stormy daniels alec baldwin trump snlStormy Daniels appears on “Saturday Night Live” with Alec Baldwin playing President Donald Trump on May 5, 2018.SNL

The scandal involving President Donald Trump, his longtime fixer Michael Cohen, and porn star Stormy Daniels unraveled in early March, as team Trump confirmed a story he had spent the past months denying.

On August 21, Cohen struck a deal to plead guilty to eight federal crimes, including one count of making an illegal campaign finance contribution on the same day that a $130,000 payment to Daniels was finalized.

Cohen said he made the illegal campaign contribution to Daniels at the direction of Trump in order to influence the election.

In a series of statements, tweets, and on-air appearances, the president and his defenders have changed their statements considerably over time. Here’s how: