Secret Empires

How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends
Author(s): Peter Schweizer
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Mar 20, 2018
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Product Number: Z100129692
Released: Mar 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062843746
Narrator/s: Charles Constant
Publisher: HarperAudio
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#1 New York Times Bestseller! America's top politicians have discovered the scam to end all scams. Peter Schweizer has been fighting corruptionA??and winningA??for years. In Throw Them All Out, he exposed insider trading by members of Congress, leading to the passage of the STOCK Act. In Extortion, he uncovered how politicians use mafia-like tactics to enrich themselves. And in Clinton Cash, he revealed the ClintonsA?? massive money machine and sparked an FBI investigation. Now he explains how a new corruption has taken hold, involving larger sums of money than ever before. Stuffing tens of thousands of dollars into a freezer has morphed into multibillion-dollar equity deals done in the dark corners of the world. An American bank opening in China would be prohibited by US law from hiring a slew of family members of top Chinese politicians. However, a Chinese bank opening in America can hire anyone it wants. It can even invite the friends and families of American politicians to invest in canA??t-lose deals. President Donald TrumpA??s children have made front pages across the world for their dicey transactions. However, the media has barely looked into questionable deals made by those close to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitch McConnell, and lesser-known politicians who have been in the game longer. In many parts of the world, the children of powerful political figures go into business and profit handsomely, not necessarily because they are good at it, but because people want to curry favor with their influential parents. This is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States. But for relatives of some prominent political families, we may already be talking about hundreds of millions of dollars. Deeply researched and packed with shocking revelations, Secret Empires identifies public servants who cannot be trusted and provides a path toward a more accountable government.

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Author(s): Peter Schweizer
Product Number EB00759319
Released: May 15, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: #9780062943347

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