Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump

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Explains how Vladimir Putin and Russia hacked an American election as part of a covert operation to subvert the United States' democracy and help Donald Trump win the presidency.
"The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. Russian Roulette is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election. The Russians were wildly successful and the great break-in of 2016 was no 'third-rate burglary.' It was far more sophisticated and sinister--a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle--including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn--and Russia. Russian Roulette chronicles and explores this bizarre scandal, explains the stakes, and answers one of the biggest questions in American politics: How and why did a foreign government infiltrate the country's political process and gain influence in Washington?"--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781538728741
1538728745
9781538730829
1538730820
9781538728758
1538728753
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Corn, David - Author

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A must read for anyone who has only watched Fox news or has been busy at work and hasn't had time to watch much news during the past three years! Read this book or some of the others in our library before you vote!

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lukasevansherman
Dec 08, 2019

"What's a Russia? Who's Russia? Never met him."-Donald Trump
I'm sure reviews of this book will be deeply partisan. Regardless, Isikoff and Corn and well-respected investigative journalists and this is thorough and well-researched, presenting the facts as they see them, with a minimum of interpretation. You will walk away knowing the Putin's government is a deeply corrupt oligarchy run like a mob and that many people in the Trump circle, including Trump, have had dealings with Putin. Draw your own conclusions.

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Ray_Ho
Jul 24, 2019

Really interesting. Not as detailed as I like pertaining to reports but set up the story of how Trump won his presidential race due to Russian Ties. Very compelling.

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bricope
Jul 05, 2019

One of, if not the, scariest books I've ever read.

Scary from the standpoint that Mueller's report is 100 percent accurate.

More scary still that when faced with black and white evidence Republicans like Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes and Mitch McConnell chose party over country.

Even more frightening that millions of our fellow citizens are more than willing to let the President* run roughshod over the Constitution.

And the most heart stopping bone chilling fact that nothing has been done to harden our democratic process and that this book provides very little confidence that it couldn't happen again.

Criminal acts and acts of treason have been committed by Donald J. Trump and to ignore that fact is to do it at your and more importantly, this country's peril

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hamerkop
Apr 12, 2019

The subtitle of this work could be "Hey Donald, whose your daddy?" This solid investigative reporting delves into the Russian attack on democracy during the 2016 election in the USA, and succeeds in illuminating the extent of this intrusion. Trump's cozy relationship to Putin is clarified and the impact of this relationship on international geo-political posturing by the US president established. The work also portrays the ineptitude of the Democrats, and Obama's White House in face of this attack. The day after I finished reading this book, Julian Assange was arrested in the UK. I swear I heard the Democrats cheer.

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ShaunC1978
Mar 01, 2019

i read this book last August in Mexico and everything in the book is now being reported on in the MSM, its incredible. The Steele Dossier, the origins of the Russian investigation, Felix Sater and his ties with Trump (Sater will speak to the House on March 14 2019), Donald Trump's ties to the Russian Mafia. Incredible investigative work.

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ednabw
Nov 07, 2018

Excellent reading and a real-life page turner filled with jaw-dropping investigative research which includes dates, names, locations and purposeful intentions. Whether you believe these reports or not, there is credible evidence for explaining why President Trump is encouraging a relationship with Russian and President Putin. It’s all about money and business. Be aware this book is not politically-biased - former Secretary Hilary Clinton and President Barack Obama’s actions have added to the volatile political climate.

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AQUILEA777
Sep 19, 2018

A delusional work of the new Democrat McCarthyism.
--- The authors blame Putin for Russian law against leading children into homosexuality, for opposing US world domination, and for suspicious poisonings of three Russian traitors in England (one lethal), per accusations by Perfidious Albion propagandists.
--- In condemning Russian wickedness vs Anglo/American virtue, the authors condone Western devastation of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, killing 1,000,000, traumatizing 100,000,000, and flooding Europe with refugees. WE did this -- not Putin. The authors condone our official policy of "targeted assassinations" and our slaughter of Pakistani civilians with drones. They forget our many covering lies: "We know where they are," Rumsfeld re Saddam's non-existent WMD. "A mushroom cloud" may be next, Rice. "In 45 minutes" Saddam could strike London, Blair. "Better to fight the terrorists there than here," Bush (no terrorists in Iraq till we invaded).
--- Like other Dem writers, the authors assume that Trump and Putin, both evil, must be in league. Trump did business in Russia and complimented Putin; that confirms his guilt.
--- (The authors acknowledge $2,975,000 Russian payoffs to the Clintons, mainly re shadowy Uranium One deal. Hillary bought false tales re Trump from a Russian source, and Obama's FBI used them as an excuse to spy on Trump's campaign. Bill Clinton quietly visited Moscow in 1969. Doesn't all that make the Clintons likely Russian operatives?)
--- The authors reason that DNC emails must been hacked by Putin agents (not by murdered DNC worker Seth Rich, nor by Bernie people who had earlier hacked Hillary's voter lists, nor by anyone else. Dems withheld the hacked server from FBI examination; we have only the word of a firm they hired that signs of Russian intrusion were found.) The resulting revelation of Hillary's corruption tricked the voters into choosing Trump. Otherwise they would surely have picked the widely hated Hillary.
--- This was a diabolical manipulation. Voters had no right to the truth. Hillary had them fooled till Putin interfered. She had pulled the wool over their eyes, and he had no right to remove it. But for Russian meddling, Hillary's deceptions would have prevailed and she would now be president. Oh, the tragedy! Oh, the Russian wickedness!
--- What a lot of nonsense! Trump has major faults, but the Russians didn't make him president and don't control him.

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jmthornberry
Aug 23, 2018

Without Russia, Trump would not be president.

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tirjan
Aug 15, 2018

RUSSIAN ROULETTE is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election.

The Russians were wildly successful and the great break-in of 2016 was no "third-rate burglary." It was far more sophisticated and sinister -- a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle -- including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn -- and Russia.

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