Dispatch March 7, 2019

Breaking Down the 81 Names on House Judiciary’s List


Now that President Donald Trump’s accomplices are no longer running the House’s Russia investigation, Congress is finally getting started on seriously investigating the Kremlin’s attack on the 2016 election. The biggest step so far: requesting documents and testimony from 81 people and entities associated with the Trump campaign and administration or Russian interference efforts.

Though some pundits are already worried that voters may see the move as an overreach, it’s actually a necessary first step toward Congress fulfilling its duty of educating the public. Each of the 81 requests clearly relates to part of the already-sprawling investigation into “the biggest political scandal in American history.” 

All the names and entities have either been: 

  • Indicted or pleaded guilty since Trump took office;
  • Connected to contacts between the Trump associates and Kremlin-linked figures;
  • Named directly by Michael Cohen in his testimony before the House Oversight Committee or;
  • Connected to official investigations.

Here’s the full breakdown:

Of the 81 names on the list, 10 have been indicted or pleaded guilty since Trump took office.

  1. Cambridge Analytica
  2. Concord Management
  3. George Papadopoulos
  4. Julian Assange
  5. Michael Cohen
  6. Michael Flynn
  7. Paul Erickson
  8. Paul Manafort
  9. Rick Gates
  10. Roger Stone

Of the remaining 71, 29 were involved in or knew about at least one contact between the Trump campaign or transition and Kremlin-linked officials.

  1. Alexander Nix
  2. Anatoli Samochornov
  3. Andrew Intrater
  4. Brad Parscale
  5. Carter Page
  6. Columbus Nova
  7. Corey Lewandowski
  8. Donald Trump Jr.
  9. Erik Prince
  10. Felix Sater
  11. George Nader
  12. Hope Hicks
  13. Irakly Kaveladze
  14. J.D. Gordon
  15. Jared Kushner
  16. Jeff Sessions
  17. Jerome Corsi
  18. K.T. McFarland
  19. Michael Caputo
  20. Randy Credico
  21. Reince Priebus
  22. Rinat Akhmetshin
  23. Rob Goldstone
  24. Sean Spicer
  25. Steve Bannon
  26. Ted Malloch
  27. Tom Bossert
  28. Viktor Vekselberg
  29. WikiLeaks

Of the remaining 42, 11 are people or organizations Michael Cohen directly named in his testimony before the House Oversight Committee as being involved in or aware of Trump’s misdeeds.

  1. Alan Garten
  2. Allen Weisselberg
  3. American Media, Inc.
  4. David Pecker
  5. Don McGahn
  6. Dylan Howard
  7. Jay Sekulow
  8. Keith Davidson
  9. Matthew Calamari
  10. Rhona Graff
  11. Ronald Lieberman

Of the remaining 31, 29 have already been contacted as part of an investigation or work for an organization that has been, including by Mueller, Congress, SDNY, or state authorities.

  1. Annie Donaldson
  2. Brittany Kaiser
  3. Christopher Bancroft Burnham
  4. Donald Trump Revocable Trust
  5. Eric Trump
  6. Flynn Intel Group
  7. Frontier Services Group
  8. General Services Administration
  9. Jason Maloni
  10. John Szobocsan
  11. Julian David Wheatland
  12. Kushner Companies
  13. Mark Corallo
  14. Matt Tait
  15. Michael Flynn Jr.
  16. National Rifle Association
  17. Peter Smith
  18. Sam Nunberg
  19. SCL Group Limited
  20. Sheri Dillon
  21. Stefan Passantino
  22. The Presidential Inaugural Committee
  23. Tom Barrack
  24. Tony Fabrizio
  25. Trump Campaign
  26. Trump Foundation
  27. Trump Organization
  28. Trump Transition
  29. The White House

That leaves two names: the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Reaching out to those agencies is a no-brainer if the House hopes to actually get to the bottom of what happened.