House of Trump, House of Putin

House of Trump, House of Putin

The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia

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"The story Unger weaves with those earlier accounts and his original reporting is fresh, illuminating and more alarming than the intelligence channel described in the Steele dossier."—The Washington PostHouse of Trump, House of Putin offers the first comprehensive investigation into the decades-long relationship among Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian Mafia that ultimately helped win Trump the White House. It is a chilling story that begins in the 1970s, when Trump made his first splash in the booming, money-drenched world of New York real estate, and ends with Trump's inauguration as president of the United States. That moment was the culmination of Vladimir Putin's long mission to undermine Western democracy, a mission that he and his hand-selected group of oligarchs and Mafia kingpins had ensnared Trump in, starting more than twenty years ago with the massive bailout of a string of sensational Trump hotel and casino failures in Atlantic City. This book confirms the most incredible American paranoias about Russian malevolence. To most, it will be a hair-raising revelation that the Cold War did not end in 1991—that it merely evolved, with Trump's apartments offering the perfect vehicle for billions of dollars to leave the collapsing Soviet Union. In House of Trump, House of Putin, Craig Unger methodically traces the deep-rooted alliance between the highest echelons of American political operatives and the biggest players in the frightening underworld of the Russian Mafia. He traces Donald Trump's sordid ascent from foundering real estate tycoon to leader of the free world. He traces Russia's phoenixlike rise from the ashes of the post–Cold War Soviet Union as well as its ceaseless covert efforts to retaliate against the West and reclaim its status as a global superpower. Without Trump, Russia would have lacked a key component in its attempts to return to imperial greatness. Without Russia, Trump would not be president. This essential book is crucial to understanding the real powers at play in the shadows of today's world.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9781524743529
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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tonyalanjeffers
May 16, 2019

Please congress; hurry up with the impeachment so we can put this guy in prison where he belongs.

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gprusakowski
May 02, 2019

There isn't much I can add to what other reviewers have posted other than to say the world's largest, and possibly all, governments are full of corrupt individuals and no one is to be trusted. Why do we put up with. it election after election? If only Trump's supporters would wake up to that fact. The phrase "A den of thieves" comes to mind.

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zipread
Apr 25, 2019

This is one scary book that must be read and must be believed. With the demise of the Soviet union, the oligarchs, Russian criminal elements who have enriched themselves by furtively buying up the assets of the defunct republic are you looking for a place to launder and park their money. In the US meanwhile, Donald Trump, self styled developer, four times declared bankrupt, his hotels failing and beyond his grasp looks like the ideal undertaking for the Russian Mafia. Will he go the step further and become Putin’s candidate for the presidency? Take a guess. As for Trump: how can a “smart man” be so stupid or so ignorant or so naive or so complicitous? The second part of the book is about a man so arrogant he would sell his own country to the devil.
Like I said, this is one scary book.

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SFPL202
Dec 27, 2018

Beware of 'slowsecuritywhimps.' A lot of people are not smart enough to discern fake news from what is really going on.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/12/how-russia-targets-the-us-military-215247

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Xambro7
Dec 21, 2018

There it is, in plain black and white ink on paper, Trump has been laundering money for the Russian Mafia for decades, and is totally compromised and blackmailed by important members of the Russian Mob/State Security Forces/Putin's Cabal. A bought-and-paid-for Foreign Agent inhabiting the White House, all because of America's main problem: Zombie Voters (Citizens who vote as their preachers and Fox News tell them to instead of as informed free citizens)...and of course, Facebook and the Russian Hackers.

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slowsecuritywhimps
Dec 01, 2018

Craig Unger has distorted the truth by using the title of two leaders mainly to make money.
People who read this book with out searching or investigating of the truth are completely blind.
VeteransToday editor Mike Harris nailed it: “If you look at what they are calling the Russian Mafia, let’s call it what it really is: it is the Khazarian Jewish Mafia in Russia because these are not Slovak people so you can’t call them Russian. They hold a Russian passport, but they are not a Slovak people.”

I am for myself in dislike to use the word "Mafia" and instead prefer to use the words "criminal organization or organize crime".

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dirtbag1
Nov 19, 2018

This book says so much about the political I.Q. of an electorate that would vote for a gangster.
I wasn't aware that comedian Bill Maher had offered to pay Trump 5 million dollars if he could prove he wasn't the product of his mother mating with an orang-utan. Fake President.

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21288004246712
Nov 15, 2018

follow the money

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Memawrayne
Oct 26, 2018

This book is frightening as it provides information on the Russian mafia and Putin. Have no doubt that Putin wants to bring America to its knees. Trump has had many business deals selling property to Russians. He needs too be careful that he doesn't do something that makes one of them angry. The mafia does not have any patience.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Oct 20, 2018

A tedious accounting of Trump's various Mafia connections and corrupt operations. I was astonished to discover that Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager and White House counselor, is the granddaughter of New Jersey mob boss Jimmy "the Brute" DiNatale, who is an associate of Little Nicky Scarfo.

Don McGahn, Trump's White House counsel who secured a seat on SCOTUS for Brett Kavanaugh, is the nephew of two NJ mob bosses: Paddy and Joseph McGahn.

The book is very likely a precursor to Mueller's report on how extensively Putin has invaded Trump's corrupt White House. It's sobering and murky.

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