Links between Trump associates and Russian officials
Michael Flynn, former U.S. National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, pleads guilty to one count of making a false statement to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. It is also announced that Flynn will cooperate with Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation.
The guilty plea by President Trump’s former national security adviser brings the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election into Mr. Trump’s inner circle.
New York Daily News
The New York Times
Paul Manafort and Rick Gates surrender to the FBI after both are indicted on multiple charges stemming from the investigation into the Donald Trump presidential campaign's possible associations with the Russian government. The two men--who respectively served as manager and deputy manager of the campaign from March to August 2016--are being charged on twelve counts, which include conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents. 2017-10-30 (Context: FBI, Links between Trump associates and Russian officials, Special Counsel investigation)
U.S. President Donald Trump authorizes Congress to release the Nunes memo, against the wishes of the FBI, Department of Justice, and lawmakers from both sides, all of whom say that the document's release poses a risk to national security. 2018-02-2 (Context: Donald Trump, FBI)
A federal grand jury approves the first charges from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 federal elections. The charges are sealed by a court order. 2017-10-27 (Context: Robert Mueller, Special Counsel investigation)
United States president Donald Trump announces lawyer Christopher A. Wray as his nominee to be director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 2017-06-7 (Context: Donald Trump, FBI)
President Donald Trump names United States Army Lt. General H. R. McMaster as National Security Advisor and says that U.S. Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who has been the acting NSA, will remain as the NSC's Chief of Staff. 2017-02-20 (Context: Donald Trump, National Security Advisor)