The web connecting the Trump administration to Russia

From Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to former campaign director Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's allies have business and personal connections to Russia. As Congress and the FBI look into Russia's involvement with the 2016 election, those connections are increasingly under a microscope.

by Natalie Fertig and Patrick Gleason/McClatchy


About the video:

We wanted to create a video that would give a first-time viewer context for why McClatchy's investigative team was going to be constantly publishing stories about Russian connections to Trump's current or former aids and employees. We decided to focus on four people close to Trump and explain each of their potential conflicts of interest. Visually, we worked off the concept of a 'dossier,' creating animated graphics that had electronic database-type elements. These we paired with the detective wall, to show the full scope of how interwoven the web is.