Denial – The Trump administration and most Republicans acted like the investigation into President Trump and his campaign's dealings with Russia were fictions of the Left Wing, this stage lasted sometime between the summer of 2016 to the moment James Comey was fired.
Anger – Trump's administration recognized that denial wasn't working, he became angry and lashed out at "proximate individuals," like James Comey, and basically everyone else on Earth at this point. This stage featured Trump blaming everyone but himself, constantly trying to redirect blame and establish a moral equivalency between himself and past presidents and politicians, particularly Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Bargaining – This stage has just begun for his administration (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/07/us/politics/trump-russia-legal.html?mtrref=www.axios.com), but the President himself is still decidedly in the Anger stage. This stage involves the hope that Trump and his cronies c