08/03/2017 02:39 pm ET | Updated 1 day ago

Making Sense Of The Trump-Russia Mess

With this much smoke, must there also be fire?

The beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency has been clouded by an ever-evolving scandal around potential collusion between his campaign and Russia. All told, there are five investigations into the matter, and from what we can tell publicly, none appears close to reaching a conclusion.

But they do appear to be heating up. In early August, the Wall Street Journal reported that special counsel Robert Mueller had assembled a grand jury in the Trump-Russia probe, escalating his investigation into possible collusion.

Also in early August, Trump reluctantly signed a new Russian sanctions bill, saying in a statement that the legislation was “significantly flawed” and Congress had “included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions.” It was the latest sign of Trump’s desire to remain friendly toward a historic adversary, even after the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election.

Trump has consistently denied any involvement with Russia, but few people seem to be taking him at his word.

With a near-constant stream of revelations about previously undisclosed links between Trump associates and various Russian figures, it can be hard to keep up. We’re here to help. 

Click through the navigation bar at the top of this page to catch up on the most important developments in the Trump-Russia saga so far. And be sure to check back as the story inevitably progresses.

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