Special Counsel

January 3, 2018. PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR., Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, ROD J. ROSENSTEIN, and ROBERT S. MUELLER III, Defendants. Lawsuit filed by Paul Manafort against the Acting Attorney General and Special Counsel in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, arguing they do not have the authority to prosecute him.

December 8, 2017. Status Report. Report filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in regards to the criminal indictment of U.S.A. v. Paul J. Manafort, Jr. and Richard W. Gates III.

December 4, 2017. Government's Opposition to the Motion of Defendant Paul J. Manafort, Jr.'s Motion to Modify Conditions of Release. Memorandum filed in the U.S. District Court for the Dicstrict of Columbia in regards to the criminal indictment of U.S.A. v. Paul J. Manafort, Jr. and Richard W. Gates III.

December 1, 2017. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL T. FLYNN, Defendant. Plea Agreement filed in the U.S. District Court for the Dicstrict of Columbia.

December 1, 2017. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL T. FLYNN, Defendant. Criminal Statement of Offense filed in the U.S. District Court for the Dicstrict of Columbia.

November 30, 2017. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL T. FLYNN, Defendant. Criminal Information filed in the U.S. District Court for the Dicstrict of Columbia.

October 31, 2017. Government's Memorandum in Support of Conditions of Release, Complex Case Designation and Notice of Intent to Use Certain Bank Records. Memorandum filed in the U.S. District Court for the Dicstrict of Columbia in regards to the criminal indictment of U.S.A. v. Paul J. Manafort, Jr. and Richard W. Gates III.

October 30, 2017. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR. and RICHARD W. GATES III, Defendants. Arrest Warrant.

October 27, 2017. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR. and RICHARD W. GATES III, Defendants. Criminal indictment filed in the U.S. District Court for the Dicstrict of Columbia.

October 5, 2017. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, Defendant. Transcript of the arraignment/plea agreement hearing before the Honorable Randolph D. Moss, United States District Court Judge.

October 5, 2017. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, Defendant. Plea Agreement filed in the U.S. District Court for the Dicstrict of Columbia.

October 5, 2017. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, Defendant. Criminal Statement of Offense filed in the U.S. District Court for the Dicstrict of Columbia.

October 3, 2017. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, Defendant. Criminal Information filed in the U.S. District Court for the Dicstrict of Columbia.

October 2, 2017. Memorandum Opinion by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell to compel witness testimony in a GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION in the U.S. District Court for the Dicstrict of Columbia.

March 17, 2017. Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election and Related Matters.

Transcripts

November 2, 2017. Testimony of Carter Page before the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

October 5, 2017. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, Defendant. Transcript of the arraignment/plea agreement hearing before the Honorable Randolph D. Moss, United States District Court Judge.

August 22, 2017. Interview of Glenn Simpson from Fusion GPS by the Senate Judiciary Committee. This transcript was unilaterally released by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) following resistance by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to publish the transcript, despite Fusion GPS urging it to be made public.

Senate Letters

January 3, 2018. Letter to Dan Scavino from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asking for an interview and documents related to the firing of James Comey and Michael Flynn, hacked emails by Russia and Russian efforts to target voters through social media. It also asks for communications about the June 9 meeting at Trump Tower between the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer.

January 3, 2018. Letter to Brad Parscale from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asking for an interview and documents related to hacked emails by Russia and Russian efforts to target voters through social media.

November 30, 2017. Letter to Vice President Michael Pence from Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, requesting documents and information related to Michael Flynn.

November 28, 2017. Letter to Sam Clovis, National Co-Chair and Chief Policy Advisor for the Trump Campaign, from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), requesting documents related to Russian contacts with the Trump Campaign and "efforts to revise the Republican National Party Platform with regard to Russia and Ukraine."

November 15, 2017. Letter to the White House from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) requesting documents related to Jared Kushner's role in the firings of Jim Comey and Michael Flynn and other documents already requested but not provided.

November 15, 2017. Letter to Roger Stone from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asking him to appear before the committee for an interview and for communications related to hacked emails, communications with Russian hackers or WikiLeaks, and communications with the Trump campaign.

November 15, 2017. Letter to Felix Sater from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asking him to appear before the committee for an interview and for documents related to the possibility of a Trump Tower real estate deal in Moscow and efforts to get Donald Trump elected president. Sater is a Russian-born real estate developer based in New York who once pled guilty to racketeering in relation to a major stock fraud scheme with the Russian mafia. He is also a long-time business associate of Donald Trump.

November 15, 2017. Letter to Margaret Kunstsler from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) requesting all communications with the Trump campaign as well as communications about emails hacked by Russia. Kunstler is the lawyer for WikiLeaks and identified to the Trump campaign as a contact for communications.

October 27, 2017. Letter to the White House from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) requesting all documents related to the president's interactions with former FBI director James Comey and all documents related to Jared Kushner's contacts with foreign nationals.

October 27, 2017. Letter to Michael Cohen from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asking him to appear before the committee for an interview and requesting all documents related to his contacts with Russians, his communications regarding hacked emails and his knowledge of Russian interference in the election.

October 27, 2017. Letter to Twitter from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) requesting all additional ads connected to Russian entities as well as direct messages between Trump associates and entities related to hacked emails.

October 27, 2017. Letter to Cambridge Analytica from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) requesting all documents related to hacked emails and all communications related to voter targeting, including communications with Russian entities.

October 27, 2017. Letter to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) requesting additional information for ads connected to the Internet Research Agency as well as all other ads connected to Russian entities.

May 12, 2017. Letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn from Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), requesting the preservation of any recordings of President Trump and FBI Director James Comey.

May 11, 2017. Letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from Chuck Schumer (D-NY), requesting answers to a series of questions on his role in the President's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

March 28, 2017. Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions from three Senate Democrats, regarding President Trump's decision to fire U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

March 10, 2017. Letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross from five Senate Democrats, "seeking information on his connections to Russia and ties with the Bank of Cyprus."

February 24, 2017. Letter to Commerce Secretary Nominee Wilbur Ross from Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), "requesting information regarding his financial ties to major Russian investors in the Bank of Cyprus."

February 16, 2017. Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions from nine Senate Democrats, "asking that he recuse himself from any Justice Department investigations into Trump-Russia communications and Russian interference in the 2016 election."

February 16, 2017. Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey from nine Senate Democrats, "calling for the preservation of documents related to communication between Russia and all Trump officials and associates, as well as all documents related to Russian interference in the 2016 election."

February 16, 2017. Letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn from nine Senate Democrats, "requesting the preservation of documents related to communication between Russia and all Trump official and associates, as well as all documents related to Russian interference in the 2016 election."

February 14, 2017. Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from Senate Democrats, urging him to "immediately appoint an independent Special Counsel to investigate collusion with the Russian government by General Flynn and other Trump campaign, transition, and Administrative officials." This letter was issued the day after Flynn's resignation.

House of Representatives Letters

January 9, 2018. Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, from Democratic leaders in the House. This letter requests a bipartisan meeting to address serious concerns about Russia's attempt to interfere in future elections and the "lack of action by the Trump Administration and the House Republicans in responding to this core threat to our democracy."

December 6, 2017. Letter to Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, from Elijah Cummings (D-M.D.), Ranking Member, expressing astonishment at Trey Gowdy's response that he would not open an investigation into the allegations against Michael Flynn.

December 6, 2017. Letter to Ranking Member, Elijah Cummings (D-M.D.), from Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, in response to Cummings' letter. Gowdy dismissed the idea of opening an investigation into Michael Flynn and referred Cummings to the Special Counsel.

December 6, 2017. Letter to Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, from Elijah Cummings (D-M.D.), Ranking Member, informing him about a whistle-blower with credible allegations against Lt. General Michael Flynn.

November 7, 2017. Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, from Minority Members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, regarding his upcoming appearance for an oversight hearing and questions he will be asked. The letter first raises questions that testimony from George Papadopoulos contradicts Sessions' prior sworn testimony. The letter also lists a number of letters sent by the Minority Members to Sessions that were ignored.

October 18, 2017. Letter to Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, from Elijah Cummings (D-M.D.), Ranking Member, requesting the issuance of a subpoena to compel the White House to produce documents previously requested on March 22, 2017, relating to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The letter also requests subpoenas to Flynn's company and two other companies he conducted business with.

July 12, 2017. Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions from Minority Members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, requesting information about the settlement of United States v Prevezon Holdings Ltd., et al. two days before trial was set to begin. Prevezon is a Russian-linked organization that was about to stand trial for charges of laundering Russian money. As noted in the letter, "the facts underlying the Prevezon case - including the death of Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian lawyer who uncovered the fraud, in a Russian prison - led to the passage of unprecedented sanctions against the Russian officials thought to be complicit." The letter also notes that Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was working on the Prevezon case "before President Trump summarily fired him." The lawyer engaged as counsel for Denis Katsyv, owner of Prevezon, was Natalia Veselnitskaya, who had met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016.

June 12, 2017. Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions from Minority Members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, requesting information on his contacts with Russia.

May 12, 2017. Letter to Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, from John Conyers (D-MI) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD), expressing concern over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' role in the termination of FBI Director James Comey, despite Session's recusal. The letter also requests information and documents regarding the firing of Comey.

May 9, 2017. Letter to Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, and Andrew G. McCabe, Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from all House Democrats, requesting that certain documents be preserved in response to the termination of FBI Director James Comey. This letter was issued the same day that the President's termination of Comey was announced. The letter specficially requests that "all files, documents, memoranda and other materials involving the Department's and FBI's criminal investigation into matters related to Russian interference in our federal elections; collusion with individuals associated with the Trump campaign; and associated matters be preserved and placed off limits to any and all White House officials and staff and any other individuals, including Attorney General Sessions, who have recused themselves from the investigation." The letter also requests files related to "Director Comey's termination by the President" be preserved.

April 13, 2017. Letter to James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Charles S. Phalen, Jr., Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau, from House Democrats, requesting that Jared Kushner's "interim top-secret security clearance be suspended pending a review of Mr. Kushner's compliance with the laws and regulation governing security clearances." The letter also requests that Mr. Kushner publicly disclose all meetings he had with foreign government officials during the presidential campaign.

March 31, 2017. Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions from House Democrats, requesting clarification of the scope of his recusal from matters related to the Trump Campaign.

March 2, 2017. Letter to James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Channing D. Phillips, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, from Minority Members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, requesting an investigation into possible perjury by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and requesting a full briefing on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

February 14, 2017. Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from Minority Members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, requesting a "full briefing by the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other relevant agencies concerning former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's communications with Russian officials, and any knowledge and involvement others in the Trump Administration may have had concerning those communications." This letter was issued the day after Flynn's resignation.

Lawsuits

January 9, 2018. MICHAEL COHEN, Plaintiff, vs. BEAN LLC, d/b/a FUSION GPS, and GLENN SIMPSON, Defendants. Lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York.

January 9, 2018. MICHAEL COHEN, Plaintiff, vs. BUZZFEED, INC., BEN SMITH, KEN BENSINGER, MIRIAM ELDER, and MARK SCHOOFS, Defendants. Lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

January 3, 2018. PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR., Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, ROD J. ROSENSTEIN, and ROBERT S. MUELLER III, Defendants. Lawsuit filed by Paul Manafort against the Acting Attorney General and Special Counsel in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, arguing they do not have the authority to prosecute him.

Miscellaneous

January 6, 2017. Background to "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections": The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution. A report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Intelligence Council regarding a "declassified version of a highly classified assessment that has been provided to the President and to recipients approved by the president."

July 15, 2016. Hermitage Capital Management letter to the Foreign Agents Registration Unit (FARA). This letter urged an investigation into pro-Russian lobbying activities by Rinat Akhmetshin, Ron Dellums, Mark Cymrot, Howard Schweitzer, Chris Cooper and Natalia Veselnitskaya. The letter also describes activities by filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov and Dana Rohrabacher.