November 14, 2017


-Official sources-

Case 1:17-cr-00182-RDM United States of America Vs. George Papadopoulos -- Indictment and guilty plea of Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, Filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia 10/05/17

Case: 1:17-cr-00201 United States of America Vs. Paul J. Manafort Jr. and Richard W. Gates III -- Indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, Filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia 10/27/2017  

CIA, FBI, and NSA: "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections  -- January, 2017 declassified report (PDF)

FBI and DHS: "GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity" -- December, 2016 declassified technical report

Joint Statement from the Department Of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Election Security -- October 7, 2016 statement on behalf of the US intelligence community

Congressman Eric Swalwell (House Intelligence Committee): "Protect Our Democracy" -- context for the Russia investigation in the House, periodically updated

Full transcript: FBI Director James Comey testifies on Russian interference in 2016 election -- March 20th, 2017 House Intelligence Committee hearing, also includes testimony from NSA Director and background material from committee members

"Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns" 10AM Session -- Senate Intelligence Committee Open Hearing, March 30th, 2017. Includes testimony of Clinton Watts. Continues with 2PM Session

Full transcript: Sally Yates and James Clapper testify on Russian election interference -- May 8th, 2017 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

Full transcript: Acting FBI director McCabe and others testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee May 11th, 2017 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

CSPAN Video and transcript for testimony of former CIA Director John Brennan on Russian election interference -- May 23rd, 2017 House Intelligence Committee hearing

Full Transcript and Video: James Comey’s Testimony on Capitol Hill -- June 8th, 2017 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, in which Comey gives his account of his interactions with Trump prior to being fired.

Transcript: Jeff Sessions' testimony on Trump and Russia -- June 13th, 2017 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

Video: Jeh Johnson testifies in House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia -- June 20, 2017 House Intelligence Committee hearing with Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

Video: Open Hearing: - Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Elections -- June 21, 2017 Senate Intelligence Committee. DHS and FBI Counter Intelligence acting directors of relevant divisions, state elections officials, and hacking expert Dr. J. Alex Halderman (at the 2 hour 14 minute mark) discussing the likelihood that a future cyberattack could change votes.

Prepared Statement: Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee --  explains the origin of the Magnitsky Act, which freezes the assets of Russian oligarchs deposited in Western banks and investments. Explains that Putin is highly motivated to repeal this act for both financial and political reasons. In retaliation for passage of the Magnitsky Act, Putin banned adoption of Russian children by Americans. Video is also available and includes responses to senators' questions.

Statement of Jared Kushner to Congressional Committees, July 24, 2017

Prepared Statement of Donald Trump Jr. to Senate Judiciary Committee, Sept 7th, 2017

Testimony of Carter Page Thursday Nov. 2, 2017 House Intelligence Committee

-Summaries by journalists-

Committee to Investigate Russia -- Max Boot (Military Historian and Foreign Policy Analyst), 
James Clapper (Former Director of National Intelligence),  Norman Ornstein (American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar),  Rob Reiner (Director, Actor, and Activist) and
Charles Sykes (Conservative Commentator) keep track of the latest news and frequently update timelines and profiles of key players in the story.

Massimo Calabresi (TIme Magazine): "Inside Russia’s Social Media War on America" -- Goals and methods of the Russian active measures campaign

Joe Uchill (The Hill): "Five reasons the intel community believes Russia interfered in election" -- summary of the evidence for Russian involvement in hacking of DNC and John Podesta

Sonam Sheth and Natasha Bertrand (Business Insider) -- Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election Excellent high level overview and summary covering much of the same material as this site, in a different format.

Josh Marshall (Talking Points Memo): Look At The Timeline -- What the Trump campaign was doing while the Russians were hacking the DNC and Podesta e-mail accounts

Eric Lipton, David E. Sanger, and Scott Shane (New York Times):  "The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S." -- details about how the DNC hacking was discovered

Phillip Bump (Washington Post): "Timeline: What we know about Trump’s campaign, Russia and the investigation of the two" -- places information about interactions between the Trump team and Russia in chronological order

Hannah Levintova (Mother Jones): "The Long, Twisted, and Bizzarre history of the Trump-Russia Scandal" -- constantly updating timeline of developments

Marshall Cohen and Tal Yellin (CNN): "The Many Paths from Trump to Russia" -- interactive diagram mapping the personal and financial connections between Russia and members of Trump's team

Bonnie BerkowitzDenise Lu and Julie Vitkovskaya (Washington Post): "Here’s what we know so far about Team Trump’s ties to Russian interests" -- another interactive Trump-Russia diagram

Miles Parks and Tamara Keith (NPR): "Timeline Of Trump And Russia In Mid-2016: A Series Of Coincidences Or Something More?" -- includes recording of Aleksandr Dugin promoting Trump and questioning the legitimacy of the Democratic primary on March 4th, 2016


-Link collections assembled by other interested amateurs-

Amy Siskind's Weekly List -- "Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember." Includes Russia news as well as other worrying signs of democratic deconsolidation. A searchable index is available.

Chris LaMay-West: "From Russia, With Love" -- fairly comprehensive summary of what is known

Raul Gutierrez: "Trump's Russian Connections, a Handy TImeline" -- in reverse chronological order

Thomas Wood: "RussiaGate" -- Very long Google Docs file with many links

A Timeline: Russia and President Trump -- Trump/Russia connections in chronological order starting in 1979