Special Counsel Indictments
As of January 25, 2019, the Special Counsel’s office has indicted 34 people and three companies. Seven people have pleaded guilty. On March 22, 2019, Special Counsel Mueller sent his report to Attorney General William Barr, who then notified Congress. On April 18, 2019, the DOJ released a redacted Mueller report to the public.
- November 29, 2018: Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress.
- February 27, 2019: Corsi’s lawyers file a request for a hearing, alleging that Stone may have violated his gag order.
- November 27, 2018: Jerome Corsi rejects a draft plea deal with the Special Counsel’s office, and leaks the documents to the media.
- March 12, 2019: The Special Counsel files a joint status update on Flynn, further postponing his sentencing.
- December 4, 2018: The Special Counsel releases a sentencing memorandum for Michael Flynn following his cooperation with the office.
- December 1, 2017: Michael Flynn pleads guilty to making false statements to FBI agents.
- March 15, 2019: The Special Counsel’s office files a status update on Gates, further delaying his sentencing pending his cooperation in several investigations.
- February 23, 2018: Gates pleads guilty to criminal charges of conspiring to defraud the United States and making false statements.
- February 22, 2018: The Special Counsel files 32 additional charges against Manafort and Gates.
- October 30, 2017: Gates and his business partner Paul Manafort are indicted on twelve charges by the Special Counsel.
Russian Intelligence Officers
- July 13, 2018: The Special Counsel indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers for engaging in cyber operations involving the staged release of documents stolen from U.S. persons and entities involved in the 2016 presidential election.
Internet Research Agency-Affiliated Russian Nationals & Entities
- February 16, 2018: The Special Counsel files indictments against 13 Russian individuals and 3 Russian entities for allegedly embarking on an “information warfare” scheme.
- January 15, 2019: The Special Counsel’s office submits a filing detailing Manafort’s breach of plea and Kilimnik’s continued role in the investigation.
- June 8, 2018: The Special Counsel includes Konstantin Kilimnik in a superseding indictment of Paul Manafort, charging them both with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
- March 7, 2019: A federal judge in Virginia sentences Manafort to 47 months in prison.
- February 25, 2019: Manafort’s lawyers file a response to the Special Counsel’s sentencing memo.
- February 23, 2019: The Special Counsel’s office files a sentencing memo for Manafort.
- February 13, 2019: A federal judge finds that Manafort had intentionally lied to the Special Counsel’s office on several occasions.
- February 4, 2019: A federal court in Washington, D.C. holds a hearing on the breach of plea determination.
- January 15, 2019: The Special Counsel’s office submits a filing detailing Manafort’s breach of plea and Kilimnik’s continued role.
- January 8, 2019: Manafort’s lawyers file a response to the Special Counsel’s breach of plea determination.
- December 7, 2018: The Special Counsel’s office files an update following allegations that Manafort breached his plea deal.
- September 14, 2018: Manafort reaches a plea deal with the Special Counsel’s office.
- June 8, 2018: A superseding indictment is filed against Manafort.
- February 23, 2018: A superseding indictment against Manafort is filed by the Special Counsel.
- February 22, 2018: The Special Counsel files 32 additional charges against Manafort and Gates.
- October 30, 2017: Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates are indicted on twelve charges by the Special Counsel.
- October 5, 2017: George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to making false statements to FBI agents.
- February 12, 2018: Richard Pinedo pleads guilty to identity fraud.
- January 25, 2019: Roger Stone is indicted for alleged coordination with Wikileaks.
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Congressional Committee Documents
- May 20, 2019: House Intelligence Committee releases redacted transcripts from preliminary and follow-up interviews with Michael Cohen.
- May 16, 2018: Senate Judiciary Democrats release a preliminary report summarizing their findings regarding the June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower.
- April 27, 2018: House Intelligence Democrats release a response memo to the declassified final report of the Committee’s investigation.
- April 27, 2018: The House Intelligence Committee releases a declassified final report on the investigation.
- March 13, 2018: In response to the conclusion of the House Intelligence Committee investigation, House Intelligence Democrats release a memo laying out the status of the inquiry.
- March 12, 2018: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes releases a statement announcing that the Committee is concluding its investigation.
- February 24, 2018: The White House releases a redacted response memo from House Intelligence Democrats, led by Rep. Adam Schiff.
- February 2, 2018: The White House releases a memo from House Republicans and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.
- February 27, 2019: Michael Cohen appears before a public hearing in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
- May 16, 2018: The Senate Judiciary Committee releases the transcripts of interviews with participants in the June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower, including Donald Trump Jr., Rob Goldstone, Irakly Kaveladze, Anatoli Samochornov, and Rinat Akhmetshin.
- November 20, 2017: Natalia Veselnitskaya provides written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- November 14, 2017: The co-founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee.
- November 2, 2017: Carter Page testifies before the House Intelligence Committee.
- August 22, 2017: The co-founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- July 24, 2017: Jared Kushner testifies via prepared remarks to congressional investigators.
- June 13, 2017: Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee
- June 8, 2017: James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
- May 23, 2017: Former CIA director John Brennan testifies before the House Intelligence Committee.
- May 8, 2017: Sally Yates testifies before a Senate Judiciary sub-committee.
- May 8, 2017: James Clapper testifies before a Senate Judiciary sub-committee.
- May 3, 2017: James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- March 30, 2017: Clint Watts testifies on the 2016 election before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
- March 20, 2017: James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee.
For a complete list of Trump associates believed to have lied to or misled Congress, see “Perjury Chart: Trump Associates’ Lies, False, or Misleading Statements on Russia to Federal Authorities,” by Ryan Goodman.
Intelligence Community Report
On January 6, 2017, the heads of the National Security Agency, FBI, CIA, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence brief Trump on Russian hacking for two hours in Trump Tower. The intelligence community leaders give Trump a report in which they confirm that Putin directed a vast cyberattack aimed at denying Clinton the presidency and installing him in the Oval Office. Trump asks FBI Director Comey to publicly announce that Trump himself is not under investigation. Soon after leaving the meeting, the intelligence officials release an unclassified version of the report.
Additional Official Documents
- April 19, 2019: Federal prosecutors submit a sentencing memo for Maria Butina, who pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States in December 2018.
- April 11, 2019: In a case that spun off from the Mueller investigation, the Department of Justice indicts former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig on charges related to his foreign lobbying work for the Ukrainian government. Craig has denied wrongdoing.
- April 8, 2019: Both the Department of Justice and Patten’s legal team release sentencing documents.
- March 24, 2019: Attorney General William Barr releases a four page summary containing his conclusions from the Mueller report.
- March 13, 2019: The Manhattan District Attorney indicts Paul Manafort on charges related to mortgage fraud and falsified business records.
- February 5, 2019: The Department of Justice indicts Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican operative and Butina’s boyfriend, on charges of wire fraud and money laundering.
- December 13, 2018: Maria Butina pleads guilty to charges of conspiring to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States.
- December 8, 2018: The Southern District of New York files their sentencing memo on Michael Cohen.
- October 19, 2018: The Department of Justice charges the Russian national Elena Khusyaynova with conspiracy to defraud the United States for her alleged role in “Project Lakhta,” a Russian influence operation aimed at the 2018 midterms.
- August 31, 2018: The Department of Justice charges Samuel Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort, for failing to file as a foreign lobbyist while working for Ukrainian political interests from 2014 to 2018.
- August 21, 2018: Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty in a Manhattan federal court to eight different counts, including tax evasion and campaign finance violations.
- July 21, 2018: The Department of Justice releases documents related to the wire-tapping of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
- July 16, 2018: The Department of Justice charges Maria Butina, a Russian citizen and former special assistant to Alexander Torshin with strong ties to the NRA, with conspiring to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States, since as early as 2015. This indictment was not brought by the Special Counsel.
- April 6, 2018: The Treasury Department issues additional sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, as well as 17 Russian government officials.
- March 15, 2018: The Treasury Department announces sanctions on five entities and 19 individuals involved in Russia’s 2016 online influence campaign under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
- January 10, 2018: The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations releases a minority report outlining Russian involvement in foreign elections.
- August 2, 2017: Donald Trump signs the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
- June 5, 2017: The Intercept publishes a top-secret NSA report on Russian cyber activity
- December 29, 2016: FBI and DHS release a joint report on malicious Russian cyber activity
- January 23, 2015: Russian spies who allegedly tried to recruit Carter Page indicted in New York under charges of acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government.
- October 2000: Ike Kaveladze included in GAO report entitled “Possible Money Laundering by U.S. Corporations Formed for Russian Entities.”