Tracking the Russia investigations

Special counsel Robert Mueller and multiple committees on Capitol Hill are investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether anyone from President Donald Trump’s campaign was involved. Investigators have interviewed witnesses, secured search warrants, issued subpoenas, and requested documents from dozens of people and entities. The investigations are supposed to be conducted in secret, so many details are not publicly available. This interactive tracks the publicly known developments of the sprawling investigations into Trump and Russia – and probably represents a slice of what has actually taken place.

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Updated 12/13, 5:30 p.m., est.

Special Counsel investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director, is leading a sprawling investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, potential collusion and other potential crimes uncovered during the course of his investigation. He was appointed shortly after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. Mueller took over an investigation that Comey started under the FBI’s counterintelligence division in July 2016. This list includes actions taken before Mueller took charge.

  • Date
  • Who
  • What
  • Detail
  • December 8, 2017
  • White House communications director Hope Hicks
  • Private interview
  • +

White House communications director Hope Hicks was interviewed for a second day by special counsel Robert Mueller's team. Hicks is one of President Donald Trump's longest-serving aides, having been by his side at the Trump Organization and joining him as one of the first members of his campaign in spring 2015. Hicks was also aboard Air Force One when senior White House officials, including the President, crafted the initial misleading statement about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.

  • December 7, 2017
  • White House communications director Hope Hicks
  • Private interview
  • +

White House communications director Hope Hicks was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team. Hicks is one of President Donald Trump's longest-serving aides, having been by his side at the Trump Organization and joining him as one of the first members of his campaign in spring 2015. Hicks was also aboard Air Force One when senior White House officials, including the President, crafted the initial misleading statement about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.

  • Before December 2, 2017
  • Trump campaign adviser J.D. Gordon
  • Private interview
  • +

Trump campaign adviser J.D. Gordon was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team, according to the Washington Post. Gordon helped oversee the Trump campaign’s foreign policy team, which has come under scrutiny because some of the advisers from the group had contacts with Russians during the campaign. Gordon was also involved in an effort in July 2016 to change language in the Republican National Committee platform about Russia’s aggressive moves in Ukraine.

  • December 1, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Michael Flynn
  • Guilty plea
  • +

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with former Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

  • November 30, 2017
  • White House counsel Don McGahn
  • Private interview
  • +

Special counsel investigators interviewed White House counsel Don McGahn, according to the Washington Post. As the top White House lawyer, McGahn witnessed crucial moments in the Trump administration dealings regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey before they were both fired by President Donald Trump.

  • November 30, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Michael Flynn
  • Criminal charge
  • +

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was charged with lying to the FBI about his conversations with former Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

  • November 2017
  • Former deputy national security adviser KT McFarland
  • Private interview
  • +

Former deputy national security adviser KT McFarland met with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators, sources told CNN. The purpose of the interview was for her to answer questions about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the sources said.

  • Early November 2017
  • White House senior adviser Jared Kushner
  • Private meeting
  • +

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with special counsel Robert Mueller's team as part of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election. The meeting lasted less than 90 minutes and the dominant topic of the conversation was Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

  • October/November 2017
  • DOJ
  • Request for documents
  • +

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team issued a request for documents to the Justice Department, according to ABC News. The special counsel investigators are reportedly interested in documents related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the decision made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the Russia probe.

  • October/November 2017
  • White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller
  • Private interview
  • +

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller was interviewed as part of the special counsel’s Russia probe. Investigators’ interest included his role in drafting a memo with President Donald Trump explaining reasons to fire then-FBI Director James Comey, sources familiar with the matter told CNN. That memo was never sent. Comey was fired shortly thereafter and the rationale was in a separate, but similar, memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

  • October 30, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates
  • Arrest
  • +

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates was arrested and formally charged with a slew of federal crimes relating to his past lobbying for the Ukrainian government. He pleaded not guilty. Gates is a longtime business partner of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and was his deputy on the campaign.

  • October 30, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • Arrest
  • +

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was arrested and formally charged with a slew of federal crimes relating to his past lobbying for the Ukrainian government. He pleaded not guilty.

  • October 27, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates
  • Indictment
  • +

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates was indicted on a slew of federal crimes stemming from his past lobbying work for the Ukrainian government. The charges include conspiracy to launder money, failure to report foreign bank accounts, failure to register as a foreign agent, and making false statements. Gates is a longtime business partner of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and was his deputy on the campaign. Manafort was indicted on similar charges. Both men later pleaded not guilty.

  • October 27, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • Indictment
  • +

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted on a slew of federal crimes stemming from his past lobbying work for the Ukrainian government. The charges include conspiracy to launder money, failure to report foreign bank accounts, failure to register as a foreign agent, and making false statements. His deputy, Rick Gates, was also indicted on similar counts.  Both men later pleaded not guilty.

  • Late October 2017
  • Trump campaign national co-chairman Sam Clovis
  • Private interview
  • +

Trump campaign national co-chairman Sam Clovis met with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team for a private interview and grand jury testimony, according to NBC News. Clovis, who later withdrew his nomination to be the Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist amid the ongoing Russia probe, faced scrutiny for his connections to George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his interactions with Kremlin-linked Russians.

  • Late October 2017
  • Trump campaign national co-chairman Sam Clovis
  • Grand jury testimony
  • +

Trump campaign national co-chairman Sam Clovis met with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team for a private interview and grand jury testimony, according to NBC News. Clovis, who later withdrew his nomination to be the Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist amid the ongoing Russia probe, faced scrutiny for his connections to George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his interactions with Kremlin-linked Russians.

  • Before October 17, 2017
  • Cybersecurity expert Matt Tait
  • Private interview
  • +

British cyber security expert Matt Tait was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, according to Business Insider. Tait said a Republican operative, Peter Smith, tried to recruit him in 2016 in an effort to obtain Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s private emails from Russian hackers. Smith claimed to have ties to the Trump campaign, which the campaign denies. Smith committed suicide in May 2017.

  • October 16, 2017
  • Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer
  • Private interview
  • +

Special counsel investigators interviewed former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Mueller is interested in speaking with former and current White House staffers about topics including the dismissals of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey.

  • Mid-October 2017
  • Trump campaign
  • Subpoena
  • +

Special counsel Robert Mueller issued a subpoena to the Trump campaign for documents related to Russia. The special counsel team had previously received the information that the campaign gave to Congress, but Mueller’s investigators sought more records based on expanded search terms.

  • October 13, 2017
  • Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus
  • Private interview
  • +

Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus met with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team for a private interview. Priebus’s attorney said he was “voluntarily interviewed” by the special counsel investigators and “was happy to answer all of their questions.” Mueller is interested in speaking with former and current White House staffers about topics including the dismissals of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey.

  • October 5, 2017
  • Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos
  • Guilty plea
  • +

Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI after he lied about his interactions with foreign officials close to the Russian government. The guilty plea was revealed about one month later when the records were unsealed.

  • October 2017
  • George Papadopoulos’ fiancee Simona Mangiante
  • Private interview
  • +

The fiancee of Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos told CNN she was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team. Italian national Simona Mangiante said she was mostly asked about a professor who was in regular contact with Papadopoulos during the campaign and offered “dirt” on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October 2017 to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts, including those with the professor.

  • September 28, 2017
  • Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg
  • Questioning by FBI agents
  • +

Investigators with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team interviewed Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, chief of staff for the National Security Council, according to Fox News. The questions were about Michael Flynn, who resigned as national security adviser in February amid questions about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Special counsel Robert Mueller obtained a search warrant requiring Facebook to hand over ads that a Kremlin-linked company paid to put on the platform during and after the election. Facebook also gave Mueller information about payments for the ads and details of how the ads were targeted.

  • September 15, 2017
  • Jason Maloni
  • Grand jury interview
  • +

Spokesman for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, testified before a grand jury in Washington. Speaking to reporters outside the federal courthouse after his testimony, Maloni said he “answered questions and I’ve been dismissed,” but wouldn’t reveal what was discussed.

  • September 12, 2017
  • Editor who worked with former national security adviser Michael Flynn
  • Questioning by FBI agents
  • +

FBI agents affiliated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe interviewed a professional editor who briefly worked for former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s consulting firm, the AP reported. The editor, Hank Cox, reviewed an op-ed published under Flynn’s name that offered support for the Turkish government. Flynn was working as an unregistered foreign agent for Turkey at the time, though he didn’t disclose it until months later.

  • Fall 2017
  • Chief of staff to White House counsel Ann Donaldson
  • Private interview
  • +

Special counsel investigators interviewed Ann Donaldson, the chief of staff to the White House counsel Don McGahn, in fall 2017, according to the New York Times. Donaldson was reportedly interviewed about her conversations with McGahn, and any notes she has, pertaining to the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

  • Fall 2017
  • White House senior adviser Jared Kushner
  • Request for documents
  • +

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner turned over documents to special counsel  Robert Mueller in fall 2017. The documents, similar to the records he gave to investigators on Capitol Hill, are from the Trump campaign and transition, and are related to his Russian contacts. Mueller’s team is also interested in examining Kushner’s role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

  • Late August 2017
  • PR executives who worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • Grand jury subpoenas
  • +

NBC News reported that grand jury subpoenas were issued seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on a lobbying campaign with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to benefit the pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine between 2012 and 2014. The PR firms included the Podesta Group and Mercury LLC.

  • August 28, 2017
  • Melissa Laurenza
  • Grand jury subpoenas
  • +

Special counsel Robert Mueller issued subpoenas on August 28 for documents and testimony to a former lawyer for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Manafort’s current spokesman. The subpoenas were sent to attorney Melissa Laurenza and spokesman Jason Maloni, CNN reported.

  • August 28, 2017
  • Jason Maloni
  • Grand jury subpoenas
  • +

Special counsel Robert Mueller issued subpoenas on August 28 for documents and testimony to a former lawyer for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Manafort’s current spokesman. The subpoenas were sent to attorney Melissa Laurenza and spokesman Jason Maloni, CNN reported.

  • August 11, 2017
  • Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin
  • Grand jury interview
  • +

Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, who attended the Trump Tower meeting, testified before special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury on August 11, the Financial Times reported. Akhmetshin is a lobbyist who works on Kremlin-friendly projects, though he denies having any formal links to the Russian government.

  • July or August 2017
  • Bank records linked to former Trump campaign official Rick Gates
  • Grand jury subpoenas
  • +

Bloomberg reported that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team sent grand jury subpoenas to “global banks for account information and records of transactions” involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, some of his companies, and companies affiliated with his longtime business associate Rick Gates, who also served on the Trump campaign.

  • July or August 2017
  • Bank records linked to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • Grand jury subpoenas
  • +

Bloomberg reported that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team sent grand jury subpoenas to “global banks for account information and records of transactions” involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, some of his companies, and companies affiliated with his longtime business associate Rick Gates, who also served on the Trump campaign.

  • July or early August 2017
  • People involved in Trump Tower meeting
  • Grand jury subpoenas
  • +

Special counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas to some people involved in the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Eight people were in the room, including President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer who was expected to bring incriminating information about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort were also present. The subpoena from Mueller’s team sought both documents and testimony.

  • July 27, 2017
  • Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos
  • Arrest
  • +

As part of the sprawling Russia investigation, FBI agents arrested Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

  • July 26, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s home
  • Search warrant
  • +

FBI agents executed a search warrant on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s home during an early-morning raid on July 26. The documents seized during the raid included financial and tax records, and at least some of the information had already been provided to Senate investigators, one source told CNN.

  • July 2017
  • Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin
  • Grand jury subpoena
  • +

Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin to testify before a grand jury, according to a report from Hurriyet, the largest newspaper in Turkey. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s lobbying firm was paid $530,000 to represent Alptekin during the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign. After Flynn resigned from his White House job, he retroactively registered as a foreign agent for Turkey for the work he did on behalf of Alptekin.

  • The week of June 12, 2017
  • National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers
  • Private interview
  • +

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers separately interviewed with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Multiple sources familiar with their accounts said they told investigators that some of their interactions with President Donald Trump were odd and uncomfortable, but that they did not believe he ordered them to interfere with the FBI investigation.

  • The week of June 12, 2017
  • Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats
  • Private interview
  • +

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers separately interviewed with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Multiple sources familiar with their accounts said they told investigators that some of their interactions with President Donald Trump were odd and uncomfortable, but that they did not believe he ordered them to interfere with the FBI investigation.

  • June or July 2017
  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
  • Private interview
  • +

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in June or July, according to The Wall Street Journal. Rosenstein was interviewed about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Trump and his allies initially said Comey was fired because of a memo Rosenstein wrote describing Comey’s poor job performance, but President Donald Trump later acknowledged that he would have fired Comey regardless of Rosenstein’s recommendation. Rosenstein was interviewed as a witness in an investigation that he is also overseeing, due to the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

  • Summer 2017
  • Nancye Woolsey
  • Questioning by FBI agents
  • +

Nancye Woolsey, wife of former CIA Director James Woolsey, was interviewed over the summer by FBI agents working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. Nancye Woolsey worked with her husband on lobbying efforts, and Mueller’s team is scrutinizing meetings James Woolsey attended with Michael Flynn, who was a top Trump surrogate at the time, and with Turkish officials. James Woolsey claims those present at one of the meetings discussed sending a political opponent of Turkey’s president back to face charges in that country. A Flynn spokesman rejected this description of the meeting.

  • Summer 2017
  • Former CIA Director James Woolsey
  • Questioning by FBI agents
  • +

Former CIA Director James Woolsey was interviewed over the summer by FBI agents working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. Mueller’s team is scrutinizing meetings Woolsey attended with Michael Flynn, who was a top Trump surrogate at the time, and with Turkish government officials. Woolsey claims those present at one of the meetings discussed sending a political opponent of Turkey’s president back to face charges in that country. A Flynn spokesman rejected this description of the meeting.

  • Summer 2017
  • Former British spy Christopher Steele
  • Private meeting
  • +

CNN first reported that special counsel Robert Mueller's team met this summer with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote a series of memos known as “the dossier,” which alleged widespread collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. US investigators have corroborated some aspects of the dossier, specifically that some of the communications among foreign nationals mentioned in the memos did actually take place. President Donald Trump dismissed the memo as “totally made-up stuff.”

  • Late May 2017
  • Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin
  • Private interview
  • +

Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin to testify before a grand jury, according to a report from Hurriyet, the largest newspaper in Turkey. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s lobbying firm was paid $530,000 to represent Alptekin during the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign. After Flynn resigned from his White House job, he retroactively registered as a foreign agent for Turkey for the work he did on behalf of Alptekin.

  • Late April or early May 2017
  • Business associates of former national security adviser Michael Flynn
  • Grand jury subpoenas
  • +

Federal prosecutors issued grand jury subpoenas to some of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s recent business associates. Investigators were looking into possible wrongdoing in how Flynn handled disclosures related to payments from clients tied to foreign governments including Russia and Turkey.

  • March 2017
  • Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page
  • Questioning by FBI agents
  • +

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page says he was questioned by FBI agents in March as part of the investigation into Russian meddling. He was interviewed on five occasions, the Washington Post reported. Page said many of the questions were about allegations contained in a dossier written by a former British spy that claimed Page was involved in an effort to collude with Russia to elect President Donald Trump.

  • February 16, 2017
  • Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos
  • Questioning by FBI agents
  • +

FBI agents conducted their second interview with Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. He said he wanted to cooperate in the investigation, but shortly after the interview, Papadopoulos deleted social media accounts that had evidence of his election-year contacts with Russians and people connected to the Russian government.

  • January 27, 2017
  • Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos
  • Questioning by FBI agents
  • +

FBI agents interviewed Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. He made false statements during the interview, according to court filings. He admitted meeting a professor in London who told him that the Russians had dirt on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, in the form of “thousands of emails.” But he falsely claimed multiple times that he got the information before joining the campaign, according to court filings.

  • January 24, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Michael Flynn
  • Questioning by FBI agents
  • +

FBI agents interviewed Michael Flynn, who was national security adviser at the time, about his December 2016 phone calls with then-Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. CNN reported that Flynn initially told investigators that he didn’t discuss sanctions with the ambassador, but when the agents pressed him, Flynn changed his answer to say he didn’t remember. Flynn had misled the White House about the content of the calls, which helped trigger his resignation in February.

  • Likely early 2017
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s storage unit
  • Search under FISA warrant
  • +

As part of the court-approved surveillance on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the FBI investigators conducted a search of a storage facility belonging to Manafort, CNN reported. It is not known what they found.

  • Between December 2016 and May 2017
  • Regarding former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • Grand jury subpoenas
  • +

“Multiple grand jury subpoenas and records requests” relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort were issued as part of then-FBI Director James Comey’s investigation into Russian meddling, according to NBC News. They were served in the six months before Comey was fired.

  • Sometime after August 19, 2016
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • FISA warrant
  • +

The FBI investigation into Russian meddling started in July 2016. As part of that probe, the FBI asked the secretive court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to authorize surveillance of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, CNN reported. The Wall Street Journal reported that the surveillance began after Manafort left the Trump campaign in mid-August 2016.

  • Summer/fall 2016
  • Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page
  • FISA warrant
  • +

The FBI secured approval from the secret court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, CNN reported. The FISA surveillance, which includes wiretapping, started after Page stepped down from his volunteer advisory role for the Trump campaign in September 2016, according to The New York Times. But the Washington Post, which broke the story, reported that the FISA warrant was issued in summer 2016.

Updated 11/24, 12:00 p.m., est.

Senate Intelligence Committee investigation

In January, the Senate Intelligence Committee opened its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The investigation is led by Sen. Richard Burr, the Republican committee chairman, and Sen. Mark Warner, the committee’s Democratic vice chairman. Burr said in October that the committee has already interviewed more than 100 witnesses and reviewed more than 100,000 pages of documents.

  • Date
  • Who
  • What
  • Detail
  • November 1, 2017
  • Google
  • Public testimony
  • +

Top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The three companies faced tough questioning from committee members and acknowledged that more steps needed to be taken to combat bad actors on their platforms.

Top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The three companies faced tough questioning from committee members and acknowledged that more steps needed to be taken to combat bad actors on their platforms.

Top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The three companies faced tough questioning from committee members and acknowledged that more steps needed to be taken to combat bad actors on their platforms.

  • October 25, 2017
  • Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen
  • Private interview
  • +

Senate Intelligence Committee investigators interviewed Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen during a private session. Cohen was originally scheduled for a public hearing with the committee in September, but the session was abruptly canceled after Cohen gave a written opening statement to the media before sitting down with the committee.

  • October 19, 2017
  • Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch
  • Private interview
  • +

Loretta Lynch, who served as attorney general during the Obama administration, met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for a private interview. Lynch has faced scrutiny for her handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation while attorney general, including a meeting with former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac in June 2016 while the investigation was ongoing.

  • October 18, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski
  • Private interview
  • +

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski met with Senate Intelligence Committee staff for a private interview. Lewandowski claimed earlier in 2017 that he did not have any contact with Russian officials.

  • Before October 17, 2017
  • Mike Flynn Jr.
  • Request for documents and testimony
  • +

The Senate Intelligence Committee requested documents and testimony from former national security adviser Michael Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn Jr., according to NBC News. Flynn Jr., who drew scrutiny for spreading anti-Clinton conspiracy rumors, served as his father's top aide and chief of staff during the 2016 campaign. The Trump transition team had sought a security clearance for the younger Flynn, who later left the transition team, according to a source familiar with the situation.

  • Mid-October 2017
  • Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page
  • Subpoena
  • +

The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page. Page was subpoenaed after he told the committee he would invoke the Fifth Amendment to keep from submitting the "vast array" of documents the committee had requested.

  • Early October 2017
  • Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • Private interview
  • +

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz met with Senate Intelligence investigators for a private interview. Wasserman Schultz denied knowing that the DNC and the Clinton campaign funded Fusion GPS, the intelligence firm that hired a former British spy Christopher Steele to compile the Trump-Russia dossier. Wasserman Schultz told CNN that she “didn’t have any awareness of the arrangement at all.”

  • September 28, 2017
  • White House senior adviser Jared Kushner
  • Request for documents
  • +

After it was revealed in press reports that White House senior adviser Jared Kushner used a private email account for some government work, the Senate Intelligence Committee asked him to turn over any private emails that pertain to the Russia investigation. The request included “all other email accounts, messaging apps, or similar communications channels.”

  • September 19, 2017
  • Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen
  • Private interview (cut short)
  • +

Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who worked for years as a top Trump Organization lawyer, was scheduled to talk to the Senate Intelligence Committee for a private interview. But the meeting was abruptly cut short because Cohen released a statement to the press before the meeting, angering the committee leaders.

  • September 18, 2017
  • Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta
  • Private interview
  • +

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for a private interview, according to Politico. Podesta’s Gmail account was hacked by Russian-backed hackers, and thousands of his private emails were posted online by WikiLeaks in the final weeks of the campaign.

  • July 27, 2017
  • Conservative blogger Chuck Johnson
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Intelligence Committee asked controversial right-wing blogger Chuck Johnson to hand over any materials he has about the 2016 campaign and about Russia’s election-related cyberattacks, according to a copy of the letter posted on Johnson’s website. He has admitted being in contact with a GOP operative who tried to obtain Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s private emails from Russian hackers.

  • July 25, 2017
  • Former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes
  • Private interview
  • +

Senate Intelligence Committee investigators interviewed Ben Rhodes, who was President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser, as part of the committee’s probe of Russian meddling.

  • July 25, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • Private interview
  • +

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee and provided documents to the committee related to its Russia investigation, according to a source briefed on the interview.

  • July 24, 2017
  • White House senior adviser Jared Kushner
  • Private interview
  • +

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for a private interview. In public statements, Kushner has repeatedly denied collusion with Russia and claimed there was nothing improper about his contacts with foreign government officials.

  • July 21, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Susan Rice
  • Private interview
  • +

Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for a private interview. Some House Republicans had accused her of improperly unmasking Trump associates in intelligence reports before she left office, which she denies. CNN reported that lawmakers from both parties seemed satisfied with her explanations in the interview.

  • July 18, 2017
  • Former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough
  • Private interview
  • +

Denis McDonough, who served as former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, was interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors. The panel was interested in learning about the Obama administration’s knowledge of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the response to it.

  • July 17, 2017
  • Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
  • Private interview
  • +

Former Obama Director of National Intelligence James Clapper met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for a private interview. The panel was interested in learning about the Obama administration’s knowledge of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the response to it.

  • After July 8, 2017
  • Russians who attended Trump Tower meeting
  • Private interviews
  • +

Senate Intelligence Committee investigators interviewed “several Russians” who attended the June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower. The meeting was arranged after Trump Jr. was told that a Russian lawyer would bring incriminating dirt on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The meeting was also attended by then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

  • June 21, 2017
  • DHS cyber officials
  • Public testimony
  • +

Cybersecurity officials from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a public hearing about Russian meddling in the election. The officials revealed that the US intelligence community had concluded in 2016 that internet-connected election systems in 21 states "were potentially targeted by Russian government-linked cyber actors.”

  • June 13, 2017
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  • Public testimony
  • +

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open hearing to answer questions about whether he had additional undisclosed meetings with Russians in 2016. He previously failed to disclose two election-year meetings with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Sessions said the accusation that he colluded with Russia was an “appalling and detestable lie.”

  • June 12, 2017
  • NSA Director Mike Rogers
  • Private meeting
  • +

National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers met with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door meeting, according to Bloomberg. Members reportedly wanted to ask about reports that President Donald Trump asked him to publicly deny that there was any collusion during the campaign. Rogers refused to answer questions about this topic at a public hearing earlier in June.

  • June 8, 2017
  • Former FBI Director James Comey
  • Public testimony
  • +

Former FBI Director James Comey appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee for a highly anticipated public hearing. He told senators that President Donald Trump had demanded his loyalty and later asked him to drop the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Comey acknowledged telling Trump on three occasions that he was not under investigation. Asked if his conversations with the president were recorded, Comey answered: "Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”

  • Summer 2017
  • Cybersecurity expert Eric York
  • Request for documents and testimony
  • +

CNN reported that the Senate Intelligence Committee reached out to Eric York, a cybersecurity expert enlisted by GOP operative Peter Smith in an effort to obtain Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's private emails from Russian hackers in 2016. Smith reportedly claimed to have ties to the Trump campaign, which the campaign denies. Smith committed suicide in May 2017.

  • May 23, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s companies
  • Subpoena
  • +

The Senate Intelligence Committee submitted two subpoenas to businesses tied to former national security adviser Michael Flynn. He eventually turned over more than 600 pages of mostly business-related documents to the committee.

  • May 17, 2017
  • FBI
  • Request for documents
  • +

About a week after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the Senate Intelligence Committee asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to hand over “notes or memos” that Comey wrote about his communications with senior White House and Justice Department officials about the Russia investigation, which would include the president. These contacts were under scrutiny because of reports that Trump asked Comey to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and that Comey wrote memos about those conversations.

  • Week of May 15, 2017
  • Trump campaign
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Intelligence Committee sent a letter to the Trump campaign, requesting all Russia-related documents, emails, and phone records dating back to the campaign’s launch in June 2015, according to the Washington Post. Many former staffers were notified and asked to cooperate with the request. The campaign has handed over more than 20,000 emails to the committee, CNN reported.

  • May 10, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Michael Flynn
  • Subpoena
  • +

The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former national security adviser Michael Flynn, demanding Russia-related documents and materials. The subpoena came after Flynn declined to voluntarily give the committee the records it requested. Flynn eventually handed over some personal documents to the panel.

  • Late April or early May 2017
  • Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Intelligence Committee submitted requests for documents to four key Trump associates. The requests for materials, including emails and records of dealings with Russians, were sent to Trump ally Roger Stone, former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

  • Late April or early May 2017
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Intelligence Committee submitted requests for documents to four key Trump associates. The requests for materials, including emails and records of dealings with Russians, were sent to Trump ally Roger Stone, former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

  • April 28, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Intelligence Committee submitted requests for documents to four key Trump associates. The requests for materials, including emails and records of dealings with Russians, were sent to Trump ally Roger Stone, former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

  • April 28, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Michael Flynn
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Intelligence Committee submitted requests for documents to four key Trump associates. The requests for materials, including emails and records of dealings with Russians, were sent to Trump ally Roger Stone, former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

  • April or May 2017
  • Treasury Department
  • Request for documents
  • +

Sen. Mark Warner, the Democratic vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN that the panel asked the Treasury Department for information related to President Donald Trump and his associates. The Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a unit that often probes global money laundering, eventually gave the committee more than 2,000 pages of documents, according to Bloomberg. The request came in late April or early May, NBC News reported.

  • February 2017
  • The Trump administration
  • Request for documents
  • +

Sen. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN he asked the Trump administration to provide transcripts of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s calls with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. These calls, which were intercepted by routine US intelligence-gathering, came under scrutiny because Flynn claimed he did not discuss sanctions with the Russian ambassador. Reports later emerged that he did, in fact, talk about economic sanctions.

Updated 12/13, 5:30 p.m., est.

House Intelligence Committee investigation

The House Intelligence Committee is also investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The committee is chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican, but he stepped aside from the investigation in April after he became embroiled in a controversy of his own, relating to how he handled classified documents. Instead, Republican Rep. Mike Conaway is leading the probe alongside Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic ranking member. This panel’s investigation has been marred by bitter infighting and political tumult.

  • Date
  • Who
  • What
  • Detail
  • December 12, 2017
  • Trump campaign national co-chairman Sam Clovis
  • Private interview
  • +

Trump campaign national co-chairman Sam Clovis met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview. Clovis previously withdrew his nomination for a top job at the Department of Agriculture following scrutiny of his contacts with Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts.

  • December 8, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign adviser Walid Phares
  • Private interview
  • +

Former Trump campaign adviser Walid Phares met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview. Phares served as a member of then-candidate Donald Trump's foreign policy team, and Trump mentioned him - along with George Papadopoulos and Carter Page - in his list of initial foreign policy advisers in March 2016.

  • December 6, 2017
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Private interview
  • +

Donald Trump Jr. met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview. Trump Jr. told the committee that he did not first communicate directly with his father, President Donald Trump, about how to respond to news reports of his June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Instead, Trump Jr. testified that he discussed the response with White House aide Hope Hicks, who was aboard Air Force One and was speaking with President Trump while the statement was being crafted.

  • December 4, 2017
  • Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta
  • Private interview
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee brought back former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta for a second private interview. Podesta was called back following reports that the law firm Perkins Coie, as part of its representation of the Clinton campaign and the DNC, had paid Fusion GPS to compile an opposition research dossier on Trump and Russia. Podesta denied knowledge of the agreement in his testimony, according to a source familiar with his testimony.

  • November 30, 2017
  • Blackwater founder Erik Prince
  • Private interview
  • +

Blackwater founder Erik Prince met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview. His role in the Russia investigation largely pertains to a secret meeting in the Seychelles, a remote island chain in the Indian Ocean, that he had with a Russian businessman tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • November 30, 2017
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  • Private interview
  • +

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview. The closed-door interview came after Sessions testified several times in public about his contacts with Russians during the campaign, and his knowledge about meetings with Russians.

  • November 27, 2017
  • Radio personality Randy Credico
  • Subpoena
  • +

Radio personality Randy Credico was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee to appear before the committee and provide testimony, likely about his contacts with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone. Credico’s attorney said his client “certainly” planned to comply with the subpoena, though Credico said he might not answer questions.

  • Before November 27, 2017
  • Radio personality Randy Credico
  • Request for testimony
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee asked radio personality Randy Credico to testify about his contacts with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone. Credico told NY1 that he was not going to comply with the committee’s voluntary request for testimony.

  • November 14, 2017
  • Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson
  • Private interview
  • +

Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the research firm that hired a former British spy to produce a dossier about Trump’s ties to Russia, met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview that lasted for about seven hours. The committee had issued a subpoena for Simpson's testimony, but it was later withdrawn after they made an agreement for Simpson to voluntarily appear.

  • November 13, 2017
  • Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin
  • Private interview
  • +

Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview. Akhmetshin attended the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr., then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. He was invited by Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, and he is also a lobbyist for an organization she runs that is trying to overturn US sanctions against Russia.

  • November 7, 2017
  • Former White House aide Keith Schiller
  • Private interview
  • +

Keith Schiller, who served for several months as director of Oval Office operations, testified before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its Russia investigation. Schiller is a longtime friend and confidant to Trump, and worked for Trump throughout his business career. Trump dispatched Schiller in May to hand-deliver a letter to the FBI headquarters, informing then-Director James Comey of his termination. Comey’s firing is under scrutiny for potential obstruction of justice.

  • November 3, 2017
  • Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates
  • Private interview
  • +

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee. Yates warned the White House in January 2017 that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had been potentially compromised by the Russians. Shortly after that, she was fired by Trump after refusing to defend the first version of his travel ban in federal court.

  • November 2, 2017
  • Russian-American businessman Ike Kaveladze
  • Private interview
  • +

Ike Kaveladze, a Russian-American businessman who attended the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, spoke to investigators from the House Intelligence Committee. He worked for the Russian oligarch who sought to broker the meeting senior Trump campaign staff, including Donald Trump Jr., and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer with some connections to the government. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort, also attended the meeting at Trump Tower.

  • November 2, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page
  • Private interview
  • +

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page met with members of the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview. A transcript of the proceedings was officially released a few days later, and it showed that Page revealed new details about his contacts with Russians during the campaign, and that he had informed Trump campaign staff about his summer 2016 trip to Russia.

  • November 1, 2017
  • Google
  • Public testimony
  • +

Top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. During the hearing, the House Intelligence Committee officially released a sample of Facebook ads and Twitter handles linked to a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency.

Top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. During the hearing, the House Intelligence Committee officially released a sample of Facebook ads and Twitter handles linked to a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency.

Top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. During the hearing, the House Intelligence Committee officially released a sample of Facebook ads and Twitter handles linked to a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency.

  • November 1, 2017
  • Former acting attorney general Mary McCord
  • Private interview
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee interviewed Mary McCord, the former acting assistant attorney general at the National Security division. McCord, who left the Justice Department in April, was one of the top Justice Department officials overseeing the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation.

  • October 25, 2017
  • Former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes
  • Private interview
  • +

Ben Rhodes, who was President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser, met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview. Rhodes was expected to face questioning from the panel about the unmasking of Americans in intelligence reports during the Obama administration.

  • October 24, 2017
  • Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale
  • Private interview
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee interviewed Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale. The panel was interested in interviewing Parscale about the Trump campaign’s digital and data operations, and whether Russia aided in the proliferation of pro-Trump fake news ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Parscale has repeatedly denied that the data operation he oversaw had any links to Russia or colluded with the Kremlin.

  • October 24, 2017
  • Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen
  • Private interview
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee interviewed Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen in a private session. Cohen, who was named in the 35-page dossier written by a former British spy, has repeatedly denied allegations of collusion with Russia. Cohen has faced scrutiny after reports surfaced that he had pursued a Trump Tower project in Moscow during the presidential campaign in 2015, although the project was later abandoned in January 2016.

  • Before October 24, 2017
  • Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen
  • Subpoena
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Cohen, who was named in the 35-page dossier written by a former British spy, has repeatedly denied allegations of collusion with Russia. Cohen has faced scrutiny after reports surfaced that he had pursued a Trump Tower project in Moscow during the presidential campaign in 2015, although the project was later abandoned in January 2016.

  • October 20, 2017
  • Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch
  • Private interview
  • +

Loretta Lynch, who served as President Barack Obama’s attorney general, met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview. Lynch has faced scrutiny for her handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation while attorney general, including a meeting with former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac in June 2016 while the investigation was ongoing.

  • October 13, 2017
  • Former UN ambassador Samantha Power
  • Private interview
  • +

President Barack Obama’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, appeared before the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview. She has come under scrutiny from some House Republicans for allegedly unmasking the names of Trump associates in classified intelligence reports, which she would have had access to as UN ambassador. Power denies any wrongdoing.

  • Likely October 2017
  • Law student Jonathan Safron
  • Private interview
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee interviewed law student Jonathan Safron, who worked as an assistant to GOP operative Peter Smith. Smith tried to recruit cybersecurity experts in 2016 in an effort to obtain Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's private emails from Russian hackers. Smith  claimed to have ties to the Trump campaign, which the campaign denies. Smith committed suicide in May 2017. Safron declined to comment on the details of his testimony.

  • October 6, 2017
  • Cybersecurity analyst Matt Tait
  • Private interview
  • +

House Intelligence Committee staff held a closed-door interview with Matt Tait, a British cybersecurity analyst who says a Republican operative tried to recruit him in 2016 in an effort to obtain Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s private emails from Russian hackers. The operative, Peter Smith, reportedly claimed to have ties to the Trump campaign, which the campaign denies. Smith committed suicide in May 2017.

  • October 4, 2017
  • Fusion GPS co-founders
  • Subpoenas
  • +

Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who stepped aside from the panel’s Russia investigation in April, issued subpoenas to the co-founders of Fusion GPS, a political research firm. Fusion hired a retired British spy to produce a series of memos about President Donald Trump and Russia, known as “the dossier.”

  • September 28, 2017
  • Former White House aide Boris Epshteyn
  • Private interview
  • +

Trump campaign adviser and former White House aide Boris Epshteyn met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview, as part of its investigation into Russian meddling.

  • September 26, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone
  • Private interview
  • +

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of the president, met with the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors as part of its investigation into Russian meddling. He said he had a “frank exchange” with the committee and downplayed questions about his contacts with WikiLeaks during the campaign.

  • September 6, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Susan Rice
  • Private interview
  • +

Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview related to the panel’s investigation into unmasking of Americans in intelligence reports.

  • August 24, 2017
  • DOJ
  • Subpoenas
  • +

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican who had stepped away from the panel’s formal Russia investigation, issued subpoenas to the DOJ and FBI. The subpoenas demanded information about how the agencies handled a 35-page dossier that was compiled by a former British spy and alleged widespread collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

  • August 24, 2017
  • FBI
  • Subpoenas
  • +

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican who had stepped away from the panel’s formal Russia investigation, issued subpoenas to the DOJ and FBI. The subpoenas demanded information about how the agencies handled a 35-page dossier that was compiled by a former British spy and alleged widespread collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

  • July 27, 2017
  • Former DOJ official John Carlin
  • Private interview
  • +

House Intelligence Committee members interviewed former assistant Attorney General John Carlin as part of their Russia investigation. Carlin oversaw the National Security Agency’s surveillance program during the Obama administration.

  • July 26, 2017
  • Trump campaign adviser J.D. Gordon
  • Private interview
  • +

Trump campaign adviser J.D. Gordon met with House Intelligence Committee members for a closed-door interview. He is under scrutiny for his role in an effort in July 2016 to change language in the Republican National Committee platform regarding Russia’s aggressive moves in Ukraine.

  • July 25, 2017
  • White House senior adviser Jared Kushner
  • Private interview
  • +

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with the House Intelligence Committee for a private interview, one day after he met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for a closed-door session.

  • July 14, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo
  • Private interview
  • +

Former Trump campaign communications adviser Michael Caputo testified before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed-door session. He resigned from the campaign after the GOP primaries.

  • June 29, 2017
  • White House
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee sent a letter to the White House asking for information about possible recordings of President Donald Trump’s conversations with former FBI Director James Comey – the second letter sent by the committee on this topic. The second letter was necessary because committee leaders were not satisfied with the previous White House response, which was simply a copy of a Trump tweet that said he wasn’t aware of any recordings. The new letter asked the White House to “fully comply.”

  • June 27, 2017
  • Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta
  • Private interview
  • +

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta met with investigators from the House Intelligence Committee for a private meeting. The Russian hack of Podesta’s private email account played a pivotal role in the 2016 election, after WikiLeaks released tens of thousands of his personal emails online.

  • June 21, 2017
  • Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson
  • Public testimony
  • +

Obama’s former Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson testified before the House Intelligence Committee in a public hearing. He discussed his efforts to protect state election systems from cyberattacks propagated by Russian actors, and also discussed his response to Russian hacks of Democratic National Committee servers.

  • June 9, 2017
  • Former FBI Director James Comey
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee asked former FBI Director James Comey to hand over any notes or memos that contain information about the conversations he had with President Donald Trump before he was abruptly fired in May.

  • June 9, 2017
  • White House
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee asked the White House to provide details about any recordings of conversations between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey. The White House later sent the committee a response, citing a Trump tweet that said he wasn’t aware of any recordings, but not ruling out that any existed.

  • May 31, 2017
  • CIA
  • Subpoena
  • +

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes issued subpoenas to the FBI, CIA, and NSA for documents related to the unmasking of Americans in classified intelligence reports. The subpoenas sought details about unmasking allegedly by Obama’s former national security adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. Nunes unilaterally issued the subpoenas even though he stepped aside from the Russia investigation.

  • May 31, 2017
  • FBI
  • Subpoena
  • +

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes issued subpoenas to the FBI, CIA, and NSA for documents related to the unmasking of Americans in classified intelligence reports. The subpoenas sought details about unmasking allegedly by Obama’s former national security adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. Nunes unilaterally issued the subpoenas even though he stepped aside from the Russia investigation.

  • May 31, 2017
  • Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen
  • Subpoena
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for testimony and documents about the Russia investigation. His own firm, Michael D. Cohen & Associates, was also subpoenaed, according to the Washington Post. Cohen has said he would refuse voluntary requests from congressional investigators but would cooperate with subpoenas.

  • May 31, 2017
  • NSA
  • Subpoena
  • +

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes issued subpoenas to the FBI, CIA, and NSA for documents related to the unmasking of Americans in classified intelligence reports. The subpoenas sought details about unmasking allegedly by Obama’s former national security adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. Nunes unilaterally issued the subpoenas even though he stepped aside from the Russia investigation.

  • May 31, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Michael Flynn
  • Subpoena
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to former national security adviser Michael Flynn for testimony and documents. This came after Flynn refused to cooperate with the committee’s earlier request for Russia-related records. Flynn ultimately provided some documents to the committee, CNN reported..

  • Before May 24, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Michael Flynn
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee sent a request for Russia-related documents to former national security adviser Michael Flynn. He did not cooperate with the voluntary request.

  • May 23, 2017
  • Former CIA Director John Brennan
  • Public testimony
  • +

Former CIA Director John Brennan appeared before the House Intelligence Committee in a public hearing. Brennan said that the Russians had “brazenly interfered” in the 2016 election, including actively contacting members of the Trump campaign. However, the former head of CIA stopped short of saying definitively whether there was collusion between President Donald Trump’s team and Kremlin representatives.

  • May 17, 2017
  • DOJ
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee asked the Justice Department and FBI to provide materials “related to the dismissal of Mr. Comey as FBI Director or memorializing conversations between the President and Mr. Comey.” Comey wrote a series of memos about his conversations with President Donald Trump before his firing.

  • May 17, 2017
  • FBI
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee asked the Justice Department and FBI to provide materials “related to the dismissal of Mr. Comey as FBI Director or memorializing conversations between the President and Mr. Comey.” Comey wrote a series of memos about his conversations with President Donald Trump before his firing.

  • May 9, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee asked former Trump campaign communications adviser Michael Caputo for information related to the Russia investigation. The House panel’s letter, obtained by CNN, requested that Caputo produce documents and participate in a voluntary, transcribed interview before the committee.

  • Likely May 2017
  • Former White House aide Boris Epshteyn
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Intelligence Committee asked Trump campaign adviser and former White House aide Boris Epshteyn to provide the House Intelligence Committee with documents related to its Russia investigation.

  • May 4, 2017
  • NSA Director Mike Rogers
  • Private testimony
  • +

FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers provided private testimony to the House Intelligence Committee. One of the reasons for the private meeting was to give Comey a chance to respond to questions that he claimed he couldn’t answer in public – which he did almost 100 times in his previous public appearance before the committee.

  • May 4, 2017
  • FBI Director James Comey
  • Private testimony
  • +

FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers provided private testimony to the House Intelligence Committee. One of the reasons for the private meeting was to give Comey a chance to respond to questions that he claimed he couldn’t answer in public – which he did almost 100 times in his previous public appearance before the committee.

  • March 20, 2017
  • NSA Director Mike Rogers
  • Public hearing
  • +

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testified in an open hearing before the House Intelligence Committee. Comey revealed for the first time that the FBI was investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

  • March 20, 2017
  • FBI Director James Comey
  • Public hearing
  • +

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testified in an open hearing before the House Intelligence Committee. Comey revealed for the first time that the FBI was investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Updated 12/13, 5:30 p.m., est.

Senate Judiciary Committee investigation

The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Republican chairman Chuck Grassley and Democratic ranking member Dianne Feinstein, is conducting its own investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The panel oversees the Justice Department, so it is keenly interested in exploring whether the Trump administration interfered with the FBI’s affairs, which could amount to obstruction of justice.

  • Date
  • Who
  • What
  • Detail
  • December 5, 2017
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray
  • Request for documents
  • +

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting documents and communications related to the removal of an FBI counterintelligence expert from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Peter Strzok, who led the FBI’s investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server, was removed from the special counsel team this past summer after an internal investigation found messages he sent that could be interpreted as showing political bias for Clinton and against President Donald Trump.

  • November 16, 2017
  • White House senior adviser Jared Kushner
  • Request for documents and testimony
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee requested documents and testimony from White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. According to the letter, Kushner responded to a previous request with an “incomplete” production of documents. The panel submitted a new request for a transcribed interview and missing documents, including those related to Kushner’s security clearance application and his communications with Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

  • November 14, 2017
  • Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin
  • Private interview
  • +

Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin met with the Senate Judiciary Committee for a private interview. Akhmetshin attended the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr., then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. He was invited by Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, and he is also a lobbyist for an organization she runs that is trying to overturn US sanctions against Russia.

  • October 31, 2017
  • Google
  • Public testimony
  • +

Top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on crime and terrorism as part of the committee’s investigation into how foreign nationals used social media to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Google has revealed that accounts connected to the Russian government bought $4,700 worth of ads and that another $53,000 in ads were paid for by accounts with Russian internet addresses or using Russian currency.

Top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on crime and terrorism as part of the committee’s investigation into how foreign nationals used social media to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Twitter disclosed that it identified 2,752 accounts that were linked to a prominent Kremlin-affiliated troll farm, as well as 36,746 accounts that appeared to be associated with Russia.

Top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on crime and terrorism as part of the committee’s investigation into how foreign nationals used social media to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook informed lawmakers that roughly 126 million Americans may have been exposed to content generated on its platform from the Russian government-linked troll farm ahead of the election.

  • October 18, 2017
  • White House senior adviser Jared Kushner
  • Request for documents and testimony
  • +

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley sent a letter requesting documents and testimony from White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. He asked for documents related to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting attended by Kushner, son Donald Trump Jr., then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and others. Kushner was also asked to produce documents related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as materials related to Kushner’s security clearance application.

  • October 18, 2017
  • Natalia Veselnitskaya
  • Request for documents and testimony
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee requested documents and a private interview from Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. The committee sought information related to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, which was arranged after Donald Trump Jr. was told that a “Russian government lawyer” had incriminating dirt on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The meeting was also attended by then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

  • September 29, 2017
  • Treasury Department
  • Request for documents
  • +

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network requesting banking information from several individuals related to the committee’s Russia probe, according to BuzzFeed News. The request sought documents “relating to Suspicious Activity Reports” for nearly 40 people and businesses, including Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, Trump-Russia dossier author Christopher Steele, and Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson, among others.

  • September 25, 2017
  • CIA
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Republican chairman and Democratic ranking member jointly asked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to provide the panel with “the same materials that have been made available to” the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its Russia probe. The CIA has since rebuffed this request.

  • September 7, 2017
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Private interview
  • +

Donald Trump Jr. met with staffers from the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than five hours. He denied that he ever told his father about his June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who was said to have incriminating information about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, sources told CNN. He said he did not recall the White House’s involvement in crafting his public response to the meeting, sources told CNN.

  • August 22, 2017
  • Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson
  • Private interview
  • +

Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the research firm that helped produce the Trump-Russia dossier, met with Senate Judiciary Committee staff for a private interview that lasted longer than 10 hours.

  • July 25, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • Subpoena (withdrawn)
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for failing to comply with their requests for a public hearing. It was dropped hours later, after both sides agreed to continue negotiations to secure his testimony.

  • July 21, 2017
  • Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson
  • Subpoena (withdrawn)
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for Glenn Simpson, co-founder of the Washington-based political research firm that hired former British spy Christopher Steele to produce a dossier about Trump’s ties to Russia. The subpoena was later withdrawn after Simpson agreed to speak privately with committee staff.

  • July 19, 2017
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked Paul Manafort to produce all documents about the June 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower. They also asked the former Trump campaign chairman to hand over any records about any contact with many of the people and entities mentioned in the 35-page dossier written by former British spy Christopher Steele, which alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

  • July 19, 2017
  • The Trump Organization
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Trump Organization to produce all documents about the June 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower. They also asked Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump to provide records about any contact with many of the people and entities mentioned in the 35-page dossier written by former British spy Christopher Steele, which alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

  • July 17, 2017
  • State Department
  • Request for documents
  • +

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked DHS and the State Department for information about Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist who also attended the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower. Grassley’s letter asked for records about Akhmetshin’s visa applications and international travel.

  • July 17, 2017
  • DHS
  • Request for documents
  • +

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked DHS and the State Department for information about Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist who also attended the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower. Grassley’s letter asked for records about Akhmetshin’s visa applications and international travel.

  • July 11, 2017
  • State Department
  • Request for documents
  • +

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department for information related to the immigration status of Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Grassley wanted to know how Veselnitskaya attended the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and six others, "despite being denied a visa beforehand” The meeting was arranged after Trump Jr. was told Veselnitskaya had incriminating dirt on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and was also attended by then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

  • July 11, 2017
  • DHS
  • Request for documents
  • +

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department for information related to the immigration status of Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Grassley wanted to know how Veselnitskaya was able to attend the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and six others, "despite being denied a visa beforehand.” The meeting was arranged after Trump Jr. was told Veselnitskaya had incriminating dirt on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and was also attended by then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

  • June 27, 2017
  • FBI
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the DOJ and the FBI for information regarding any actions relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that the agencies took during the Russia investigation. A special court that oversees the FISA law has the power to approve government surveillance of US citizens.

  • June 27, 2017
  • DOJ
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the DOJ and the FBI for information regarding any actions relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that the agencies took during the Russia investigation. A special court that oversees the FISA law has the power to approve government surveillance of US citizens.

  • June 22, 2017
  • FBI
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the FBI and White House to provide documents about White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance. The committee’s letter came after reports that Kushner initially failed to disclose several meetings with Russian government officials on his security clearance application.

  • June 22, 2017
  • White House
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the FBI and White House to provide documents about White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance. The committee’s letter came after reports that Kushner initially failed to disclose several meetings with Russian government officials on his security clearance application.

  • June 8, 2017
  • Former FBI Director James Comey’s friend Daniel Richman
  • Request for documents
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The Senate Judiciary Committee asked Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman to hand over any memos in his possession that former FBI Director James Comey wrote about his interactions with President Donald Trump. Comey previously testified that he gave at least one memo to a friend, later identified as Richman, who shared details of the memo with The New York Times. Richman said he gave the memos to the FBI, but it is unclear whether he complied with the committee's request as well, according to Politico.

  • Summer 2017
  • Former  Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee requested documents from former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as part of the panel's probe into Russian election meddling. Lewandowski claimed earlier in 2017 that he did not have any contact with Russian officials.

  • May 17, 2017
  • White House
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the White House to turn over all documents – including records, transcripts and memos – that describe interactions between the White House and then-FBI Director James Comey about the Russia investigation or about the investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

  • May 17, 2017
  • FBI
  • Request for documents
  • +

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the FBI to provide any memos that former FBI Director James Comey wrote about his interactions with senior US officials about the Russia probe while leading the agency. The panel asked for memos about any Russia-related conversations Comey had during his tenure with President Donald Trump, then-President Barack Obama, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other senior officials from both administrations.

  • May 8, 2017
  • Former DNI James Clapper
  • Public testimony
  • +

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee as part of the investigation into Russian meddling. Clapper testified that he did not know about the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling before he left office. He said he learned of its existence in March when then-FBI Director James Comey was confirmed in March by then-FBI Director James Comey.

  • May 8, 2017
  • Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates
  • Public testimony
  • +

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee as part of the investigation into Russian meddling. Yates told panel that she had alerted the White House in the early weeks of the administration that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn “was compromised with respect to the Russians.”

  • May 3, 2017
  • FBI Director James Comey
  • Public testimony
  • +

FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee and defended his decision to alert Congress shortly before the 2016 election that the FBI was reviewing new emails potentially related to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's personal server. Comey also said Russia is still trying to influence US politics, adding that “one of the lessons that the Russians may have drawn from this is: This works.”

Updated 11/24, 12:00 p.m., est.

House Oversight Committee

The House Oversight Committee is not undertaking a full-blown investigation into Russian meddling in the election. However, the panel has scrutinized some of the actions of Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as Comey’s firing.

  • Date
  • Who
  • What
  • Detail
  • May 16, 2017
  • FBI
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Oversight Committee issued a request to the FBI for all materials related to communications between then-FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump, including documents, memos, and recordings.

  • March 22, 2017
  • White House
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Oversight Committee asked the White House to provide documents related to former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with foreign nationals, payments from foreign sources, and information from his security clearance forms.

  • March 22, 2017
  • The Pentagon
  • Request for documents
  • +

As part of its review of whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn fully disclosed his payments from the Russian and Turkish governments, the House Oversight Committee asked the Pentagon for documents related to Flynn’s contacts with foreign nationals, payments from foreign sources, and past speaking engagements.

  • February 16, 2017
  • Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s speakers agency
  • Request for documents
  • +

The House Oversight Committee asked a company that handled speaking engagements for former national security adviser Michael Flynn to provide information about Flynn’s speaking engagements and appearances that “may have been paid for, by, or on behalf of, foreign governments.” The company later provided documents to the committee.