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The Key Themes, Dates and Characters in the Russia Investigation

May 16, 2018

Feb. 23, 2018

Mr. Gates changed his plea to guilty, admitting that he lied to federal investigators and committed financial fraud, and began cooperating with the special counsel.

April 9, 2018

F.B.I. agents raided the hotel and office of Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer, based on a referral from the special counsel.

Who’s Who

TRUMP, Donald J.,Republican candidate for president, later 45th president of the United States

Donald J. Trump Jr., his son

Jared Kushner, his son-in-law

Paul Manafort, his campaign chairman

Jeff Sessions, his campaign adviser, later attorney general

Michael T. Flynn, his first national security adviser

George Papadopoulos, a campaign adviser on foreign policy

Carter Page, a campaign adviser on foreign policy

Michael D. Cohen, his longtime lawyer and fixer

President Trump’s legal team

Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel

Jay Sekulow, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer

Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer

Emmet T. Flood, a White House lawyer who also represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment

John Dowd, resigned in March 2018 as Mr. Trump’s lead lawyer in the inquiry

Ty Cobb, a White House lawyer who is retiring in May 2018

Department of Justice

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel and former F.B.I. director

James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director

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