Power

Trump and Russia: who’s involved, and what did they do?

Having trouble keeping them all straight? Maybe we can help.
Power

Trump and Russia: who’s involved, and what did they do?

Having trouble keeping them all straight? Maybe we can help.

Did Donald Trump’s campaign collude with the Russian government to swing the 2016 election in Trump’s favor? The questions aren’t going away, and they are now being investigated by both Congress and the FBI. Sen. John McCain has joined the chorus calling for an independent investigation.

It is not yet clear how far the story will go, if anyone will be prosecuted, or if the scandal will reach the president himself. But the growing scandal is overshadowing much of Trump’s agenda, and it shows no signs of fading any time soon — to the contrary, nearly every day seems to bring a dizzying new set of developments and questions.

Even if you have time to read the paper every morning, stay connected during the day, and watch cable news at night, it can be difficult to keep track of this fast-moving story and the people involved. So The Outline has prepared a handy set of cards about the principal characters in this drama and how they are involved.