Everyone caught up in the Trump investigations
The long trail of legal news about President Trump's associates — which now includes the indictment and arrest of Roger Stone — makes it easy to lose track of the broader storyline of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Here's a map to help you keep every move straight.
How it works: The map shows the people have been convicted, pleaded guilty or charged. Go deeper for other key figures and moments of the investigation. Note that Cohen's first guilty plea and Manafort's conviction were on charges unrelated to Russia — but they highlight Trump's broader legal jeopardy.
- He was taken into custody in an early morning FBI raid in Florida Jan. 25 after being indicted on charges that lied about alleged communications with the Trump campaign about hacked emails possessed by WikiLeaks.
Cohen's guilty plea and sentence:
- He pleaded guilty to eight counts related to tax fraud, making false statements to a financial institution, excessive campaign contributions, and unlawful corporate contributions. He said he was directed to violate campaign law at the direction of an unnamed candidate — implicating Trump.
- In November, Cohen also pleaded guilty to lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2017 about the length and scope of plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. He originally told the committee the work stopped in January 2016 and was not discussed with others in the Trump campaign. Mueller claims Cohen discussed getting Russian approval for the project as late as June 2016.
- In December, Cohen was sentenced to 3 years in prison.
- Trump Tower meeting: The June 2016 meeting between Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian national in which they were expecting damaging information about Hillary Clinton, but didn't get it.
- Russian ambassador meeting: Kushner and Michael Flynn met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016. Flynn later asked Kislyak not to escalate Russia's response to new sanctions imposed in the last days of the Obama administration, and then lied to the FBI about it.
- Page meeting: Carter Page met in Moscow with Russia's deputy prime minister and a Russian oil official in June 2016.
- Papadopoulos meeting: George Papadopoulos met in London in March 2016 with a professor who later told him Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
- 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities were indicted on charges of violating criminal laws to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election.
- On the same day, Mueller struck a plea deal with California resident Richard Pinedo who was accused of knowingly making tens of thousands of dollars by transferring hundreds of bank account numbers that were ultimately used to commit wire fraud.
- 12 Russian military officers were indicted for hacking and releasing the emails of Democratic campaign organizations, including the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, in an effort to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
The Manafort verdict:
- Manafort was found guilty on 8 criminal counts, including bank fraud, tax fraud and hiding a foreign bank account. The verdicts were focused on his activities as a lobbyist for Ukraine.
- Mueller's team alleged Manafort violated his plea deal by lying repeatedly to federal investigators and the Mueller's team about his contact with the administration and a Russian.
Who's not on the list:
- Donald Trump Jr. The bigger intrigue is about why there have been no reports that Mueller's team has questioned Trump Jr., given that he is a key player in one of the biggest events: the Trump Tower meeting with Manafort and Kushner. (He did testify before a Senate committee.)
- President Trump has submitted written answers about pre-election dimensions of the Russia probe to Mueller's team, but did not answer questions about his behavior as president, including allegations of obstruction of justice.
This story has been updated with Stone's indictment and arrest.
Editor's note: Axios' David Nather, Lauren Meier, Haley Britzky, Lazaro Gamio and Andrew Witherspoon contributed to this story.