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Friday, August 17, 2018

House Of Trump, House Of Putin: The Untold Story Of Donald Trump And The Russian Mafia

Long before the American president’s disgraceful groveling before his Russian counterpart at the Helsinki summit, millions wondered: Just what does Vladimir Putin have on Donald Trump? Now author and journalist Craig Unger reveals decades of hidden history to answer that question in his new book House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia — which examines Trump’s many connections to the Russian mob, and how those financial dealings resulted in an American presidency that is a Kremlin asset. Below we excerpt the book’s first chapter in full. 

 

CHAPTER ONE: (VIRTUAL) WORLD WAR III

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Comic Relief From Rick Wilson As We Await Trump’s Exit

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

Rick Wilson was minding his own business as a Republican operative when Donald Trump happened. Though his commercials for GOP candidates often pressed thorns in liberal flanks, he won broad respect as a principled conservative.

Trump has made Wilson stark raving mad. The charges? Betraying the conservative movement and putting the Republican Party at risk. Fortunately for us at ringside, Wilson is also a bad boy with a wicked sense of humor. His new best-seller, “Everything Trump Touches Dies,” rains sucker punches of mockery on all things Trump.

“If being a Republican means buying into stories so obviously, barkingly insane that they sound like Roger Stone’s conspiracy rantings after a three-day meth bender,” Wilson writes with trademark subtlety, “then we don’t have a political party; we have an inpatient mental health facility.”

Wilson does not spare the “little people.” “If there’s a sharper critique of America’s failed education system than the breathless, mindless Trump voter,” he writes.…

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Major Publishers Reject Don Jr.’s ‘Defense Of Daddy’ Book Proposal

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

 

At least two major publishing houses have rejected a book proposal from Donald Trump Jr. that attempts to profiteer from his father’s presidency.

The eldest Trump son is reportedly pitching a book about his father’s unpopular presidency. But according to a report from Fox Business, publishers don’t want to be intertwined with Trump’s son, who has been a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe.

Reporter Charlie Gasparino notes that, as a result, “at least two major publishers summarily rejected Trump Jr.’s book in recent days without even making a low-ball bid on an advance.”

A source familiar with the publisher’s decisions told the reporter, “There was basically no interest in a book that’s basically a defense of daddy book when you’re under federal investigation yourself.”

Trump Jr.…

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