The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy

The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy

by Greg Miller

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Overview

A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE WORK OF 2018

From two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller, the truth about Vladimir Putin’s covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, its possible connections to the Trump campaign, Robert Mueller’s ensuing investigation of the president and those close to him, and the mystery of Trump’s steadfast allegiance to Putin.

It has been called the political crime of the century: a foreign government, led by a brutal authoritarian leader, secretly interfering with the American presidential election to help elect the candidate of its choice. Now two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller investigates the truth about the Kremlin’s covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, Trump’s steadfast allegiance to Vladimir Putin, and Robert Mueller’s ensuing investigation of the president and those close to him.

Based on interviews with hundreds of people in Trump’s inner circle, current and former government officials, individuals with close ties to the White House, members of the law enforcement and intelligence communities, foreign officials, and confidential documents, The Apprentice offers striking new information about:

  • the hacking of the Democrats by Russian intelligence;
  • Russian hijacking of Facebook and Twitter;
  • National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s hidden communications with the Russians;
  • the attempt by Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, to create a secret back channel to Moscow using Russian diplomatic facilities;
  • Trump’s disclosure to Russian officials of highly classified information about Israeli intelligence operations;
  • Trump’s battles with the CIA and the FBI and fierce clashes within the West Wing;
  • Trump’s efforts to enlist the director of national intelligence and the director of the National Security Agency to push back against the FBI’s investigation of his campaign;
  • the mysterious Trump Tower meeting;
  • the firing of FBI Director James Comey;
  • the appointment of Mueller and the investigation that has followed;
  • the tumultuous skirmishing within Trump’s legal camp;
  • and Trump’s jaw-dropping behavior in Helsinki.

Deeply reported and masterfully told, The Apprentice is essential reading for anyone trying to understand Vladimir Putin’s secret operation, its catastrophic impact, and the nature of betrayal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062803702
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 186,704
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Greg Miller is a national security reporter for the Washington Post. He was among the Post reporters awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for the news organization’s groundbreaking stories on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the resulting investigations of the Trump campaign and administration. He was also part of the team awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of American surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden. He is coauthor of the book, The Interrogators, and in addition to the United States and Europe has reported in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Morocco, and Turkey.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Part 1

1 The Hack 17

2 Putin's Trolls 33

3 Moths to the Flame 55

Part 2

4 "I Believe You Have Some Information for Us" 93

5 The Missing Emails 113

6 Crossfire Hurricane 135

7 Deep Inside the Kremlin 149

Part 3

8 Dezinformatsiya 175

9 The Russian Ambassador 193

10 Briefing the President 223

Part 4

11 You're Fired 261

12 The Special Counsel Strikes 289

Part 5

13 "I Can't Put on the Charm" 319

14 Helsinki 349

Epilogue 387

Acknowledgments 395

Notes 397

Index 413

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This would be funny if it wasn’t true. The book has Woodward’s commitment to dogged, solid, journalism. It’s well written, expertly researched and comes at its theory from a multitude of angles, and in so doing, paints a great picture of what we’ve all been living through these past two years. A great celebration of journalism.