The Russia Story So Far…




October 30, 2017 – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s workplace indicts former Trump marketing campaign chairman, Paul Manafort and his affiliate Rick Gates, on prices of conspiracy in opposition to the United States, being an unregistered international agent, cash laundering, and 7 counts of failing to file stories of international financial institution and monetary accounts.

Later within the morning, courtroom paperwork are unsealed within the Papadopoulos case, uncovering a sequence of revelations into the character of his involvement within the marketing campaign and his contact with people with connections to the Russian authorities. The paperwork reveal that in accordance with the plea settlement entered on October fifth, Papadopoulos pleaded responsible to creating false statements in a January 2017 interview with FBI brokers.

“Through his false statements and omissions, defendant … impeded the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the existence of any links or coordination between individuals badociated with the Campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election,” Mueller’s crew wrote.

The paperwork additionally disclose that unnamed marketing campaign officers have been cognizant of the previous international coverage adviser’s makes an attempt to arrange a gathering between the Trump marketing campaign and the Russians. An e mail despatched to Papadopoulos by the unnamed official reads, “We want somebody to speak that DT isn’t doing these journeys. It must be somebody low degree within the marketing campaign in order to not ship any sign.” Court paperwork additionally reveal that an nameless marketing campaign supervisor inspired Papadopoulos to make a visit to Russia for an off-the-record badembly.

October 27, 2017 – Carter Page, a international coverage adviser to the Trump marketing campaign, is interviewed by the Senate Intel Committee.

October 25, 2017 – Michael Cohen seems earlier than the Senate Intelligence committee.

October 24, 2017 – According to reporting by the Washington Post, it’s found that the Presidential Campaign of Hillary Clinton, in addition to the Democratic National Committee, paid for badysis that funded the controversial file which was launched within the media in January and incorporates alleged hyperlinks between Donald Trump, Jr. and badociates in Russia. Also on at the present time, Michael Cohen, the president’s private lawyer, seems in entrance of the House Intel Committee, a dialog that continues into the subsequent day with the Senate. Brad Parscale, head of the Trump digital marketing campaign crew, can also be interviewed by the House Intel Committee.

October 18, 2017 – Attorney General Jeff Sessions undergoes a listening to by the Senate Judiciary Committee, the committee’s first alternative to query Sessions after his affirmation in January. Lawmakers problem Sessions on an array of subjects, however a lot of the listening to is spent on the Russia investigation. Sessions provides a possible piece of latest data relating to his conferences with Russian officers throughout the Republican National Convention, stating that it’s attainable that he mentioned Trump marketing campaign positions in his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, former Ambbadador of Russia to the United States. Sessions says that it was “possible” that “some comment was made about what Trump’s positions were,” nevertheless, “I don’t think there was any discussion about the details of the campaign.”

Sessions cites confidentiality in relation to his conversations with President Trump. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), asks Sessions, “Did the president ever mention to you his concern about lifting the cloud on the Russia investigation?” “Senator Feinstein, that calls for communication that I’ve had with the president, and I believe it remains confidential.” Sessions continues, saying, “I do not confirm or deny the existence of any communication with the president,” Session provides.

Former Trump marketing campaign supervisor Corey Lewandowski can also be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

October 16, 2017 – President Donald Trump’s former press secretary, Sean Spicer, is interviewed by particular counsel Robert Mueller. Spicer is reportedly requested concerning the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, and his statements relating to that call. Spicer is requested concerning the president’s conferences with Russian officers, together with one with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov within the Oval Office.




Image: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefs members of the media throughout a day by day briefing on the White House June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.