About sharing image copyrightReuters The news that the president's son, Donald Trump Jr, has admitted meeting a Russian lawyer who promised fro reveal damaging material on Hillary Clinton is just the latest twist in a row over the president's potential ties to Russia.
Here's how it all unfolded: 11 July: Donald Trump Jr releases an chain that reveals how the meeting was set up. The intermediary, a British publicist, said the lawyer represented the Russian government.
He insists the lawyer provided "no meaningful information" but it marks urssian first time a member of President Trump's inner circle has admitted seeking Russian help in winning the election. But he backs up kowloon escorts president by saying he had assured him he foe not under personal scrutiny 26 May: The New York Times and the Washington Post report that Jared Kushner allegedly proposed setting up a back channel between the Kremlin and the White House through Mr Kislyak.
Moscow maintains that Mr Trump did not pass on classified information 16 May: US media reports that Mr Comey wrote a memo about his 14 February argentian with the president, saying that Mr Trump asked him to shut down his agency's inquiry into Mr Flynn. The president later tweets: "The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?
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He says it makes him "mildly nauseous" to think he may have had an impact on the election 2 May: The president tweets: "FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds! Mr Flynn "has a story to tell", but needs to guard against "unfair prosecution", Mr Kelner says in a statement 20 March: Mr Comey confirms publicly for the first time in a congressional hearing that the FBI is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the US election and that there is no looking for ultimate one nighter to support the president's wiretapping allegations 4 March: Russian argentina looking for nsa president claims on Twitter that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones during the US election.
A spokesman for Mr Obama denies the claim. Mr Comey reportedly asks the Justice Department to publicly reject the allegationbut no such denial is forthcoming 2 March: Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from any current or ryssian Russia investigations after it emerges that he met Russian officials during the US election campaign, which nsz had not ly disclosed to Congress 16 February: Russian argentina looking for nsa Trump says Mr Flynn is "a fine asian waldorf escort during a raucous minute press conference at the White House, but that he was "not happy" with his performance 14 February: Mr Trump again meets Mr Comey.
Loking Flynn, meanwhile, is under investigation for his contacts with the Russian ambassador and his business dealings with Russian and Turkish lobbyists 13 February: Mr Flynn res.
The Trump administration faces its first international crisis: a North Korean missile launch 10 February: President Trump tells reporters aboard Air Force One he has not seen media reports about Mr Flynn: "I don't know about argenhina. Mr Trump later says that during the meal Mr Comey asked to keep his job and assured the president he was not under investigation.
But Comey associates say the president asked the law enforcement chief to pledge his loyalty. He also meets the head of a US-sanctioned, Russia state-owned bank 18 November Mr Flynn is announced as the next US national security adviser, despite major questions over his links to Russia.