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A Russian novel’s worth of characters

I worried today’s Editorial Board would be so packed with names that people would stop reading after the third paragraph. I suppose that’s the risk I took in deciding to write about an actual criminal conspiracy involving the leaders of two countries and a Russian novel’s worth of minor characters. Even so, I still worried,…

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I worried today’s Editorial Board would be so packed with names that people would stop reading after the third paragraph. I suppose that’s the risk I took in deciding to write about an actual criminal conspiracy involving the leaders of two countries and a Russian novel’s worth of minor characters.

Even so, I still worried, so I did what writers do. I revised. Well, added new material, in this case a paragraph that, I hoped, would turn the puzzle pieces into a clear(er) picture. Here’s that paragraph.

Good Lord, I know. All of this sounds like just another insane conspiracy theory. And normally, I’d heartily agree. But sometimes conspiracies are real, and we’re only now starting to see the strings form something close to a coherent web. Parnas’ attorney told CNN that his client met regularly with the “BLT Team,” a name taken from the the restaurant where it met several times a week on the second floor of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The team included Giuliani, Parnas, Solomon, diGenova Toensing and Nunes chief aide, Derek Harvey, who acted as Nunes’ proxy.

If you haven’t read today’s edition, click here.

Meanwhile, let me know what you think. There are so many people involved!

—John Stoehr

John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

3 Comments

  1. BSB on July 30, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Good job in making it clear and simple John…now I’d like a visual with their little heads connected with red lines. 👍

  2. BSB on July 30, 2021 at 7:59 am

    And… BTW I have taken to adding a few minutes of Fox News to my night time MSNBC/CNN watching to try to understand what his base is getting. It’s scary but enlightening to see how the days proceedings are reported in a whole other language.

    • Leslie M., Eastern KS on July 30, 2021 at 7:59 am

      Good suggestion, though I find my personal constitution is barely steely enough to handle for more than a snippet here and there.

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