2018 News Timeline

2018 was intense!

Not just for those of us in the USA but for the World. We saw ups and downs at a faster pace than ever before(probably).

North Korea tensions, China Tariff War, Elon Musk goes crazy, Stephen Hawking passes away, John McCain Passed away, George Bush Sr. Passed Away, Indictments of all kinds, new details on Russian interaction with the Trump Campaign, and of course Avocado Toast… It is hard to believe it’s only been a year, but this is our world now.

Below is the 2018 news timeline that details the biggest stories of 2018. You can enter keywords into the search to narrow your timeline to specific events, people, places, or trends. Share Your favorite timeline with us!

Without Further Ado… The 2018 News Timeline

Paul Manafort, a brief history

A brief history of the Rise and Fall of President Trump’s Campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort.

Full Paul Manafort Timeline

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Paul Manafort is scheduled to go to trial for financial fraud charges starting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. In anticipation, here’s what you need to know about his charges and how this case fits into the Special Counsel’s Investigation. 

https://catchmeup.info/manfort-timeline *Our sources are limited to October of 2017 when we started collecting Headlines*

According to Agents of Influence, Paul Manafort was an adviser to the U.S. presidential campaigns of Republicans Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bob Dole. In 1980, Manafort co-founded the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm Black, Manafort & Stone. Manafort was the Chairman to Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential Campaign and remained close with the President until his arrest.

Manafort often lobbied on behalf of controversial foreign leaders such as former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, former dictator of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos, former dictator of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko, and Angolan guerrilla leader Jonas Savimbi. Lobbying to serve the interests of foreign governments requires registration with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA); however, as of June 2, 2017, Manafort had not registered. On June 27 he retroactively registered as a foreign agent. wiki source

Here are some of the Key points from the Full Timeline

October 30, 2017  Manafort told to surrender

November 08, 2017 Gag order issued 

December 01, 2017 Manafort post 12 Million dollar bail

January 04, 2018 Manafort Files Civil lawsuit against the justice department

February 23, 2018 Charges files against Manafort and Rick Gates

February 27, 2018, Instagram Model involved with Manafort broadcast that she will reveal details about Manafort while being arrested in Thailand

June 05, 2018 Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has accused former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of attempting to shape potential witnesses’ testimony and has asked to send him to jail as he awaits his trial, according to a court filing 

June 15, 2018, Judge Revokes Manafort’s Bail

July 12, 2018, Paul Manafort moved to Alexandria Jail away from his “VIP” treatment

July 23, 2018 Judge approves immunity for 5 witnesses against Manafort

July 30, 2018, Manafort drops appeal

Paul Manafort’s Trail Timeline [July 31, 2018 – TBD]

*The speed of the news cycle ensures that the average person can’t keep up with all these stories. Share this Timeline to inform someone

Full Paul Manafort Timeline

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2018 Government Shutdown

Starting 2018 a shut-down

2018 Government Shutdown Timeline.

America started the year with a threat to shut down the government after Senate fails to pass the short-term budget bill 90 minutes before the midnight deadline. Now, 2 months before the midterms, President Trump is threatening to shut down the government over funding his border-wall. The way news and breaking stories come out in this administration, it is easy to forget about the government shut down we already had in 2018.


August Shutdown


Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government over funding his border wall. Many are criticizing this move on Twitter over the problems people in Flint and Puerto Rico are still facing. Others criticise Trump’s campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the border wall. Whatever your views, you can keep track of the government shut down and how the story develops with this Government Shut Down Timeline.

2018 Government Shutdown Timeline.

The Russian Timeline

The 2018 Russia / Putin Timeline 

2018 Russia News Timeline

The year started off with Russian scandals and as we pass the halfway point the scandals involving Russia and Putin have really started to escalate past anything ever seen in the country’s history. This Russian Timeline will update daily and will include headlines about Putin and Russia. The headlines are from American sources but they are not aimed to follow only the developments with the “Russian Probe”

After the Helsinki Summit, news about Russia, Putin, and Russian spies or involvement are on the top of most headlines. Republicans finally called out President Trump and forced the president to backtrack on his comments against the U.S. Intelligence Agencies. Admitting to a mistake is not something Donald Trump is particularly good at doing.

In an effort to control the narrative, and change the country’s focus away from the Russian summit, Trump has tried to revive the NFL Kneeling debate and thrown a temper tantrum against Iran, on Twitter. 

Bookmark this link to see the latest developments and see all the year’s headlines about Russia and Putin.

2018 Russia News Timeline