Proof of collusion : how Trump betrayed America
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Looking back at this moment, historians will ask if Americans knew they were living through the first case of criminal conspiracy between an American presidential candidate turned commander in chief and a geopolitical enemy. The answer might be: it was hard to see the whole picture. The stories coming in from across the globe have often seemed fantastical: clandestine meetings in foreign capitals, secret recordings in a Moscow hotel, Kremlin agents infiltrating the Trump inner circle...
Seth Abramson has tracked every one of these far-flung reports, and now in, Proof of Collusion , he finally gives us a record of the unthinkable--a president compromising American foreign policy in exchange for financial gain and covert election assistance. The attorney, professor, and former criminal investigator has used his exacting legal mind and forensic acumen to compile, organize, and analyze every piece of the Trump-Russia story. His conclusion is clear: the case for collusion is staring us in the face. Drawing from American and European news outlets, he takes readers through the Trump-Russia scandal chronologically, putting the developments in context and showing how they connect. His extraordinary march through all the public evidence includes:
-How Trump worked for thirty years to expand his real estate empire into Russia even as he was rescued from bankruptcy by Putin's oligarchs, Kremlin agents, and the Russian mafia.
-How Russian intelligence gathered compromising material on him over multiple trips.
-How Trump recruited Russian allies and business partners while running for president.
-How he surrounded himself with advisers who engaged in clandestine negotiations with Russia.
-How Trump aides and family members held secret meetings with foreign agents and lied about them.
By pulling every last thread of this complicated story together, Abramson argues that--even in the absence of a report from Special Counsel Mueller or a thorough Congressional investigation--the public record already confirms a quid pro quo between Trump and the Kremlin. The most extraordinary part of the case for collusion is that so much of it unfolded in plain sight.
Introduction: A theory of the case
Russia and the Trumps : 1987 to 2012
Trump and the Agalarovs : 2013
Kompromat : November 2013
The campaign begins : 2013 to 2015
The National Security Advisory Committee : January to March 2016
The Mayflower Hotel : April 2016
The back channels : May to June 2016
The Republican National Convention : July 2016
The hunt for her emails : July to September 2016
The October surprise : October 2016
The transition : November 2016 to January 2017
The firings of Flynn and Comey : February to May 2017
Testimony and plea : June to December 2017
A nation in suspense : 2018
The death and rebirth of America.
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Political corruption -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Political campaigns -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch.
Political campaigns -- Corrupt practices.
Politics and government.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
|Publisher|| New York :Simon & Schuster,2018.
|Edition||First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.|
429 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-429).