Craig Unger- American Kompromat
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Kompromat, the Russian term for compromising material, has become an almost unimaginably powerful weapon during the Trump era, and its impact will last far into the future.

AMERICAN KOMPROMAT is based on extended and exclusive interviews with high-level sources in the KGB, CIA and FBI, as well as lawyers at white-shoe Washington firms, associates of Jeffrey Epstein, and thousands of pages of FBI reports, police investigations, and news articles in English, Russian, and Ukrainian. A narrative offering jaw dropping context, and set in Upper East Side mansions and private Caribbean islands, gigantic yachts and private jets, AMERICAN KOMPROMAT shows that from Donald Trump to Jeffrey Epstein, Russian kompromat operations documented the darkest secrets of the most powerful people in the world and transformed those secrets into potent weapons.

Among its many revelations, AMERICAN KOMPROMAT addresses what may be the single most important unanswered question of the entire Trump era: Is Donald Trump a Russian asset?


Craig Unger is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers House of Bush, House of Saud, and House of Trump, House of Putin. For fifteen years he was a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, where he covered national security, the Middle East, and other political issues. A frequent analyst on MSNBC and other broadcast outlets, he was a longtime staffer at New York Magazine, has served as editor-in-chief of Boston magazine, and has contributed to Esquire, The New Yorker, and many other publications. He also appears frequently as analyst on MSNBC, CNN, and other broadcast outlets. Unger has written about the Trump-Russia scandal for The New Republic, Vanity Fair, and The Washington Post. He is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Twitter: @CraigUnger | Facebook: @Craig.Unger

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