“Seth is a first-rate reporter and wonderful story-teller, and the tale he tells here is mind-boggling.” —Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money
An award-winning investigative reporter for the Associated Press untangles the gripping story of Donald Trump’s long involvement with Russia in damning detail — including new reporting never before published.
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into relationship between members of Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives continues, there is growing evidence that Trump has spent decades cultivating corrupt ties to Russians and the post-Soviet state.
In Trump/Russia: A Definitive History, Seth Hettena chronicles the many years Trump has spent wooing Russian money and power. From the collapse of his casino empire—which left Trump desperate for cash—and his first contacts with Russian deal-makers and financiers, on up to the White House, Hettena reveals the myriad of shady people, convoluted dealings, and strange events that suggest how indebted to Russia our forty-fifth president might be.
Using deeply researched reporting, along with newly uncovered information, court documents, and exclusive interviews with investigators and FBI agents, Hettena provides an expansive and essential primer to the Trump/Russia scandal, leaving no stone unturned.
“Reads like a cross between The Godfather and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy … Astonishing.” —The Guardian
“Seth Hettena skillfully weaves many threads—most fresh or previously hidden—into a rich tapestry tying together decades of Donald Trump’s deep involvement with Russia.” —David Cay Johnston, author of the New York Times bestseller The Making of Donald Trump