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The Resource Collusion : secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia helped Donald Trump win, Luke Harding

Collusion : secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia helped Donald Trump win, Luke Harding

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Collusion : secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia helped Donald Trump win
Title
Collusion
Title remainder
secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia helped Donald Trump win
Statement of responsibility
Luke Harding
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Language
eng
Summary
"December 2016. [the author] 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 [the author] 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, [the author] 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."--
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Review
  • Harding (The Snowden Files), former Moscow bureau chief for the Guardian, turns his investigative eye to the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the case for Russian influence on its outcome. Exploring well-worn cable news talking points—including the notorious Steele dossier of Trump’s alleged links to Russia, Trump Tower meetings with politically connected Russians, the Russian ties of Trump associates such as his onetime campaign manager Paul Manafort, and the firing of FBI Director James Comey—Harding adds depth and context to create a riveting, novelistic narrative. He uses his firsthand access to Steele dossier author Christopher Steele, a former MI6 officer, to build the credibility of this explosive, albeit unverified, report. Steele emerges here as a level-headed, scrupulous intelligence veteran. Harding supplements his reliance on the dossier, summed up here as claiming that “for at least the past five years Russian intelligence had been secretly cultivating Trump,” with a helpful synthesis of existing reporting from sources such as the New Yorker, Politico, BuzzFeed, and the Washington Post. He also details a few instances of his own reporting, including an interview with real estate tycoon Aras Agalarov, a longtime Russian ally of Trump’s. The politically charged subject matter is bound to make Harding’s work divisive, but one point not in dispute is Harding’s ability to bring together diverse strands of a complicated story to make a book that is informative, accessible, and hard to put down. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed 12/18/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 52, p)
  • Guardian foreign correspondent Harding (The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man, 2014, etc.) offers a sneak peek at details of the "Steele dossier" that have yet to unfold—and the evidence is damning indeed. Apart from his well-known work documenting Edward Snowden's exposé of American intelligence, the author has logged considerable time as a reporter inside Russia. It was there that he gained firsthand information about the ways of the Putin kleptocracy that lends credence to reports proffered by British intelligence analyst Christopher Steele, who in turn has extensively documented contacts with members of the team working with Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, many of them subsequently placed inside the administration. Harding makes no bones of characterizing this as collusion, as the title of his book proclaims, and the crime committed by that collusion as treason, even if "vehemently denied, contested, and in certain key respects unprovable." Some of those respects have since gained a broader airing with the arraignments of Paul Manafort and Carter Page, though many key players on the Russian side will be far from household names. Harding is at his best connecting dots that may not always be obvious, including Trump's long history of business dealings with Russia and alleged connections to organized crime ("Trump's links to the underworld were multifarious"), dealings that were often unsuccessful enough to force him into borrowing money from shady figures and cutting deals that may land him in prison before it's all over. Among the most intriguing of the threads are Trump's astoundingly checkered relations with a German banking giant that continued to lend him money even as the worst of credit risks—and that at the same time was laundering Russian money, "not small amounts but many billions of dollars." If readers emerge from this fast-paced narrative convinced that the Trump White House is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Russian oligarchs, then there's good reason for it. Collusion? The Trump administration, by Harding's account, is soaking in it. Stay tuned. (Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2017)
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Back cover
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10618768
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1968-
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Harding, Luke
Dewey number
  • 327.73047
  • 324.973/090512
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • JK2281
  • E901.1.T78
LC item number
  • .H33 2017
  • H37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Trump, Donald
  • Trump, Donald
  • Political campaigns
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Political corruption
  • Political corruption
  • Conspiracies
  • Conspiracies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
  • HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • Conspiracies
  • Political campaigns
  • Political corruption
  • Presidents
  • Russia
  • United States
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secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia helped Donald Trump win
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Collusion : secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia helped Donald Trump win, Luke Harding
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Vintage Books original."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tuesday night massacre
  • Collusion
  • Thraldom
  • From Russia with cash
  • The strange case of the German bank
  • Epilogue
  • Prologue:
  • Meeting
  • The end of history not
  • I think he's an idiot
  • Publish and be damned
  • Hack
  • General Misha
  • He does bastards
Control code
1901861
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525562511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525562511
  • (OCoLC)1010774256
Label
Collusion : secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia helped Donald Trump win, Luke Harding
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Vintage Books original."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tuesday night massacre
  • Collusion
  • Thraldom
  • From Russia with cash
  • The strange case of the German bank
  • Epilogue
  • Prologue:
  • Meeting
  • The end of history not
  • I think he's an idiot
  • Publish and be damned
  • Hack
  • General Misha
  • He does bastards
Control code
1901861
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525562511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525562511
  • (OCoLC)1010774256

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