A compendium of Trump-Russia time lines is presented in the tables below. There are time lines for the overall Trump-Russia saga, for individual players in the saga, for the Steele Dossier, for the NRA-Russia connection, and for Trump’s Conflicts of Interest. Based on a cursory review of these time lines, my preliminary favorites are the Lawfare, BillMoyers.com, FactCheck.org, and Wikipedia time lines. The BillMoyers.com time line starts very early (1979), is quite thorough, and allows you to filter on specific individuals or combinations of individuals. Lawfare conveniently provides several categorized time lines (Trump statements, individual Trump associates, and FBI/Mueller investigation, among others). The FactCheck.org and Wikipedia time lines appear very thorough, and are presented in a no-frills (no/few images) compact format that suits me. There are other very thorough time lines that are frillier (more images) and less compact. The Comments column notes those timelines that are kept updated by their authors. NOTE: This compendium of timelines was last updated 11 March 2018.

Trump-Russia | Papadopoulos | Manafort | Flynn
Yates | Comey | Nunes | Steele Dossier | NRA | Conflicts of Interest

Trump-Russia Time Lines

 

Source
Start
End
First Event Comments
BillMoyers.com 1979 5 Mar 2018 Trump meets Stone Thorough; starts very early; filter on individual(s); updated
Lawfare 1980/1981 25 Feb 2018 Stone and Manafort open lobbying firm Thorough; conveniently categorized; updated
Vice 1987 16 Feb 2017 Trump visits Russia Focuses on Trump’s ties to Russia
NY Times Jul 1987 Sep 2013 Trump visits Russia Trump’s pursuit of real estate business in Russia
Politico 18 Jun 2013 28 Feb 2018 Trump tweets Miss Universe Thorough; updates
CBS News Nov 2013 30 Oct 2017 Moscow Miss Universe Includes names of investigation interviewees
CNN 18 Jun 2013 16 Feb 2016 Trump tweets Miss Universe Trump talks about Putin
Wikipedia 4 July 1987 9 Mar 2018 Trump’s first visit to Soviet Union Thorough; compact format; no images; updates
Rolling Stone 16 Jun 2015 31 Oct 2017 Trump running for President Thorough
FactCheck.org Jul 2015 24 Feb 2018 Russia hacks DNC network Thorough; compact format; very few images; updates
The Hill Sept 2015 15 Aug 2016 FBI warns DNC about network Re: Trump’s knowledge of Russia Clinton email claims
The Moscow Project Jan 2016 18 May 2017 Cohen emails Kremlin’s Peskov Trump-Russia contacts: Denials, Contacts, Meetings w/ links to sources
Business Insider 1 Mar 2016 4 Dec 2017 Papadopoulos named advisor Calendar; long-load time; coded alleged and confirmed; updates
NPR 4 Mar 2016 Oct 2016 Russian pro-Trump video Brief, critical time period
Teen Vogue 22 Jul 2016 5 Mar 2018 DNC emails leaked Thorough; many images and videos; updates
Fortune 7 Oct 2016 30 Oct 2017 Russia cited for Wikileaks leak Sparse; major events only
ABC News Dec 2016 26 Oct 2017 Russia sanctioned for interference Re: Trump opposition to Russia sanctions; dates not well identified

George Papadopoulos Focused Time Lines

Source Start
End First Event Comments
Washington Post 6 Mar 2016 30 Oct 2017 Papadopoulos learns he’s a Trump advisor Papadopoulos focused; dense timeline at end of article
the gaurdian early Mar 2016 30 Oct 2017 Papadopoulos learns he’s a Trump advisor Papadopoulos focused; thorough
LA Times early Mar 2016 5 Oct 2017 Papadopoulos named Trump advisor Papadopoulos focused; thorough; event headlines
USA Today early Mar 2016 7 Oct 2016 Papadopoulos learns he’s a Trump advisor Re: Attempts to arrange Campaign-Russia meeting

Paul Manafort Focused Time Lines

Source Start
End First Event Comments
Slate Mid-Feb 2016 31 Oct 2017 Manafort seeks role on Trump campaign Re: Trump’s comments at key points in Manafort saga
Newsweek 28 Mar 2016 30 Oct 2017 Manafort joins Trump campaign Re: Events leading to Manafort’s indictment
USA Today Late May 2016 Sept 2016 Manafort named Trump Campaign manager Sparse; focused on Manafort

Michael Flynn Focused Time Lines

Source Start
End First Event Comments
NY Daily News Aug 2014 1 Dec 2017 Flynn forced out as Obama’s DIA Flynn-focused
NBC Summer 2015 1 Dec 2017 Flynn first meets Trump Flynn-focused, in reverse time order
CBS 10 Dec 2015 2 Dec 2017 Flynn meets with Putin in Russia Flynn-focused, has interview-excerpts
FactCheck.org 10 Dec 2015 1 Dec 2017 Flynn speaks at RT conference in Moscow, sits next to Putin at dinner Flynn-focused, thorough
LA Times 10 Dec 2015 1 Dec 2017 Flynn meets with Putin in Russia Flynn-focused, includes timeline
Bloomberg Early-Dec 2016 1 Dec 2017 Flynn and Kushner meet Russian ambassador Kislyak Flynn-focused, thorough
CNBC 21 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2016 Egypt submits UN resolution on Israeli settlements Two Flynn timelines (UN Resolution, Russia sanctions)
Washington Post 22 Dec 2016 17 May 2017 Obama Admin signals it may not veto UN resolution on Israeli settlements Re: Flynn-related events leading to appointment of Special Counsel
NY Times 28 Dec 2016 1 Dec 2017 Obama sanctions Russia for election interference Flynn-focused, a timeline

Sally Yates Focused Time Lines

Source Start
End First Event Comments
Rolling Stone 10 Nov 2016 13 Feb 2017 Obama warns Trump about Flynn Yates role as Acting AG re: Flynn firing
 ABC  24 Jan 2017  13 Feb 2017 Flynn interviewed by FBI at WH Yates role as Acting AG re: Flynn firing

James Comey Focused Time Lines

Source Start
End First Event Comments
USA Today Jun 2013 17 May 2017 Comey named FBI directory by Obama Comey-related, includes Clinton investigation
Bill Moyers 21 Mar 2016 9 Feb 2018 Trump names Page and Papadopoulos as foreign policy advisors somewhat Comey-related, timeline; updated
ABC 5 Jul 2016 1 June 2017 Comey presser on Clinton investigation Comey-related, thorough
ThinkProgress 5 Jul 2016 10 May 2017 Trump tweets about Comey presser on Clinton Comey-related, includes Clinton investigation, includes tweet
Washington Post 29 Dec 2016 17 May 2017  Obama sanctions Russia for election interference  Comey-related

Devin Nunes Focused Time Lines

Midnight Run Tappdance
Source Start
End First Event Comments
Washington Post 4 Mar 2017 29 Mar 2017 Trump tweets “wires tapped” by Obama Nunes-focused, has map of WH complex, very thorough
The Hill 4 Mar 2017 31 Mar 2017 Trump tweets “wires tapped” by Obama Nunes-focused
Wired 21 Mar 2017 11 Apr 2017 Nunes makes unscheduled stop at WH Nunes-focused
San Diego Union-Tribune 22 Mar 2017 6 Apr 2017 Nunes holds press conference Nunes-focused
Memo Mania
NBC  3 Jan 2015  2 Feb 2018 Nunes begins tenure as chair of HPSCI Includes: Tappdance; Excludes: Search for Steele; Thorough
Lawfare  11 Nov 2016  2 Feb 2018 Nunes named to Trump Transition Team Includes: Tappdance; Excludes: Search for Steele; Very detailed
Washington Post  Early 2016  31 Oct 2016 FBI agents exchange text messages Focused on Memo, not Nunes

Steele Dossier Time Line

Source Start
End First Event Comments
Washington Post  2009  2 Feb 2018 Simpson and Steele first meet Categories: Campaign, Investigation, Steele; Very thorough

NRA-Russia Time Lines

Source Start
End First Event Comments
Mother Jones 2011 1 Mar 2018 Russian senator Torshin introduced to NRA President Keene Focused on ties between NRA, GOP, and Trump campaign

Conflicts of Interest Time Lines

Source Start
End First Event Comments
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2018 Trump Tower lease to China state-owned bank of concern with Trump’s inauguration Focused on conflicts of interest (not Trump-Russia); in reverse chronological order; interactive