Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win

Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win

by Luke Harding

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An explosive exposé that lays out the story behind the Steele Dossier, including Russia’s decades-in-the-making political game to upend American democracy and the Trump administration’s ties to Moscow.

“Harding…presents a powerful case for Russian interference, and Trump campaign collusion, by collecting years of reporting on Trump’s connections to Russia and putting it all together in a coherent narrative.” —The Nation
 
December 2016. Luke Harding, the Guardian reporter and former Moscow bureau chief, quietly meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele in a London pub to discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s Russia connections. A month later, Steele’s now-famous dossier sparks what may be the biggest scandal of the modern era. The names of the Americans involved are well-known—Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, George Papadopoulos, Carter Page—but here Harding also shines a light on powerful Russian figures like Aras Agalarov, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Sergey Kislyak, whose motivations and instructions may have been coming from the highest echelons of the Kremlin.
 
Drawing on new material and his expert understanding of Moscow and its players, Harding takes the reader through every bizarre and disquieting detail of the “Trump-Russia” story—an event so huge it involves international espionage, off-shore banks, sketchy real estate deals, the Miss Universe pageant, mobsters, money laundering, poisoned dissidents, computer hacking, and the most shocking election in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525562511
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 497,220
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Luke Harding is a journalist, writer, and award-winning foreign correspondent for the Guardian. Between 2007 and 2011, he was the Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief. The Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the Cold War. He is the author of five previous nonfiction books: A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin’s War with the West, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man, Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia, WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, and The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken (the last two co-written by David Leigh.) Two have been made into Hollywood movies. His books have been translated into 30 languages. Harding lives near London with his wife, the freelance journalist Phoebe Taplin, and their two children.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Meeting 3

1 The End of History Not 15

2 I Think He's an Idiot 42

3 Publish and Be Damned 64

4 Hack 90

5 General Misha 116

6 He Does Bastards 142

7 Tuesday Night Massacre 173

8 Collusion 215

9 Thraldom 251

10 From Russia with Cash 276

11 The Strange Case of the German Bank 303

Epilogue 328

Notes on Sources 337

Index 339

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