at all, but shattered two in half." (2857 pts, 901 comments)
    2. "Jeb Bush insisted during his unsuccessful first run for the Florida governor's office that an alternative to welfare for women is to 'find a husband.'" (2547 pts, 746 comments)
    3. The GOP’s contempt for women: "Women’s health is clearly not a priority for the GOP. Neither are women, in general. On the contrary, the gleeful cheering by the debate audience showed that disrespect for women’s bodies is baked into the party’s DNA." (1215 pts, 884 comments)
    4. Appeals court strikes down NC abortion law: "A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound of the fetus to the pregnant woman, even if the patient refuses to look or listen." (904 pts, 189 comments)
    5. The Campaign of Deception Against Planned Parenthood (309 pts, 315 comments)
  10. 7830 pts, 2 submissions: u/wattodoyo1
    1. Update: My fiancee of 4 years was raped and her personality completely changed. Should I postpone the wedding? (4581 pts, 1633 comments)
    2. My fiancee of 4 years was raped and her personality completely changed. Should I postpone the wedding? (3249 pts, 1413 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. u/Iforgotmybucket (9326 pts, 569 comments)
  2. u/mayjay15 (8229 pts, 780 comments)
  3. u/ElleBound (7697 pts, 227 comments)
  4. u/wattodoyo1 (6621 pts, 152 comments)
  5. u/carlinha1289 (6567 pts, 291 comments)
  6. u/DConstructed (6223 pts, 164 comments)
  7. u/boredgamelad (6061 pts, 4 comments)
  8. u/not_just_amwac (5459 pts, 273 comments)
  9. u/AnnaTrocity (5176 pts, 148 comments)
  10. u/3rdsacharm (5002 pts, 125 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. 10-year-old Afghan girl wins landmark case after being raped by mullah inside his mosque: Defense claimed Sharia Law which considers rape as adultery for which both parties are punished. Judge blasts Mullah's defense, pointing that the victim "cannot commit adultery; she is a child. This is rape." by u/CruxCruxCrux (5530 pts, 1998 comments)
  2. Anti-Abortion groups that pose as false abortion clinics are fighting a new law that forces them to disclose to every patient that they have no doctors or licensing. They would also be forced to tell every patient that the state itself provides reproductive care for them if they choose so. by u/PM_me_Venn_diagrams (5148 pts, 1227 comments)
  3. [IFF] Just lost my 250th pound. Also gained some personal style along the way. by u/chemmon1 (4829 pts, 1241 comments)
  4. I lost 153 lbs in 14 months, and I feel fabulous. by u/hgielrehtaeh (4742 pts, 967 comments)
  5. President Obama awards $1mil grant to planned parenthood by u/ashmagic487 (4645 pts, 1868 comments)
  6. I've been to Planned Parenthood at least 10 times last year and I just need to let this out by u/camelbutt (4632 pts, 3030 comments)
  7. Update: My fiancee of 4 years was raped and her personality completely changed. Should I postpone the wedding? by u/wattodoyo1 (4581 pts, 1633 comments)
  8. [IFF] Instead of getting stressed and spending a ton of money on a wedding, we went to the courthouse! We were gifted with a rare, not-humid St. Louis day. by u/theghostie (4488 pts, 562 comments)
  9. The Senate voted to defund Planned Parenthood today. I'm sick and tired of pointless posturing. by u/adpen12 (4398 pts, 4810 comments)
  10. When four of her Ebola infected relatives were turned away from the hospital, Fatu Kekula of Liberia fashioned protective gear out of garbage bags and treated them herself for two weeks. All but one survived. Today, the $40,000 fundraiser to complete Ms. Kekula's nursing education has met its goal. by u/Doctor_Heat (4374 pts, 184 comments)

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  1. 4310 pts: u/jhoffmeister's comment in I went to a new OBGYN today, I'm still crying.
  2. 4186 pts: u/Otis64's comment in I think my pharmacist tries to publicly shame me when picking up my birth control pills.
  3. 4096 pts: u/cortesoft's comment in My fwb called me a gorilla to his guy friends, and bragged about having anal sex with me.
  4. 3810 pts: u/InvisibleMonster521's comment in Really need help, my mom is torturing my wife because we just found out she can't have kids
  5. 3670 pts: u/boredgamelad's comment in I'm 15, is it weird for a 23 year old guy to be "romantically interested" in me?
  6. 3603 pts: u/Svataben's comment in Why Home Depot Will Now Always Have My Business
  7. 3495 pts: u/romes8833's comment in Hillary Clinton has found a new wedge issue against Bernie Sanders. The topic is gun control, but the angle is gender. Clinton is framing Sanders as a sexist who accuses women of shouting when they try to speak up. It’s a lie. She’s manipulating women and abusing feminist anger for her own advantage
  8. 3234 pts: u/NoKnees99's comment in My hotel made sure I wasn't date raped... I'm in awe.
  9. 3210 pts: u/craigske's comment in When a complete stranger saves you from a roofie nightmare
  10. 3136 pts: u/zenlittleplatypus's comment in Today I was told that if I am not supporting Hillary in this election, I can not call myself a feminist.
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