Indictment Template — Trump Administration


An Institute of Societal Conditions publication


Plaintiffs

Citizens of the United States of America

Defendants

Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Mike Flynn, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Roger Stone, Jeff Sessions, Steve Bannon, Robert Mercer, Brad Parscale, KellyAnne Conway, Hope Hicks, Sebastian Gorka, Erik Prince, Rick Gates, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Pence, Rex Tillerson, Carter Page, Mike Dubke, Sean Hannity, Rebekah Mercer, Michael Caputo, Felix Sater, Nigel Farage, Eric Trump, Lara Trump, Ivanka Trump, Steve Mnuchin, Betsy DeVos, Wilbur Ross, Julian Assange, Boris Epshteyn, JD Gordon , Don McGahn, James Burnham, George Papadopoulos, Gary Cohn, Devin Nunes, Dan Scavino, Reed Cordish, Mike Flynn Jr., Peter Thiel, Alexander Nix, Aleksandr Kogan, Elliott Broidy, Joey Cinque, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Dana Rohrabacher, Jason Maloni, Anthony Scaramucci, Chris Christie, Randy Credico, Matthew Boyle, Sam Nunberg, Rick Dearborn, John Mashburn, Frank Mermoud, David Clarke, Paul Erickson, Simon Kukes, Phil Griffin, Keith Kellogg, Alex Van Der Zwaan, Carl Paladino, Ronn Torossian, John Bolton, Aaron Nevins, Sputnik News Service, Jack Posobiec, Sergei Millian, Cassandra Fairbanks, Lee Stranahan, Mike Cernovich, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephen Miller, Keith Schiller, John McEntee, Corey Lewandowski, Senada Adzem, Elaine Chao, KT MacFarland, Josh Raffel, Sam Clovis, Kris Kobach, Lily Zanardi, Tevfik Arif, John Haggerty, Kendall Coffey, Richard Pinedo, Margaret Kunstler, Ted Malloch, Jill Stein, Jack Hanick, George Nader, David Bossie, Andrew Intrator, Arron Banks, Andy Wigmore

Vladimir Putin, Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, Roman Abramovich, Oleg Deripaska, Richard Aven, Mikhail Fridman, Yuri Chaika, Dmitry Peskov, Sergey Lavrov, Sergey Kislyak, Farkhad Akhmedov, Semion Moglievich, Sergei Prikhodko, Internet Research Agency members, GRU Unit 26165, GRU Unit 74455, Pyotr Levashov, Yevgeniy Nikulin, Guccifer2 members, Konstantin Kozlovsky, Eva Khan, German Khan, Konstantin Kilimnik, Joseph Mifsud, Dmitro Firtash, Konstantin Kosachev, Oleg Solodukhin, Konstantin Rykov, Mikhail Kovalev, Artem Klyushin, Yulya Alferova, Maria Katasonova, Konstantin Malofeev, Alexander Torshin, Maria Butina, Rinat Akhmetshin, Ike Kalvadze, Nataliya Veselnitskaya, Roman Beniaminov, Viktor Vekselberg, Dasha Zhukova, Alexander Yakovenko, Vyacheslav Pavlovsky, Andrii Artemenko, Dmitry Rybolovlev, Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov


Table of Contents

Indictment Template — Trump Administration 1

Table of Contents … 3

List of Charges … 4

Summary … 5

The Object of the Conspiracy … 6

Allegations … 7

Background of the Election Rigging Conspiracy … 7

Beginning of the Election Rigging Conspiracy … 10

Activation Of A Kremlin Election Rigging Conspiracy … 12

Russian CyberForces Commit Data Theft For Trump Campaign … 14

The Trump Campaign Conspires With The Kremlin … 15

Kremlin — Trump Campaign Quid Pro Quo … 24

An Illegal Election Hacking Conspiracy Is Formed … 27

The Kremlin Alters The USA Republican Party Platform … 31

Wikileaks Conspires With The Trump Campaign … 34

The Trump Campaign Begins Cover-Up Activities … 39

The 2016 USA Presidential Election Is Hacked By The Kremlin … 45

The Trump Campaign Receives A Bribery Payment From The Kremlin … 47

The Trump Administration Begins Puppet Operation With The Kremlin … 49

The Trump Administration Begins Obstruction of Justice … 54

The Trump Administration’s Cover-Up Falls Apart … 60

List of Defendants … 64

Donald Trump and Ancillary Defendants … 64

Vladimir Putin and Ancillary Defendants … 66

Requested Relief … 68

Jury Demand … 68

Resources … 69


List of Charges

  1. Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)
  2. Offense Against The United States (18 U.S.C. § 2)
  3. Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)
  4. Campaign Finance Law (52 U.S.C. §30116)
  5. Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)
  6. Fraud in connection with computers (18 U.S.C. § 1030)
  7. Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)
  8. Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)
  9. Witness Intimidation (18 U.S.C. § 1512)
  10. Extortion and Threats (18 U.S.C. § 871–877)
  11. Subornation of Perjury (18 U.S.C. § . 1622)
  12. Perjury (18 U.S.C. § 1621)
  13. False Statements (18 U.S.C. § 2, 1001(a))
  14. RICO (18 U.S.C. § 1962(c))
  15. RICO Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 1962(d))
  16. Laundering of monetary instruments (18 U.S.C. § 1956)
  17. Conspiracy to Launder Money (18 U.S.C. § 1956(h))
  18. Tax Evasion (26 U.S.C. § 7201)
  19. Mail and Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1349)
  20. ID theft (18 U.S.C. § 1028A)
  21. Failure To File Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (31 U.S.C. § 5314)
  22. Failure to File as an Agent of A Foreign Principal (22 U.S.C. § 612(a))
  23. False and Misleading FARA Statements (22 U.S.C. § 612, 618(a)(1); 18 U.S.C. § 2)

Summary

Donald Trump’s path to the Presidency involved conspiring with the Russian Government, Russian Oligarchs. and Russian Mafia against the United States of America. This villainous intention led to negotiating Quid Pro Quos with the highest levels of the Russian government for de facto control of the highest levels of the United States government by Russia, secretly transmitting illegal donations from the Russian government to the Trump Campaign via the NRA, operating decentralized communications with Russia’s Cyber-Espionage Forces, thereby aiding and abetting the crime of fraud with computers, illegal spying, and theft of legally protected data, and the propagation of fraudulent claims disguised as investigative journalism in order to misinform the voting population.

Throughout, Donald Trump (and this quotation comes from the Richard Nixon article of impeachment) “made false or misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States.” Among other things, Trump repeatedly made untruthful statements about American intelligence agencies’ conclusions regarding Russia’s role in the 2016 election. To paraphrase Murphy v. Ford, 390 F. Supp. 1372 (W.D. Mich. 1975); Available evidence suggests the Trump Administration is conducting a covert assault on American liberty and an insurrection against constitutional government itself. This insurrection will succeed, except for timely intervention by a diligent free press, enlightened members of Congress, and courageous citizens dedicated to preserving the rule of law.

Donald J. Trump’s corporate organizations, for most of their existences, were substantially and covertly mob-owned and operated. Donald Trump operated his criminal empire for years through a pattern of continuous, related crimes, including mail, wire, and bank fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, conspiracy, bribery, extortion, and embezzlement.

Moscow’s use of illegally obtained documents for the purpose of illegal disclosures during the USA’s 2016 presidential election was unprecedented, but its influence campaign otherwise followed a longstanding Russian messaging strategy that blends covert intelligence operations, such as cyber activity, with overt efforts by Russian Government agencies, state funded media, third-party intermediaries, and paid social media users. By their nature, Russian influence campaigns are multifaceted and designed to be deniable because they use a mix of agents of influence, cutouts, front organizations, and false-flag operations.


The Object of the Conspiracy

The object of the conspiracy was to synchronize activities between the Trump Campaign and the highest levels of the Russian Government, Russian Oligarchs and Russian Organized Crime, to impair, obstruct, and defeat the lawful governmental functions of the United States by dishonest means, in order to implant malware and hack into the computers and social media accounts of U.S. persons and entities involved in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, steal documents from those computers, psychologically profile individuals, then stage releases of the stolen documents combined with isolating individuals in false information environments to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and U.S. political and electoral processes.

This objective was aided by the opening of accounts with false names at U.S. financial institutions and digital payments companies, to receive and send money into and out of the USA, Russia, and Europe to support the conspiracy’s operations and for self-enrichment.


Allegations


Background of the Election Rigging Conspiracy

  1. In 1972, Roger Stone worked in the Richard Nixon White House, learning corrupt political tactics from Bart Porter, who helped manage the dirty tricks operations.
  2. In 1977, Paul Manafort managed Roger Stone’s campaign for President of the Young Republicans Association. Stone utilized his corrupt political tactics training as a manager of political campaigns in the late 1970’s. During this time, political operative Roger Stone was referred by colleagues as, and also referred to himself as, “the Prince of Darkness”. [Establishing intent: “RICO Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 1962(d))”]
  3. In 1980, Roger Stone became the Northeast Campaign Manager of Ronald Reagan for President. Via this position, Stone possibly exported New York City — Tammany Hall political corruption to other sectors of the United States.
  4. During the 1980’s, Paul Manafort and Roger Stone formed the political consultancy, Black, Manafort, Stone, and Kelly. Donald Trump was the first client of BMSK, that possibly had the goal of further exporting Tammany Hall-type political corruption throughout the World. In furtherance of this goal, Manafort and Stone sent agents, (including Michael Caputo), around the World rigging elections for politicians friendly to the USA. [Establishing intent: “RICO Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 1962(d))”]
  5. June 21 1989, Paul Manafort testifies that Black, Manafort, Stone, and Kelly used “influence peddling” to obtain contracts from H.U.D., that were then never fulfilled and therefore a “waste of taxpayer’s money”. [Establishing intent: “RICO Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 1962(d))”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  6. In the 1990’s, Michael Caputo lived in Russia for 5 to 7 years, working as an operative to get Russian politicians elected, very likely under the direction of Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  7. June 2005, Paul Manafort sends a memo to Russian oligarch and Vladimir Putin ally, Oleg Deripaska, pitching him on a project. “We are now of the belief that this model can greatly benefit the Putin Government if employed at the correct levels with the appropriate commitment to success.” The proposal is to help influence politics, business dealings and media coverage in the USA, Europe, and former Soviet-bloc countries. Deripaska hires Manafort on a $10 million annual contract, paid via loans that do not require repayment, thereby evading income taxes. Deripaska has said, “I don’t separate myself from the state. I have no other interests.” U.S. diplomatic cables from 2006 described him as “among the 2–3 oligarchs Putin turns to on a regular basis” and “a more-or-less permanent fixture on Putin’s trips abroad.” [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Tax Evasion (26 U.S.C. 7201)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371]
  8. July 15 2008, Donald Trump sells the Palm Beach estate Maison de L’Amitie to Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev for a record $95 million. Trump bought the property for $41.35 million three years earlier and made only minor improvements. [One count of “Conspiracy to Launder Money (18 U.S.C. § 1956(h))”] [One count of “Laundering of monetary instruments (18 U.S.C. § 1956)”]
  9. December 11 2008, Bernie Madoff is arrested for operating a $64.8 billion stock and securities fraud scheme. Donald Trump’s future Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, was an early investor in the scheme that relied on later investor’s deposits paying the exorbinant interest rates of early investor accounts.
  10. October 1 2010, Tevfik Arif is arrested in Turkey and charged with running a prostitution ring, accused of human trafficking from Russia and Ukraine. Arif was one of 10 people arrested aboard the $60 million yacht MV Savarona in a massive sting operation. The charges were eventually dropped.
  11. July 20 2011, Paul Manafort approved of a clandestine strategy to discredit former Ukraine President Yulya Tymoshenko abroad, “Ukraine — A Digital Roadmap”. Former reporter Alan Friedman authored this project from Italy. Friedman had been accused of working as a paid lobbyist illegally. Rick Gates, (Manafort’s then deputy), and Konstantin Kilimnik, (believed to work for Russian GRU), were involved. The plan was to “deconstruct” Tymoshenko via online videos, news articles and social media, included anonymous videos attacking Tymoshenko and comparing the opposition leader to a drunk Boris Yeltsin. “The social media space offers great opportunities for guilt by association,” Friedman wrote in the document. [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  12. October 21 2011, “Donald Trump For Governor of New York” meeting organizer Michael Caputo, stated via social media: “Oligarchs get away with almost everything. Moscow. New York City. Tomato, Tomato.” [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [Establishing intent: “RICO Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 1962(d))”]
  13. June 12 2012, Paul Manafort pays 2 million euros in bribes to Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi, and former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, for them to lobby in the United States and take positions favorable to former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych. [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Offense Against The United States (18 U.S.C. § 2)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  14. November 6 2012, Alexander Torshin travels to Nashville, Tennessee where the NRA has granted him special status as an observer for the 2012 presidential election. Torshin posted to twitter: “Standing in line at the polling place. As an ordinary American. 6:45 a.m.” At the time, Torshin is a senator in Putin’s United Russia in the upper house of Russia’s parliament. [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  15. November 7 2012, After the 2012 presidential election, Michael Caputo, (operative for Roger Stone and Paul Manafort), stated, “Obama leveraged social media, mined new frontiers of data, unified all that data, and nano targeted messaging. Mitt had bonfires.”
  16. November 7 2012, Donald Trump posted to social media about Barack Obama winning re-election, “We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!”. Russian Member of the Duma, Konstantin Rykov, replied to Trump, “I’m ready. What should I do?”. Trump replied with a photo of himself with a thumbs up gesture for Rykov. Konstantin Rykov later explained that after this event, he devised a plan to “ensure the victory of Donald Trump”, via use of social media, psychological profiling, micro-targeting, and personalized information manipulation. Thereby, violating laws of illegal contributions to elections by foreigners, and data theft. [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of aiding and abetting Fraud in connection with computers (18 U.S.C. § 1030)]
  17. January 1 2013, According to Roger Stone, Donald Trump finally committed to running for USA President on this day.
  18. January 1 2013, Carter Page meets with Victor Podobnyy at an energy symposium in New York City. Podobnyy is later identified as a SVR (Russian intelligence) agent. FBI overhears conversation between Prodobnyy and another SVR agent, Evgeny Buryakov, posing as an employee at Vnesheconombank. The two men discuss a meeting with Carter Page, whom they tried to recruit as an intelligence source. “He got hooked on Gazprom … it’s obvious he wants to earn lots of money.” [Establishing intent to commit “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)” and “Failure to File as an Agent of A Foreign Principal (22 U.S.C. § 612(a) and 618(a)(1); 18 U.S.C. § 2)”]
  19. March 19 2013, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates discuss Ukraine at a meeting with a lobbyist and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif. They send a report about the meeting to clients in Ukraine. [Establishing intent to commit “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)” and “Failure to File as an Agent of A Foreign Principal (22 U.S.C. § 612(a) and 618(a)(1); 18 U.S.C. § 2)”]
  20. April 16 2013, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney charges Russian mob boss Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov and 33 other members of two Russian-American Organized Crime Enterprises with operating international sportsbooks, from two Trump Towers condos, that laundered more than $100 Million. Later in 2013, fugitive from U.S. justice Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, was seen on the red carpet at Trump’s Miss Universe pageant in Moscow.

Beginning of the Election Rigging Conspiracy

  1. June 16 2013, Donald Trump had a working dinner about the Miss Universe Pageant with Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, Yulia Alferova, Artem Kylushin, and Michael Cohen, in Las Vegas. Other meeting attendants Rob Goldstone and Ike Kalvadze also attended the June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting about Russian government assistance for the Trump Campaign. [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  2. July 2013, INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC registered with the Russian government as a Russian corporate entity, and had one objective of conducting “information warfare against the United States of America” through fictitious American personas on social media platforms and other Internet-based media.
  3. August 21 2013, Alexander Torshin evades arrest for money laundering by Spanish authorities by not showing at birthday party for a Russian mob boss in Palma De Mallorca. ) [Establishing intent: “RICO Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 1962(d))”]
  4. August 25 2013, Carter Page sends a letter to an academic press in which he claims to be an adviser to the Kremlin. [Establishing intent to commit “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)” and “Failure to File as an Agent of A Foreign Principal (22 U.S.C. § 612(a) and 618(a)(1); 18 U.S.C. § 2)”]
  5. November 2 2013, David Keene and Paul Erickson attend a “Right To Bear Arms” event in Moscow, Russia, with Alexander Torshin and Maria Butina. [Establishing intent: “RICO Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 1962(d))”, “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”, “Offense Against The United States (18 U.S.C. § 2)”, “RICO (18 U.S.C. § 1962(c))”, “RICO Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 1962(d))”, and “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  6. November 10 2013, Donald Trump traveled to Russia for the Miss Universe Pageant, with the goal of meeting with Vladimir Putin. He had sold the right to host his Miss Universe pageant that year to Aras Agalarov, (a Vladimir Putin-connected real estate developer). ) [Establishing intent: “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”, and “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  7. November 10 2013, Trump attended a two-hour meeting arranged by Aras Agalarov, (the founder of Crocus Group, one of the country’s largest real-estate companies), At Nobu, (a 15-minute walk from the Kremlin), Moscow with a dozen of Russia’s top businessmen, Including Herman Gref, Vladimir Putin’s Former Economic Minister from 2000 to 2007 and the CEO Of State-Controlled Sberbank PJSC, Russia’s biggest bank. Herman Gref stated, “‘There was a good feeling from the meeting,’ Gref said in an interview. ‘He’s a sensible person, very lively in his responses, with a positive energy and a good attitude toward Russia.’
  8. November 10 2013, While in Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant, Donald Trump entered into a formal real estate development deal with Aras Agalarov, a Russian oligarch close to Vladimir Putin, to construct a Trump Tower in the Russian capital, writing on Twitter at the time: ‘TRUMP TOWER-MOSCOW is next.’” He later assigned his son Donald Trump Jr. to oversee the project, according to Rob Goldstone, the British publicist who later arranged the conspiratorial June 9, 2016 meeting between the Donald Trump Jr., Kremlin-linked lawyer Nataliya Veselnitskaya, and several persons from the June 16, 2013 Miss Universe Pageant meeting in Las Vegas. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] and [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  9. November 10 2013, Donald Trump’s bodyguard Keith Schiller rebuffed offers by Emin Agalarov to send prostitutes to Trump’s hotel room in Moscow during the Miss Universe Pageant. According to the Associated Press, “Both attended Trump’s Miss Universe party. Trump appeared in a music video with Emin while in town. ‘I had a great weekend with you and your family. You have done a FANTASTIC job. TRUMP TOWER-MOSCOW is next. EMIN was WOW!’ Trump, back in the U.S., tweeted to Aras on November 11, 2013. [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)]
  10. November 10 2013, The Russian Government representatives assigned to Donald Trump, (Yulya Alferova and Artem Kylushin), had the intent of helping Donald Trump meet Vladimir Putin. Donald Trump might have actually met with Vladimir Putin via Skype, during his 2013 visit to Moscow, Russia. Alferova and Kylushin work with Russian government Social Media expert Konstantin Rykov, whom has posted the entire illegal election rigging plot to social media. Alferova and Kylushin have posted evidence of 2016 USA Presidential Election rigging by Russia to social media. [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  11. December 2013, Michael Caputo organized a meeting of NY Republican politicians, Donald Trump, and pollster Kellyanne Conway, to determine if Donald Trump should run for the office of Governor of New York before running for President of the United States. Donald Trump expressed interest during this meeting in running for NY Governor unopposed by other Republican politicians. Thereby, expressing an interest in bypassing the New York Republican Party’s selection process, unethically. [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  12. January 2 2014, NRA President David Keene publishes an op-ed piece in the Washington Times by his friend, Alexander Torshin. “Last year, I had the pleasure of attending the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston,” he writes. Torshin says he has been a “life member” of the NRA for years.
  13. February 4 2014, Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova invited their close friends, (for previous 10 years), Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to Russia for a four-day stay, during which they attended a fundraising dinner for Moscow’s Jewish Museum. Ivanka Trump was accompanied by suspected spy Wendy Deng Murdoch, and met with Emin Agalarov, (a pop singer and a vice president of the Crocus Group), to identify sites for the Trump Tower Moscow project. [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  14. May 2 2014, Carter Page Op-Ed in Global Policy: “On April 28th, the U.S. government added Rosneft Chairman Igor Sechin to its latest sanctions target list. Through the partnerships he has personally built with ExxonMobil, (Rex Tillerson), the largest energy company in North America, Sechin has done more to advance U.S.-Russian relations than any individual in or out of government from either side of the Atlantic over the past decade.” [One count of: Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)] [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]

Activation Of A Kremlin Election Rigging Conspiracy

  1. May 2014, the Internet Research Agency’s strategy was designated at this time as interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, with the stated goal of “spread[ing] distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general. Vladimir Putin’s caterer, the Concord Catering CEO Yevgeny Prighozin, funded the Internet Research Agency via funds for “Project Lakhta”. The Internet Research Agency ran a complex, highly coordinated, disinformation campaign of Kremlin-linked propaganda and fake news on Facebook, and across the web, during the election. New York Times, “The Russians who posed as Americans on Facebook last year tried on quite an array of disguises. There was ‘Defend the 2nd,’ a Facebook page for gun-rights supporters, festooned with firearms and tough rhetoric. There was a rainbow-hued page for gay rights activists, ‘LGBT United.’ There was even a Facebook group for animal lovers with memes of adorable puppies that spread across the site with the help of paid ads. [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “False information and hoaxes (18 U.S.C § 1038)”]
  2. June 4–26 2014, Two Internet Research Agency employees travel around the United States to collect intelligence. Stops include Nevada, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, and New York. Nov. 26–30, 2014, another Internet Research Agency employee travels to Atlanta, Georgia. [Three counts of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  3. June 2014, Cambridge Analytica was formed by Steve Bannon, Alexander Nix, and Robert Mercer, with stolen Facebook data, in order to surround individuals in the USA with false information environments of Identity Politics. Cambridge Analytica is proven to have lied about deleting their stolen Facebook data, combining illegal data, working with Russia, and committing illegal practices during elections. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [Three counts of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  4. June 2014, Cambridge Analytica gets data on 50+ million Facebook users from Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan, in violation of Facebook’s terms. Cambridge Analytica is also in contact with Lukoil in Russia. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  5. July 22 2014, Rudy Giuliani’s law firm warns Cambridge Analytica about illegal contributions by foreign nationals to USA elections. [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  6. November 4 2014, Cambridge Analytica works on midterm elections, helps Thom Tillis win Senate seat. [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  7. January 2015, Alexander Torshin named Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Russia. [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  8. February 2015, as Donald Trump prepared to enter the presidential race, Michael Cohen asked John Gauger, (CIO of Liberty University), to help Donald Trump score well in a Drudge Report poll of potential Republican candidates by writing a computer script to repeatedly vote for him. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)] [One count of “False Information & Hoaxes (18 U.S.C. § 1038)] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “RICO Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 1962(d))”] [One count of “Campaign Finance Law (52 U.S.C. § 30116)”]
  9. March 28 2015, Former employee Christopher Wylie claims Cambridge Analytica utilized the services of an Israeli private intelligence firm, Black Cube to commit Computer Fraud and Abuse to get access to the medical records and private emails of now-president Buhari during his campaign for President of Nigeria. CEO Alexander Nix, and Brittney Kaiser, asked employees to take a thumb drive and download the contents on to their own computers. [Establishing intent: “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  10. April 24 2015, Alexander Torshin and Maria Butina attend NRA convention in Las Vegas. Torshin claims to have met Donald Trump.
  11. June 2015, Corey Lewandowski meets with Cambridge Analytica.
  12. June 16 2015, Donald Trump announces his candidacy for President of the United States. The Russian government’s cyberattack on the DNC begins within weeks.
  13. July 11 2015, Maria Butina attends Trump Freedom Fest rally in Las Vegas and poses a question to the Republican candidate, Donald Trump: “I’m from Russia. My question will be about foreign politics. If you will be elected as president, what will be your foreign politics, especially in the relationships with my country? Do you want to continue the policy of sanctions that are damaging both economies? Or [do you] have any other ideas?” Trump replies: “I know Putin, and I’ll tell you what, we’ll get along with Putin. … I would get along very nicely with Putin, I mean, where we have the strength. I don’t think you’d need the sanctions. I think we would get along very, very well.” [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C § 201)”]
  14. July 24 2015, Rob Goldstone emails Rhona Graff about Emin Agalarov having the ability to set up a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. “I totally understand re Moscow — unless maybe he would welcome a meeting with President Putin which Emin would set up The note I can pick up from your office when it is ready or you can maybe scan it and send to me” — Thanks so Much Rob. [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]

Russian CyberForces Commit Data Theft For Trump Campaign

  1. July 27 2015, Hackers believed to be linked to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) gained access to the network of the Democratic National Committee and maintained that access until at least June 2016. Russian intelligence services collected against the US primary campaigns, think tanks, and lobbying groups they viewed as likely to shape future US policies. The GRU operations resulted in the compromise of thousands of private, personal, and confidential email accounts of Democratic Party officials and political figures, the theft of large volumes of sensitive data, including confidential donor data, opposition and policy research, political events, (fundraisers and rallies), plans and confidential campaign strategy plans. By May, the GRU had exfiltrated large volumes of data from the DNC. The GRU used the Guccifer 2.0 persona, DCLeaks.com, and WikiLeaks to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  2. 2015, Investigators have examined reports from intelligence agencies that describe Russian hackers discussing how to obtain emails from Mrs. Clinton’s server and then transmit them to Mike Flynn via an intermediary, according to U.S. officials with knowledge of the intelligence. [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]

The Trump Campaign Conspires With The Kremlin

  1. September 2015, The first contacts between Arron Banks and the Russian Embassy occurred during a conference for the pro-Brexit United Kingdom Independent Party, or UKIP. Banks and his media advisor Andy Wigmore met a Russian diplomat, Alexander Udod, who was later among a list of 23 suspected spies expelled from Britain after the recent poisoning of a former Russia spy, Sergei V. Skripal, on British soil.
  2. September 2015, Felix Sater reaches out to the Trump Organization about a proposed development project in Moscow. It is to be financed by Russia’s government-owned bank Vnesheconombank, which was being sanctioned by the U.S. government. Trump at some point signs a letter of intent to move forward with the project. Donald Trump denies during the 2016 Presidential campaign, that he has any business activities in Russia.[Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  3. Donald Trump explored building a hotel in Moscow as far back as 1987 and as recently as 2013. According to The New York Times, “Mr. Trump repeatedly sought business in Russia as far back as 1987, when he traveled there to explore building a hotel. He applied for his trademark in the country as early as 1996. And his children and associates have appeared in Moscow over and over in search of joint ventures, meeting with developers and government officials.
  4. October 28 2015, Donald Trump personally signed a nonbinding letter of intent, on the day of the third Republican debate, to allow a Russian developer to brand the tower with Trump’s name. The agreement stated that the Trump Organization would have the option to brand the hotel’s spa and fitness facilities as “The Spa by Ivanka Trump” and that Ivanka Trump would be granted “sole and absolute discretion” to have the final say on “all interior design elements of the spa or fitness facilities.” Ivanka Trump was then an executive vice president of development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization. [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  5. November 2015, Ivanka Trump emailed Michael Cohen to tell him to speak with Dmitry Klokov, according to the four sources. Cohen had at least one phone conversation with the weightlifter, they said. It is not known what the men discussed over the phone, but they exchanged a string of emails. In one of those emails, Klokov told Cohen that he could arrange a meeting between Donald Trump and Putin to help pave the way for the tower. Later, Cohen sent an email refusing that offer and saying that the Trump Organization already had an agreement in place. He said he was cutting off future communication with Klokov. Copying Ivanka Trump, the Russian responded in a final brusque message, in which he questioned Cohen’s authority to make decisions for the Trump Organization. Frustrated by the exchange, Ivanka Trump questioned Cohen’s refusal to continue communicating with Klokov, according to one of the sources. This exchange is a direct indication of a relationship between the Trump Organization, the Trump Campaign and Russia. The Russians were not only involved with members of the Trump campaign, but also the Trump family themselves. If Ivanka and Don Jr. were talking to Russians during the presidential campaign, it is impossible to believe that Donald Trump wasn’t doing the same. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  6. November 2015, the pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, headed by Nigel Farage, hires Cambridge Analytica.
  7. November 2015, The first meeting between the leaders of Leave.EU, (Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore), and high-ranking Russian officials occurred. The Brexit-Russia meetings continued until 2017.
  8. November 3 2015, Felix Sater, (whom worked in Trump Tower for 20 years), wrote an email to Trump Organization Executive Vice President Michael Cohen stating, “I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected”. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  9. November 17 2015, an email suggests possible deals were presented to Arron Banks at the fourth of eleven meetings with Russian officials. The same day that the Leave.EU group which he helped fund, officially launched its campaign.
  10. December 2015, Republican presidential nominee Ted Cruz hired Cambridge Analytica.
  11. December 2 2015, Prior to flying to Moscow for a Russia Today event, Mike Flynn & son, Mike Flynn Jr. met with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at his residence. Mike Flynn Jr. later emailed thanking him for “very productive” meeting. [One count of “Failure to File as an Agent of A Foreign Principal (22 U.S.C. § 612(a) and 618(a)(1); 18 U.S.C. § 2)”]
  12. December 8–13, 2015, David Keene, Paul Erickson, and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin sheriff David A. Clarke arrives in Moscow to meet with Dmitry Rogozin, US sanctioned deputy prime minister in charge of Russia’s defense industry, Alexander Torshin, and Maria Butina. Right to Bear Arms pays $6,000 for Clarke’s meals, hotel, transportation, and entertainment. Also hosting was leading Russian journalist Pavel Gusev. Gusev was appointed by Vladimir Putin as a trusted confidant for his campaign in the 2018 Russian elections, to appear on television and other campaign events in his place. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  13. December 10 2015, Donald Trump’s shadow cabinet member, General Mike Flynn, actually met with Vladimir Putin at a Russia Today event, Officials notice an increase in communication between Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, following the Russia Today event. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  14. December 14 2015, UKIP received an invoice of $41,500 for membership and survey data services, (for the Brexit campaign), from Cambridge Analytica in Virginia USA.
  15. 2015, British intelligence agencies detect suspicious interactions between Russia and Trump aides that they pass on to U.S. intelligence agencies.
  16. 2016, USIC has verified that Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin had an annotated plan to rig the 2016 Presidential election for Donald Trump. Putin ordered the campaign to influence the 2016 Election by harming Hillary Clinton in favor of Donald Trump. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, “We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.” “We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.”
  17. January 14 2016, Michael Cohen emailed Dmitri Peskov’s office asking for assistance in connection with the Trump Tower Moscow Project. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  18. January 16 2016, Michael Cohen emailed Dmitri Peskov’s office again, said he was trying to reach another high-level Russian official, and asked for someone who spoke English to contact him.
  19. January 20 2016, Michael Cohen received an email from the personal assistant to Dmitri Peskov’s, stating that she had been trying to reach Cohen and requesting that he call her using a Moscow-based phone number she provided. Shortly after receiving the email, Michael Cohen called Dmitri Peskov’s assistant and spoke to her for approximately 20 minutes. On that call, Michael Cohen described his position at the Company and outlined the proposed Moscow Project, including the Russian development company with which the Company had partnered. Michael Cohen requested assistance in moving the project forward, both in securing land to build the proposed tower and financing the construction. Dmitri Peskov’s assistant asked detailed questions and took notes, stating that she would follow up with others in Russia.
  20. January 21 2016, The day after Michael Cohen’s call with Dmitri Peskov’s assistant, Felix Sater contacted him, asking for a call. Sater wrote to Cohen, “It’s about Vladimir Putin they called today.”
  21. February 2016, General Mike Flynn begins serving as an informal foreign policy advisor to the Trump Campaign.
  22. February 2016, Arron Banks visits Moscow to meet key partners and financiers behind a gold project, including a Russian bank. There was continued extensive contact in the run-up to the US election when Banks, his business partner and Leave.EU spokesman Andy Wigmore, and Nigel Farage campaigned in the US to support Donald Trump’s candidacy.
  23. February 1 2016, Republican primary voting begins in Iowa. Ted Cruz wins the Iowa Caucuses, but Donald Trump follows with wins in the New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada primaries.
  24. February 7 2016, Alexander Torshin attends National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
  25. February 10 2016, Paul Erickson forms a limited liability corporation with Maria Butina called Bridges, LLC., based in South Dakota. Erickson claimed that the firm was established in case Butina needed any monetary assistance for her graduate studies at American University. Documents filed with the South Dakota Secretary of State indicate that Butina and Erickson paid an extra fee to have the company’s incorporation expedited. It remains unknown why the two found it necessary to hasten the process. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  26. February 29 2016, Jeff Sessions becomes the first Senator to formally endorse Donald Trump.
  27. March 2016, Russian hackers begin targeting infrastructure systems inside the United States. Probable beginning of cyber operations aimed at the US election, by The General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).
  28. March 1 2016, Donald Trump wins seven of the 11 primaries held on Super Tuesday.
  29. March 6 2016, George Papadopoulos, living in London, joins the Donald Trump for President Campaign.
  30. March 14 2016, George Papadopoulos travels in Italy, and has a first meeting with Joseph Mifsud, whom Papadopoulos understands to have significant connections to the Russian government.
  31. March 14 2016, Maria Butina emailed George O’Neill, Jr. and said that the Alexander Torshin confirmed to her “his desire in our Russian-American project” and that a representative of Vladimir Putin’s administration had expressed approval for building this communication channel. Butina additionally assured O’Neill that he should not worry as “all that we needed is <<yes>> from Putin’s side. The rest is easier.”
  32. March 15 2016, Donald Trump wins five of nine primaries held on this day.
  33. March 19 2016, Aleksey Lukashev of GRU Unit 26165 and his co-conspirators created and sent a spearphishing email to John Podesta, (Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman) that encourages him to change his email password, precipitating the hack of his account. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  34. March 21, 2016, GRU Unit 26165 stole the contents of the John Podesta’s email account, which consisted of over 50,000 emails. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  35. March 21 2016, During an interview with The Washington Post, Donald Trump lists Carter Page as part of his foreign-policy team. Page had been recommended by a son-in-law of President Richard Nixon, New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox. Carter Page had been an adviser to, and investor in Gazprom. Page also criticized the Obama administration sanctions on Russia imposed because of its annexation of Crimea. Trump also mentions George Papadopoulos.
  36. March 24 2016, George Papadopoulos met with Joseph Mifsud and a “Female Russian National” who he believed was Vladimir Putin’s niece, Olga Polonskaya, in London. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  37. March 28 2016, Paul Manafort joins the Trump campaign, after receiving $17.1 million for his work with Ukraine’s pro-Russian Party of Regions between 2012 and 2013. [Establishing intent: “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  38. March 29 2016, Donald Trump announces Paul Manafort as the campaign’s convention manager.
  39. March 31 2016, George Papadopoulos attends a national security meeting of the Trump campaign foreign policy advisors in Washington DC, with Jeff Sessions, JD Gordon, and Donald Trump. Papadopoulos informs the meeting attendants that he has connections that are able to arrange a Trump-Putin meeting. Donald Trump nodded with approval and deferred to Jeff Sessions who supported the offer and stated that the campaign should look into it. Three witnesses verify that Jeff Sessions committed perjury on November 14, 2017 via stating he pushed back against George Papadopoulos’ efforts. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent to commit “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  40. Spring 2016, long-time Trump confidante Roger Stone tells an associate that he had spoken with Julian Assange and learned about emails WikiLeaks possessed that would be problematic for Democrats, including Podesta. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] Establishing intent: “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  41. The Internet Research Agency begins buying ads on social media aimed at promoting Donald Trump’s candidacy and undermining Hillary Clinton. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  42. April 2016, Konstantin Kilimnik, a joint Russian-Ukrainian citizen who trained in the Russian army as a linguist, told operatives in Kiev and Washington that he met with Paul Manafort during an trip to the United States. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  43. April 2016, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher travels to Moscow, Russia. He met with Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, and was given “confidential” documents regarding sanctions, to bring back to Washington DC. Those documents were identical to information Natalia Veselnitskaya gave to Donald Trump Jr.
  44. April 3 2016, George Papadopoulos emails seven campaign officials about “meeting with Russian leadership, including Putin.” Papadopoulos offers to set up “a meeting between [the Trump campaign] and the Russian leadership to discuss U.S.-Russia ties under President Trump,” saying his Russian contacts welcomed the idea. Carter Page corroborated this email, adding that Papadopoulos mentioned Joseph Mifsud by name.
  45. April 6, 2016, GRU Unit 26165 sent spear phishing emails to more than thirty different Clinton Campaign employees, directing them to a GRU-created website, disguised as the false document, “hillaryclinton-favorable-rating.xlsx.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  46. April 10 2016, George Papadopoulos emailed the Female Russian National, (Olga Polonskaya), and Joseph Mifsud, about a foreign policy trip to Russia. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  47. April 11 2016, two weeks after Donald Trump hired Paul Manafort to wrangle Republican delegates, Manafort emails his old lieutenant for a decade in Kiev, Ukraine and proven GRU agent Konstantin Kilimnik about Oleg Deripaska seeing an “operation”, and using the progress of the operation “to get whole”. Manafort: “I assume you have shown our friends my media coverage, right?”. Kiliminik: “Absolutely”, “Every article.” Manafort: “How do we use to get whole”, “Has OVD seen?” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C § 201)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  48. April 11 2016, Olga Polonskaya emailed George Papadopoulos back, stating that she “would be very pleased to support [his] initiatives between [their] two countries.” Papadopoulos emailed Polonskaya (cc’ing Joseph Mifsud) about the possibility of arranging a foreign policy trip to Russia. Mifsud replied to Papadopoulos, saying, “this is already been agreed [sic].” “I am flying to Moscow on the 18th for a Valdai meeting, plus other meetings at the Duma.” Polonskaya replied to Papadopoulos, saying, “we are all very excited by the possibility of a good relationship with Mr. Trump. The Russian Federation would love to welcome him once his candidature would be officially announced.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  49. April 18 2016, Joseph Mifsud travels to Moscow, and introduces George Papadopoulos to a Russian individual connected to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Ivan Timofeev. Papadopoulos and Timofeev engaged in multiple conversations by Skype and email over the next several weeks, attempting to link Trump campaign officials and Russian officials. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  50. April 22 2016, Russian GRU prepares massive amounts of data for exfiltration from the DNC’s servers. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  51. April 22 2016, George Papadopoulos and Ivan Timofeev mention they have had extensive conversations in an email, and discuss setting up a meeting in London with Sergey Kislyak. They also discuss “a process moving forward.”
  52. April 25 2016, George Papadopoulos emails Sam Clovis, saying “The Russian government has an open invitation by Putin for Mr. Trump to meet when he is ready. The advantage of being in London is that these governments tend to speak a bit more openly in ‘neutral’ cities.” . Papadopolous also emailed Stephen Miller, then a senior campaign aide and now senior adviser to Trump, that Trump had an “open invitation” from Mr. Putin to visit Russia.
  53. April 25 2016, Donald Trump send Aras Agalarov a scan of a hand-written note, in response to an email from Agalarov.
  54. April 26 2016, Donald Trump sweeps the primaries in five northeastern states.
  55. April 26 2016, Joseph Mifsud returns from Moscow to London, and informed George Papadopoulos that the Kremlin had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails,” and previewed the Russians’ release of this information. Papadopoulos had understood that Mifsud had met with Russian officials in Moscow, immediately prior to relaying this information. In April of 2016, not even the DNC or Clinton campaign appears to have been aware that the Russians were in possession of private emails. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  56. April 27 2016, George Papadopoulos emails senior campaign aide Stephen Miller, “I have some interesting messages coming in from Moscow about a trip when the time is right.” Papadopoulos emails Corey Lewandowski, saying he had received “a lot of calls over the past month” about arranging a Russia meeting and that “Putin wants to host the Trump team when the time is right.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  57. April 27 2016, Jared Kushner suggests that his father-in-law Donald Trump give a foreign policy speech, and oversees the effort at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel. Before the speech, Trump warmly greets Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a VIP reception. Kislyak then sits in the front row. Trump calls for an end to “this horrible cycle of hostility” between the United States and Russia. Ambassadors from Italy, Russia, Singapore, and the Philippines also convened at The Mayflower Hotel. They represented the three countries definitely involved in the Rosneft privatization deal. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371]
  58. April 28 2016, The DNC first detects the infiltration of GRU Unit 26165 on its servers. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  59. Early May 2016, the person connected to the Russian MFA informed George Papadopoulos that MFA officials were open for cooperation, and suggested a meeting between Papadopoulos and the Russian government’s North American Desk in Moscow. Papadopoulos reported this communication to a “High-Ranking” campaign official to seek guidance on how the Trump campaign wished to proceed. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  60. May 3 2016, Donald Trump wins the Indiana primary. Ted Cruz suspends his campaign, making Donald Trump the presumptive nominee.
  61. May 4 2016, George Papadopoulos made reference to the Russian dirt during a conversation he had in a London bar with the senior Australian diplomat in Britain. The Australians passed the information to the United States and, in July 2016, the F.B.I. opened its investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
  62. May 4 2016, Felix Sater emailed Michael Cohen, “I had a chat with Moscow. ASSUMING the trip does happen the question is before or after the convention . . . Obviously the pre-meeting trip (you only) can happen anytime you want but the 2 big guys where [sic] the question. I said I would confirm and revert.” Cohen responded, “My trip before Cleveland. [Donald Trump] once he becomes the nominee after the convention.”
  63. May 5 2016, Paul Manafort meets Konstantin Kilimnik in New York City, New York. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  64. May 5 2016, Felix Sater followed up with Michael Cohen and wrote, “Dmitri Peskov would like to invite you as his guest to the St. Petersburg Forum which is Russia’s Davos it’s June 16–19. He wants to meet there with you and possibly introduce you to either Vladimir Putin or Dmitry Medvedev, as they are not sure if 1 or both will be there. . . . He said anything you want to discuss including dates and subjects are on the table to discuss.”
  65. May 6 2016, Felix Sater asked Michael Cohen to confirm those dates would work for him to travel. Michael Cohen wrote back, “Works for me.”
  66. May 10 2016, Alexander Torshin, who claimed to be acting at the behest of Vladimir Putin, tried to arrange a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. An email to the campaign adviser, Rick Dearborn, bore the subject line “Kremlin Connection.” NRA member and advocate for Christian causes, Paul Erickson, emailed campaign aides saying that Alexander Torshin, had proposed a meeting between Putin and Trump. The subject line of the email read, “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite”, and said he wanted the advice of Dearborn and Jeff Sessions, (then a foreign policy adviser to Trump and Dearborn’s longtime boss), about how to proceed in connecting the two leaders. Russia, he wrote, was “quietly but actively seeking a dialogue with the U.S.” and would attempt to use the NRA’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky, to make “ ‘first contact.’ The proposal made its way to the senior levels of the Trump campaign before Jared Kushner sent a message to top campaign officials rejecting it. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C. § 201)”] [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  67. May 11 2016, Trump Social Media Director Dan Scavino tweets “Kremlin has Hillary’s emails. Russia has 20,000 emails stolen from her secret home server. @IngrahamAngle #Trump2016 — at Trump Tower”, linking to an article written by “Edmund Kozak”, https://www.lifezette.com/2016/05/kremlin-has-hillary-emails/. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent: “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  68. May 17 2016, Paul Erickson, Marina Butina’s friend and business partner, writes an email to Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, Trump aide Rick Dearborn, and Rick Gates, “Putin is deadly serious about building a good relationship with Mr. Trump. He wants to extend an invitation to Mr. Trump to visit him in the Kremlin before the election. Let’s talk through what has transpired and Senator Sessions’ advice on how to proceed.” Jeff Sessions says he does not recall the outreach. “The Kremlin believes that the only possibility of a true reset in this relationship would be with a new Republican White House. Ever since Hillary compared Putin to Hitler, all senior Russian leaders consider her beyond redemption.” By “happenstance” and the reach of the NRA, Erickson says he had been put in position to “slowly begin cultivating a back-channel to President Putin’s Kremlin” in recent years. “Russia is quietly but actively seeking a dialogue with the U.S. that isn’t forthcoming under the current administration.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  69. May 19 2016, Paul Manafort promoted to Campaign Chairman / Chief Strategist of Donald Trump for President.
  70. May 20 2016, The NRA endorses Donald Trump. Making it the first time in its history, the NRA has endorsed a presidential candidate before he has received the party nomination. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C. § 201)”] [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  71. May 21 2016, Donald Trump Jr. dines with former Russian senator from Putin’s party, (now is a senior official at Russia’s central bank), Alexander Torshin, at the National Rifle Association of America’s annual convention.
  72. May 21 2016, George Papadopoulos forwards a May 4 email exchange with Ivan Timofeev to new campaign chairman Paul Manafort, saying “Russia has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite some time and have been reaching out to me to discuss.” Manafort then forwards this email to his deputy, Rick Gates, writing “We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these trips.” Gates agreed and passed the exchange along to “the person responding to all mail of non-importance,” aiming to avoid a response from a senior official.
  73. May 29 2016, Michael Caputo contacts Roger Stone about meeting with Russian national Henry Greenberg. Greenberg claims to have dirt on Hillary Clinton, and offers the information to Roger Stone for $2 million. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  74. June 2016, After the Cruz campaign folds, Cambridge Analytica is hired by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. AggregateIQ, a Canadian firm employed by SCL Group that was reportedly referred to internally as a branch of Cambridge Analytica, is hired by the other major pro-Brexit group, Vote Leave.
  75. June 1 2016, George Papadopoulos again follows up with Paul Manafort, who refers him to Sam Clovis, saying he is “running point” and “I have the Russian MFA asking me if Mr. Trump is interested in visiting Russia at some point. Wanted to pass this info along to you for you to decide what’s best to do with it and what message I should send (or to ignore.)”

Kremlin — Trump Campaign Quid Pro Quo

  1. June 3 2016, Rob Goldstone emailed Donald Trump Jr. about Aras Agalarov meeting with the “Crown Prosecutor Of Russia”, and offering to give the Trump campaign documents that “incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia.” In an email on June 3, 2016, Rob Goldstone wrote to Donald Trump Jr.: “Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting. The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father. This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump — helped along by Aras and Emin.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  2. June 6 2016, Rob Goldstone arranges a telephone conversation between Donald Trump Jr. and Emin Agalarov. 12:40 PM Goldstone emails Trump Jr. asking when he is “free to talk with Emin by phone about this Hillary info.” 3:03 PM Trump Jr. replies, “Rob could we speak now?” 3:37 PM Goldstone replies, “Let me track him down in Moscow.” 4:04 PM Emin Agalarov calls Trump Jr. Phone records reflect a 2-minute call. 4:27 PM Trump Jr.’s next call is to a blocked number. Phone records reflect a 4-minute call. 4:31 PM Trump Jr. calls Emin. Phone records reflect a 3- minute call. 4:38 PM Trump Jr. emails Goldstone, “Rob thanks for the help.” 8:40 PM Trump Jr. calls a blocked number. Phone records reflect an 11-minute call. Corey Lewandowski has testified that calls to Donald Trump’s residence are via a blocked telephone number. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  3. June 7 2016, Scott Balber, Ike Kaveladze’s attorney, said that before Kaveladze headed from Los Angeles to New York for the meeting, he saw an email noting that Kushner, Manafort, and Trump Jr. would all be involved. He thought it would be odd for them to attend the meeting, so he called Roman Beniaminov before heading to New York. Both Beniaminov and Kaveladze have worked with the Agalarov’s real estate development company, the Crocus Group. Beniaminov told Kaveladze that he heard Rob Goldstone, Emin Agalarov’s music manager, discuss “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. Beniaminov was the only person to give Kaveladze any information about the meeting’s purpose. “That was the only data point Ike had, which was inconsistent with everything else he had heard, which was that the meeting was about the Magnitsky Act,” Balber said. (New edit) [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  4. June 7 2016, Brad Parscale and Dan Scavino seemed to rush from the Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland Ohio, (where the RNC convention would be held), at 2:11PM. They were recalled to Trump Tower, (possibly by Donald Trump), and were unable to attend a basketball game at the arena, later that evening. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  5. June 7 2016, As Donald Trump Jr. and Rob Goldstone confirmed the Friday meeting, candidate Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination. In public remarks after the final Republican primaries, Trump previewed his intention to give a speech about the Clintons the following week: “I am going to give a major speech on probably Monday of next week and we’re going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons. I think you’re going to find it very informative and very, very interesting.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  6. June 9 2016 at 4:00PM, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr., and Jared Kushner met with Russian Attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, who promised compromising information on Hillary Clinton. Also, at the meeting is Rinat Akhmetshin (a Russian-born lobbyist who served as a KGB counterintelligence specialist, and who previously had been accused of hacking into and stealing emails), translator Anatoli Samachomov, Ike Kavaldze (CEO of the Agalarov’s Crocus Group USA), and Rob Goldstone. It is unclear whether Natalia Veselnitskaya, actually produced the promised compromising information about Mrs. Clinton, however the expectation was that she would do so. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  7. June 9 2016 at 4:27PM, Donald Trump Jr. talks on phone with a blocked number for 4 minutes. Nine minutes later, Donald Trump tweeted about Hillary Clinton’s emails, only the second time he had done so by this point: “How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up, and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  8. June 9 2016, On the same day as Donald Trump Jr, Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner met with representatives of the Kremlin, Donald Trump, Dan Scavino, Brad Parscale, Reince Priebus, and Ivanka Trump were also at Trump Tower. Ivanka Trump actually met the delegation from Russia at the Trump Towers’ elevators. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  9. June 9 2016, As the Trump Tower Meeting was breaking up Felix Sater text messaged Michael Cohen to promise a Vladimir Putin meeting via travelling to Moscow. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  10. June 12 2016, Julian Assange appears on the ITV television show Peston on Sunday. He tells Robert Peston that emails related to Clinton are “pending publication” and says, “WikiLeaks has a very good year ahead.”
  11. June 14 2016, The Washington Post publishes that Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee.
  12. June 14 2016, Panicking because of the Washington Post story, Michael Cohen met Felix Sater in the lobby of the Company’s headquarters to inform Felix Sater he would not be traveling at that time.
  13. June 14 2016, Rob Goldstone sent the Washington Post article to Emin Agalarov and Ike Kaveladze, “Top story right now, seems eerily weird based on our Trump meeting last week with the Russian lawyers etc”. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  14. June 14 2016, Hours after the Post publicly attributed the hack to Russia-linked groups, the persona Guccifer 2.0 started a WordPress blog disputing CrowdStrike’s attribution and claiming exclusive credit for the theft. It was an apparent effort on the part of the Russian Federation to cast public doubt about its involvement. This stolen data would then be systematically released through Guccifer 2.0 and the Russian cutouts DC Leaks and WikiLeaks, throughout the summer of 2016. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  15. June 14 2016, Ike Kaveladze is in Moscow, Russia and makes five calls to New York City, New York. Possibly to a member of the Trump Organization about the release of stolen emails by the GRU. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  16. June 15 2016, The DNC and CrowdStrike, the firm hired by the DNC to investigate the hack, said, “two separate Russian intelligence-affiliated adversaries present in the DNC network in May 2016.” Donald Trump then releases a statement: “We believe it was the DNC that did the ‘hacking’ as a way to distract from the many issues facing their deeply flawed candidate and failed party leader. Too bad the DNC doesn’t hack Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails.”
  17. June 15 2016, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was recorded on tape saying: “The Russians hacked the DNC and got the opp research that they had on Trump.” and “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  18. June 19 2016, George Papadopoulos emailed the “High-Ranking” campaign official with the subject line ·’New message from Russia”: ‘The Russian ministry of foreign affairs messaged and said that if Mr. Trump is unable to make it to Russia, if a campaign rep (me or someone else) can make it for meetings? I am willing to make the trip off the record if it’s in the interest of Mr. [T]rump and the campaign to meet specific people. “ [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]

An Illegal Election Hacking Conspiracy Is Formed

  1. June 24 2016, Steve Mnuchin was in Scotland with Donald Trump, one day after the Brexit vote. Also in attendance at the Trump golf course opening event was Rupert Murdoch, Hope Hicks, Dan Scavino, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Nataliya Veselnitskaya, Rob Goldstone, and Emin Agalarov. Donald Trump lacked campaign donations until Steve Mnuchin came on board. Then miraculous online donations started. After starting the month with a paltry $1.3 million, Donald Trump’s campaign managed to rake in $51 million in donations in June, with the additional help of Anthony Scaramucci. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials (18 U.S.C. § 201)”] [Establishing intent: “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  2. June 24 2016, YURI_BEZMENOV tweets “@Michael Cohen212 “Make a political ad for every scandal of her using actual news footage. That should take you to November”, Michael Cohen replies “@Yuri_Bezmenov “November of what year”, YURI_BEZMENOV replies “@MichaelCohen212 lol sad but true”. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  3. June 29 2016, Rob Goldstone emails Trump campaign social media director Dan Scavino about promoting Trump on VKontakte. He says the email is a follow-up to his recent conversation with Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  4. June 30 2016, George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, JD Gordon and Jeff Sessions, along with several other national security advisers attend a dinner at the Capitol Hill Club. The dinner was organized by Sessions and according to Page, Gordon, who had been acting as a kind of leader for the group, convened the meeting. Papadopoulos is seated to Sessions’s left. Page mentions he was going to Russia to Sessions as they were “walking out the door.” He said it was in context of sharing his travel schedule. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  5. Summer 2016, The dissemination of stolen Clinton campaign information tracked closely with public comments from Trump officials, including Donald Trump Jr., Roger Stone, and candidate Donald Trump. As the Russians anonymously pushed out stolen information through its intermediaries, Trump and his campaign publicly touted the hacked emails on a daily basis, and attempted to cast doubt on Russian attribution. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  6. Summer 2016, George Papadopoulos is approached via LinkedIn by American-Belarussian Sergei Millian of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce. Papadopoulos and Millian meet repeatedly in Manhattan to discuss starting an energy business together, to be financed by Russian billionaires “who are not under sanctions”. They also discuss the possibility of a Trump Tower in Moscow. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [Establishing intent: “Illegal contributions (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  7. Summer 2016, IRA employees use the stolen identities of four Americans to open PayPal and bank accounts to act as conduits for funding their activities in the United States. [One count of “Illegal contributions (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  8. July 2 2016, After his return to Russia, Alexander Torshin receives commendation medal from the FSB. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  9. July 5 2016, 12 days after the Brexit referendum, the deal for Arron Banks to buy the goldmines with funding from a Russian bank was announced. It is not clear if Banks invested, although he tweeted on 17 July 2016 : “I am buying gold at the moment & big mining stocks.” There is no public record of Banks being an investor in it.
  10. July 5–7 2016, Trump campaign adviser Carter Page travels to Moscow to give speech critical of U.S. policy at Moscow’s New Economic School, which attracted the FBI’s attention, just two weeks before the Republican National Convention formally nominated Trump for president. Before leaving, he emailed the Trump Foreign Policy Team members, and suggested that Donald Trump could replace him on this trip. Page’s trip to Moscow was personally approved by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Speaking at a commencement address for the New Economic School, (whom paid for the trip and is funded in part by major Russian oligarchs close to Putin), Page asserted that ‘Washington and other West capitals’ had impeded progress in Russia ‘through their often hypocritical focus on ideas such as democratization, inequality, corruption and regime change”, in its dealings with Russia. Page declines to say whether he was planning to meet anyone from the Kremlin, the Russian government or Foreign Ministry during his visit. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich also spoke at the graduation. Page said he exchanged a brief hello with Dvorkovich. Ever since F.B.I. investigators discovered in 2013 that a Russian spy was trying to recruit an American businessman named Carter Page, the bureau maintained an occasional interest in Mr. Page. This trip was a catalyst for the F.B.I. investigation into connections between Russia and President Trump’s campaign, according to current and former law enforcement and intelligence officials. Intelligence reports said, during the three day trip, Carter Page met with Igor Sechin, (a longtime Putin associate and former Russian deputy prime minister who is now the executive chairman of Rosneft, Russia’s leading oil company), and Igor Diveykin, (a former Russian security official who now serves as Deputy Chief for Internal Policy), in Moscow. The Treasury Department in August 2014 named Sechin to a list of Russian officials and businessmen sanctioned over Russia’s ‘illegitimate and unlawful actions in the Ukraine. U.S. officials believe Diveykin was in charge of intelligence collected by Russian agencies about the 2016 election. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  11. July 6 2016, the @YuriBezmanov twitter account tweets to Donald Trump, Dan Scavino and Michael Cohen, “In your next rally tell the media your going to ask Putin for all of Hillary’s emails”. Michael Cohen replies on July 29, 2016, and tags Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, and Dan Scavino. At Trump’s next press conference, July 27, 2016, he obeyed @YuriBezmanov’s request. @YuriBezmanov’s message specifically stated to “tell the media”. That would seem to indicate a press conference. The next press conference after Twitter Yuri’s July 6th tweet was indeed on July 27, 2016 when Russian asset Trump asked Russia to release Hillary’s emails. Carter Page, during an interview with Anderson Cooper said that in Russia “rallies” can mean or refer to “meetings”. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  12. July 6 2016, WikiLeaks emails the GRU in order to release stolen Hillary Clinton documents before Democratic National Convention. The objective is to create dischord between Bernie Sanders supporters, and Hillary Clinton supporters.
  13. July 7 2016, Paul Manafort emails Konstantin Kilimnik about “private briefing” on the “operation” for Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska, while Carter Page was visiting Moscow, Russia. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  14. July 7 2016, Russian propagandist Konstantin Rykov, (reported to work directly for the Kremlin), posted on Facebook: “It is clear that the lecture at the NES was a cover and Carter Page came to Moscow for other reasons”.
  15. July 8 2016, Carter Page emailed campaign foreign policy advisors Tera Dahl and JD Gordon to preview a readout of his visit: “On a related front, I’ll send you guys a readout soon regarding some incredible insights and outreach I’ve received from a few Russian legislators and senior members of the Presidential Administration here. Suffice to say that after watching their national economy and relationships with Europe get derailed by Washington mismanagement with disastrous consequences over recent years, Russians. The highest levels of government to the average man on the street have a new optimism and hope/or the future based on Mr. Trump ‘s common sense statements about his foreign policy approaches over the past year.” In the follow-up readout, also sent on July 8,: “On Thursday and Friday (July 7 & 8, 2016), campaign advisor Carter Page presented before gatherings at the New Economic School (NES) in Moscow including their 2016 Commencement Ceremony. Russian Deputy Prime Minister and NES Board Member Arkady Dvorkovich also spoke before the event. In a private conversation, Dvorkovich expressed strong support for Mr. Trump and a desire to work together toward devising better solutions in response to the vast range of current international problems. Based on feedback from a diverse array of other sources close to the Russian Presidential Administration, it was readily apparent that this sentiment is widely held al levels of the government.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  16. July 14 2016, Guccifer 2.0 gives WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, information for accessing emails stolen by the GRU.
  17. July 14 2016, Carter Page emails JD Gordon, along with other members of the committee saying “As for the Ukraine amendment, excellent work.”
  18. July 15 2016, Mike Flynn wrote an email saying: “There are a number of things happening (and will happen) this election via cyber operations (by both hackivists, nation-states & the DNC”). [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  19. July 15 2016, Guccifer 2.0, (GRU Unit 74455), began dissemination of emails, and proprietary documents, stolen from the DNC. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  20. July 18 2016, Wikileaks confirms having accessed the GRU’s stolen files.
  21. July 18 2016, Nigel Farage has dinner in Cleveland, Ohio with Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi’s boss Alex Jones. Farage says the meeting happened by chance. However, the film crew that was with Roger Stone says the meeting was planned, and the trio discussed Wikileaks publishing stolen emails.

The Kremlin Alters The USA Republican Party Platform

  1. July 18–20 2016, Jeff Sessions speaks with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a panel hosted by the Heritage Foundation at the Republican National Convention. Kislyak speaks with Carter Page and JD Gordon following a panel at the Republican National Convention. Gordon has described the interaction as brief, noting their interaction was at an event that many diplomats attended. Page, however, said that the subject of sanctions on Russia “may have briefly come up.” Page said he saw Sessions speaking to Kislyak after his speech at the RNC.
  2. July 18–22 2016, Paul Manafort, (whom at this time was still in communications with Russian Oligarchs that had provided him millions of dollars in payments), attends the GOP Convention along with Carter Page and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who meets up with future Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Alabama senator uses his own Senate reelection funds to pay for his convention travel and lodging expenses. Trump campaign National Security Adviser J.D. Gordon convinced the platform committee to change from a policy of the USA providing Ukraine “lethal defense weapons” to the benign phrase “appropriate assistance”. The platform was drafted one month earlier. GRU agent Konstantin Kilimnik suggested that he had played a role in gutting a proposed amendment to the Republican Party platform that would have staked out a more adversarial stance towards Russia. J.D. Gordon said Donald Trump personally advocated for language removing Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia. Gordon says he was simply advocating what Trump himself had expressed, that he did not wish to see major war break out over the situation in Ukraine. According to Gordon, Carter Page engaged in a conversation with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the same July 20 luncheon in Cleveland where Sessions and Kislyak chatted. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  3. July 21 2016, Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for President in Cleveland.
  4. July 22 2016, Just days before the Democratic National Convention would kick off, WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The release was clearly designed to sow discord within the Democratic Party just as the convention approached. [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  5. July 25, 2016, Roger Stone sent an email to Jerome Corsi with the subject line, “Get to [Julian Assange].” The body of the message read: “Get to Assange [a]t Ecuadorian Embassy in London and get the pending Wikileaks emails . . . they deal with Foundation, allegedly.” On or about the same day, Jerome Corsi forwarded Roger Stone’s email to Ted Malloch.
  6. July 25 2016, Trump campaign officials deny any connections to Russia, despite ongoing meetings and communications. Donald Trump tweeted, “The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should never have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me.” George Stephanopoulos asked Paul Manafort, “Are there any ties between Mr. Trump, you or your campaign and Putin and his regime?” Manafort says, “No, there are not”, “It’s absurd and there’s no basis to it.” Jake Tapper asked Trump Jr. about the suggestion that Russians had hacked the DNC network to help Trump and hurt Clinton. Trump Jr. calls the claims “lies.” [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  7. July 27 2016, two days after the start of the Democratic National Convention, candidate Donald Trump called on Russia to hack Clinton again, telling a crowd: “Russia if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” Earlier in the day, Trump had tweeted: “Funny how the failing @nytimes is pushing Dems narrative that Russia is working for me because Putin said ‘Trump is a genius.’ America 1st!” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  8. July 27, 2016, GRU Unit 26165 attempted after hours to spearphish for the first time email accounts at a domain hosted by a third party provider, and used by Clinton’s personal office. At or around the same time, they also targeted seventy-six email addresses at the domain for the Clinton Campaign. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  9. July 29 2016, Konstantin Kilimnik emailed Paul Manafort about communications with a person that gave Paul Manafort “the biggest jar of Black Caviar”, (possibly Oleg Deripaska). [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  10. July 31 2016, Roger Stone emailed Jerome Corsi with the subject line, “Call me MON.” The email contained a list of three suggestions for Ted Malloch that could potentially help the Trump campaign, including “Malloch should see Assange”.
  11. August 2016, The BBC has learned that US officials ‘verified’ a key claim in a report about Kremlin involvement in Donald Trump’s election, that a Russian diplomat in Washington was in fact a spy. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Mikhail Kalugin was head of the embassy’s economics section. He had gone home in at the end of a six-year posting. According to the Trump-Russia Dossier: “a leading Russian diplomat, Mikhail KULAGIN, had been withdrawn from Washington at short notice because Moscow feared his heavy involvement’ in the US presidential election operation, including the so-called veterans’ pensions ruse (reported previously), would be exposed in the media there. His replacement, Andrei BONDAREV however was clean in this regard”. [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  12. August 2 2016, Jerome Corsi wrote to Roger Stone, (referring to Julian Assange, who lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London), “Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps,”. “One shortly after I’m back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very damaging…. Time to let more than John Podesta to be exposed as in bed w enemy if they are not ready to drop HRC” . [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  13. August 2 2016, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates meet proven GRU agent Konstantin Kilimnik at the Havana Club in New York City, and walk him through highly detailed Trump campaign proprietary polling data. The polling data contained questions relevant to Ukraine and Russia. If Manafort obtained a position as a Trump Administration spokesperson, he would have been in a position to influence high level staff members about Oleg Deripaska’s, or Vladimir Putin’s, concerns. One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  14. August 3 2016, Roger Stone claims to have contacted Donald Trump.
  15. August 3 2016, Donald Trump Jr and Stephen Miller, met with a representative of two Arab aristocrats, George Nadar, an Israeli social media manipulation specialist, Joel Zamel, and Erik Prince to discuss “that the princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president”. After Donald Trump fraudulently became USA President, Nadar paid Zamel $2 million, and only obtained a presentation on how social media helped the Trump campaign. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”] [Establishing intent: “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  16. August 4 2016, Within a conference call series, that Roger Stone promoted ahead of the 2016 election as biweekly conversations with the “ultimate political insider”, Stone conferred that Julian Assange would release stolen emails to upset the Presidential Election. “In the background of this entire race going forward is the fact that Julian Assange…is going to continue to drop information on the American voters that is going to roil this race… He has made that very clear.” [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  17. August 5 2016, Roger Stone’s article claiming Guccifer 2.0, and not Russia, hacked the DNC is published in Breitbart. Guccifer 2.0, one of the groups that released hacked DNC information, claimed to be an independent Romanian hacker. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, “We assess with high confidence that the GRU used the Guccifer 2.0 persona, DCLeaks.com, and WikiLeaks to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets. Guccifer 2.0 made multiple contradictory statements and false claims about his likely Russian identity throughout the election. Press reporting suggests more than one person claiming to be Guccifer 2.0 interacted with journalists.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  18. August 5-7 2016, Oleg Deripaska secretly meets RU Deputy PM Prikhodko in a yacht off Norway.
  19. August 2016, Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, and Rebekah Mercer are proven to have contacted Wikileaks about obtaining emails stolen by Russian government intelligence. During the 2016 campaign, Wikileaks distributed emails stolen by Russian Cyber-Intelligence. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  20. August 2016, CNN reported Mike Flynn was Trump’s contact for a much *larger* effort to get Hillary Clinton dirt via suspected Russian agents on the “dark web.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]

Wikileaks Conspires With The Trump Campaign

  1. August 8 2016, Roger Stone reveals that he has had ‘back-channel communications’ with Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, over the release of thousands of emails stolen from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Stone, however, said he was not provided the hacked material in advance nor was he involved in the timing of their release. Stone announces that incriminating documents would soon arrive as part of an“October surprise.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  2. August 9 2016, Oleg Deripaska meets with Yevgeny Prigozhin in St. Petersburg during a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Same day Mike Flynn signs contract to lobby for Turkey.
  3. August 12 2016, Guccifer 2.0 releases Democrats’ records it says were taken from a breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). @GUCCIFER_2 tweets at Roger Stone: “thanks that u believe in the real #Guccifer2″. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  4. August 13 2016, Roger Stone tweets at @wikileaks @GUCCIFER_2 that it is “Outrageous” that Twitter has suspended Guccifer’s account. Stone tweets that Guccifer is a “HERO”. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  5. August 14 — September 9 2016, Roger Stone communicates privately with Guccifer 2.0 using Twitter’s Direct Messages. (Only after a news outlet revealed the existence of these communications in March 2017, Stone publishes the exchange. Stone says this is the entirety of his communication with Guccifer, but the exchange ends abruptly, and there is no way of telling if the two did not continue through other Twitter accounts or other platforms.) [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  6. August 14 2016, The New York Times reveals Paul Manafort’s connection to the Ukraine “Black Ledger”. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Laundering of monetary instruments (18 U.S.C. § 1956)”] [One count of “Conspiracy to Launder Money (18 U.S.C. § 1956(h))”] [One count of “Failure To File Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (31 U.S.C. § 5314 and 5322(b); 18 U.S.C. § 2)”]
  7. August 15 2016, After several weeks of additional communications discussing a potential off the record” meeting with Russian officials, the “Campaign Supervisor” informed George Papadopoulos, “would encourage you” and another campaign foreign policy advisor to “make the trip[], if it is feasible.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  8. August 15 2016, In one Direct Message exchange, Guccifer 2.0 asks Roger Stone: “do you find anything interesting in the docs i posted?” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  9. August 17 2016, Donald Trump is briefed by US intelligence agencies that Russia is implicated in the DNC hack. Trump hires Breitbart founder Steve Bannon to run his campaign. Paul Manafort is not fired but takes a backseat. Bannon would later help Trump accelerate his nationalist agenda and launch his Muslim ban. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  10. August 17 2016, In one direct message exchange, Guccifer 2.0 says to Roger Stone. “please tell me if i can help u anyhow. it would be a great pleasure to me.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  11. August 18 2016, Roger Stone claims contact with Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks.
  12. August 19 2016, Paul Manafort resigns from his Trump Campaign Manager position. Steve Bannon becomes the new Trump Campaign Manager.
  13. August 21 2016, Trump Adviser Roger Stone tweeted, “Trust me, it will soon the Podesta’s time in the barrel. #CrookedHillary.” Stone’s protege, Michael Caputo tweeted later that same day: “More files coming from Guccifer DCCC hack regarding Hispanic issues. Wait of it in 3… 2… annnnd…” [One count each of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count each of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count each of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  14. August 22 2016, Guccifer 2.0 sends to Florida GOP operative Aaron Nevins 2.5 gigabytes of data from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and Nevins posts some of that data on his anonymous Florida politics blog. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  15. August 25 2016, Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko, Andy Wigmore and Arron Banks travelled to Mississippi with Nigel Farage for a rally at which Donald Trump introduced Farage to the crowds as “Mr Brexit”. He said a Trump presidency would be “Brexit plus”.
  16. August 30, 2016, Jerome Corsi said Roger Stone called him nine days after the “Podesta’s time in the barrel” tweet, and asked Mr. Corsi for help in creating an “alternative explanation” for it. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  17. September 2016, Office of the Director of National Intelligence: State-Owned Russian Media Made “Increasingly Favorable Comments” about Trump, “Russia’s state-run propaganda machine, comprised of its domestic media apparatus, outlets targeting global audiences such as RT and Sputnik, and a network of quasi-government trolls, contributed to the influence campaign by serving as a platform for Kremlin messaging to Russian and international audiences. State-owned Russian media made increasingly favorable comments about President-elect Trump as the 2016 US general and primary election campaigns progressed while consistently offering negative coverage of Secretary Clinton.”
  18. September 2016, Jared Kushner used Cambridge Analytica, a Data Firm bankrolled by Trump Mega-donor Robert Mercer, to help run the campaign’s digital operation. Mercer was also a principal patron of Breitbart News and Steve Bannon, who was a vice president of Cambridge Analytica until he joined the Trump campaign. ‘I think the Russians had help,’ said Congresswoman Jackie Speier, a California Democrat who is a member of the House Intelligence Committee. ‘I’ve always wondered if Cambridge Analytica was part of that.’ The Trump Campaign’s Digital Operation, run by Jared Kushner, helped Russia guide Russia’s sophisticated voter targeting and fake news attacks on Hillary Clinton in 2016, to certain voting jurisdictions in key states, areas where Trump’s digital team and Republican operatives were spotting unexpected weakness in voter support for Hillary Clinton, according to several people familiar with the parallel inquiries.
  19. September 5 2016, Carter Page travels to Budapest to meet with the Hungarian ambassador and various government officials to discuss a geothermal project. Page had met the Hungarian ambassador at the RNC. Page admitted to meeting with a Hungarian government official who some congressional investigators suspect is an intelligence officer and cryptically offered that “there may have been one Russian person passing through there.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  20. September 7 2016, Peter W. Smith, a Republican activist with ties to the Trump Campaign, during the 2016 U.S. election cycle, sought to find and authenticate emails which, according to a contact of Smith’s from the “Dark Web,” had been harvested from Hillary Clinton’s private server. For this project, Smith in September sought the technical assistance of a leading cybersecurity expert, Matthew Tait. Smith made clear to Tait that he was well acquainted with Flynn and his son. Additionally, Smith sent Tait a document describing his overall political efforts, as well as the role Smith proposed for Tait. That document, among other things: Detailed a company Smith and his colleagues had set up as a vehicle to conduct the research: “KLS Research”, set up as a Delaware LLC “to avoid campaign reporting,” and listing four groups who were involved in one way or another.” The first group, entitled “Trump Campaign (in coordination to the extent permitted as an independent expenditure)” listed a number of senior campaign officials: Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Sam Clovis, Lt. Gen. Flynn and Lisa Nelson. For his part, Tait suspected that Smith could have “been contacted by a Russian intelligence front with intent to use Smith as part of their scheme by laundering real or forged documents,” and thus explained to Smith that “if someone had contacted him via the ‘Dark Web’ with Clinton’s personal emails, he should take very seriously the possibility that this may have been part of a wider Russian campaign against the United States.” Smith, however, “didn’t seem to care.” Tait never confirmed the identity of Smith’s dark web contact. And Smith died in May 2017, after speaking about his experiences. [One count each of “Fraud in connection with computers (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count each of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count each of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  21. September 8 2016, Jeff Sessions met again with Sergey Kisylak in his office. The meeting was undisclosed until March 2 2017. [One count of “Violating the Logan Act (18 U.S.C. § 953)”] [One count each of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count each of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  22. September 9 2016, After asking Roger Stone what Guccifer 2.0 can do to help, Guccifer 2.0 sends Stone a link to Nevins’ page containing DCCC’s turnout data and asks what Stone thinks. Stone replies, “Pretty Standard.” [One count of “Fraud in connection with computers (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  23. September 14 2016, “Mike Erickson,” an apparent operative for Wikileaks, offers Trump, Trump Jr and other campaign officials a decryption key and site address for private access to emails and other documents. Most of the emails, and documents, have already been available.
  24. September 18 2016, in an email message, Roger Stone urged Randy Credico to ask WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for emails related to Hillary Clinton’s alleged role in disrupting a purported Libyan peace deal in 2011, when she was secretary of state. “Please ask Assange for any State or HRC e-mail from August 10 to August 30, particularly on August 20, 2011,” Mr. Stone wrote to Randy Credico, a New York radio personality who had interviewed Mr. Assange several weeks earlier. Mr. Stone, a longtime confidant of Donald Trump, had no formal role in his campaign at the time. [One count of “Fraud in connection with computers (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  25. September 20 2016, Wikileaks begins sending Donald Trump Jr a series of private messages through Twitter. Trump Jr replies the following day.
  26. September 21 2016, Donald Trump Jr. emailed several senior campaign officials, including Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, David Bossie, and Brad Parscale: “Guys I got a weird Twitter DM from [W]ikileaks. See below. I tried the password and it works and the about section they reference contains the next pic in terms of who is behind it. Not sure if this is anything but it seems like it’s really wikileaks asking me as I follow them and it is a DM. Do you know the people mentioned and what the conspiracy they are looking for could be? These are just screenshots but it’s a bully built out page claiming to be a PAC let me know your thoughts and if we want to look into it.” [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  27. September 23 2016, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid writes to FBI Director James Comey, asking him to investigate reports that Carter Page met with “high-ranking sanctioned individuals” in Russia during his July trip. Asserts that Trump “has employed a number of individuals with significant and disturbing ties to the Russia and the Kremlin.”

The Trump Campaign Begins Cover-Up Activities

  1. September 26 2016, Carter Page announces that he was taking a leave of absence from the campaign, saying the accusations were untrue but causing too much of a “distraction.”
  2. September 26 2016, at the first presidential debate of the general election, candidate Donald Trump publicly began a campaign of covering up the origin of the stolen emails: “I don’t know if we know it was Russia who broke into the DNC. She’s saying Russia, Russia, Russia. Maybe it was. It could also be China, it could be someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.” Over the last few months of the campaign, then-candidate Trump tweeted more than 100 times, praising WikiLeaks and casting doubt on claims that Russia was behind the hacked emails and broader misinformation campaign. Such a willingness by a U.S. presidential candidate to accept and encourage assistance from a hostile foreign adversary is unprecedented. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  3. September 28 2016, Simon Kukes gave $99,000 to Trump Victory, according to federal filings. The next day Kukes attended a private Jewish fundraising event for Trump held at a Manhattan hotel. Kukes went to the event with his future wife, Svetlana Stanovkina, a Russian national. Stanovkina posed for a photo with Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence. The candidates gave the thumbs-up, standing between stars and stripes flags. In October Kukes forwarded the photo to Pavlovsky in Moscow, writing: “At a dinner with Trump I saw Blavatnik. We had a very warm conversation. The person in the picture is Svetlana. We are together. How are things with you? What are your plans?”
  4. September 29 2016, Maria Butina met J.D. Gordon at a party at the Swiss ambassador’s residence. Later that night, Paul Erickson wrote an email to Gordon and Butina, offering to “add an electronic bridge” to the pair’s meeting earlier that evening. Erickson explained to Gordon that Butina was living in Washington while attending American University. Erickson described Butina as a “special friend” of the NRA and special assistant to the deputy governor of the Bank of Russia. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  5. September 30 2016, Randy Credico posts a photograph to Facebook showing him outside of the Ecudorean Embassy in London, England. Captioned in part with the following comment, “I have a feeling in the next couple of days, some very damaging material will be come out from the gentleman inside that embassy”. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  6. October 2016, Jared Kushner’s real estate company finalizes a $285 million loan from Deutsche Bank as part of a refinancing package for its property near Times Square in Manhattan. Kushner had acquired the building from Africa-Israel Investments, a company controlled by Uzbek-born Israeli citizen, Lev Leviev.
  7. October 2 2016, Roger Stone says on Alex Jones’ show: “An intermediary met with him [Assange] in London recently who is a friend of mine and a friend of his, a believer in freedom. I am assured that the mother lode is coming Wednesday. It wouldn’t be an October surprise if I told you what it was but I have reason to believe that it is devastating because people with political judgment who are aware of the subject matter tell me this”. That day, Stone tweets: “Wednesday@HillaryClinton is done. #Wikileaks.” [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  8. October 3 2016, Wikileaks sent Donald Trump Jr. a private direct message, asking that “you guys” comment on or “push” a story Wikileaks’ twitter page had promoted earlier that day. Wikileaks’ tweet, linking to a page on “truepundit.com” said: “Hillary Clinton on Assange ‘Can’t we just drone this guy” Trump Jr. replied to WikiLeaks, “Already did that earlier today. It’s amazing what she can get away with. What’s behind this Wednesday leak I keep reading about?” As election day grew near, Trump Jr’s interaction with Russian cutouts increased. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  9. October 3 2016, Randy Credico texts Roger Stone: “I think it’s on for tomorrow,”. Roger Stone then posts to Twitter: “I have total confidence that @wikileaks and my hero Julian Assange will educate the American people soon. #LockHerUp”. At 8:16pm that day, Credico texted Stone asking, “Why can’t you get Trump to come out and say that he would give Julian Assange Asylum[?] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  10. October 3 2016, Randy Credico reveals he is in communication with Wikileaks’ lawyer, Margaret Kunstler, via texting at 11:08pm, “And by the way your friend did not have a meeting with Julian Assange that’s a complete lie.” Roger Stone replied: “How would u know, rummy?”. The “friend” the men were referring to was blogger Charles Ortel, who Stone mistakenly thought had met with Assange. Credico responded to that message: “Because I’m best friends with [Assange’s] lawyer and leave it at that and leave it alone.”
  11. October 4 2016, Breitbart Editor Matthew Boyle emails Trump campaign strategist Steve Bannon a follow-up email about contacting Roger Stone, “Well clearly he knows what Assange has. I’d say that’s important.” Implying Stone has a backchannel to Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. Further proof of this assertion is contained in a subsequent email where Roger Stone informs Steve Bannon, “Fear. Serious security concern. He thinks they are going to kill him and the London police are standing done. However — a load every week going forward.” Roger Stone then commits a Campaign Finance Violation via a solicitation to Steve Bannon, “Tell Rebecca to send us some $$$”. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Campaign Finance Law (52 U.S.C. § 30116)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  12. October 5 2016, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted Wikileaks: “RT @wikileaks: NEW: Guccifer 2.0 archive of 860Mb of various “Clinton campaign” related documents. Use “7zip” to unpack.” Two days later, on October 7, Trump Jr. retweeted Wikileaks: “RT @wikileaks: RELEASE: the first 2050 of well over 50000 emails from Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta.” [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  13. October 6 2016, Roger Stone tweets: “Libs thinking Assange will stand down are wishful thinking. Payload coming #Lockthemup”. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  14. October 6 2016, a massive uptick in posts by Russian bots and trolls occurred, a group of Russian operatives, the Internet Research Agency, fired off tweets at a furious pace, about a dozen each minute. By the time they finished, more than 18,000 had been sent through cyberspace toward unwitting American voters. The next day, the DNC releases the “Access Hollywood” tape, and 29 minutes later Wikileaks releases the first Podesta dump.
  15. October 7 2016, WikiLeaks’ publication of the first 2,050 documents of 50,000 it has hacked from John Podesta’s emails began 29 minutes after the “Access Hollywood” story is published by the Washington Post. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  16. October 7 2016, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted the following: “RT @wikileaks: Secret paid Clinton speech: “You need to have a public position and a private position on policy” #PodestaEmails “RT @CNNPolitics: WikiLeaks posts emails hacked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta” “RT @wikileaks: RELEASE: Hillary Clinton Goldman Sachs paid speech transcript excerpts 2013 & 2014 #PodestaEmails” “RT @FoxNews: .@wikileaks appears to release transcripts of @HillaryClinton’s paid speeches” “RT @TwitchyTeam: OCTOBER SURPRISE? WikiLeaks just dropped the first batch of ‘well over 50,000’ emails allegedly from John Podesta”. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  17. October 7 2016, After the DNC releases the Access Hollywood tape, Michael Cohen contacts Stephanie Cliffords’ lawyer, Keith Davidson, and agrees to a $130,000 hush money payment. [One count of “Campaign Finance Law (52 U.S.C. § 30116)”]
  18. October 10 2016, Donald Trump proclaims “Wikileaks! I love Wikileaks!” after reading portions of emails at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.
  19. October 11 2016, Donald Trump again promotes Wikileaks. “I hope people are looking at the disgraceful behavior of Hillary Clinton as exposed by WikiLeaks. She is unfit to run.”
  20. October 11 2016, An email in the “Robert Tyler” account, included the subject line “Wire Instructions — Clinton Email Reconnaissance Initiative” and was addressed to Peter Smith. The writer, who identified himself as “ROB, ” said: “This $100k total with the $50k received from you will allow us to fund the Washington Scholarship Fund for the Russian students for the promised $150K.” The Journal couldn’t determine if such a fund actually exists. “The students are very pleased with the email releases they have seen, and are thrilled with their educational advancement opportunities,” the email read. Because multiple people had access to the “Robert Tyler” email account, it couldn’t be determined who sent the email to Mr. Smith. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  21. October 12 2016, The Daily caller reports, “Stone told TheDC that the release was actually delayed by Assange. ‘I was led to believe that there would be a major release on a previous Wednesday,’ Roger Stone said.” [Examining this part of the Daily Caller’s interview with Stone, former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti explains, “Stone has effectively admitted in an interview that his statements in October saying something significant was about to drop were, indeed, references to the Podesta emails.” As Mariotti also mentions, Stone has repeatedly said that he had “no advance notice about the hacking of Mr. Podesta.” Stone uses essentially that exact same phrase each time (Stone’s blog, Breitbart interview, Reddit Ask Me Anything, local Florida television). What Stone does not say is whether he had no advance notice about the release of Podesta’s hacked emails.] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  22. October 13 2016, Roger Stone sent WikiLeaks a private Twitter message asking the organization to “reexamine the strategy of attacking” Stone. WikiLeaks, whose Twitter account is run “by a rotating staff,” according to Assange, replied an hour later: “We appreciate that. However, the false claims of association are being used by the democrats to undermine the impact of our publications. Don’t go there if you don’t want us to correct you.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  23. October 14 2016, Donald Trump Jr. tweets the link to the Wikileaks search site sent to him on October 12 2016. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  24. October 14 2016, Mike Pence appears on Fox News and denies any coordination between the Trump campaign and Wikileaks. “Nothing could be further from the truth. All of us have had concerns about WikiLeaks over the years, and it’s just a reality of American life today and of life in the wider world.” [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510”]
  25. October 15 2016, “Ha!” Roger Stone responded. “The more you ‘correct’ me the more people think you’re lying. Your operation leaks like a sieve. You need to figure out who your friends are.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  26. October 21 2016, Wikileaks writes to Donald Trump Jr, suggesting ways in which they can cooperate to make the information seem less slanted against Clinton.
  27. Oct. 31 2016, Franklin Foer reports an “odd” computer link between Trump Tower and Russia’s Alfa Bank. The FBI continues to investigate.
  28. November 2016, Erik Prince uses Russian disinformation about Hillary Clinton misconduct, days before the 2016 Presidential Elections. [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  29. U.S. Agencies investigated whether Kremlin paid Russian-American pensioners to pay email hackers in the U.S. According to McClatchy DC, “The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said. Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said. One of the allegations involves whether a system for routinely paying thousands of Russian-American pensioners may have been used to pay some email hackers in the United States or to supply money to intermediaries who would then pay the hackers, the two sources said.” [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]

The 2016 USA Presidential Election Is Hacked By The Kremlin

  1. November 2 2016, Donald Trump sends a package of “Trump Pence Make America Great Again” t-shirts to Maria Katasonova, and Konstantin Rykov, at the Duma in Moscow, Russia. [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  2. November 8 2016, Wikileaks suggests to Donald Trump Jr that should Trump lose, he should refuse to concede. [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  3. November 8 2016, Justice Department investigators believed Russia’s GRU Unit 26165 and Unit 74455 targeted voters in key swing states, down to the precinct level, and could not have done so independently. According to McClatchy, “By Election Day, an automated Kremlin cyberattack of unprecedented scale and sophistication had delivered critical and phony news about the Democratic presidential nominee to the Twitter and Facebook accounts of millions of voters. Some investigators suspect the Russians targeted voters in swing states, even in key precincts. Russia’s operation used computer commands knowns as ‘bots’ to collect and dramatically heighten the reach of negative or fabricated news about Clinton, including a story in the final days of the campaign accusing her of running a pedophile ring at a Washington pizzeria. One source familiar with Justice’s criminal probe said investigators doubt Russian operatives controlling the so-called robotic cyber commands that fetched and distributed fake news stories could have independently ‘known where to specifically target … to which high-impact states and districts in those states.’” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  4. November 8 2016, Sean Hannity related on live television that he was in contact with Paul Manafort before Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign, after Manafort resigned, and even spoke with Manafort ten days before the election. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371]
  5. November 8–9 2016, In a series of Twitter direct messages, Alexander Torshin and Maria Butina discussed the election results as they were announced. Butina messaged, “I am going to sleep. It’s 3 am here. I am ready for further orders”. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  6. November 9 2016, The morning after Donald Trump won the election, WikiLeaks sent Roger Stone another message. “Happy? We are now more free to communicate.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  7. November 9 2016, hours after Trump’s surprise victory, Simon Kukes got an email from Moscow. It was from Vyacheslav Pavlovsky. It said: “Hello, dear Semyon. Congratulations!”
  8. November 2016, After meeting Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak with Mike Flynn, Jared Kushner secretly met with Vladimir Putin’s banker, and lied about this on federal forms. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  9. November 10 2016, Hope Hicks denies that anyone on the Trump campaign had any contact with foreign entities. “There was no communication between the campaign and any foreign entity during the campaign.” [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  10. November 10 2016, President Barack Obama met with President-Elect Donald Trump. Obama reportedly warned Trump about hiring Mike Flynn as National Security Advisor.
  11. November 13 2016, Rob Goldstone texts Ike Kaveladze, a top Agalarov associate who was also at the Trump Tower meeting, just after the 2016 election. “So it seems we are all now in the President’s Inner circle!! So shocking.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”]
  12. November 15 2016, Mike Flynn joined Donald Trump for an Intelligence Briefing at the White House.
  13. November 17 2016, Two news sources published articles about Mike Flynn’s contact with Kamil Ekim Alptekin and Turkish interests. The Trump transition team declined to comment about these news stories.
  14. November 18 2016, Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, sends a letter to Mike Pence with concerns about Mike Flynn’s links to Russia and Turkey, and requests more information. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  15. November 19 2016, Donald Trump accepts guilt for committing fraud with Trump University, and pays a $25 million settlement.
  16. November 18 2016, Donald Trump announced he would name Mike Flynn as his National Security Advisor. Trump was aware that Michael Flynn was under investigation and working as a foreign agent when they hired him in January 2017 to be National Security Advisor, granting him access to our nation’s most highly classified secrets. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  17. November 28 2016, Goldstone emailed Rhona Graff, explaining that “Aras Agalarov has asked me to pass on this document in the hope it can be passed on to the appropriate team.” Later that day, Graff forwarded to Steve Bannon the email with Agalarov’s document regarding the Magnitsky Act as an attachment, explaining, “The PE [President Elect] knows Aras well. Rob is his rep in the US and sent this on. Not sure how to proceed, if at all. R.” [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  18. December 1 2016, Mike Flynn and Jared Kushner meet Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at Trump Tower. According to Kushner’s own testimony, he proposed a secret communication link with the Kremlin through the Russian Embassy in an effort to find a “secure line.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]

The Trump Campaign Receives A Bribery Payment From The Kremlin

  1. December 7 2016, Rosneft sold a 19.5-Percent Sake (Worth $11 Billion) to Glencore Plc and Qatar’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. According to Bloomberg, “Commodity trader Glencore Plc and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund agreed to buy a 10.2-billion euro ($11 billion) stake in Russia’s largest oil producer from the state in a triumph for President Vladimir Putin over sanctions imposed by the West. The surprise deal gives the buyers a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft PJSC, which the U.S. and European Union have targeted with punitive measures, and is the biggest foreign investment in Russia since the crisis in Ukraine.”
  2. December 8 2016, Carter Page, (who was scrutinized by the F.B.I. on suspicion of private communications with senior Russian officials over the summer), arrived In Moscow for meetings with “Business Leaders.”, and had “the opportunity to meet with an executive from Rosneft,” the Russian oil giant, shortly before the company announced it was selling a 19.5% stake to Glencore, among other investors.. Page says he met with some of the top managers of Rosneft Shlomo Weber, Arkady Dvorkovich, Andrey Baranov, a former colleague from Gazprom who was director of investor relations at Rosneft. Page also stops in London where he meets Sergey Yatsenko and the Kazakh ambassador to the UK. Carter Page said he never met with Rosneft President Igor Sechin, whom he referred to as ‘Igor Ivanovich’ in one interview, or Sergei Ivanov. He also suggested that the deal, which involved an investment by a Qatar fund, was a good example of how US companies were being kept from pursuing opportunities because of US sanctions against Russia. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Conspiracy to Launder Money (18 U.S.C. § 1956(h))”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  3. December 9 2016, Senator John McCain delivers the Steele Dossier to FBI Director James Comey. None of principals from Trump, Qatar, or Russia orbits seem to be aware of the dossier yet.”
  4. December 12 2016, As Carter Page was in Moscow, and 5 days after the Rosneft deal, Michael Cohen, Mike Flynn, and Rick Perry met with Qatari Investment Fund representative Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, and Qatar Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, and Ayman Sabi at Trump Tower, in order to accept a Kremlin bribe of 19% of Rosneft Oil Company. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Conspiracy to Launder Money (18 U.S.C. § 1956(h))”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  5. December 12 2016, Mike Flynn, Jared Kushner, and Steve Bannon reportedly also met with Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, an encounter that appears more significant in light of reports that the crown prince later arranged a back-channel meeting in the Seychelles between emissaries of Trump and Putin. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  6. December 12 2016, Jared Kushner, and Mike Flynn, were at Trump Tower with Russia’s ambassador discussing building a secret Kremlin backchannel. Jared Kushner moved to set up that call and that backchannel, at the same time Mike Flynn was hired by Kushner for the Trump Administration. Using Flynn to create a backchannel to Russia was the most significant objective of hiring Flynn. As a follow-up to that meeting, a Kushner associate again met with Sergey Kislyak. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”]
  7. December 12 2016, Ukrainian politician Andrii Artemenko (who worked with Cohen and Sater on lifting Russian sanctions) visited Qatar. This is a pretty remarkable coincidence. It just happened to be four days after Qatar’s Rosneft purchase and the same day as Al-Rumaihi’s visit to Cohen and Flynn at Trump Tower. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Conspiracy to Launder Money (18 U.S.C. § 1956(h))”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  8. December 12 2016, President-elect Donald Trump officially nominates Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Tillerson had engaged in joint ventures with Russian State-backed oil company Rosneft via Chairman Igor Sechin, and in 2013 received the Russian Order of Friendship from Vladimir Putin. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  9. December 13 2016, Jared Kushner meets Sergey Gorkov, who chairs Russia’s government-owned Vnesheconombank and is Vladimir Putin’s close confidant. Vnesheconombank is understood by analysts to be Putin’s slush fund and is under strict U.S. sanctions. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”][One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  10. December 14 2016, Sergey Gorkov flies to Japan, where he is reported to have met with Vladimir Putin.

The Trump Administration Begins Puppet Operation With The Kremlin

  1. December 16 2016, Trump’s National Security aide, KT MacFarland, agreed Election Fraud had been committed when replying in an email, “If there is a tit-for-tat escalation Trump will have difficulty improving relations with Russia, which has just thrown U.S.A. election to him”.
  2. December 18 2016 , Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was asked whether anyone involved in the campaign had “any contact with Russians trying to meddle in the elections?” Conway replied, “Absolutely not. And I discussed that with the president-elect just last night. Those conversations never happened. I hear people saying it’s like a fact on television. That is just not only inaccurate and false, but it’s dangerous.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “False Statements (18 U.S.C. § 2, 1001(a))”]
  3. December 29 2016, President Obama levied sanctions on Russia for its interference in the election and ejected Russian diplomats from the US. Flynn reportedly called Kislyak several times that day, according to “senior U.S. government officials”. Following Obama’s move against Russia, Mike Flynn asks Kislyak to “refrain from escalating the situation.” Sergey Kislyak later tells Flynn that Russia “had chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of his request.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Violating the Logan Act (18 U.S.C. § 953)”]
  4. December 30 2016, Vladimir Putin announced Russia would not retaliate. Donald Trump tweets to Putin, calling him “very smart” for not responding to Obama’s sanctions in kind. Putin’s decision came as a surprise in part because Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had earlier said in televised remarks, “Of course, we cannot leave these sanctions unanswered … Reciprocity is the law of diplomacy and international relations.”[One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Violating the Logan Act (18 U.S.C. § 953)”]
  5. December 30 2016, Oleg Erovinkin, a former general in the KGB and its successor the FSB, described as a key aide to Igor Sechin, found dead in the back of his car in Moscow.
  6. January 2017, Payments from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg to Michael Cohen begin. But then the Steele Dossier is published, and Qatar may have been concerned about being exposed, and it may have delayed or backed off of completing the deal. Kushner had already sought money directly from Qatar. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy to Launder Money (18 U.S.C. § 1956(h))”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  7. January 4 2017, According to later reporting by the New York Times, Mike Flynn reveals to Don McGahn, chief attorney for the transition effort, that he’s under FBI investigation. Flynn is still appointed national security adviser and receives provisional security clearance. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  8. January 9 2017, Possible bribery meeting of Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, his American cousin Andrew Intrator, Donald Trump’s fixer Michael Cohen, front company for Donald Trump’s payoffs Essential Consultants LLC, Russia-based global conglomerate Renova, and mysterious Renova-owned American investment fund Columbus Nova, ($2 billion in assets, $20 million in investments), in Trump Tower on January 9, 2017. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Conspiracy to Launder Money (18 U.S.C. § 1956(h))”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  9. January 10 2017, In his confirmation hearing to become Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions says under oath that he did not have contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Perjury (18 U.S.C. § 1621)”]
  10. January 10 2017, Buzzfeed publishes the Trump-Russia Dossier.
  11. January 11 2017, Erik Prince meets with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan Abu Dhabi, Kirill Dmitriev CEO of RDIF, and George Nader in Seychelles, former consultant to Blackwater about a back-channel from the Trump administration to Russia. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  12. January 12 2017, David Ignatius published his account of the Flynn-Kislyak Calls.
  13. January 13 2017, a transition official told the Washington Post on that “sanctions were not discussed whatsoever.” Sean Spicer claims to reporters that Flynn’s call with Kislyak focused on a Trump-Putin call. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  14. January 14 2017, Mike Flynn reportedly told Mike Pence he had not discussed sanctions with Sergey Kislyak. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  15. January 15 2017, Mike Pence and Reince Priebus both went on Sunday shows and insisted that Mike Flynn had not discussed sanctions or the expulsion of diplomats with Kislyak. In response to John Dickerson’s question about whether “the Flynn conversation [with Kislyak] help[ed] pave the way for that sort of more temperate response” by Russia, Pence asserted that Flynn and Kislyak “did not discuss anything having to do with the United States’ decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia.” Priebus told Chuck Todd that “none of that came up. The subject matter of sanctions or the actions taken by the Obama [administration] did not come up in the conversation.” [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  16. January 17 2017, In a separate questionnaire, Jeff Sessions denied contacting any Russian officials regarding the 2016 election. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  17. January 18 2017, Mike Flynn and other transition officials (including Devin Nunes) attended a breakfast meeting with the Turkish foreign minister at the Trump Hotel in DC. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  18. January 19 2017, Sally Yates reportedly discussed the possibility of briefing the incoming administration about Flynn’s conversations with Kislyak. Jim Comey reportedly dissents for fear of complicating an ongoing investigation.
  19. January 20 2017, Trump inaugurated as 45th US president. On Inauguration Day. Mike Flynn allegedly texted a former business associate that their private firm’s plan to build nuclear reactors in the Mideast was “good to go” because U.S. sanctions on Russia, which had been blocking these plans, would soon be “ripped up.” This plan would have delivered massive profits to Flynn and others. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  20. January 20 2017, Also attending Trump’s inauguration is Viktor Vekselberg, Andrew Intrator, Robert Mercer, Rebekah Mercer, Alexander Torshin, and Maria Butina. [Establishing intent: “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  21. Since the moment he was sworn in January 20th, 2017, Trump has repeatedly violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by using the office of the presidency to receive compensation and gifts from foreign governments and agents.
  22. January 22 2017, Mike Flynn, now Trump’s national security adviser, lies to the FBI, falsely claiming that he never discussed the Obama administration’s Russia sanctions with Kislyak. Flynn reportedly denied having discussed sanctions with Kislyak in a conversation with Sean Spicer. The Wall Street Journal reported on the same day that Flynn was the subject of a counterintelligence investigation related to his contacts with Kislyak. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  23. January 23 2017, Sean Spicer again says Flynn had just “one call” with Kislyak and that sanctions were not discussed. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  24. January 24 2017, In an interview with FBI agents, Mike Flynn denies that he spoke about sanctions with Russian officials with Ambassador Kislyak. Flynn never told anyone about this meeting with the FBI in which he lied to investigators. Trump and his team became aware of this fact two days later on January 26, when former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates informed the White House Counsel Don McGahn of this fact. It was the next day that Trump invited then-FBI Director Comey to the White House for dinner and asked for a loyalty pledge, and even more inexplicable was that Flynn was allowed to remain in his post for 18 more days. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  25. January 27 2017, Donald Trump tells FBI Director James Comey, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,” according to sworn testimony Comey would later deliver to Congress. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  26. January 2017, Andrii Artemenko, former Ukrainian lawmaker, contacted Felix Sater, a former business associate of Trump’s, to find out how he could make his plan for peace in Ukraine known to the Trump administration. Sater introduced Artemenko to Michael Cohen, who left the plan in the office of then-national security adviser Michael Flynn. Artemenko then met with Sater and Cohen at the Loews Regency in Manhattan to discuss the plan to lease to Russia the Crimean Peninsula, for 50 years and lift sanctions against Russia. Artemenko also visited Qatar on December 12 2016, the same day as Al-Rumaihi met with Cohen at Trump Tower. Curt Weldon said the plan was paid for by Viktor Vekselberg, via Columbus Nova with Vekselberg’s cousin, Andrew Intrator. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  27. February 13 2017, Mike Flynn resigns from the position of National Security Advisor for the Trump Administration.
  28. February 14 2017, Donald Trump commits Obstruction of Justice by asking James Comey to drop the investigation into Flynn, according to sworn testimony Comey would later deliver to Congress. Comey says Trump told him: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  29. March 2017, Donald Trump commits Obstruction of Justice by ordering Don McGahn to try to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Justice Department investigation into collusion. When this effort failed, Trump raged, saying Sessions should be protecting him from the probe, and asking: “Where’s my Roy Cohn?” [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  30. March 4 2017, Roger Stone tweets that he “had a “perfectly legal back channel to Assange.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  31. March 8 2017, The Smoking Gun reveals Roger Stone’s private communications with Guccifer 2.0. The Smoking Gun reports that Stone first said he did not recall these exchanges, and Stone said the entire exchange was public: “Asked if he had exchanged private Twitter direct messages with ‘Guccifer 2.0,’ Stone said in a text, ‘don’t recall.’ … Stone said he thought his “entire communication” with “Guccifer 2.0” “was on twitter for the world to see.” The “brief exchange was public,” Stone contended. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “False Statements (18 U.S.C. § 2, 1001(a))”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  32. March 10 2017, Roger Stone says the conversations with Guccifer 2.0 were “completely innocuous,” and “[i]t was so perfunctory, brief and banal I had forgotten it.” Only after The Smoking Gun breaks the story about his private Direct Messages with Guccifer 2.0, Stone publishes a statement on his website including the same representations he made to Washington Times, and publishes what he says is the complete exchange with Guccifer 2.0 [Note: it is not credible that this exchange was “banal” and that he had “forgotten” about it, in part, due to Stone’s own Breitbart article preceding the exchange, in which he obviously recognized the importance of Guccifer 2.0.] [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]

The Trump Administration Begins Obstruction of Justice

  1. March 22 2017, Donald Trump commits Obstruction of Justice by asking both the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers to end the Trump-Russia investigation. In the incident March 22nd with Coats, Trump again asked everyone to clear the room , except CIA Director Pompeo, before making his illegal request. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  2. March 30th 2017, Donald Trump commits Obstruction of Justice by calling James Comey at his office and telling Comey that the Russia investigation is a “cloud” inhibiting his ability to act as president. Trump assures Comey that he has had nothing to do with Russia and asks Comey what he can do to “lift the cloud.” [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  3. April 2017, Jared Kushner reportedly escalated a Gulf state crisis between Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar with a risk of regional war — perhaps trying to coerce Qatar into completing the deal. A few months later, the Qatar-backed Apollo Group delivers $184 million to Kushner, who has been in financial crisis over a disastrous purchase of 666 5th Ave. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Laundering of monetary instruments (18 U.S.C. § 1956)”] [One count of “Conspiracy to Launder Money (18 U.S.C. § 1956(h))”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  4. April 2017, Donald Trump commits Witness Tampering by sending text messages to Mike Flynn, including one that said “stay strong”, in an attempt to influence his possible testimony and prevent him from cooperating with authorities. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  5. April 11th 2017, Donald Trump commits Obstruction of Justice by calling James Comey again and asking what he has done about Trump’s request to publicize the fact that he is not personally under investigation. Comey tells Trump that he relayed Trump’s request to Acting Deputy AG Dana Boente but that he has not heard back. Trump reiterates that the “cloud” is interfering with his ability to act as president, and asks whether he should have his staff contact Boente. Comey advises Trump of the traditional channel, which is for White House Counsel to contact DOJ leadership to make such requests. Trump says he will do so and tells Comey, “Because I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know.” Comey responds by reiterating that the proper channel for Trump’s request is for Trump to follow the DOJ chain of command. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  6. May 8 2017, According to later reporting in the New York Times, the White House distributes a draft letter written by Donald Trump and Stephen Miller, described by sources as a “screed”, laying out the reasons for firing Comey, including Trump’s displeasure that Comey wouldn’t publicly say Trump wasn’t being investigated in the Russia inquiry. In the Oval Office, Pence and McGahn reportedly review the draft and McGahn reportedly asks that some sections be removed. A version of this letter is sent to Rod Rosenstein, who crafts a new memo justifying the firing and attributing it to Comey’s conduct during the Clinton investigation, with no mention of Russia. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  7. May 8 2017, Donald Trump tried to intimidate Sally Yates by accusing her via Twitter of leaking classified information just hours before her testimony before Congress. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”] [One count of “Witness Intimidation (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”]
  8. May 9 2017, Donald Trump fired James Comey and admitted, both on national TV to NBC’s Lester Holt May 11th and to the Russians in the Oval Office on May 10th, that it was to stop the Trump-Russia investigation. According to a January 2018 New York Times article, the letter that Trump originally drafted firing Comey in May 2017, whose release was blocked by his advisers, contained an explicit reference to the Russia probe in the first sentence, according to the Times’s sources. The White House had previously told the Times that the letter didn’t mention the Russia probe. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  9. May 10 2017, Mike Pence publicly denies that the Russia investigation factored into the decision, strongly suggesting that Trump was merely “accept[ing] the recommendation of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general”. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  10. May 10 2017, In Oval Office: Donald Trump to Ambassador Kislyak and Foreign Minister Lavrov: “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job… I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  11. May 11 2017, Donald Trump to NBC’s Lester Holt here: “And in fact when I decided to just do it [fire Comey,] I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won.’” [Establishing intent: “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  12. May 12 2017, Donald Trump threatened James Comey via Twitter, to not discuss their earlier meetings together and insinuated he had tape recordings of their conversations. Trump then bragged about influencing Comey’s testimony during an interview that aired June 23rd on ‘Fox and Friends.’ [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”] [One count of “Witness Intimidation (42 U.S.C § 3617)”]
  13. May 17 2017, shortly after hearing that the Justice Department had appointed Robert Mueller to take over the Russia investigation, Donald Trump berated Jeff Sessions. The appointment had caused the administration again to lose control over the investigation, and Trump accused Sessions of “disloyalty.” [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  14. Summer 2017, Donald Trump and his lawyers discussed pardoning Flynn and Manafort. The discussions came as the special counsel was building cases against both men, and they raise questions about whether the lawyer, John Dowd, who has since resigned, was offering pardons to influence their decisions about whether to plead guilty and cooperate in the investigation. This is clearly a conspiracy to commit witness tampering and obstruction of justice. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”]
  15. June 2017, Donald Trump ordered Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller, but McGahn threatened to quit. This would have been obstruction of justice had the firing occur, but it shows Trump’s intent to obstruct. [Establishing intent: “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  16. June 20 2017, Ukraine’s Kiev government apparently made a secret $400,000 payment for access to Donald Trump for Ukraine President Poroshenko, via Michael Cohen and Felix Sater. [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  17. July 2017, Jared Kushner’s father Charles Kushner met with Qatar’s Minister of Finance Ali Sharif Al Emadi to discuss financing of Kushner Companies’ 666 Fifth Avenue building. Intercept: “Tom Barrack, a Trump friend who had suggested that Thani consider investing in the Kushner property, has said Charles Kushner was “crushed” when his son got the White House job because that prompted the Qataris to pull out.” [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  18. July 8 2017, Donald Trump personally dictated a statement he knew to be false on regarding his son’s infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting to discuss collusion opportunities with Kremlin-connected operatives. This is clearly obstruction of justice and places the President directly in the middle of a Trump-Russia cover-up. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”]
  19. July 10 2017, According to the documents, Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer Alan Futerfas contacted three participants in the June 9 2016 meeting, publicist Rob Goldstone, Russian singer Emin Agalarov and Russian executive Ike Kaveladze, to discuss their memories of the day. Two days after a New York Times report first revealed the Trump Tower meeting in 2016, Goldstone forwarded Agalarov and Kaveladze a proposed “statement drafted by Trump lawyers which they have asked me to release.” [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”]
  20. July 23 2017, Anthony Scaramucci wrote an email to Rob Goldstone about coordinating responses to the disclosure of the June 9 2016 Trump Tower Meeting: “I don’t officially start until the 15th Rob. But I just wanted to drop you a line to say if you ever need to pick my brains then my door is always open,” [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”]
  21. July 26 2017, Just hours after FBI agents conducted a pre-dawn raid of his campaign manager Paul Manafort’s house, Donald Trump was urging Sessions to dismiss the acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe via Twitter. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”] [One count of “Witness Intimidation (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”]
  22. August 2017, Felix Sater broke with the Trump Campaign/Administration cover story coordinators, and admitted that Trump-Russia occurred.
  23. August 7 2017, Donald Trump called Sen. Thom Tillis to let him know he was unhappy with legislation that would potentially prevent him from firing special counsel Mueller in order to end the Trump-Russia investigation. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  24. August 9 2017, Donald Trump called Mitch McConnell and began to yell at him about his failure to “protect him” from the Russia investigation. Yet another piece of evidence in this long and public effort to obstruct justice in a federal investigation. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  25. September 1 2017, Ex-Sputnik News Services journalists, Andrew Feinberg and Joe Fionda, provide hundreds of documents to the FBI demonstrating that Sputnik News journalists Lee Stranahan and Cassandra Fairbanks had relationships with Russian GRU persona Guccifer 2.0 and key American ally of Donald Trump, Roger Stone. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 U.S.C. § 1030)”]
  26. September 7 2017, Donald Trump Jr. committed Obstruction of Justice when he avoided telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that his father dictated his cover-up statement when asked. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  27. November 2017, Apollo Global, linked to Qatar, makes an unusually large $184 million loan to Jared Kushner’s family company. “One of the largest investors in Apollo’s real estate trust is the Qatari government’s investment fund, the Qatar Investment Authority… Mr. Kushner’s firm previously sought a $500 million investment from the former head of that Qatari fund for its headquarters at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. That investment never materialized.” QIA is run by Al-Rumaihi, who visited Trump Tower on Dec. 12, four days after the Rosneft deal was completed. [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  28. November 3rd 2017, Donald Trump sent a series of tweets and made numerous statements which attempted to turn the immense power of the Justice Department and federal criminal investigative agencies against his political adversaries, exactly the same activity that Congress was ready to impeach Richard Nixon for in 1973. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Intimidation (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”]
  29. November 4 2017, A week after Jared Kushner’s visit Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman launched an anti-corruption crackdown and arrested dozens of members of the Saudi royal family. Per three sources “Crown Prince Mohammed told confidants that Kushner had discussed the names of Saudis disloyal to the crown prince.” However, “Kushner, through his attorney’s spokesperson, denies having done so.” Another source said Mohammed bin Salman told UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed that Kushner was “in his pocket.” [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  30. November 14 2017, Attorney general Jeff Sessions testifies before the House Judiciary Committee, and commits Perjury via stating he “pushed back” on George Papadopoulos’ offer to arrange a meeting between Donald Trump and Kremlin-linked Russians. Sessions testified that “I believe I made clear to him that he should not represent the campaign to Russians or anyone else”, “I pushed back against his suggestion that I thought may have been improper”. [One counts of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One counts of “Perjury (18 U.S.C. § 1621)”]
  31. November 15 2017, Dmitry Rybolovlev sold his Leonardo Da Vinci painting ‘Salvatore Mundi’ for $450.3 million, setting a new record for the highest priced painting sold at auction. Rybolovlev, who had purchased a Florida home from Trump in 2008 for $95 million, more than $50 million above Trump’s purchase price, sold the Da Vinci painting for $322 million above his purchase price. The painting was bought by Saudi Prince Bader bin Abdullah on behalf of crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman. The price was driven up by a bidding war with the UAE’s Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, as both bidders feared losing the painting to the Qatari ruling family. After the purchase came under criticism, the Da Vinci painting was swapped with the UAE Ministry of Culture in exchange for an equally valued yacht. [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  32. November 30 2017, a New York Times story detailed numerous accounts from U.S. Senators of Donald Trump calling them and asking them to finish or end their Trump-Russia investigations. This is again part of a pattern of obstruction of justice. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  33. December 2017, Buzzfeed broke a story on how Erik Prince had pitched the Trump administration on a plan to hire him to privatize the Afghan war and mine Afghanistan’s valuable minerals. A slide presentation of Prince’s pitch described Afghanistan’s rich deposits of minerals with an estimated value of $1 trillion, and described his plan as “a strategic mineral resource extraction funded effort.” [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  34. December 2017, When a Channel 4 reporter, (pretending to be a Sri Lankan political operative), asked if Cambridge Analytica could offer investigations into the damaging secrets of rivals, Alexander Nix said he worked with former spies from Britain and Israel to look for political dirt. He also volunteered that his team were ready to go further than an investigation. “Oh, we do a lot more than that,” he said over dinner at an exclusive hotel in London. “Deep digging is interesting, but you know equally effective can be just to go and speak to the incumbents and to offer them a deal that’s too good to be true and make sure that that’s video recorded. “You know these sort of tactics are very effective, instantly having video evidence of corruption.” Nix suggested one possible scenario, in which the managing director of Cambridge Analytica’s political division, Mark Turnbull, would pose as a wealthy developer looking to exchange campaign finance for land. “I’m a master of disguise,” Turnbull said. Another option, Nix suggested, would be to create a sex scandal. “Send some girls around to the candidate’s house, we have lots of history of things,” he told the reporter. “We could bring some Ukrainians in on holiday with us, you know what I’m saying.” He said these were hypothetical scenarios, but suggested his ideas were based on precedent. “Please don’t pay too much attention to what I’m saying, because I’m just giving you examples of what can be done, what has been done.” Any work may have stayed out of the spotlight partly because Cambridge Analytica works hard to cover traces of its operations, Nix said, using a shifting network of names and front groups. “We’re used to operating through different vehicles, in the shadows, and I look forward to building a very long-term and secretive relationship with you,” Nix told the source in a first phone call. Cambridge Analytica sometimes contracts under a different name, so that there are no records of its involvement, Turnbull said. That does not only protect the company, but also makes its work more efficient, he is recorded saying. [One count of “Conspiracy Against the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371)”] [One count of “Illegal contributions by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. § 30121)”] [One count of “RICO (18 U.S.C. § 1962(c))”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  35. December 2 2017, Donald Trump tweets an admission that he knew Mike Flynn had lied to FBI. “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!” If he indeed asked Comey to “let Flynn go” on Feb. 14, 2017, this tweet suggests that Trump knew at that time that Flynn had committed a felony, and thus strengthens the obstruction case. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]

The Trump Administration’s Cover-Up Falls Apart

  1. December 13 2017, John Kelly fires Omarosa Manigault Newman from her position at the White House, and states, “And the issue that you may or may not have a full appreciation for, but I think you do, this would be a pretty high level of accountability … Meaning a court-martial.” and “And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future, relative to your reputation.”. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”] [One count of “Witness Intimidation (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”]
  2. December 14 2017, Within 24 hours of the firing of Omarosa Manigault Newman from the White House, Lara Trump calls to offer a job in the Trump 2020 campaign, and states, “It sounds a little like, obviously, that there are some things you’ve got in the back pocket to pull out,” Trump is heard saying. “Clearly, if you come on board the campaign, like, we can’t have, we got to,”. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”] [One count of “Witness Intimidation (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”]
  3. December 21 2017, Former Donald Trump administration Chief Strategist Steve Bannon stated about the June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian government representatives, “Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.” Steve Bannon also stated, “Kushner was taking meetings with Russians to get additional stuff. This tells you everything about Jared.”
  4. December 23 2017, Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Andrew McCabe on Twitter in an effort to intimidate him and retaliate for recent closed door testimony in which McCabe verified James Comey’s account that Trump demanded a loyalty pledge before firing him. This is again witness tampering and an attempt to obstruct justice. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”] [One count of “Witness Intimidation (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”]
  5. February 2018, Donald Trump instructed Michael Cohen to seek restraining order against adult-film actress, Stephanie Clifford, (Stormy Daniels). Eric Trump approved a false statement to the Wall Street Journal in March 2017, that was drafted by Trump Organization lawyers Alan Garten & Jill Martin. The false statement stated that Martin filed arbitration against Stormy Daniels “in her individual capacity” with no involvement from the Trump Organization. [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”] [One count of “Campaign Finance Law (52 U.S.C. § 30116)”] [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  6. February 26 2018, Paul Manafort commits Witness Tampering by attempting to suborn perjury via text message to Rick Gates. “We should talk. I have made clear that they worked in Europe”. [One count of “Witness Tampering (18 U.S.C. § 1512)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510]
  7. April 2018, Donald Trump delays, undercuts, and sabotages Russian sanctions. [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  8. April 5th, 2018, aboard Air Force One, Donald Trump lied to reporters and the American people when he said he did not know about the $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to purchase her silence about their sexual affair. However, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani then said on May 2nd that Trump did indeed reimburse his lawyer Michael Cohen for the $130,000 and thus obviously knew about the payment. Trump then confirmed he reimbursed Cohen in a May 3rd tweet and then this information was confirmed again in the May 16th financial disclosure forms that were released. In this deplorable episode, Trump has lied to the press, to the American people, and by not initially reporting the hush money payment, he has broken campaign finance law. [One count of “Campaign Finance Law (52 U.S.C. § 30116)”] [One count of “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  9. April 10 2018, Donald Trump hosts Qatari Emir Al Thani, with a dramatic reversal of tone. [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”] [One count of “RICO (18 U.S.C. § 1962(c))”]
  10. April 5 2018, Franklin Haney, the owner of an inoperative nuclear power plant in Hollywood, Alabama, sought a major investment for his facility at a meeting in Miami with Michael Cohen and Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, Qatar’s minister of economy and commerce and deputy chairman of the Qatar Investment Authority. “Cohen’s meeting with Al Thani suggests he was seeking to capitalize on his connection to Trump… The Miami meeting came the week before an April 10, 2018 Oval Office meeting between Trump and the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. In 2017, Trump supported a blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and others, and he accused Qatar of funding terrorist groups. During this White House meeting, in a sharp reversal, Trump praised the emir for cracking down on terror funding.” [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”] [One count of “Failure to File as an Agent of A Foreign Principal (22 U.S.C. § 612(a) and 618(a)(1); 18 U.S.C. § 2)”] [One count of “RICO (18 U.S.C. § 1962(c))”]
  11. April 28 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls for end of Qatar blockade. [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”] [One count of “RICO (18 U.S.C. § 1962(c))”]
  12. May 2018, Donald Trump personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com to ship packages, a dramatic move that probably would cost the company billions of dollars, and a clear case of Trump using government agencies to punish his very public enemy, Jeff Bezos. Articles of impeachment were drawn up against President Nixon for using the IRS to punish his enemies and this is no different. [One count of “Extortion and Threats (18 U.S.C. § 871–877)”]
  13. May 2 2018, Rudy Giuliani, among other things during Hannity’s interview, provides more evidence of Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice with corrupt intent: “[Trump] fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn’t a target of the investigation.” [Establishing intent: “Obstruction of criminal investigations (18 U.S.C. § 1510)”]
  14. May 3 2018, On Hannity and then Fox and Friends next morning, Rudy Giuliani also incriminates Donald Trump for campaign finance felony. [One count of “Campaign Finance Law (52 U.S.C. § 30116)”]
  15. May 17 2018, Jared Kushner and Charles Kushner bought the office tower at 666 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York for a record-setting $1.8 billion (just before crash in 2008). Today, the building only generates about half its annual mortgage payment, and 30 percent of the 41-story tower is vacant. In late 2016, the Kushner’s closed a deal with Anbang, a giant Chinese insurance company with ties to the country’s ruling elite, and with a billionaire from Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani to demolish the existing building at 666 Fifth and erecting $7.5B luxury super tower. [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]
  16. May 18 2018, Donald Trump violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by making a deal with the Chinese government to help the telecom giant ZTE in exchange for loans to fund a construction project that benefits his business. [One count of “Bribery of public officials and witnesses (18 U.S.C. § 201)”]

Requested Relief

  1. Judgement against all Defendants, on all counts specified, is requested with compensatory and treble damages, losses, statutory damages, punitive damages, and illegal financial gains, awarded to all harmed individuals.
  2. Issuance of a declaration of the Defendant’s guilt in conspiring with the government of the Russian Federation, and foreign nationals, to use stolen information to commit election fraud, during the 2016 USA Presidential Elections, and consideration of the invalidation of the 2016 USA Presidential Election results, pursuant to MARKS v. STINSON, 19 F.3d 873 (1994).
  3. Issuance of restrictions on the Defendants of engaging in any activities that involve theft of data, or illegal manipulation of elections.
  4. Awarding all costs and fees to the Plaintiff, including pre- and post-judgement interests.
  5. Awarding any other relief deemed just and proper.

Jury Demand

Pursuant to Rule 38 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Plaintiff demands trial by jury in this action of all issues triable.