Outline For A Dostoyevsky Novel by Fathom

We found ourselves reading more than we’d like to admit of the 312 page testimony of Glenn Simpson for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Realizing that the testimony itself didn’t provide enough background information, we pulled in additional help to start making sense of the tangle of relationships.

We quickly found ourselves in a fairly messy data situation: Trump and Russia leading up to the 2016 election. This then went from code to drawings on the whiteboard, to more reading online, to more drawings on the whiteboard with Luke Harding’s Collusion in hand, to drawings on scraps of paper eventually assembled into a single large image.

With some further refinement, we handcrafted a map of the key players, relationships, business deals, and meetings — at least as of March 23, 2018.