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🇷🇺 All Things Trump/Russia! (Resources)


(Ashley ) #1

One-stop shopping for Trump/Russia resources!

ADDED - CNN: Tracking the Russia Investigation: This interactive tracks the publicly known developments of the Trump/Russia investigations.

ADDED - WaPo Trump/Russia Timeline: What Trump was saying about Russia and Putin — and what the campaign was doing

Committee to Investigate Russia: a interactive website to understand Russia’s interference in our democracy

Hamilton 68: Tool created by Clint Watts with Secure Democracy, it’s a dashboard that tracks Russian Propaganda (aka what Putin wants Americans talking about)

The Moscow Project (a Center for American Progress project): crowdsourcing the investigation of links between Trump & Russia, includes a complete annotated dossier and Trump/Russia timeline (updated on a ongoing basis).

Vox’s Trump/Russia Story Stream: a timeline of all Trump/Russia articles

CNN’s Who’s Who: the cast of characters in the Trump/Russia investigation

Other Resources:

Updated: 12/21/17

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(Ashley ) #2

Twitter (that’s where all the news breaks anyway, nowadays!)

Best People to follow on Twitter for all things Trump/Russia:
@MalcolmNance - Intelligence & Terrorism expert
@RVAwonk - Behavioral Scientist
@selectedwisdom (Clint Watts) - Fellow at FPRI & Sr Fellow at Center For Cyber & Homeland Security
@benjaminwittes - Sr Fellow at Brookings, Editor in Chief for Lawfare Blog
@McFaul - Former Ambassador to Russia (under Obama)
@mikercarpenter - Former DASD for Russia/Ukraine at DOD (Obama admin)
@brhodes - Former Foreign Policy Advisor to Obama
@juliaioffe - Journalist at The Atlantic (originally from Russia)

Journalists who cover Trump/Russia frequently:
@maggieNYT - NY Times
@GlennThrush - NY Times
@costareports - WaPo
@PhilipRucker - WaPo
@shaneharris - WSJ

Trump’s Twitter Account Archive:

Here is the google doc link if you are interested:

WaPo Trump Fact Checker
(Matt Kiser) #5

This is great! Thanks for collecting. This reminds me: I should put together a Trump-Russia news timeline… :thinking:

(Ashley ) #6

No problem!

I’ve been wanting to do something like a timeline but with tagging, searching, etc - more complex than my coding skills and programs I know of tho to build an entire thing!

If you need help, let me know!


Let me know if you need any graphics, I’d love to make something cool.

(John) #8

:point_down: Washington Post has a pretty good timeline broken down by each person’s involvement in “RussiaGate”, as well as network graphs to show how those people are connected.

:point_down: Washington Post has a second “streamlined” timeline of Trump-Russia events. Unlike the first link above, this is not interactive and just more of an overview with a basic summary of each date to provide the “big picture”.

:point_down: Bloomberg has a running collection of news articles on various subjects related to the White House and Trump. Clicking on the “Russia Probe” tag will show all the Trump-Russia related stories ordered by date published (not necessarily date of original events).

:point_down: Lawfare Blog has compiled known and alleged connections between Trump Team and Russians organized by “story arc” and date.

I’m sure there are many other resources just like these, and I wouldn’t be surprised if every major news outlet has a tracker :slight_smile:

WaPo Trump Fact Checker

Holy crap @mouseam this is thorough, nice!

Ooh one person I’d love to add to your to-follow list on Twitter is @sarahkendzior, she’s fucking amazing.

(Ashley ) #11

Agreed! There are many different trackers out there, I tried to trim it down based on how comprehensive it is, user friendliness and frequency of updates. Otherwise, I’d go mad checking 100x different sources! :grin:

(Ashley ) #12

Thank you!

Ah, yes I did forget her! I follow her but don’t have her on my go-to is lists for news items, just because the volume of tweets sometimes can be overwhelming on a short list. :flushed:

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(Matt Kiser) #14

Will definitely take you up on that. Def a hero banner of some kind. Will ping you when ready! :slight_smile:

(Josh Catone) #15

@mouseam Great list! Very helpful to have all these resources in one place.

Another that might be good is the Trump Twitter Archive, which is useful to search for the inevitable contradictory tweet to literally everything Trump says (because there is always one):

(Ashley ) #16

Thank you, @catone!

As I like to say, it’s the same as physics - for every new Trump tweet, there is an equal and opposite old tweet.

(John) #17

Factbase is another excellent searchable archive of Trump-related information—not just tweets and deleted tweets, but also includes news interviews, video transcripts, White House statements, financial disclosures, and other documents. Most are tagged with keywords, persons/places/entities, and even sentiment analysis on some video segments. It also provides common associated topics with search query results.

Must have app for keeping up with the chaos
(Ashley ) #18

:point_down:t3: Updated with an important resource that just launched today.

Committee to Investigate Russia: a interactive website to understand Russia’s interference in our democracy

Today, the Committee to Investigate Russia was launched by most notably former DNI James Clapper. It’s a non-partisan, non-profit effort designed to help Americans understand and recognize the scope and scale of Russia’s continuing attacks on our democracy.

Advisory Board:
James Clapper - Former Director of National Intelligence
Max Boot - Military Historian and Foreign Policy Analyst
Norman Ornstein - American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar
Rob Reiner - Director, Actor, and Activist
Charles Sykes - Conservative Commentator

Update 10/8: CIR has added quite a few notable people to its advisory board since its launch.

Evelyn Farkas - Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia
General Michael Hayden - Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency
Michael Morell - Former Acting Director of the CIA
Leon Panetta - Former Secretary of Defense, Former Director of the CIA, and Former White House Chief of Staff
Clint Watts - Foreign Policy Research Institute Fellow, Former FBI Agent and co-creator of Hamilton 68

(Ashley ) #19

:point_down:t3: Updated with some great resources I’ve come across in the past few weeks.

CNN: Tracking the Russia Investigation: This interactive tracks the publicly known developments of the sprawling investigations into Trump and Russia – and probably represents a slice of what has actually taken place.

CNN’s interactive timeline is excellent – it is in timeline format and you can filter by “actor” (could be a person, org, etc) and type of development (charges, warrants, subpoenas, testimony and documents).

WaPo Trump/Russia Timeline: What Trump was saying about Russia and Putin — and what the campaign was doing

Washington Post created an interactive timeline from multiple resources that overlays three components in a chronological format.

  • What Trump has said about Putin
  • What Trump said about Russian interference in the election
  • What is happening in the Trump/Russia orbit

(Andy Shott) #20

Check out @Kasparov63 ‏. Garry Kasparov - former Soviet/world chess champion. Now a champion for human rights everywhere and very knowledgeable about Putin and what he is up to.


Wired article on the Democratic response to the Nunes memo.

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Still no movement from the President to protect the US power grid from Russian hackers. However, I did find this quote reassuring.

Can Americans feel confident the U.S. grid is protected? “Very much so,” Aaronson said. “The electric power sector takes a lot of different measures to protect our systems.” That includes operating power plants without digital controls, just like in the old days, he said.