Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, Peter Schweizer
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Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends

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Author: Peter Schweizer

Narrator: Charles Constant

Unabridged: 6 hr 54 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 03/20/2018

Genre: Political Science - Government - National

Synopsis

From the New York Times bestselling author of Clinton Cash comes an explosive new political expose!Peter Schweizer has been fighting corruption—and winning—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 Clintons’ 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 can’t-lose deals. President Donald Trump’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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About the Author

Success is the key word for American born author, Peter Franz Schweizer. He was born in 1964, and became an investigative journalist, novelist, author, and political consultant. Peter received his M.Phil.from Oxford University, and his B.A. from George Washington University.

Schweizer's accomplishments are many. He is the president of the Government Accountability Institute, and senior-editor-at-large of Breitbart News, a staple in the right wing realm. He began his Conservative roots in high school and continued from there. He is also a partner in a speech writing company in Washington, DC called Oval Office Writers who write speeches for various executives and politicians.

Peter has written several books that have been translated into many languages. They have also been on the New York Times snd Washington Post bestseller lists. Some of his more successful efforts include: Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich; Extortion; Throw Them All Out; Reagan's War; The Bushes:Portrait of a Dynasty; Architects of Ruin; Victory; Do As I Say (Not As I Do); and Makers and Takers.

Schweizer lives in Florida with Rhonda, his wife, and children.

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