It looks like it was a team effort.
Most of the textual evidence points to Glenn Simpson and his wife Mary Jacoby as the architects of the dossier framework.
🇺🇸US (pre-dossier stage) and in 🇬🇧UK
Iain Lobban &
"It’s not clear that Aven/Fridman’s invstmnts in Ukraine are in line w/Kremlin policy. Alfa is a bank; banks issue loans. So what’s the big deal w/its loans to UVZ? ...
Not a 1 is abt Alfa laundering Magnitskiy money, let alone a central role.
Why repeat something so easily check-able?
Was it some sort of Alfa subsidiary?
If so, name it.
Ilya Zaslavskiy’s June 10, 2016 certificate of corruption award
The ‘hard’ intel came from British & Ukrainian srcs who likely also provided some of the juicy gossip.
"We –u know, they [Steeles netwrk of resrcs] id'd -1memo id'd a Russian guy who worked 4an NGO called Rossotrudnichestvo, which is –u know, I didn’t know it at the time, ..
"So, u know, either the ppl were extremely knowledgeable abt a lot of obscure intel stuff or, u know, they –what they’re saying had some credibility."
who, what, when, where, how, & why questions.
Almost NONE of the allegations in dossier offer corroboration.
“but key witnesses were silenced & evidence hard to obtain”
“all direct witnesses to this had been “silenced”…”
💰💰💰the funding sources
🕵️♂️🕵️♂️🕵️♂️the teams that worked on it
🏦🏛️🏰its compilation & distribution channels.
In response, I must point out that after you, Monsieur Edward Baumgartner —indeed—did come the flood!
🎩h/t Yaacov Apelbaum