There have been a series of embarrassing leaks of private conversations between President Trump and foreign leaders. Here’s a graphic explaining how phone calls between POTUS and foreign leaders have traditionally been handled and kept private.

pencil sketch of a diagram showing a person in the White House passing information down to federal agencies.


I spoke with the reporter on the phone to outline the process. I emailed him a quick sketch to see if I understood what he was describing. We discussed clarifications and made edits as needed. While he revised the text, I worked on creating the drawings and setting up the HTML and CSS. By the end of the night we had a simple graphic to accompany a longer story.