Resources

-Court documents-

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. Superseding indictment for Manafort filed 2/23/2018. Superseding indictment for Gates filed 2/02/2018. Guilty Plea of Richard Gates on both counts of the superseding indictment, filed 2/23/2018.  Indictment for both Manafort and Gates filed separately in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Counts 5-10 and 15-32 (the charges against Gates) were dismissed following Gates' guilty plea to the charges in the DC Court superseding indictment. ---- Superseding indictment for Paul Manafort and Konstatin Kilimnik adding charges of obstruction of justice filed in the DC court.

Case 1:17-cr-00232-RC United States v. Michael T. Flynn - Stipulation of facts in the guilty plea of Michael Flynn, Filed 12/01/17

Case 1:18-cr-00032-DLF United States of America v. Internet Research Agency LLC et al -- Indictment of thirteen Russian persons and three Russian organizations for violations of  US law, Filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia 2/16/2018  

Case 1:18-cr-00024-DLF United States of America v. Richard Pinedo --  Stipulation of facts in the guilty plea of Richard Pinedo, who sold bank account numbers of American citizens to Russians associated with the Internet Research Agency. Filed 02/12/18

Case 1:18-cr-00031-ABJ United States of America v. Alex Van Der Zwaan Statement of charges against an associate of Rick Gates who was involved in lobbying on behalf the Putin-aligned government of Ukraine. Filed 02/20/18 Guilty Plea.

Case 1:18-cv-03501 Democratic National Committee lawsuit against Trump Campaign and Russia

 

-Intelligence reports-

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

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

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

Putin's Asymmetric Assault on Democracy in Russia and Europe: Implications for U.S. National Security -- A minority staff report prepared for the use of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Jan 10, 2018

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - Russia Investigation - one page summary and 253 page final report published March 22, 2018 by the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee. Asserts findings which are disputed in a 21 page summary and 98 page final report by the Democratic minority on the House Intelligence Committee. (Several Republican members of the committee walked back one of the findings in the one page summary which provide important context. Those quotes are collected in this commentary and this article.)

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence minority report "Exposing Russia’s Effort to Sow Discord Online: The Internet Research Agency and Advertisements" published May 10, 2018, along with the release of hundreds of Russian ads from the 2016 election.

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence - Russian Targeting of Election Infrastructure During the 2016 Election: Summary of Initial Findings and Recommendations published May 8, 2018. Press release published May 16, 2018.

Senate Judiciary Committee - Preliminary Findings About Trump Campaign’s Effort to Obtain Incriminating Information on Secretary Clinton from Russia at Trump Tower MeetingRelevant materials from Inquiry into Circumstances Surrounding Trump Tower Meeting including transcripts of testimony

-Congressional testimony-

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.

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

Prepared Statement: Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, July 25th, 2017 --  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.

Senate Judiciary Committee Interview of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, August 22, 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

Testimony of Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson to the House Intelligence Committee -- Nov. 8 and Nov. 14th, 2017

Contemporaneous memos written by FBI Director James Comey to document his early 2017 meetings with Trump

Video and transcript of testimony by Andrew Wylie to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Cambridge Analytica and the Future of Data Privacy, May 16, 2018

-Resources compiled by journalists and experts-

Hamilton 68: Tracking Russian Influence Operations on Twitter -- Monitors the activities of 600 Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence efforts online. 

Twitter deleted 200,000 Russian troll tweets. Read them here. (NBC) -- NBC News published its database of more than 200,000 tweets that Twitter has tied to "malicious activity" from Russia-linked accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Unsealed Documents in Special Counsel Mueller’s Investigation (Just Security) --- Collection  of the substantive documents that have been unsealed in Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation to date. This page will be continually updated as new documents are unsealed.

Trump's Russia Cover Up by the Numbers: 70+ contacts with Russia-linked operatives (Center for American Progress)

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 Berkowitz, Denise 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

Every contact between Trump's team and Russian actors, graphed (Washington Post)

Darren Samuelsohn, Sarah Frostenson, and Jeremy C.F. Lin: "The 315 people connected to the Russia probes" (Politico) -- gives individual names as well as general categories

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.

Congressman Eric Swalwell (House Intelligence Committee): "Protect Our Democracy" -- context for the Russia investigation in the House intelligence committee, and proposed legislation to protect future elections.

 

-Summaries of key developments by journalists-

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

Max Bergmann, Sam Berger, and Jeremy Venook, (The Moscow Project): "A Case Study In Collusion: The Hack and Release of Emails"

Kate Brannen (Just Security): "Getting to the Bottom of the Trump Tower Meeting"

PBS Frontline: Putin's Revenge -- Tells the inside story of how Vladimir Putin came to see the United States as an enemy — and why he decided to target an American election. Aired October 25th and November 1, 2017

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

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

John Sipher (Just Security): "The Public Needs a Lesson in Russian Strategic Deception: It’s What You Want to Hear" -- "Unlike Russia’s fake news and disinformation efforts designed to confuse or meet tactical ends, strategic deception is designed to build a believable and consistent narrative [...] play to preconceived notions, and tell an adversary something it is desperate to know."

Sonam Sheth and Natasha Bertrand (Business Insider): "Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US electionHigh level overview and summary of what was known about the active measures campaign as of Jul. 16, 2017

Terri Gross interviews journalist Luke Harding (NPR): "Fresh Air" -- Journalist Investigating Trump And Russia Says 'Full Picture Is One Of Collusion'"

John Harwood (CNBC): "Trump's embrace of Russia: The evidence on public display already paints a jarring picture" -- Long before running for president, Trump relied on Russian money. Trump consistently defends Russia and attacks U.S. officials investigating Russia.

Sean Illing interviewing Timothy Snyder (Vox): "How Russia pioneered “fake news” -- "This, Snyder argues, is how Russian oligarchs in the Putin era control citizens: They cultivate enough chaos so people become cynical about public life and, eventually, about truth itself. In the 2010s, Russia began to deploy these techniques abroad as a means of destabilizing Western countries."

 

-Trump/Russia Timelines-

Steven Harper  (Investigate Russia via BIllMoyers.com): "Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump" -- indexed by person

Lisa Desjardins (PBS Newshour): "The giant timeline of everything Russia, Trump and the investigations"  --Click on the image to zoom in on dates and characters. For a more in-depth look at individual cells, check out the spreadsheet.

Matthew Nussbaum (Politico): "The definitive Trump-Russia timeline of events" -- starts in 2013, shows events in increments of days during the campaign

Hannah Levintova (Mother Jones): "The Long, Twisted, and Bizzarre history of the Trump-Russia Scandal" -- constantly updating timeline of developments, starting in the 1980s

Phillip Bump (Washington Post): "A (so far) complete timeline of the investigation into Trump and Russia" -- places information about interactions between the Trump team and Russia in chronological order

"Russia timeline: Key players, meetings and investigation details" (NBC News) -- places information in order of publication

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

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

Meg Kelly (Washington Post): "All the known times the Trump campaign met with Russians" -- "a comprehensive timeline [...] detailing which members of the campaign met with Russians during the campaign as well as internal discussions about those meetings. "

 

-Link collections and resources assembled by 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

Trump, Russia, and the House of Representatives -- a PDF assembled to summarize the evidence for collusion linked from this site and the need for an investigation, and inform representatives in the House about what they can and should do to protect that investigation.