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Trump-Russia Investigation 
Updated 3/2 11 EST/8 PST



1. Intro – Required reading        6

2. Trump        7

2.1. Relationship with Russia        7

2.1.1. General        7

2.1.2. Relationship with Bayrock        8

2.1.3. Instances of Trump directly admitting relationship with Russia        8

2.1.4. Instances of Trump denying relationship with Russia        8

2.1.5. Instances of complimenting Putin        8

2.1.6. Instances of defending Putin        9

List of connections/staff with direct ties to Russia:        9

2.2. Dossier        10

2.2.1. Dossier leak response        10

2.3. Involvement with Flynn Scandal        10

2.4. Response to Intelligence Community        10

Response to the Press        11

3. Russia        12

3.1. Relationship with Trump        12

3.2. Sergey Kislyak (Russian Ambassador)        12

3.3. Relationship with Trump Campaign        12

3.4. Relationship with Russia        12

3.5. Involvement in the Flynn Scandal        12

3.6. Reaction to Dossier        12

3.7. Deaths possibly related to the Dossier        12

3.7.1. Oleg Erovinkin        12

3.7.2. Vitaly Churkin        13

3.8. Deaths of Russian Diplomats (That may or may not be Dossier related)        13

3.9. Rosneft        13

4. Intelligence Community        14

4.1. US Intel        14

4.2. Foreign Intel (Allies) *New*        14

5. Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation on Trump Campaign        15

5.1. Senate Intelligence Committee        15

5.2. White House Response        15

5.3. General        15

5.4. White House attempt to knock down Trump-Russia stories.        16

5.5. Outsider Response        16

6. Jared Kushner *New*        16

6.1. Relationship with Russia        16

7. Donald Trump Jr *New*        17

7.1. Relationship with Russia        17

8. Flynn (Former National Security Advisor) – Resigned        17

8.1. Relationship with Russia        17

8.2. Extensive look at Resignation        17

9. JD Gordon (Former National Security Advisor) *New*        18

9.1. Relationship with Russia        18

10. Paul Manafort (Former Trump Campaign Advisor) – Resigned        18

10.1. Relationship with Trump        18

10.2. Relationship with Russia        18

11. Rick Gates (Former Trump Advisor) - Resigned        18

11.1. Relationship with Trump        18

11.2. Relationship with Russia        18

12. Carter Page (Former Trump Advisor) – Resigned *New*        19

12.1. Relationship with Trump        19

12.2. Denials of relationship with Trump        19

12.3. Relationship with Russia        19

13. Jeff Sessions (Trump AG) *New*        20

13.1. Relationship to Russia        20

13.2. Sessions response to news of contact with Russia occurring        20

13.3. Outside response to news of Sessions-Russia contact occurring        20

13.4. Calls for Resignation        20

13.5. Calls for Recusal in Trump-Russia investigation        21

13.6. White House Response        21

13.7. Additional responses        21

14. Sergei Millian (Trump Associate)        21

14.1. General        21

14.2. Relationship with Trump        21

14.3. Relationship to Russia        22

14.4. Relationship to Trump Dossier        22

15. Felix Sater (Trump Associate)        22

15.1. Relationship with Trump        22

15.2. Relationship with Russia        22

15.3. Involvement in the Flynn Scandal        22

16. Michael Cohen (Trump Attorney)        22

16.1. Relationship with Russia        22

16.2. Dossier Response        22

16.3. Involvement in the Flynn Scandal        23

17. Dmitry Rybolovlev(Trump Associate)        23

17.1. Relationship with Trump        23

17.2. Relationship with Russia        23

Richard Burt (Former Trump Adviser)        23

18.1. Relationship with Russia        23

19. Mike McSherry (Convention Strategy Lead)        24

19.1. Relationship with Russia        24

20. Boris Epshteyn (Former Trump Surrogate/advisor)        24

20.1. Relationship with Russia        24

21. Howard Lorber (Trump economic advisor)        24

21.1. Relationship with Russia        24

22. Jack Kingston (Former Trump Surrogate)        24

22.1. Relationship with Russia        24

23. Roger Stone (Longtime Trump Ally)        25

23.1. Relationship with Trump        25

23.2. Relationship with Russia        25

24. Wilbur Ross (Trump Commerce Secretary)        25

24.1. Relationship with Trump        25

24.2. Relationship with Russia        25

25. Rex Tillerson (Trump Secretary of State)        26

25.1. General Information        26

25.2. Relationship with Russia        26

25.2.1. General        26

25.2.2. Highlights from research doc. Source        26

26. DNC Hack        27

26.1. Reddit        27

26.2. Early Independent Investigation        27

26.3. Investigation by US intelligence and response        27

26.4. Trump        27

26.5. Russia        28

26.6. Guccifer 2.0        28

26.7. Wikileaks        28

26.7.1. Wikileaks relationship to Russia        28

26.7.2. Wikileaks relationship to DNC hack        28

27. Breitbart        29

28. Trump Dossier        30

28.1. Christopher Steele        30

28.2. General        30

28.3. Doubt of the Dossier’s legitimacy        30

Dossier Analysis – Summary Version        31

29.1. Trump        31

29.2. Paul Manafort        31

29.3. Carter Page        32

29.4. Michael Cohen        32

29.5. Russia        32

30. Timeline        33

31. Theories and opinion pieces        33

31.1. Unproven statements        33

31.2. Theories        33

31.3. Opinion Pieces        33

32. People to follow        34

Senators/House Reps opposed to an Independent Investigation on Trump        35

34. Changelog        36





1. Intro – Required reading

This document’s purpose is to compile all the info I have gathered from every available source (Reddit, twitter, media, etc) on the Trump-Russia connection. I’m not out for conspiracy theories, anything without a reputable source will not be included. My only goal here is to inform. I will continue to improve this document as I go.  If you feel I missed anything important, or find any errors, or have any suggestions please let me know. - PostimusMaximus will be the home for this document and anything else related I work on.

  • Dates preceding a given point are most often when the Source was written, in some instances when referring to specific events or complicated sources the date refers to the time of an event.


  • Anything mentioned in the Dossier listed off of the Dossier page will be red. I’ve included these for the purpose of seeing plausible links, they are not to be taken as proven fact. 


  • Anything in normal text is a story or report from normal reputable sources (or direct tweets).


  • Sources are hyperlinked at the end of a given bullet point. Sometimes a link will be featured multiple times in the document in each relevant section or bullet points.


  • Anything added or updated with the latest doc update will be followed by: *New* (unless I’m provided with a better suggestion)


I encourage you to follow through with the sources. I gave very short descriptions for the sake of keeping the document readable and as you can see it’s still excessive in length. This will hopefully give a clean overview, but the sources will provide you with the full picture of how extensive things are. Feedback may result in me typing up more extensive in document form as opposed to relying on sources to provide the bulk of the information.


2. Trump

2.1. Relationship with Russia

2.1.1. General

  • 2008 – Donald Trump JR “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia” Source
  • 11/11/2013 – “I had a great weekend with you and your family. You have done a FANTASTIC job. TRUMP TOWER-MOSCOW is next. EMIN was WOW!” Source
  • 11/12/2013 “"I have plans to start business in Russia," Trump said, Itar-Tass reported, "I am currently in talks with several Russian companies to build a skyscraper on the model of Trump Tower in New York." The businessman did not name his partners or the size of the investment.” Source
  • 11/20/2013 – Trump appears in a music video by the son of Aras Agalarov. Source
  • 07/27/2016 – “"What do I have to do with Russia? You know the closest I came to Russia, I bought a house a number of years ago in Palm Beach, Florida... for $40 million and I sold it to a Russian for $100 million including brokerage commissions." Source
  • 07/27/2016 – Trump asks Russia to hack Hillary publicly. Source 
  • 08/06/2016 -Trump campaign specifically pushes pro-Putin move to Republican platform (Under Manafort) Source
  • 9/9/2016 - Donald Trump gave an interview Thursday that aired on a television station funded by the Kremlin, arguing that the Russian government was "probably" not meddling in the American presidential race. Source
  • 9/9/2016 -   In May 2014, the CNI hosted a roundtable discussion at which the director of the Kremlin-backed Institute for Democracy and Cooperation strongly defended Russia’s position in Ukraine. In April, Trump chose the CNI as the venue for his first major foreign policy speech, and the audience included Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. Source
  • 9/22/2016 - Sergei Millian claims he helped market Trump Condos in Russia. Source 
  • 10/09/2016 - Trump brought Ms. Universe Pageant to Russia . Was paid for by Aras Agalarov, a man allegedly close ties to Putin. Source
  • 01/16/2017 – NYT report looking at Trump trying to get real-estate deals in Russia over 3 decades. Source
  • 2/14/2017 – Abe says Trump encouraged him to boost ties, dialogue with Putin to resolve territorial issue. Source







2.1.2. Relationship with Bayrock

  •  2011 – Trump Soho financed by Bayrock, an Icelandic firm preferred by Russian Oligarchs with ties to Putin. Source
  • 08/15/2016 – Bayrock funded multiple Trump projects Worldwide Company practically embedded with him. Source
  • 10/25/2016 – Trump had numerous deals and made millions off of partnership with Bayrock via Felix Sater and Arif Tevfik. Source


2.1.3. Instances of Trump directly admitting relationship with Russia

  • 06/17/2016 – “Almost all of the oligarchs were in the room,” Trump bragged to Real Estate Weekly upon returning home.” Source
  • 09/10/2016 Trump claims to have gotten a gift from Putin. “"You know, I was in Moscow a couple of months ago. I own the Miss Universe Pageant and they treated me so great. Putin even sent me a present, a beautiful present." Source
  • 10/20/2016 Trump claims he met Putin. “Yes, a long time ago," Trump said. "[Putin and I] got along great, by the way."”  Source


2.1.4. Instances of Trump denying relationship with Russia

  • 9/1/2016 - Trump denies having a relationship with Putin. Source
  • 10/20/2016 – “I don’t know Putin. He has said nice things about me”  Source
  • 12/12/2016 – “Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card? It would be called conspiracy theory!” Source
  • 1/11/2016 – “Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” - Source
  • 2/7/2017 – “I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy - yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem! Source
  • 2/16/2017 – In press conference following Flynn resignation Trump yet again denies links to Russia. Source
  • 2/20/2017-  I have nothing to do with Russia,” he told reporters. “To the best of my knowledgeno person that I deal with does. Source
  • 2/27/2017 – Trump says “I haven’t called Russia in 10 years” Source 



2.1.5. Instances of complimenting Putin

  • 10/2007 – “"Look at Putin -- what he's doing with Russia -- I mean, you know, what's going on over there. I mean this guy has done -- whether you like him or don't like him -- he's doing a great job in rebuilding the image of Russia and also rebuilding Russia period” Source
  • 6/18/2013 “Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?” - Source
  • 9/6/2013 – “I am not angry at Russia (or China) because their leaders are far smarter than ours. We need real leadership, and fast, before it is too late” Source
  • 3/21/2014 – “I believe Putin will continue to re-build the Russian Empire. He has zero respect for Obama or the U.S.!” - Source
  • 3/21/2014 – “Putin has become a big hero in Russia with an all time high popularity. Obama, on the other hand, has fallen to his lowest ever numbers. SAD” - Source
  • 3/27/2014 – “So what I would do—as an example, I own Miss Universe, I was in Russia, I was in Moscow recently and I spoke, indirectly and directly, with President Putin, who could not have been nicer, and we had a tremendous success.” Source
  • 4/17/2014 – “America is at a great disadvantage. Putin is ex-KGB, Obama is a community organizer. Unfair.” Source
  • 6/31/2015 – “I think I would just get along very well with Vladimir Putin. I just think so. People say what do you mean? I just think we would. Obama and him, he hates Obama. Obama hates him. We have unbelievably bad relationships.” Source
  • 12/18/2015 – “I’ve always felt fine about Putin. I think that he’s a strong leader” Source
  • 12/20/2015 "If Putin respects me and if Putin wants to call me brilliant and other things that he said that were frankly very nice, I'll accept that, and I'll accept it on behalf of our country,” Source
  • 9/10/2016 “"If he says great things about me, I'm going to say great things about him," the Republican nominee said. “I’ve already said he is very much of a leader. The man has very strong control over his country” Source

2.1.6. Instances of defending Putin

  • 12/18/2015 - Trump defends Putin in interview with Joe Scarborough. "He's running his country and at least he's a leader, unlike what we have in this country," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I think our country does plenty of killing also." Source
  • 12/20/2015 – Trump says he’s never seen proof of Putin killing Journalists on ABC. Source
  • 10/4/2016 – ““He’s not going into Ukraine,” Trump said. “He’s not going to go into Ukraine. You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want.” “He’s already there isn’t he?” Stephanopoulos said. “Well, he’s there in a certain way,” Source
  • 02/04/2017 - Trump recently defended Putin from being called a killer. Source

List of connections/staff with direct ties to Russia: 

Red names have resigned while being investigated over Russian ties.

  • Tillerson (Secretary of State) - Very close to Putin.  Source
  • Flynn (Former National Security Advisor) - Seems to have a relationship with Putin.  Source
  • Paul Manafort (Former campaign Advisor) – Seems to have ties to RussiaSource
  • Carter Page (Former Trump Advisor) – Has close ties to PutinSource 
  • Felix Sater (Trump Associate) – Russian born with ties to Bayrock (Russian Oligarchs) Source
  • Jack Kingston (Former Trump Surrogate) – Has a relationship with Russia. Source
  • Sergei Millian (Trump Associate)-Millian is a Russian Businessman. Source
  • Rick Gates (Former Trump Advisor) – Worked with Manafort pro-Russia Lobbying firm. Source
  • Boris Epshteyn(Former Trump Surrogate/advisor)- Russian born, seems to defend Russia. Source
  • Roger Stone (Trump Ally) – Has relationship with Assange/positive views on Russia Source
  • Wilbur Ross (Trump Commerce Secretary) – Has a relationship with Russia. Source
  • Howard Lurber( Trump Economic Advisor) – Major Russia investor. Source
  • Mike McSherry(Convention Strategy Lead) –pro-Russia Ukrainian lobby.  Source
  • Richard Burt (Former Trump Advisor) - Sits on advisory board for Russia’s Alfa Bank. Source
  • Ivanka Trump (Daughter) – Ivanka vacationed with Putin’s rumored girlfriend. Source
  • Donald Trump Jr (Son) – Met with Pro-Russia Diplomats in Paris to discuss Syria. Source

2.2. Dossier

2.2.1. Dossier leak response

  • 1/10/2017 - Trump Dossier leaks. He's possibly being blackmailed. Source
  • 1/10/2017 – Trump denies the Dossier “FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!” Source
  • 1/11/2017 – “Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” - Source
  • 1/11/2017 – “Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is "A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE." Very unfair!” Source *New*
  • 1/13/2017 – “Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans - FAKE NEWS! Russia says nothing exists.” Source *New*

2.3. Involvement with Flynn Scandal

  • 12/30/2016 – The day after Flynn speaks with Russia Trump tweets “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!” Source
  • 2/14/2017 – Story breaks that Trump knew for weeks that Flynn lied and didn’t say anything. Source
  • 2/15/2017 – Trump tweets “This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign.” Source
  • 2/16/2017 - Trump says he didn’t direct Flynn to talk sanctions with Russia, but would have. Source
  • 2/16/2017 – Fox news Correspondent John Roberts confirms Trump was fully briefed on the conversation Flynn had with Russian ambassadors.  Source

2.4. Response to Intelligence Community

  • 1/8/2017- “Before I, or anyone, saw the classified and/or highly confidential hacking intelligence report, it was leaked out to @NBCNews. So serious!” Source
  • 1/11/2017 – “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”   Source
  • 1/13/2017 “released by "Intelligence" even knowing there is no proof, and never will be. My people will have a full report on hacking within 90 days!” Source
  • 2/14/2017 – Following the Flynn Scandal: “The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?” Source
  • 2/15/2017- “information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?).Just like Russia” Source
  • 2/24/2017 –"The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security 'leakers' that have permeated our government for a long time. They can't even find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on U.S. FIND NOW,”  Source

Response to the Press 

Some of the tweets or statements listed here are listed elsewhere but it seemed important to note the trend in his response to list them all together.

  • 1/10/2017 – Trump denies the Dossier “FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!” Source
  • 2/15/2017 – Trump tweets “This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign.” Source
  • 2/16/2017 – “FAKE NEWS media, which makes up stories and "sources," is far more effective than the discredited Democrats - but they are fading fast!” Source
  • 2/16/2017- “The Democrats had to come up with a story as to why they lost the election, and so badly (306), so they made up a story - RUSSIA. Fake news!” -Source
  • 2/17/2017-“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”  Source
  • 2/24/2017 – Trump at CPAC attacks the use of anonymous sources and the media (Following story of Priebus pressuring FBI to deny Russia story. Source
  • 2/24/2017 - News orgs blocked from attending White House Gaggle, seeming those banned were those who had broken stories on the Trump-Russia connection.  Buzzfeed, NYT, Politco, CNN, WaPo. Source
  • 2/26/2017 – “Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!” Source 







3. Russia

3.1. Relationship with Trump

  • 10/29/2013 - Putin gives award to Aras Agalarov, an individual Trump seems to associate with. Source 
  • 11/25/2016 – Experts say Russian propaganda helped spread fake news during election, favoring Trump. Source
  • 06/17/2016 – Putin was invited to attend Trump’s Miss Universe pageant but had to decline last minute, instead sending a gift. Source
  • 11/10/2016 - Russia confirms it had communication with Trump during campaign.   Source 
  • 12/02/16 -Truth about Manafort coming out seemed to anger Russia, they blame Ukraine for “sabotaging Trump”. Source
  • 2/13/2017- Russia denies any talks with US about lifting sanctions in a peculiar tweet. Source
            *Small note on why that tweet may be peculiar. Source
  • 2/15/2017 – Russia now denies it had communication with Trump. (Post Flynn Resignation.) Source
  • 2/27/2017 – Russia looks to exploit white house “turbulence” analysts say. Source

3.2. Sergey Kislyak (Russian Ambassador)

  1. 3.3. Relationship with Trump Campaign

  • 2/9/2017 – Kislyak spoke with Flynn in regards to sanctions in December. Source
  • 3/2/2017 – Kislyak spoke with JD. Gordon and Carter Page at the Rep. National convention as well as additional Trump campaign members.  Source
  • 3/2/2017 – Kislyak spoke with Kusher and Flynn at Trump tower in December 2016. Source
  1. 3.4. Relationship with Russia

  • 3/2/2017 –Kislyak is considered by US intelligence to be one of Russia's top spies and spy-recruiters in Washington. Source
  • 3/2/2017 – Russia denies its US ambassador is a spy. Source

3.5. Involvement in the Flynn Scandal

  • 2/20/2017 – Kremlin denies any knowledge of Ukraine peace plan with Trump Administration Source

3.6. Reaction to Dossier        

  • 1/11/2017 – Russia denies the claims in the Dossier. Source
  • 2/1/2017 - Russia purges people in charge of intel (FSB). Multiple arrests following the Dossier leak and new sanctions. Source

3.7. Deaths possibly related to the Dossier

3.7.1. Oleg Erovinkin

  • 1/27/2017 – (ex-KGB chief and Aide to Igor Sechin who now heads Rosneft) who was suspected of helping with Dossier is found dead in his car. Source

3.7.2. Vitaly Churkin

  • 8/2/2016 - Churkin had met with Trump twice. First time was inviting him to the USSR in 1986. Source
  • 10/11/2016 – Churkin oddly defends Trump at the UN. “A senior U.N. diplomat familiar with the discussion said Churkin specifically "condemned the fact that Zeid mentioned Trump." (Churkin denies this happened) Source
  • 2/21/2017 - Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia's ambassador to the UN said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died. Source

3.8. Deaths of Russian Diplomats (That may or may not be Dossier related)

  • 1/19/2016 - Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, was assassinated by Mevlüt Mert Altıntaşan, an off-duty Turkish police officer. Source
  • 12/20/2016 – Petr Polshikov, Russian Diplomat, found in his home with a gunshot wound to the head. Source
  • 12/27/2016 - Yves Chandelon, Nato Auditor General found in his car with gunshot wound to the head. Source
  • 1/10/2017 – Andrey Malanin, head of consular section, found dead in his apartment under mysterious circumstances. Source
  • 2/17/2017 – Sergei Krivov, Russian security agent in charge of “Prevention of Sabotage” falls from a building under mysterious circumstances. Source

3.9. Rosneft

  • 08/19/2016 - Sanctions on Russia have crippled the Russian economy. Source
  • 12/12/2016 -Exxon (Tillerson) has numerous deals with Rosneft and potentially hundreds of billions tied up by sanctions. Source
  • 01/25/2017 -Russia sells 19.5% Rosneft, identity of purchaser is unknown (as mentioned in Dossier). Source
  • CEO of Rosneft Sechin supposedly offered former Trump Advisor Page brokerage of 19% in exchange for sanctions being lifted. (Mentioned in Dossier).  Source

4. Intelligence Community

4.1. US Intel

  • 08/5/2016 – Ex-Director of CIA “In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.” - Source
  • 11/3/2016 – Giuliani hinted at October surprise, knowledge of things coming from FBI. Source
  • 11/4/2016Extremely pro-Trump group at the FBI intensified after Comey decision to not recommend indictment of Clinton. Source
  • 1/11/2017 –“FBI applied for a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court over the summer in order to monitor four members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials. The Fisa court turned down the application asking FBI counterintelligence investigators to narrow its focus.” Source 
  • 02/14/2017 Current and Former American Officials confirm the Trump campaign had contact with Russia.  Source
  • 02/14/2017- Our own intel agencies and spies are withholding information from the White House because of the concern that it has been compromised by Russia.  Source 
  • 02/15/2017 -US Allies have now also Intercepted Russia-Trump Advisor Communications. Source
  • 2/17/2017 – “US intel community ready to go nuclear against Trump over Russia ties, claims former NSA analyst. Source
  • 2/17/2017 – Report comes out that Trump called CIA director angry about report of them withholding information. CIA denies. Source
  • 2/18/2017 - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. Source 
  • 2/18/2017 - But sources told CBS News there is a “chill” in the flow of intelligence to the White House, both because of comments from the president about the intelligence community and anxiety over the handling of sensitive information about Russian interference in the 2016 election. Source 


4.2. Foreign Intel (Allies)        *New*

  • 02/15/2017 -US Allies have now also Intercepted Russia-Trump Advisor Communications. Source
  • 3/1/2017 - American allies, including the British and the Dutch, had provided information describing meetings in European cities between Russian officials — and others close to Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin — and associates of President-elect Trump, according to three former American officials who requested anonymity in discussing classified intelligence. Source 



5. Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation on Trump Campaign

5.1. Senate Intelligence Committee

  • 2/17/2017 – Comey gives a briefing to the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors. Source
  • 2/19/2017 – The Senate Intelligence Committee sends formal requests to more than a dozen organizations and agencies asking them to preserve all material related to the investigation into Russian interference in 2016 election and related issues.  Source
  • 2/22/2017 - Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Wednesday she wants former national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Source
  • 2/24/2017 – “Top democratic senator on Russia investigation : “This may very well be the most important thing I do in my public life “ Source 
  • 2/26/2017 - Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told Chuck Todd on "Meet The Press" on Sunday that he felt they would be getting "way, way getting ahead of ourselves" to say a special prosecutor was necessary. Source 
  • 2/27/2017 – GOP Intel Chair Burr under fir over ties to Trump. Source
  • 2/27/2017 – Former CIA Officer John Sipher “Russians have been doing this for decades, If not hundreds of years, it’s what they do.” Source
  • 3/1/2017 - Panel reaches written agreement on scope of investigation into Trump. Source
  • 3/2/2017- Rep Schiff accuses Comey of withholding information on Russia Probe. Source *New*
  • 3/2/2017 – Nunes- “I would assume that because it's quite complicated as it relates to, if, for example, you were on the phone with the Russian ambassador and somehow your phone call got recorded, would you want them turning over that phone call and that transcript to the committee?” Source *New*

5.2. White House Response

5.3. General

  • 2/27/2017 - “I haven’t called Russia in 10 years,” Trump told a reporter who asked him whether a special prosecutor should carry out an investigation. Source
  • 2/27/2017 - Sean Spicer knocked down calls for a special prosecutor “We have now for six months have heard story after story about unnamed sources say the same thing over and over again and nothing came of it. Source
  • 3/1/2017 - White House lawyers have instructed the president's aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and other related investigations, three administration officials said Wednesday. Source

5.4. White House attempt to knock down Trump-Russia stories.


  • 2/24/2017 – The White House contacted the FBI to knock down Russia stories, FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories. Source 
  • 2/24/2017 – White house defends contact with FBI over Russia Reports. Source
  • 2/24/2017 –In an interview, Burr acknowledged that he “had conversations about” Russia-related news reports with the White House and engaged with news organizations to dispute articles -  Source
  • 2/26/2017 – EX-Cia Directon Brennan: “It has been my experience working with Jim that he would not do anything that was going to in any way compromise the integrity of an ongoing investigation”. Source
  • 2/26/2017 – “Trump spokesman says FBI called links ‘BS’ but agency has yet to comment” Source 
  • 2/27/2017 – Devin Nunes, one of the senators the White House contacted to knock down stories says he hasn’t found evidence of Trump team’s ties to Russia. Source


5.5. Outsider Response

  • 2/27/2017 – Minority Whip Dick Durbin wants independent probes into Trump-Russia. Source
  • 2/27/2017 – Rep Darrel Issa backs calls for special prosecutor “if justified” Source
  • 2/27/2017 – George W. Bush on Trump and Russia : “We all need answers” Source
  • 2/27/2017 – AG Jeff Sessions says he’ll recuse himself on Russia Probe “if needed” Source
  • 2/27/2017 - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is pushing back on calls for a special prosecutor. Source
  • 2/28/2017 – Paul Ryan “We need answers” on alleged ties between Trump and Russia. Source
  • 2/28/2017 – Newt Gingrich “Independent investigator needed for Trump-Russia Probe. Source
  • 2/28/2017 – House GOP defeats resolution requesting Trump-Russia documents. Source



6. Jared Kushner *New*

6.1. Relationship with Russia

  • 1/7/2017- Mr. Kushner’s company also bought several floors of the old New York Times building for $295 million in 2015 from Lev Leviev, an Israeli who is chairman of one of the largest real estate development companies in Russia and close friend to Putin. Source
  • 3/2/2017 – Flynn along with Kushner met with Russian envoy, Kislyak, at Trump tower. Source



7. Donald Trump Jr *New*

7.1. Relationship with Russia

  • 11/23/2016 - Donald Trump’s eldest son, emerging as a potential envoy for the president-elect, held private discussions with diplomats, businessmen and politicians in Paris last month that focused in part on finding a way to cooperate with Russia to end the war in Syria. Source
  • 3/2/2017 - Three weeks before Election Day, Donald Trump Jr. left the campaign trail and the country to speak at a private dinner in Paris organized by an obscure pro-Russia group that promotes Kremlin foreign policy initiatives and has since nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize. Source
  • 3/2/2017 – Donald Trump Jr. was likely paid at least $50,000 USD for event held by Hosts allied with Russia on Syria. Source

8. Flynn (Former National Security Advisor) – Resigned

8.1. Relationship with Russia

  • 5/2016 – “It was extremely odd that he showed up in a tuxedo to the Russian government propaganda arm’s party,” one former Pentagon official told me.” - Source
  • 11/2/2016 - Flynn, like Trump, seems to defend Putin from being called a killer. Source(Video)
  • 11/21/2016 - Flynn seemingly has a relationship with Putin., was paid to speak in Russia Source 
  • 3/2/2017 – Flynn along with Kushner met with Russian envoy at Trump tower. Source *New*

8.2. Extensive look at Resignation        

  • 2/9/2017 – Officials claim Flynn discussed sanctions with Russia before Trump took office. Source
  • 2/10/2017 – Story breaks that Flynn supposedly may have discussed sanctions with Russia. Source
  • 2/13/2017 - 3PM EST Kellyane Conway states Trump has “Full confidence” in Flynn. Source
  • 2/13/2017 - 10PM EST- Story breaks that The White House was warned by Yates in late Jan about Flynn communication with Russia and could be vulnerable to blackmail. Source 
  • 2/13/2017 – 11PM EST - Flynn resigns amidst Russia call Scandal. Source
  • 2/14/2017 – Story breaks that Trump knew for weeks that Flynn lied and didn’t say anything. Source

*Note - It’s possible the Washington Post article about Yates forced their hand into Flynn Resignation.

  • 2/16/2017 - Flynn denied discussing sanctions in FBI interview, however, “Senior Justice and intelligence officials who have reviewed the phone call thought Flynn’s statements to Kislyak were inappropriate, if not illegal, because he suggested that the Kremlin could expect a reprieve from the sanctions.”  Source
  • 2/16/2017 - Flynn changed stories to FBI but no charges expected.  Source


9. JD Gordon (Former National Security Advisor) *New*

9.1. Relationship with Russia        

  • 6/18/2016 – Gordon was heavily involved in changing Trump campaign- GOP platform on Ukraine-Russia stance. Source
  • 3/2/2017 – CNN’s Jim Acosta in a series of tweets– “Former Trump campaign national security advisor JD Gordon tells me he and other national security advisors met with Russian Ambassador in Cleveland during GOP convention.,  Gordon says he discussed goal to forge better US relationship with Russia. But there was no conversation about Russians helping Trump camp. At convention Gordon says he and others advocated for GOP platform to include language against arming Ukrainians against pro-Russian rebels”. Source


10. Paul Manafort (Former Trump Campaign Advisor) – Resigned

10.1. Relationship with Trump

  • 8/19/2016 –  A week (or less) after NYT article on secret ledger payments drops Manfort “resigns”  Source
  • 10/25/2016 – Manafort is still a resident of Trump tower after he resigns. Source
  • 11/30/2016 - Sources claim Manafort is still working with the Trump campaign. Source

10.2. Relationship with Russia        

  • 6/31/2016 – How Paul Manafort wielded power in Ukraine before advising Trump. Source
  • 8/14/2016 - Seemingly has ties to Russia (and received undisclosed payments from Russia). Source
  • 11/1/2016 – Manafort denies any knowledge of investigation by the FBI. Source
  • 12/02/2016 -Truth about Manafort coming out seemed to anger Russia, they blame Ukraine for “sabotaging Trump”. Source
  • 2/21/2017 – Dmytro Firtrash, a Ukranian Oligarch with ties to Paul Manafort is facing extradition to the US. Source 
  • 2/23/2017 – Manafort faced blackmail attempt in regards to his relationship with Russia. Source 
  • 2/28/2017- Manfort’s Ukranian “Blood money” caused qualms hack suggests.  Source 
  • 2/28/2017 - If you wish to read the hacked information mentioned in the above article you can find it here, though obviously it being hacked information I cannot validate the source. Source 


11. Rick Gates (Former Trump Advisor) - Resigned

11.1. Relationship with Trump

  • 9/1/2016 – Gates worked with the Trump campaign and was meant to be a “liason between RNC and Trump campaign” Source

11.2. Relationship with Russia        

  • 4/20/2016 - Rick Gates, who was identified as an agent of a Ukrainian oligarch in a 2011 racketeering lawsuit that also named Manafort Source
  • 8/18/2016 - Worked with Paul Manafort’s Pro-Russian Ukrainian lobbying firm.  Source




12. Carter Page (Former Trump Advisor) – Resigned *New*

12.1. Relationship with Trump

  • 3/21/2016 – Trump names Carter Page when questioned about who is on his foreign policy team, (He was previously a mostly unknown name) Source
  • 12/12/2016 – Page holds a conference in Moscow. Claims to know Trump. (Also speaks of Tillerson before Trump makes formal announcement in NY? Source
  • 3/2/2017 – Page was among Trump campaign members to speak with Kislyak at Rep. National Convention. Source

12.2. Denials of relationship with Trump

  • 9/25/2016 -Kellyanne Conway tells Jake Tapper that Carter Page, formerly named as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, is no longer involved. Denying any knowledge of his communications with Russia. Source
  • 2/20/2017 - Page denies dossier and tries to deny relationship with Trump in interview with Channel 4’s Jon Snow. Source   

12.3. Relationship with Russia        

  • 5/2/2014 - Page publishes blogpost defending Igor Sechin. Source
  • 3/30/2016 – Page has close ties to Russia and views it as a strength. Was also directly affected by sanctions on Russia.   Source 
  • 6/8/2016 - Page has slammed the United States for showing "hypocrisy" towards Russia, during an address in Moscow. Source
  • 8/5/2016 - “In early June, a little-known adviser to Donald Trump stunned a gathering of high-powered Washington foreign policy experts meeting with the visiting prime minister of India, going off topic with effusive praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump.” - Source
  • 9/23/2016 – “But U.S. officials have since received intelligence reports that during that same three-day trip, Page met with Igor Sechin, a longtime Putin associate and former Russian deputy prime minister who is now the executive chairman of Rosneft, Russian’s leading oil company, a well-placed Western intelligence source tells Yahoo News.” Source   
  • 9/23/2016 -Page was being investigated for possible backroom deals related to sanctions.


  • 12/8/2016 – Page was also in Moscow from 12/2 until 12/7, and left on the day the 19% Rosneft deal was announced.  Source
  • 3/2/2017 – Page denies any meetings with Russian officials. Source
  • 3/2/2017- When asked about meeting with Kislyak in July Page responded with “I can neither confirm nor deny any meeting with him at that event in the interest of respecting the confidentiality rules that people agreed        to as it was an off the record session. Source
  • 3/2/2017 -  Interview with Carter Page: ‘I don’t deny’ meeting with Russian ambassador Source





13. Jeff Sessions (Trump AG) *New*

13.1. Relationship to Russia        

  • 3/21/2016 - Sessions led the Foreign Policy team which brought in Carter Page. Source
  • 10/7/2016 - Sessions has a relationship with Richard Burt, who also worked with him on Trump’s foreign policy team. Source
  • 3/1/2017 – Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions confirmation hearing to become attorney general. Source
    * If you wish to view the discussion between Franken and Sessions during his hearing to become AG where he denied any Russian contact you can view that here. Source
  • 3/2/2017 - U.S. investigators examined sessions as part of a counterintelligence investigation into possible Trump campaign communications with Russia. Source
  • 3/2/2017 – The FBI did not inform the Senate Judiciary Committee about its investigation. Source
  • 3/2/2017 - Records show attorney general used campaign account for travel expenses to Cleveland, where he met Russian envoy. Source

13.2. Sessions response to news of contact with Russia occurring

  • 3/1/2017 - Sessions - “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign.” Source
  • 3/1/2017 - Spokeswoman for Sessions claims he didn’t mislead Senate despite denial. Source
  • 3/2/2017 – Sessions holds a press conference giving some information about the meetings which at one point Ukraine was mentioned and announces his recusal from any investigations on Trump. Source
  • 3/2/2017 – Sessions appears to give differing statements on the degree of communications with Russia. Source


13.3. Outside response to news of Sessions-Russia contact occurring

13.4. Calls for Resignation

  • 3/1/2017- Senator Elizabeth Warren calls on Sessions to resign. Source
  • 3/1/2017- Dem leader Nancy Pelosi calls on Sessions to resign. Source
  • 3/1/2017 - Rep. Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, calls on Sessions to resign. Source
  • 3/2/2017 – Senator Sanders calls on Sessions to resign. Source
  • 3/2/2017 - Senate Dem. Leader Schumer said Thursday that Sessions should resign. Source


13.5. Calls for Recusal in Trump-Russia investigation

  • 3/2/2017 - House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Thursday morning said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself. Source

13.6. White House Response

  • 3/2/2017 - “There’s nothing to recuse himself,” – Sean Spicer White House Press Sec. Source
  • 3/2/2017 - President Trump said Thursday he "wasn't aware at all" that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had twice met with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign. Source
  • 3/2/2017 – President Trump says he has “total confidence” in Sessions. Source
  • 3/2/2017 - Asked by reporters traveling with the President in Virginia if Sessions should recuse himself, the President said. "I don't think so." Source
  • 3/2/2017 “Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional," Trump said. "This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election and now, they have lost their grip on reality. The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total witch hunt!" Source

13.7. Additional responses

  • 3/1/2017 - Former Bush White House ethics lawyer - “Misleading the Senate in sworn testimony about one own contacts with the Russians is a good way to go to jail “ Source
  • 3/2/2017 – ACLU calls for investigation into potential perjury by Sessions.  Source
  • 3/2/2017 - House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said Thursday that information about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' conversations with a Russian ambassador "should never have made it to the public domain." Source

14. Sergei Millian (Trump Associate)

14.1. General

  • 11/1/2016- Millian was under investigation by the FBI for possible involvement in a program to recruit Americans as Russian spies.  Source

14.2. Relationship with Trump

  • 9/8/2016 – “After inquiries from The Daily Beast, the reference to Trump in his biography was scrubbed”, Article also describes Millian meeting Michael Cohen. Source 
  • 1/19/2017 - Sergei Millian claimed he helped Trump “Study the Moscow Market” Source

14.3. Relationship to Russia        

  • 1/19/2017 – Millian is a Russian Businessman (covered in other sources well enough).  Source

14.4. Relationship to Trump Dossier        

  • 1/30/2017 - The source of the most salacious allegations in the uncorroborated dossier about Trump and the Russians is a onetime Russian government translator, according to a person familiar with the raw intelligence provided to the FBI. Source


15. Felix Sater (Trump Associate)

15.1. Relationship with Trump

  • 2013 - Trump walks out of BBC interview when pressured about relationship with Sater. Source
  • 12/10/2015 – ABC investigative report on Trump’s relationship with Sater. Source
  • 4/5/2016 - “Mr. Trump has sought to distance himself from Mr. Sater in recent years. If Mr. Sater “were sitting in the room right now,” Mr. Trump said in a 2013 deposition, “I really wouldn’t know what he looked like.” -  Source
  • 8/26/2016 – Sater donates $5,400 to the Trump campaign and visited Trump tower for “confidential reasons”. Source
  • 10/3/2016 - Felix Sater has testified that he joined Bayrock, controlled by Tevfik Arif, around 2002. Bayrock was based in Trump Tower. In a sworn deposition in 2008, Sater testified that he would pitch business ideas to Trump ("just me and him") and his team ("on a constant basis"). Source 

15.2. Relationship with Russia

  • 5/17/2016 -Russian-born businessman and director of Bayrock Group LLC, a firm preferred by Russian oligarchs. Source

15.3. Involvement in the Flynn Scandal

  • 2/19/2017 - “Mr. Sater, a longtime business associate of Mr. Trump’s with connections in Russia, was willing to help Mr. Artemenko’s proposal reach the White House.” Source

16. Michael Cohen (Trump Attorney)

16.1. Relationship with Russia

16.2. Dossier Response

  • 1/10/2017 – “I have never been to Prague in my life.”  Source
  • 1/11/2017 - In an interview conducted a week before the Dossier became public Cohen told the WSJ that he traveled to Prague in 2001.  Source
  • 1/11/2017 – On Wednesday, a US government source told CNN's Jake Tapper that a different Michael Cohen, not Trump's lawyer, was in Prague in August and September 2016. Source

16.3. Involvement in the Flynn Scandal

  • 2/19/2017 – Trump lawyer hand-delivered plan to Michael Flynn to lift sanctions on Russia. Source
  • 2/21/2017 – Cohen has now given 4 different accounts on his involvement with the plan that Flynn was pushing. Source 
  • 2/24/2017 - Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Artemenko said he discussed his left-field proposal for Ukraine in January with US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who offered to deliver the plan to the Trump administration. Source
  • 2/26/2017 – Artemenko states he got confirmation that the offer made it to the White House. He also claims he began working on this deal last year at the time of the primaries Source 





17. Dmitry Rybolovlev(Trump Associate)

17.1. Relationship with Trump

  • 7/27/2016 -Rybolovlev bought an estate from Trump in Palm Beach. Source
  • 2/17/2017 – Ryblovlev’s airliner oddly seems to be in the same locations as Trump quite often. Source

17.2. Relationship with Russia

  • 3/18/2013 – Dmitry is the largest shareholder in the Bank of Cyprus. Source
  • 7/29/2016 – Russian billionaire and businessman. Source


Richard Burt (Former Trump Adviser)

18.1. Relationship with Russia

  • Since START treaty was signed he has worked with US-Russia Business Council. Source
  • 7/24/2014 - Burt argued against sanctions on Russia.  Source
  • 4/27/2016 – Burt sites on the senior advisory board of Russian Alfa Bank. Source
    *Some unproven stories of Trump server communication with Alfa Bank. Source
  • 9/9/2016 - Burt is chairman of the advisory council of The National Interest, a publication of the Center for the National Interest, a strongly pro-Russian think tank based in Washington. Source




19. Mike McSherry (Convention Strategy Lead)


19.1. Relationship with Russia

  • 8/18/2016 – McSherry was involved in lobbying for Ukraine’s pro-Russian ex-President along with Manafort  Source

20. Boris Epshteyn (Former Trump Surrogate/advisor)


20.1. Relationship with Russia

  • 10/13/2016- Boris was born in Russia. Source
  • 8/1/2016 – “We could talk about the conflict that happened between the Ukraine and Crimea, it’s an ongoing conflict, but there was no seizure by Russia. That is an incorrect statement, characterization of what happened,” he continued.” Source

21. Howard Lorber (Trump economic advisor)


21.1. Relationship with Russia

  • 8/10/2016 - “Howard has major investments in Russia,” Trump told Russian politician Alexander Ivanovich Lebed after his trip to Moscow with Lorber, according to a 1997 profile of Trump in the New Yorker. “See, they don’t know you,” Trump told Lorber. “With all that investment, they don’t know you. Trump they know.” Source

22. Jack Kingston (Former Trump Surrogate)


22.1. Relationship with Russia

  • 12/14/2016 - "Trump can look at sanctions. They've been in place long enough," Kingston told NPR in Moscow. "Has the desired result been reached? He doesn't have to abide by the Obama foreign policy. That gives him a fresh start." Source



23. Roger Stone (Longtime Trump Ally)


23.1. Relationship with Trump

  • 8/8/15 – Roger stone claims he quit the Trump campaign. Source


23.2. Relationship with Russia

  • 08/22/2016 - In an interview on his radio show Roger Stone claims “ Greater Freedom of the Press and expression in Russia than US “ Source
  • 1/19/2017 - Mr. Stone, a longtime friend of Mr. Trump’s, said in a speech in Florida last summer that he had communicated with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy group that published the hacked Democratic emails. During the speech, Mr. Stone predicted further leaks of documents, a prediction that came true within weeks.  Source
  • 1/20/2017 – Stone was also under investigation by the FBI for his ties to Russia and denies all claims about his relationship with Russia Source 
  • 2/20/2017 – Roger stone denies any contact with Russian officials. Source

24. Wilbur Ross (Trump Commerce Secretary)


24.1. Relationship with Trump

  • 12/8/2016 – Ross helped prevent Trump going into Bankruptcy with his Casino. 

Additional -– Ross went into private equity in 2000, forming WL Ross & Co. He still runs it, but he sold it to investment firm Invesco in 2006 for some $375 million. In 2013 Invesco partnered with Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Source

24.2. Relationship with Russia

  • 12/19/2016 - For the past two years, Ross has been a business partner with Vekselberg in a major financial project involving the Bank of Cyprus, the country’s largest and most significant financial institution.  Source
  • 2/27/2017 – Maddow does an excellent report on information available about Wilber Ross’s relationship with Russia and Trump as well as Ross’s relationship with Rybolovlev . Source 
  • 2/28/2017 – White House accused of blocking information on bank’s Trump-Russa links. Source 



25. Rex Tillerson (Trump Secretary of State)


25.1. General Information

  • There is an excessively extensive research document on Rex Tillerson (270 pages). Source

25.2. Relationship with Russia

25.2.1. General

  • 12/6/2016 – Tillerson has a very close relationship to Putin. Source
  • 12/12/2016 -Tillerson (via Exxon) has billions at stake over Russia sanctions. Source
  • 12/13/2016 – Additional look at his relationship with Putin. Source
  • 1/12/2017 – Tillerson seems to have mixed response in regards to Russian sanctions. Source
  • 2/1/2017 - Immediately after Tillerson was confirmed as Secretary of State the House removes transparency rule for oil companies. Source

25.2.2. Highlights from research doc. Source


  • 2011 (Page 10)- The Exxon-ROSNEFT agreement commits Exxon to spend about $1 billion looking for oil off Russia’s Black Sea coast, and holds the promise of sharing in the prize if it is discovered.
  • 08/2011(Page 11)- ROSNEFT and ExxonMobil have executed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement under which the companies plan to undertake joint exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources in Russia, the United States and other countries throughout the world, and commence technology and expertise sharing activities.
  • 2011 (Page 108) - TILLERSON Struck A Deal With ROSNEFT, Hailed By PUTIN Ally Igor SECHIN And Chairman Of ROSNEFT As A “Giant Leap Forward… More Ambitious Than Man's First Walk In Space Or Sending A Man To The Moon.”
  • 2012 (Page 109)- Rex TILLERSON And Vladimir PUTIN Met In Sochi To Announce $3.2 Billion Investment By Exxon And Russia’s ROSNEFT To Drill In The Arctic Kara Sea, With Possible Future Investment Reaching $500 Billion.
  • 2014(Page 147)- Exxon Signed An Agreement With Igor I. SECHIN, Head Of Russian State Oil Company ROSNEFT, Weeks After The U.S. Imposed Sanctions On SECHIN.
  • 2016(Page 147) – Igor Sechin Invited Rex Tillerson to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
  • (Page 148) - “Tillerson maintained a close relationship with Russian government, often at odds with US government positions.”

*I have noted some of the instances but there are very many instances of relationships in the full document. 

26. DNC Hack


26.1. Reddit

  • An absolutely astoundingly extensive look into the DNC hack by reddit user DownWithAssad can be found here (Technical) : Source

26.2. Early Independent Investigation

  • 06/15/2016 - Cyber security firm Crowdstrike was hired by DNC to investigate hack and wrote an analysis of their findings, believing Russia to be source of the hack. Source
  • 06/20/2016 - Crowdstrike provided another independent cyber security firm, Fidelis, their data and they agreed with Crowdstrike’s conclusions. Source
  • 07/17/2016 - A third independent cyber security company, ThreatConnect, did an analysis of the hack and agreed with the Crowdstrike and Fidelis Assessment. Source
  • 07/26/2016 -Threat connect later provided additional evidence for their claims. Source

26.3. Investigation by US intelligence and response

  • 12/10/2016 – CIA believes individuals acting for Moscow hacked DNC and gave them to Wikileaks Source
  • 12/16/2016 –FBI, DoNI and CIA in agreement Russia hacked in order to help Trump win. Source
  • 12/29/2016 - US sanctions Russia over hacking and expels 35 Russian Intel Operatives. Source
  • 01/06/2017 - Office of Director of National Intelligence published report detailing Russia campaign to influence election. Source

26.4. Trump

  • 07/22/2016 – Wikileaks released 20k emails the day after Republican National ConventionSource
  • 07/27/2016 – Trump publicly asks Russia to hack Hillary. Source 
  • 9/25/2016 – Trump states he doesn’t know it was Russia who hacked DNC at 1st Presidential debate. Source
  • 10/12/2016 – “Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by Wikileaks. So dishonest! Rigged system! Source
  • 12/12/2016- “Unless you catch "hackers" in the act, it is very hard to determine who was doing the hacking. Why wasn't this brought up before election?” Source 
  • 12/15/2016 – “If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?” Source 
  • 12/29/2016 – Trump states “It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things” in regards to US response to Russian hacking. Source
  • 1/3/2017 “The "Intelligence" briefing on so-called "Russian hacking" was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!” Source 
    1/4/2017 - “Julian Assange said “a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta” – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!” - Source 

26.5. Russia

  • 11/4/2016 – According to Intel Russia put hacking on hold based on Trump performance. Source
  • 12/16/2016 – Russia denies hacking, demands US present the evidence. Source

26.6. Guccifer 2.0

06/16/2016 – Guccifer 2.0 likely a Russian coverup. Source

26.7. Wikileaks

26.7.1. Wikileaks relationship to Russia

  • 01/26/2012 Russia Today gives Assange his own TV talk show. Source
  • 09/09/2016 Wikileaks release excludes evidence of €2B transfer from Syria to Russia. Source
  • 08/31/2016 Report on how Russia often benefits from Wikileaks by NYT. Source
  • Additional articles covering connections of Wikileaks to Russia : Source Source 

26.7.2. Wikileaks relationship to DNC hack

  • 01/05/2017 Julian Assange claims no Russian involvement in DNC hack. Source






















27. Breitbart

Breitbart seems to post quite a lot of pro-Russian propaganda. Much like Trump they seem averse to saying negative things about Russia or are completely dismissive of Russia concerns. The following are examples:

  • 9/3/2015- “Donald Trump is pretty pumped about Putin backing Assad and fighting ISIS:” Source
  • 10/1/2015- “Russian Scientist Claims He Knows the Secret to Eternal Life” Source
  • 11/10/2015- “Rand Paul: if we say we are establishing a no-fly zone over Iraq, we are saying we are going to shoot down Russian plays” Source
  • 7/27/2016- “Did you hear Trump told Russia to HACK Hillary's deactivated, decommissioned server He said to hack ALL OF HER WEBS” Source
  • 9/2/2016- “After weeks of "PUTIN PUTIN PUTIN," journos immediately stopped talking about Putin yesterday:” Source
  • 10/20/2016 -“Back at it again with the Putin conspiracy theories!” Source
  • 11/1/2016 – “Daily reminder that Vladimir Putin tried to permanently damage Hillary's brain but was only about 60% successful.” Source
  • 11/1/2016 -“Everyone knows Vladimir Putin is skewing these polls” Source
  • 11/1/2016 -“Thank heavens, these patriots are standing up to Vladimir Putin's voter intimidation efforts!” Source
  • 11/1/2016 – “Glenn Beck, our top doughboy in the fight against Vladimir Putin” Source
  • 11/1/2016 – “The ultimate irony of their desperate Putin attacks” Source
  • 12/15/2016 “Shhhhhh! Go back to blaming Russia, Joe!” Source
  • 12/16/2016- “Do the tweets embolden Russia?" —The very top tier of professional journalism, 2016” Source
  • 12/28/2016 – “Shhhhh! No, just keep doubling down on Russian haxxation!” Source
  • 12/30/2016 -“Why didn't the executive order link a Russian DNC hack to Wikileaks” Source
  • 1/16/2017 -“"When Party elders shriek about Russian interference, they’re trying to distract from what DNC emails actually said" Source
  • 2/15/2017 – “Headline: RUSSIA CONSPIRACY (No progs read past this) Paragraph Three: "No evidence of such cooperation" Source
  • 2/18/2017 – “But… but muh Putin?” Source
  • 2/19/2017 – In response to Graham warning about empowering Russia – “And you haven't by depicting them as bigger players than they really are?” Source
  • 2/26/2017- Former Putin adviser : “There were no serious connections” between Trump and Russia” Source

I didn’t want to dedicate more than a page to this but if you want to see more instances you can find them here: Twitter Search

  • 7/16/2013 - How Ukraine wooed Conservative Websites. Source

28. Trump Dossier

28.1. Christopher Steele

  • 1/12/2017 - Multiple people vouch for his credibility. Source
  • 1/12/2017 – Steele is in hiding following the Dossier leak.  Source
  • 2/28/2017 - FBI had once planned to pay former spy who authored the Dossier. Source 
    2/28/2017 – CNN does a follow-up story to the above. “The FBI reimbursed some expenses of the former British intelligence operative who produced a dossier containing allegations of President Donald Trump's ties to Russia, people familiar with the matter said.” Source 
  • 3/2/2017- US Senate requests Steele to give evidence on Trump Dossier.  Source *New*

28.2. General

  • 1/11/2017 - Trump Dossier leaks. He's possibly being blackmailed. Source
  • 1/11/2017 - You can read the actual Dossier yourself here: Source  Text version. Source
  • 1/11/2017 - Dossier claims possible brokerage of 19% share of Rosneft and not long after 19% is sold to a currently unknown party. Source
  • 1/12/2017 - There are up to 4 additional source corroborating parts of the Dossier according to BBC’s Paul Wood.  Source
  • 2/10/2017 - Multiple Source have confirmed some of the conversations between Russian officials occurred on the same days in the same locations as described. “Some of the individuals involved in the intercepted communications were known to the US intelligence community as "heavily involved" in collecting information damaging to Hillary Clinton and helpful to Donald Trump, two of the officials tell CNN. “Some of the individuals involved in the intercepted communications were known to the US intelligence community as "heavily involved" in collecting information damaging to Hillary Clinton and helpful to Donald Trump, two of the officials tell CNN.  Source
  • 2/24/2017 - They are continuing to chase down stuff from the dossier, and, at its core, a lot of it is bearing out,” an intelligence official said” Source 

28.3. Doubt of the Dossier’s legitimacy

  • 1/11/2017 – On Wednesday, a US government source told CNN's Jake Tapper that a different Michael Cohen, not Trump's lawyer, was in Prague in August and September 2016. Source
  • 1/13/2017 -  “The Trump dossier is fake and here are the reasons why” Source







Dossier Analysis – Summary Version 

This is a summary analysis of the Trump Dossier that attempts to verify or dismiss claims within the Dossier using factual evidence we have. Full doc without analysis: Source


  • Anything Green is something that has evidence directly proving it.


  • Anything Blue is something that has a related story that lends some credibility, but doesn’t fully prove.


  • Anything Orange has been disputed with at least SOME evidence but isn’t entirely disproven yet.  


  • Anything Red is fully disproven.


  • Anything that lacks evidence either way or isn’t relevant to specifically Trump has currently not been included, but will be added if more information comes out.


  • If you believe I missed something that I could add with current information let me know.



29.1. Trump

  • Claim – Russia has been cultivating supporting and assisting Trump for at least 5 years.
  • Reality – Trump had numerous deals leading back to Russian Oligarchs. Source
  • Claim - So far TRUMP has declined various sweetener real estate business deals offered him in Russia in order to further the Kremlin’s cultivation of him.
  • Reality – For all of his rumored projects in Russia none of them were ever completed. Source
  • Claim - Both believe Azeri business associate of TRUMP, Araz AGALAROV will know the details of Trump’s possible bribes/sexual acts he’s being blackmailed over.
  • Reality - Trump does have a relationship with Araz Agalarov and he helped fund Trump’s Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Also close ties to Putin. Source
  • Reality – Russia has a history of using sexual blackmail of key targets.  Source



29.2. Paul Manafort

  • Claim - There was a well-developed conspiracy of co-operation between them and the Russian leadership. This was managed on the TRUMP side by the Republican candidate’s campaign manager, Paul MANAFORT
  • Claim Ex-Ukrainian President YANUKOVYCH confides directly to PUTIN that he authorized kick-back payments to MANAFORT, as alleged in western media. Assures Russian President however there is no documentary evidence/trail
  • Reality - Seemingly has ties to Russia (and received undisclosed payments from Russia). Source

29.3. Carter Page

  • Claim - Trump advisor Carter Page holds secret meetings in Moscow with Sechin over Ukraine-related western sanctions against Russia.
  • Reality - Page was being investigated for possible backroom deals related to sanctions and had made trips to Russia numerous times. Source 
  • Reality – Page had reportedly met with Igor Sechin according to Intel. Source
  • Reality – Page was also in Moscow from 12/2 until the 7th, and left on the day the 19% Rosneft deal was announced.   Source 


29.4. Michael Cohen

  • Claim – Cohen had become a key middleman in negotiating between Trump and Russia after Manafort departure.
  • Reality -Trump lawyer hand-delivered plan to Michael Flynn to lift sanctions on Russia. Source
  • Claim – Cohen held meetings in August 2016 in Prague to pay off hackers who worked in EU under Kremlin direction.
  • Reality - Cohen denies ever going to Prague, CNN reports it’s possibly a different Cohen who was in Russia. However there is no outright proof dismissing it. Source
  • Reality – Cohen had claimed he went to Prague in 2001. Source
  • Reality – A hacker wanted by the FBI with possible involvement in the DNC hack was picked up in Prague. Source

29.5. Russia

  • Claim – DNC email leaks were specifically aimed at switching Sanders voters away from Clinton over to Trump.
  • Reality -This appears to be true. Intelligence agrees emails were timed to help Trump defeat Clinton. Source
  • Claim – Russian diplomat Mikhail Kulagin was sent back to Russia over fear of his links to Presidential election influence being discovered. 
  • Reality – Kulagin did return to Russia in August 2016.  Source
  • Claim Page/Trump associates offered brokerage 19% Rosneft(privatized) stake in Rosneft in exchange for lifting sanctions on Russia.
  • Reality - 19.5% Rosneft sold off to Glencore + Qatar unknown buyers not long after Dossier leaks. Source
  • Reality – A Qatar owned company, Qatar Airways had offices in Trump towers and Trump was looking for additional business opportunities in Qatar. Source
  • Claim - Kremlin engaging with several high profile US players, including STEIN, PAGE and (former DIA Director Michael Flynn), and funding their recent visits to Moscow
  • Reality - There is evidence of Russia engaging and funding trips for individuals listed. Flynn –  Source Stein – Source Page - Source

30. Timeline


I am going to add my own Timeline to this document, but in the meantime there is a pretty comprehensive timeline that can be found here:

31. Theories and opinion pieces


Nothing on this page is to be taken as fact. This is a collection of information outside of the scope of the Dossier that has yet to be proven and opinion pieces I believe are at least worth a read. Take none of them as fact until proven otherwise.


31.1. Unproven statements

  • Numerous articles come out claiming a computer server linked to Trump was communication with Russia’s Alfa Bank. Source

31.2. Theories

  • Theory that Trump met with Dmitry Rybolovlev in Charlotte, NC. (Evidence seems to be there but I’d like more, circumstantial as is). Source * Louise Mensch has also brought this up
  • Jester has an additional theory based on a recent tweet by Russia. (Twitter story) Source 
    *Small note on why Jester could be right. Source
  • Louise Mensch has a write up on a theory between Russia-Trump collusion. She often manages to be ahead of stories.  Source
  • Recommended interview with Louise Mensch on the overall story of Comey, Trump and Russia. Source 

31.3. Opinion Pieces

  • Opinion piece be Grozev on the Dossier. Source
  • Well-known pro-America hacker Jester has a write up on his thoughts. Jester often manages to call stories ahead of time. Source





32. People to follow


The following are people I advise following on twitter for early Trump-Russia related news. They are also the source of some of the connections and stories in this doc. (Though as always I provided the news-source following each link).  Disclaimer: I don’t claim everything they say is correct or reflect my personal thoughts.



I made an account to provide updates, if you’d prefer to keep track that way:













Senators/House Reps opposed to an Independent Investigation on Trump 

This is here to inform you of who to address if you want answers. Please let me know if anything in this list is incorrect or changes. Make your voices heard.

  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), 202-224-4343 @RandPaul
  • Sen. Mitch McConnel (R-KY) 202 224-2541 @SenateMajLdr
  • Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 202-225-3031 @SpeakerRyan
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) 202-225-2523 @Rep_DevinNunes
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) 202-225-5431 @RepGoodlatte
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) 202-225-5101 @JimPressOffice
  • Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) 202-225-4236 @LamarSmithTX21
  • Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) 202-225-2216 @RepSteveChabot
  • Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) 202-225-3906 @DarrelIssa
  • Rep. Steve King (R-IA) 202-225-4426 @SteveKingIA
  • Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) 202-225-4576 @RepTrentFranks
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) 202-225-3035 @replouiegohmert
  • Rep. Jim Jordan(R-OH) 202-225-2676 @Jim_Jordan
  • Rep. Ted Poe(R-TX) 202-225-6565 @JudgeTedPoe
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz(R-UT) 202-225-7751 @jasoninthehouse
  • Rep. Tom Marino(R-PA) 202-225-3731 @RepTomMarino
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy(R-SC) 202-225-6030 @TGowdySC
  • Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) 202-225-6611 @Raul_Labrador
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold ( R-TX) 202-225-7742 @farenthold
  • Rep. Doug Collins ( R-GA) 202-225-9893 @RepDougCollins
  • Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) 202-225-2706 @RonDeSantisFL
  • Rep. Ken Buck(R-CO) 202-225-4676 @RepKenBuck
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) 202-225-6673 @RepRatcliffe
  • Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI) 202-225-4872 @RepMikeBishop
  • Rep. Martha Roby(R-AL) 202-225-2901 @RepMarthaRoby
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) 202-225-4136 @Rep_Matt_Gaetz
  • Rep. Mike Johnson(R-LA) 202-225-2777 @RepMikeJohnson







34. Changelog







Initial Creation



Dossier analysis summary, sater, minor additional. 
Additional page, additional russia.



Major updates



Major updates –






Senate Intel Investigation, Manafort



Major updates should be labeled. Sessions, manafort, page, kusher, trump jr, additional small changes




To Do List:

  • Timeline of events
  • Continued fleshing out of all points





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  • Warren Linney
    commented 2017-01-04 15:43:07 -0500
    I have media articles about this that I will post to this site.