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Abramoff, Jack

Acosta, Alexander

Anderson, Christopher

Anderson, James

Anthony, Susan B.

Azar, Alex M.

Bannon, Stephen K.

Barr, William

Beck, Nancy

Bernhardt, David

Bezos, Jeff

Bharara, Preet

Biden, Hunter

Blagojevich, Rod

Blair, Robert

Bolton, John

Bork, Robert

Brechbuhl, T. Ulrich

Broidy, Elliott

Burt, Richard

Caputo, Michael

Carson, Ben

Chao, Elaine

Cheney, Richard (Dick)

Chertoff, Michael

Christie, Chris

Cipollone, Pat A.

Clark, Fred Davis, Jr

Clifford, Stephanie

Clovis, Sam

Cohen, Michael

Cohen-Watnick, Ezra

Comey, James

Conway, Kellyanne

Cooper, Laura

Corsi, Jerome

Craig, Gregory

Credico, Randy

Croft, Catherine

DeJoy, Louis

Desmond, Michael

DeVos, Betsy

Duffey, Michael

Duncan, Robert "Mike"

Eisenberg, John

Ellis, Michael

Epstein, Jeffrey

Esper, Mark T

Flynn, Michael

Franklin, Benjamin

Fruman, Igor

Gates, Rick

Gillespie, Ed

Giuliani, Rudolph (Rudy)

Gordon, J.D.

Gordon, Sue

Griffith, Preston Wells

Hale, David

Haley, Nikki

Hamilton, Alexander

Hicks, Hope

Hill, Fiona

Holmes, David

Huckabee Sanders, Sarah

Huckabee, Mike

Kemp, Brian

Kennedy, Justin

Kent, George

Kerik, Bernard

Kernan, Joseph

Kobach, Kris

Koch Brothers

Krebs, Christopher

Kushner, Charles

Kushner, Jared

Lanza, Bryan

Linick, Steve

Macgregor, Douglas

Maguire, Joseph

Manafort, Paul

Manning, Chelsea (Bradley)

Mattis, James

McCormack, Brian

McEnany, Kayleigh

Miller, Christopher C.

Miller, Stephen

Mnuchin, Steven

Moley, Kevin

Morrison, Tim

Mueller III, Robert

Mukasey, Marc

Mulvaney, Michael John (Mick)

Nader, George

Nunberg, Sam

Page, Carter

Papadopoulos, George

Parnas, Lev

Patel, Kash

Patten, Sam

Perdue, Sonny

Perry, Rick

Petersen, Matthew

Pickering, Charles

Pinedo, Richard

Pizzella, Patrick

Pogue, Paul

Prince, Erik

Pruitt, Scott

Raffensperger, Brad

Ratcliffe, John

Rosen, Jeffrey A.

Rosenstein, Rod

Ross, Wilbur

Rove, Karl

Schiller, Keith

Shanahan, Patrick

Sondland, Gordon

Stepien, Bill

Stewart, Jen

Stone, Roger

Stull, Mari

Tata, Anthony

Taylor, William

Tillerson, Rex

Trainor, James E. (Trey)

Trump, Donald Jr.

Trump, Eric

Trump, Ivanka

Trump, Melania

Vance, Cyrus Jr.

Vindman, Alexander

Volker, Kurt

Vought, Russell T.

Warren, Earl

Weisselberg, Allen

Wheeler, Andrew

Whitaker, Matthew

Wiener, Alter

Williams, David

Williams, Jennifer

Wray, Christopher

Yovanovitch, Marie

Abramoff, Jack

Former lobbyist who, in 2006, pleased guilty to defrauding Native American tribes.

Abramoff collected fees from the tribes to lobby on behalf of their casinos. The tribes received virtually no benefit from the fees. In fact, Abramoff worked to sabotage a casino in order to collect more fees.

He was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison.

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Labor Sec. Acosta resigns. Replacement fought worker rights (2019-Jul-12)

Acosta, Alexander

Secretary of Labor under President Donald Trump

Acosta was dean of the Florida International University law school. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito when he was a judge on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He served on the National Labor Relations Board under President George W. Bush, as the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, and as U.S. attorney in Miami.

The son of Cuban immigrants, Acosta serves on the American Bar Association's Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities. He has defended the rights of Muslim Americans, including criticizing France when it introduced a ban on certain religious attire.

While at the Justice Department, Acosta wrote a letter to a federal judge in Ohio supporting a Republican voter caging effort just before the 2004 presidential election. Bush won Ohio.

When running the Justice Department's civil rights division, he was found by the department's inspector general to have ignored warnings about a subordinate accused of illegally using political affiliations to vet potential civil rights attorneys.

As U.S. attorney for Southern Florida, Acosta gave a plea deal to billionaire investor and political donor Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of having sex with dozens of underage girls. Under the plea, Epstein served about a year in prison. Epstein was a member of Mar-A-Lago - Trump's Florida home and golf club.

Referenced by...
Labor Sec. Acosta resigns. Replacement fought worker rights (2019-Jul-12)
Acosta cuts budget to fight child exploitation (2019-Jul-10)
New pedophile charges against Trump friend Epstein (2019-Jul-08)
Trump cabinet members to speak at ALEC event (2017-Jul-19)
Senate confirms Alexander Acosta for Secretary of Labor (2017-Feb-16)

Anderson, Christopher

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Issue: Trump Impeachment 1

Anderson, James

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Trump overhauls Defense leadership after election loss (2020-Nov-09)

Anthony, Susan B.

Cofounder of the National Woman Suffrage Association, which fought for women having the right to vote.

That right was granted in 1920 with the Constitution's 19th Amendment - which became known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.

Azar, Alex M.

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Donald Trump. He replaced Tom Price, who resigned in September 2017.

Prior to become the HHS secretary, Azar worked in the George W. Bush administration. He also is a former executive with pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly.

Referenced by...
Senate confirms former Eli Lilly exec to head HHS (2017-Nov-13)

Bannon, Stephen K.

(Coming)

Barr, William

Attorney General in the Donald Trump administration from 2019 through 2020. He also served as attorney general in the George H.W. Bush administration.

Referenced by...
New pedophile charges against Trump friend Epstein (2019-Jul-08)
AG summary of Mueller report narrow and non-committal (2019-Mar-24)
Atty General nominee hard-line, but says Mueller can continue (2019-Jan-14)

Beck, Nancy

Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) in the Trump administration.

She is a former director of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

She also reviewed EPA regulations in the George W. Bush administration.

Referenced by...
Administration hides study showing dangers in drinking water (2018-May-14)

Bernhardt, David

In 2019, Bernhardt became acting Secretary of the Interior after the resignation of Ryan Zinke.

Bernhardt served in President George W. Bush's interior department from 2001 to 2008.

Both before and after his time in the Bush administration, he worked for lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP. His client list included oil industry trade group the Independent Petroleum Association of America; the world's largest oilfield services provider, Halliburton; and affiliates of major oil producer Noble Energy Inc.

Referenced by...
Interior's Zinke resigns. Replaced by oil lobbyist (2019-Jan-02)

Bezos, Jeff

(Coming)

Bharara, Preet

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Trump's son met to get Russian government info on Clinton (2017-Jul-10)

Biden, Hunter

The son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

Blagojevich, Rod

Governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009.

In 2009, he was impeached and removed from office for soliciting bribes - including for Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat after Obama was elected president.

He also was convicted for the criminal offenses, and served 8 years of a 14-year sentence before being pardoned by President Donald Trump.

Referenced by...
Trump pardons 11 - most convicted of corruption (2020-Feb-15)

Blair, Robert

Advisor to President Donald Trump's acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

Bolton, John

(Coming)

Bork, Robert

(Coming)

Brechbuhl, T. Ulrich

Advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Broidy, Elliott

Fomer fundraiser for the Republican Party.

On Jan. 20, 2021, he was pardoned by President Donald Trump after he pleaded guilty to accepting money to convince the Trump administration to end an embezzlement investigation of a Malaysian investment fund.

Burt, Richard

Lobbyist who helped write then-candidate Donald Trump's first major foreign policy speech while at the same time working to promote a pipeline for the Russian government.

Referenced by...
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline

Caputo, Michael

A Republican political strategist, he worked in public communication for presidential campaigns of George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump.

Caputo lived in Russia from 1994 - 2000. Among other things, he worked for Russian media company Gazprom-Media to enhance the image of Russian President Vladimir in the United States.

Referenced by...
Stone indictment shows Trump campaign collusion - again (2019-Jan-28)
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline

Carson, Ben

(Coming)

Chao, Elaine

Secretary of Transportation under Pres. Donald Trump. She previously had been Secretary of Labor under Pres. George W. Bush.

She is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Referenced by...
DOT helps Mitch McConnell's state fund projects (2019-Jun-10)
Transportation Sec. Chao's family conflicts of interest (2019-Jun-02)
Issue: ALEC in the Trump White House

Cheney, Richard (Dick)

(Coming)

Chertoff, Michael

Michael Chertoff was the Secretary of Homeland Security 2005 - 2009.

In 2009 he founded the Chertoff Group lobbying company. One of the company's clients was OSI Systems - the parent company of Rapiscan Systems which makes one of the two types of body scanners used at U.S. airports. In 2011 all 250 Rapiscan scanners - which had cost $180,000 each - were removed from airports due to their inability to blur images that depicted passengers' bodies.

Christie, Chris

Governor of New Jersey from 2010 - 2018

Referenced by...
Trump has COVID - Timeline and who it affects (2020-Oct-02)
FBI nominee has ties to Christie, Russia (2017-Jun-07)
NJ: Jeff Chiesa appointed to replace Lautenberg in Senate (2013-Jun-06)
ALEC expands push for taxpayer funding of private schools (2013-Apr-07)

Cipollone, Pat A.

Counsel to President Donald Trump

Clark, Fred Davis, Jr

In 2015 Clark was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in a $300 million vacation rental fraud scheme. He was pardoned in 2021 by President Donald Trump.

Clifford, Stephanie

Pornographic film actress who works under the name Stormy Daniels (also Stormy Waters).

Referenced by...
Former Trump attorney lays out possible Trump crimes (2019-Feb-27)
Trump's former lawyer pleads guilty, implicates president in felonies (2018-Aug-21)
Trump's lawyer's company received millions in payments (2018-May-08)

Clovis, Sam

(Coming)

Cohen, Michael

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. He also is executive vice president for the Trump Organization.

Referenced by...
Former Trump attorney lays out possible Trump crimes (2019-Feb-27)
Law requires Trump to disclose taxes. But go make him. (2019-Feb-26)
Lawyer: Trump offered Putin $50M penthouse in Moscow tower (2018-Nov-29)
Trump's former lawyer pleads guilty, implicates president in felonies (2018-Aug-21)
Trump's lawyer's company received millions in payments (2018-May-08)
Trump attorney asked for Kremlin help on deal (2017-Aug-29)
Issue: Mueller's Indictments
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline
Issue: Trump's Ties to Russia

Cohen-Watnick, Ezra

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Trump overhauls Defense leadership after election loss (2020-Nov-09)

Comey, James

Comey was director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 2013 - 2017.

In 2017, he was fired by President Donald Trump.

Referenced by...
FBI investigated whether Trump worked for Russia (2019-Jan-14)
Trump ordered Mueller fired. White House counsel refused (2018-Jan-25)
Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI, may testify against Trump (2017-Dec-01)
Trump fires FBI director leading probe against him (2017-May-09)
House Intel Committee cancels Trump-Russia public hearing (2017-Mar-27)
House Intelligence Committee to hold public hearing on Russia (2017-Mar-07)

Conway, Kellyanne

Donald Trump's campaign manager at the end of the 2016 campaign in which he was elected president.

She also served as Counselor to the President from 2017 - 2020.

Referenced by...
Trump has COVID - Timeline and who it affects (2020-Oct-02)
Administration members accused of illegal campaign activity (2019-Jun-13)
Nat'l Security Adviser Flynn resigns - what we know (2017-Feb-13)

Cooper, Laura

(Coming)

Corsi, Jerome

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Stone indictment shows Trump campaign collusion - again (2019-Jan-28)

Craig, Gregory

(Coming)

Credico, Randy

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Stone indictment shows Trump campaign collusion - again (2019-Jan-28)

Croft, Catherine

(Coming)

DeJoy, Louis

(Coming)

Desmond, Michael

(Coming)

DeVos, Betsy

Secretary of Education under President Donald Trump.

She had no prior professional education experience. She is a former chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

She chaired the American Federation for Children, a dark money group that supports school voucher programs and charter schools nationwide, funneling donations from undisclosed sources to candidates who support school privatization, mostly at the state level. 

DeVos' father, Edgar Prince, co-founded the Family Research Council and the Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation, major financial backers of the religious right. Her husband, Richard DeVos Jr., is heir to the Amway multi-level marketing company fortune. The couple founded the Windquest Group investment firm.

DeVos and her relatives - including her brother Erik Prince, co-founder of the Blackwater private security company - have been major donors to the Republican Party for decades.

Referenced by...
Gov. continued to pursue loans from defrauded students (2019-Oct-24)
DeVos sued for not implementing student loan protections (2018-Nov-14)
Education Secretary DeVos wants money to arm teachers (2018-Aug-23)
Trump cabinet members to speak at ALEC event (2017-Jul-19)
Senate confirms Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary (2016-Nov-23)
Issue: Trump's Ties to Russia

Duffey, Michael

Appointed official in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Donald Trump.

He formerly was executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party and Defense Department liaison to the White House under President George W. Bush.

Duncan, Robert "Mike"

(Coming)

Eisenberg, John

National Security Council legal advisor under President Donald Trump.

Ellis, Michael

Deputy to National Security Council attorney John Eisenberg.

Epstein, Jeffrey

A financier who pleaded guilty in 2008 to sexual offenses in an unusually lenient plea bargain. The deal was approved by Alexander Acosta - then the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

The charges included sex with underage girls.

Epstein has had close friendships with Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, the United Kingdom's Prince Andrew, and actor Kevin Spacey.

Referenced by...
Labor Sec. Acosta resigns. Replacement fought worker rights (2019-Jul-12)
New pedophile charges against Trump friend Epstein (2019-Jul-08)
Senate confirms Alexander Acosta for Secretary of Labor (2017-Feb-16)

Esper, Mark T

Secretary of the Army from 2017-2019.

In June 2019 he became the acting Secretary of Defense after Patrick Shanahan resigned.

Prior to his military administration positions, he was employed by defense contractor Raytheon as vice president for Government Relations.

He also has worked for the Heritage Foundation.

Referenced by...
Trump overhauls Defense leadership after election loss (2020-Nov-09)
Former defense lobbyist Esper confirmed as DoD Secretary (2019-Jun-18)

Flynn, Michael

President Donald Trump's first National Security Adviser.

Resigned less than a month into the administration after revelations that he discussed foreign policy with Russia before Trump had taken office.

Referenced by...
Trump overhauls Defense leadership after election loss (2020-Nov-09)
Inspector General - Russia investigation not political (2019-Dec-10)
Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI, may testify against Trump (2017-Dec-01)
Bill limits president's power to lift Russian sanctions (2017-Aug-02)
Special Counsel to investigate Trump-Russia connection (2017-May-17)
Senate subpoenas documents on Russia (2017-May-10)
Trump fires FBI director leading probe against him (2017-May-09)
White House refuses Congress' request for Flynn documents (2017-Apr-25)
Rep. Nunes recuses self from Russia investigation (2017-Apr-06)
Info Nunes gave to White House came from White House (2017-Mar-30)
House Intel Committee cancels Trump-Russia public hearing (2017-Mar-27)
House Intelligence Committee to hold public hearing on Russia (2017-Mar-07)
Paul: Republicans shouldn't investigate Republicans (2017-Feb-14)
Nat'l Security Adviser Flynn resigns - what we know (2017-Feb-13)
Issue: Mueller's Indictments
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline
Issue: Trump's Ties to Russia

Franklin, Benjamin

(Coming)

Fruman, Igor

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Trump associates charged with campaign violations (2019-Oct-10)

Gates, Rick

Member of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

During the campaign, he is believed to have had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence officers.

Referenced by...
Stone indictment shows Trump campaign collusion - again (2019-Jan-28)
Court filing reveals Trump campaign collusion with Russians (2019-Jan-09)
Issue: Mueller's Indictments
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline

Gillespie, Ed

(Coming)

Giuliani, Rudolph (Rudy)

President Donald Trump's personal attorney since April 2018.

Giuliani was the mayor of New York City from 1994-2001

Referenced by...
Trump associates charged with campaign violations (2019-Oct-10)
Trump pressured Ukranian president to investigate Biden (2019-Sep-23)
Manafort provided inside info to Trump on Mueller probe (2018-Nov-28)

Gordon, J.D.

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline

Gordon, Sue

U.S. intelligence analyst and director for 30 years.

She resigned as Deputy Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in Aug. 2019 along with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

Referenced by...
New intel director after mandated replacement resigns (2019-Aug-15)

Griffith, Preston Wells

Campaign consultant for the Republican party and energy and climate advisor to President Donald Trump.

Hale, David

(Coming)

Haley, Nikki

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump 2017-2018.

South Carolina governor 2011-2017

Former member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Referenced by...
Nikki Haley to resign as UN Ambassador (2018-Oct-09)
Senate confirms Nikki Haley for U.N. Ambassador (2016-Nov-23)
SC: Former Gov. Mark Sanford elected to House (2013-May-07)

Hamilton, Alexander

The first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, appointed by Pres. George Washington.

He also was one of the authors of the Federalist Papers.

Hicks, Hope

Former employee of the Trump Organization, Hicks has served in communications and advisory roles for the Trump administration.

Referenced by...
Trump has COVID - Timeline and who it affects (2020-Oct-02)

Hill, Fiona

(Coming)

Holmes, David

(Coming)

Huckabee Sanders, Sarah

Press secretary for the Trump administration July 2017 - July 2019. Prior to that, she was deputy press secretary.

She is the daughter of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

Huckabee, Mike

Governor of Arkansas July 1996 - January 2007.

He was a candidate in the 2008 and 2016 Republican presidential primaries.

Referenced by...
Trump frees man who defrauded Medicaid out of millions (2019-Jul-29)

Kemp, Brian

Georgia governor elected in 2018.

As a Republican candidate against Democrat Stacey Abrams, Kemp also was the Georgia Secretary of State in charge of the state's elections.

Referenced by...
Georgia cancels election for judge (2020-May-19)
GA candidate - also overseeing election - blocks 53,000 voters (2018-Oct-10)

Kennedy, Justin

Son of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Kennedy worked for more than 10 years at Deutsche Bank. At one point he was head of the the bank's real estate capital markets organization at the time Donald Trump was borrowing more than $1 billion from the bank.

He later became co-CEO of LNR property, which in 2011 invested in a failing property owned by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner'.

Referenced by...
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Resigns (2018-Jun-27)

Kent, George

Deputy assistant secretary in the State Department's Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

From 2015 to 2019, Kent was deputy chief of mission in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Kerik, Bernard

Former New York City police commissioner under then-mayor Rudy Giuliani.

In 2004 Kerik was nominated by President George W. Bush to be secretary of Homeland Security, but a week later withdrew from consideration amid allegations of corruption - including lobbying city officials on behalf of a construction company with suspected ties to organized crime.

In 2009 Keric pleaded guilty to felonies including corruption and tax fraud. He served three years in federal prison.

Referenced by...
Trump pardons 11 - most convicted of corruption (2020-Feb-15)

Kernan, Joseph

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Trump overhauls Defense leadership after election loss (2020-Nov-09)

Kobach, Kris

Kansas Secretary of State 2011-present.

In 2017, Kobach was named by President Donald Trump to be vice chair of his Election Integrity Commission.

Kobach was one of the prime architects of Arizona SB-1070 - the 2010 Arizona law requiring police to determine the immigration status of someone arrested or detained when there is "reasonable suspicion" they are not in the U.S. legally.

Referenced by...
Kris Kobach funded by white supremacists (2018-Nov-05)
Kansas city moves polling place, directs voters to wrong site (2018-Oct-26)
Voting fraud fabricator named to investigate voting fraud (2017-Jul-17)

Koch Brothers

Charles Koch and David Koch are the owners of Koch Industries.

The Kansas-based company makes much of its money in energy production, but subsidiaries also manufacture products with mainstream name brands, including Quilted Northern, Dixie, Brawny, Zee, Sparkle, and Stainmaster.

In 1980, David Kock was the Libertarian Party's vice-presidential candidate. The party's platform included abolishing...

o All taxation (and terminating all criminal and civil sanctions against tax evasion)
o Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
o The Occupational Safety and Health Act
o Minimum-wage laws
o Compulsory insurance or tax-supported plans to provide health services
o Laws requiring the use of "self-protection" equipment (safety belts, air bags, helmets).
o Welfare programs and other services to those with children and in poverty.
o Compulsory education
o Usury laws

The platform called for privatizing all public schools, roads, railroads, inland waterways, and "the distribution system that brings water to industry, agriculture and households."

It also called for eliminating these agencies...

The Koch brothers have continued that mission of achieving those goals by contributing and raising billions of dollars for conservative organizations and to help the campaigns of Republican candidates for law-making offices. They were expected to spend almost $1 billion in the 2016 presidential election.

They also are strong supporters American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). A Koch Industries rep has served on ALEC's Private Enterprise Advisory Council for more than 20 years, and the company is believed be on of ALEC's biggest funders (although the group is not required to disclose its donors).

Krebs, Christopher

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Elecion security chief reports no fraud. Trump fires him. (2020-Nov-17)

Kushner, Charles

Father of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Kushner, Jared

Ivanka Trump's husband.

After becoming president, Donald Trump appointed Kushner to be a senior adviser to the Trump administration.

Referenced by...
Lock her up? The risk of private email servers. (2019-Oct-28)
Administration members accused of illegal campaign activity (2019-Jun-13)
Full Mueller report released. Here's what it says. (2019-Apr-18)
Trump defends Saudis while taking their money (2018-Dec-10)
Lawyer: Trump offered Putin $50M penthouse in Moscow tower (2018-Nov-29)
Dozens of Trump aides lose top-secret clearances (2018-Feb-28)
Trump attorney asked for Kremlin help on deal (2017-Aug-29)
Trump's son met to get Russian government info on Clinton (2017-Jul-10)
House Intelligence Committee to hold public hearing on Russia (2017-Mar-07)
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline

Lanza, Bryan

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Trump eases sanctions on Russian companies (2019-Jan-10)

Linick, Steve

(Coming)

Macgregor, Douglas

(Coming)

Maguire, Joseph

Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) since Aug 2019.

He replaced Dan Coats, who resigned.

Maguire assumed the position after President Donald Trump twice bypassed Principal Deputy Director Sue Gordon - despite the law requiring Gordon to become the acting director.

Maguire is a former Navy vice admiral. After retiring from the Navy, he became an executive for defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.

He most recently was head of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).

Referenced by...
Trump pressured Ukranian president to investigate Biden (2019-Sep-23)
New intel director after mandated replacement resigns (2019-Aug-15)

Manafort, Paul

Campaign manager for Donald Trump from from March 2016 until August 2016. He left the campaign due to his connections with Russia.

Referenced by...
Inspector General - Russia investigation not political (2019-Dec-10)
Full Mueller report released. Here's what it says. (2019-Apr-18)
Manafort indicted on NY fraud charges (2019-Mar-13)
Russia releases sex worker after silence pledge about Trump (2019-Feb-15)
Trump eases sanctions on Russian companies (2019-Jan-10)
Court filing reveals Trump campaign collusion with Russians (2019-Jan-09)
Lawyer: Trump offered Putin $50M penthouse in Moscow tower (2018-Nov-29)
Manafort provided inside info to Trump on Mueller probe (2018-Nov-28)
Former Trump campaign head pleads guilty, will cooperate (2018-Sep-14)
Trump's former campaign manager convicted (2018-Aug-21)
Former Trump campaign aides indicted for Ukraine deals (2017-Oct-30)
Campaign aide told Trump about Russian connections (2017-Oct-30)
Trump attorney asked for Kremlin help on deal (2017-Aug-29)
Trump's son met to get Russian government info on Clinton (2017-Jul-10)
Senate subpoenas documents on Russia (2017-May-10)
House Intel Committee cancels Trump-Russia public hearing (2017-Mar-27)
Paul Manafort proposed influence plan to Russia 10 years ago (2017-Mar-22)
Issue: Mueller's Indictments
Issue: Trump's Ties to Russia

Manning, Chelsea (Bradley)

In 2010, then Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning gave stolen classified information he stole to WikiLeaks, including this video showing U.S. helicopters killing civilians in Iraq.



Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for espionage and theft.

In 2014, Manning, who served in the military as a male but is transgender, legally became Chelsea Manning.

In January 2018, President Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence. She was released from prison in May 2018.

Referenced by...
WikiLeaks founder indicted, removed from embassy in England (2019-Apr-12)

Mattis, James

Mattis was Secretary of Defense under President Donald Trump from 2017-2019.

Before that, he was Marine Corps general.

McCormack, Brian

Former chief of staff to Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

McEnany, Kayleigh

(Coming)

Miller, Christopher C.

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Trump overhauls Defense leadership after election loss (2020-Nov-09)

Miller, Stephen

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Understanding Trump advisor shows genesis of policies (2018-Aug-29)

Mnuchin, Steven

Secretary of the Treasury under President Donald Trump.

He had no prior government experience.

Before becoming treasury secretary, Mnuchin ran Dune Capital, a privately owned hedge fund. Prior to that he worked for 17 years at Goldman Sachs investment bank, where he was a partner.

In 2009, Mnuchin led the group that bought failed subprime lender IndyMac, renaming the bank OneWest. Over the next six years, Mnuchin and his fellow investors doubled their money. During that time the bank foreclosed on more than 35,000 mortgages - forcing families from their homes. Federal regulators charged the bank with filing false documents during foreclosures.

Mnuchin also was the executive producer of movies American Sniper and Mad Max: Fury Road.

During his Senate confirmation process, Mnuchin failed to disclose $100 million in assets on disclosure documents required by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). He also did not mention his role as a director of an investment fund located in a tax haven.

Referenced by...
Law requires Trump to disclose taxes. But go make him. (2019-Feb-26)
Trump eases sanctions on Russian companies (2019-Jan-10)
Senate confirms Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary (2016-Nov-30)
Issue: Donald Trump Presidency

Moley, Kevin

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the Trump administration.

He previously had been Ambassador to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva in the George W. Bush administration.

In 2003, he wrote an opinion article about Guantánamo Bay, claiming that prisoners there are treated well and denying the use of torture to coerce prisoners to confess.

He also was a senior adviser to former Vice President Richard (Dick) Cheney during the 2000 presidential campaign.

Referenced by...
State Dept. harassed employees for political leanings (2019-Aug-15)

Morrison, Tim

(Coming)

Mueller III, Robert

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director from 2001 to 2013.

In May 2017, after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to be special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election.

Referenced by...
Trump pardons longtime friend Roger Stone (2020-Jul-10)
Court filing reveals Trump campaign collusion with Russians (2019-Jan-09)
Manafort provided inside info to Trump on Mueller probe (2018-Nov-28)
Trump's former campaign manager convicted (2018-Aug-21)
Trump's former lawyer pleads guilty, implicates president in felonies (2018-Aug-21)
Republicans discuss protecting Trump from Russia probe (2018-Aug-08)
Trump meets Putin privately under shadow of indictments (2018-Jul-16)
Indictment: American demonstrators duped by Russians (2018-Feb-22)
Trump ordered Mueller fired. White House counsel refused (2018-Jan-25)
Senate bills would make it hard for Trump to fire Mueller (2017-Aug-03)
Special Counsel to investigate Trump-Russia connection (2017-May-17)
Issue: Mueller's Indictments

Mukasey, Marc

Personal attorney to Donald Trump and his organization.

He is a former law partner of Rudy Giuliani.

Mulvaney, Michael John (Mick)

John Michael (Mick) Mulvaney was representative from South Carolina before becoming director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Donald Trump.

Referenced by...
CFBP to stop oversight of predatory lending to military members (2018-Aug-10)
Administration looks to change name of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (2018-Jun-11)
CFPB enforcements dwindle under Trump appointee (2018-Apr-11)
CFPB top salaries under Mulvaney soar (2018-Apr-05)
Who is head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? (2017-Nov-27)
Senate confirms Rep. Mick Mulvaney to direct OMB (2016-Dec-16)

Nader, George

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline

Nunberg, Sam

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline

Page, Carter

Former member of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Referenced by...
Inspector General - Russia investigation not political (2019-Dec-10)
Dozens of Trump aides lose top-secret clearances (2018-Feb-28)
Testimony further debunks Trump dossier narrative (2018-Jan-11)
Senate subpoenas documents on Russia (2017-May-10)
Issue: Trump's Ties to Russia

Papadopoulos, George

Foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

In October 2017 he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about meetings he had with Russian contacts. He had said those meetings took place before his involvement with the Trump campaign.

He agreed to cooperate with the investigation into Trump's Russian connections.

Referenced by...
Inspector General - Russia investigation not political (2019-Dec-10)
Trump adviser Papadopoulos to serve time in Russia probe (2018-Sep-07)
Testimony further debunks Trump dossier narrative (2018-Jan-11)
Campaign aide told Trump about Russian connections (2017-Oct-30)
Issue: Mueller's Indictments
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline

Parnas, Lev

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Trump associates charged with campaign violations (2019-Oct-10)

Patel, Kash

Chief of Staff to Defense Secretary Christopher Miller. Both were named to their positions after President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.

Patel is a former aid to Rep. Devin Nunes, and was the lead author of a report to discredit the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Referenced by...
Trump overhauls Defense leadership after election loss (2020-Nov-09)

Patten, Sam

A republican lobbyist and business associate of Paul Manafort.

Patten headed the Moscow office of the International Republican Institute (IRI) from 2001-2004.

He also worked with Cambridge Analytica.

Referenced by...
Trump inaugural committee investigated for corruption (2018-Dec-13)

Perdue, Sonny

Secretary of Agriculture under President Donald Trump since April 2017.

He served as governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011. Prior to that, he served in the Georgia state Senate from 1990 to 2001.

He received more than $278,000 in farm subsidies from 1995 to 2004, according to the Environmental Working Group.

As Georgia's governor, Perdue signed into law measures based on American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation, including the nation's second voter ID law and a school-choice program described by ALEC co-founder Paul Weyrich as "the most expansive in the nation."

He was worth more than $6 million and owned agriculture businesses worth nearly $2.8 million, according to a financial disclosure statement from his 2006 campaign.

Referenced by...
USDA to fire hundreds of scientists (2019-Aug-14)
Senate confirms Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture (2017-Jan-19)

Perry, Rick

Secretary of Energy under President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2019.

He was appointed in spite of campaigning to eliminate the department and having no experience with nuclear weapons - an area that comprises much of the department's responsibilities.

Indicted as governor of Texas

Perry was governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015.

In 2014, he was indicted for abusing his power as governor. The charges eventually were dropped.

Referenced by...
Diplomats link Trump to Ukraine extortion (2019-Nov-14)
Interior's Zinke resigns. Replaced by oil lobbyist (2019-Jan-02)
Senate confirms Rick Perry for Energy Secretary (2016-Dec-13)
Several states refusing funds to provide health care to neediest (2013-May-07)
Issue: Donald Trump Presidency

Petersen, Matthew

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Election monitoring agency prevented from acting (2019-Aug-30)

Pickering, Charles

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court (2018-Oct-06)

Pinedo, Richard

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Issue: Mueller's Indictments

Pizzella, Patrick

Deputy Secretary of Labor in the Donald Trump administration. He became the acting director when Alexander Acosta resigned.

He has worked in three previous administrations...

o In the Ronald Reagan administration, he had administrative roles in the General Services Administration (GSA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Department of Education.

o In the George W. Bush administration he was an advisor in the Department of Labor.

o In the Barack Obama administration he was a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)

In the late 1990s, Pizzella worked as a lobbyist on behalf of a shell company connected to the Russian government.

He also has worked with Jack Abramoff, the former lobbyist convicted of fraud in 2006. His work involved hampering worker protections in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Referenced by...
Labor Sec. Acosta resigns. Replacement fought worker rights (2019-Jul-12)

Pogue, Paul

The former owner of Pogue Construction in Texas, Pogue is a large donor to the Republican party.

He was convicted in 2010 of tax fraud. In 2020, he was pardoned by President Donald Trump.

Referenced by...
Trump pardons 11 - most convicted of corruption (2020-Feb-15)

Prince, Erik

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline

Pruitt, Scott

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Donald Trump.

Prior to being named EPA director he was Oklahoma's attorney general. During his tenure as attorney general, he filed lawsuits against the EPA in attempts to force the agency to stop enforcing clean air requirements. Since 2002 he has received more than $250,000 in donations from the oil and gas industry.

Pruitt, is a former member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Referenced by...
EPA head Pruitt faces multiple ethics investigations (2018-Apr-09)
Senate confirms Scott Pruitt to head EPA (2016-Dec-07)

Raffensperger, Brad

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Lindsey Graham asks if Georgia can toss ballots (2020-Nov-16)

Ratcliffe, John

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Intel head resigns. Nominee tried to derail Russia inquiry (2019-Aug-01)

Rosen, Jeffrey A.

Acting Attorney General for the final month of President Donald Trump's administration.

Rosenstein, Rod

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Republicans discuss protecting Trump from Russia probe (2018-Aug-08)
Senate bills would make it hard for Trump to fire Mueller (2017-Aug-03)
Special Counsel to investigate Trump-Russia connection (2017-May-17)
Trump fires FBI director leading probe against him (2017-May-09)

Ross, Wilbur

(Coming)

Rove, Karl

(Coming)

Schiller, Keith

President Donald Trump's former personal bodyguard.

Referenced by...
RNC pays rent for Trump campaign - in Trump Tower (2018-Feb-23)
Trump may keep private security while president (2016-Dec-20)

Shanahan, Patrick

Shanahan was the deputy Secretary of Defense since 2017. He became acting defense secretary on Jan. 1, 2019 when Jim Mattis was fired by President Donald Trump.

He is an engineer and a former executive at Boeing.

Sondland, Gordon

(Coming)

Stepien, Bill

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign manager starting July 2020.

He previously was White House Director of Political Affairs in the Trump administration.

Referenced by...
Trump has COVID - Timeline and who it affects (2020-Oct-02)

Stewart, Jen

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Trump overhauls Defense leadership after election loss (2020-Nov-09)

Stone, Roger

Lobbyist and political consultant. He is a longtime friend of Donald Trump.

Stone has worked on the political campaigns of Republicans including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Trump.

In 1980, he co-founded a lobbying firm with a group that included Paul Manafort.

Referenced by...
Trump pardons longtime friend Roger Stone (2020-Jul-10)
Stone indictment shows Trump campaign collusion - again (2019-Jan-28)
Senate subpoenas documents on Russia (2017-May-10)
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline
Issue: Trump's Ties to Russia

Stull, Mari

Senior Advisor to the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO) in the Trump administration. She left in 2019 under the shadow of an investigation by the State Department's Inspector General.

Stull previously had been a lobbyist for the food industry.

She also writes a bog about wine, and is known as the Vino Vixen.

Referenced by...
State Dept. harassed employees for political leanings (2019-Aug-15)

Tata, Anthony

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Trump overhauls Defense leadership after election loss (2020-Nov-09)

Taylor, William

(Coming)

Tillerson, Rex

Secretary of State under President Donald Trump from February 2017 to March 2018.

At the time of his nomination, Tillerson had no government or diplomatic experience. He spent his entire career at ExxonMobil - starting as an engineer in 1975 until being named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2006.

He does, however, have strong business ties to leaders around the world, most notably Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two first met in 1999, while Tillerson was responsible for Exxon's holdings in Russia.

In 2011 the company signed an agreement to explore and drill in the arctic and Siberia with oil company Rosneft, which is majority owned by the Russian government. The deal - which could generate up to $500 billion for Exxon - was put on hold because of U.S. and European Union sanctions against Russia for its invasion of the Ukraine.

The State Department helps decide on and administer sanctions.

ExxonMobil has given nearly $2 million to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since 1998. Exxon representative Cynthia Bergman has a seat on ALEC's Private Enterprise Advisory Council.

Referenced by...
Rule to disclose payments to foreign governments nullified (2017-Feb-14)
Trump fires Sec. of State Tillerson (2016-Dec-12)
Issue: ALEC in the Trump White House
Issue: Donald Trump Presidency

Trainor, James E. (Trey)

(Coming)

Referenced by...
Election monitoring agency prevented from acting (2019-Aug-30)

Trump, Donald Jr.

Donald Trump's eldest son.

Referenced by...
Full Mueller report released. Here's what it says. (2019-Apr-18)
Former Trump attorney lays out possible Trump crimes (2019-Feb-27)
Lawyer: Trump offered Putin $50M penthouse in Moscow tower (2018-Nov-29)
Campaign aide told Trump about Russian connections (2017-Oct-30)
Trump attorney asked for Kremlin help on deal (2017-Aug-29)
Trump's son met to get Russian government info on Clinton (2017-Jul-10)
Issue: Trump Campaign Russian Timeline
Issue: Trump's Ties to Russia

Trump, Eric

Donald Trump's son.

Referenced by...
Trump profits from Secret Service (2020-Sep-20)
Issue: Trump's Ties to Russia

Trump, Ivanka

Donald Trump's daughter.

Referenced by...
Lock her up? The risk of private email servers. (2019-Oct-28)
Former Trump attorney lays out possible Trump crimes (2019-Feb-27)
Ivanka Trump trademarks come with China policy (2018-May-28)
Trump attorney asked for Kremlin help on deal (2017-Aug-29)

Trump, Melania

(Coming)

Vance, Cyrus Jr.

District Attorney of New York County, New York since 2010.

He is the son of Cyrus Vance, who served as secretary of state under President Jimmy Carter.

Referenced by...
Court: President can't ignore subpoenas (2020-Jul-09)

Vindman, Alexander

(Coming)

Volker, Kurt

(Coming)

Vought, Russell T.

Deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Donald Trump.

Warren, Earl

Supreme Court justice from 1953 to 1969. Warren was Chief Justice.

Weisselberg, Allen

Chief Financial Officer of the Trump Organization.

Other roles he has played for the Trump family include...

o Chief Financial Officer for Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts

o Treasurer of the Donald Trump Foundation

o Accountant for Trump's father Fred Trump.

Referenced by...
Former Trump attorney lays out possible Trump crimes (2019-Feb-27)
Issue: Trump's Enrichment

Wheeler, Andrew

Acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

He previously was the EPA's deputy director. He became the acting director when previous director Scott Pruitt resigned.

Prior to that, Wheeler was a lobbyist, mainly for the fossil-fuel industry. His top client, coal company Murray Energy, paid him to lobby against the Obama administration's regulations.

Wheeler is a former aide to Sen.
James Inhofe, an outspoken climate-change denier.

Whitaker, Matthew

Whitaker was chief of staff to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

When Sessions was fired by President Donald Trump, Trump named Whitaker to be the acting attorney general.

Referenced by...
Senators sue to reverse Trump's AG appointment (2018-Nov-19)
Sessions fired - Replacement may be illegal appointment (2018-Nov-08)

Wiener, Alter

Alter Wiener is a Holocaust survivor living in the Portland, Oregon area. He spent three years of his teens imprisoned in five Nazi Germany concentration camps. Virtually his entire family was murdered.

His autobiography, From a Name to a Number, was published in 2007.
He has no financial interest in the book, and it is available from major booksellers as well as in public libraries.

Watch this video to hear Alter discuss his life story...

Williams, David

(Coming)

Williams, Jennifer

(Coming)

Wray, Christopher

FBI director in the Donald Trump administration.

He replaced James Comey, who was fired by Trump.

Wray is one of several members of the Trump administration with close ties to Russia.

Yovanovitch, Marie

U.S. Ambssador to Ukraine from 2016 to 2019.

President Donald Trump removed her from her diplomatic role in May 2019. The effort to remove her, however, began a year before it became a central issue in the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

In the way of shady deals

Yovanovitch was supporting anti-corruption safeguards in Ukraine. Those safeguards would have preempted a deal to sell large amounts of liquified natural gas from Texas to the Ukrainian oil company Naftogaz, according to an investigation by the Associated Press.

The frontmen for the deal were Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, according to an indictment of the two.

The effort to remove Yovanovitch included a letter in 2018 from then-Rep. Pete Sessions to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting that she be removed.

Around that time, Sessions received illegal campaign contributions from Parnas and Fruman, the indictment claims.

Note: Sessions was not directly mentioned in the indictment. However, a "Congressman-1" was mentioned, and actions of that congressman match those of Sessions.

At least one Ukrainian government official involved

The indictment claims that Parnas and Fruman also were woking to advance the political interests of a Ukrainian government official.

That official is believed to be former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

In March 2019, Lutsenko claimed that Yovanovitch had given him a list of people he should not prosecute.

The State Department called that claim "an outright fabrication." Lutsenko himself later retracted the claim.

Trump associates saw Yovanovitch as blocking Biden inquiry

Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had said he considered Yovanovitch to be an obstacle in uncovering disparaging information about former Vice President Joe Biden - a possible opponent of Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

Soon after, Donald Trump Jr. referred to Yovanovitch as a "joker" in a Twitter post.

President Trump himself also disparaged her.

Referenced by...
Trump associates charged with campaign violations (2019-Oct-10)

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