Real facts- real journalism: 'Investigative reporters have begun to flesh out the Trump/Russia timeline in a slide show and print summary.. To keep everything in one location, here’s an updated summary (so far). This timeline first appeared on Feb. 15, 2017, and has been updated continually. New entries are marked with the date they were added. It begins with Trump’s efforts to develop business in Russia date to 1987. In 1996, he applied for his trademark in that country. Discussing ambitions for a Trump hotel in 2007, he declared, “We will be in Moscow at some point.” This is part of a series by Steven Harper. Read the other posts in the series: Trump Resistance Plan.'