For the first time, the full, explosive record of the unthinkable: how a US president compromised American foreign policy in exchange for the promise of future business and covert election assistance.
Looking back at this moment in history, historians will ask if
Americans knew they were living through the first case of criminal
conspiracy between an American presidential candidate turned
commander in chief and a geopolitical enemy. The answer might be:
it was hard to see the whole picture. The stories coming in from
around the globe have often seemed fantastical: clandestine
meetings in foreign capitals, secret recordings in a Moscow hotel,
Kremlin agents infiltrating the Trump inner circle...
Seth Abramson has tracked every one of these far-flung reports and
now in, Proof of Collusion, he finally gives us a record of
the unthinkable—a president compromising American foreign policy in
exchange for the promise of future business and covert election
assistance. The attorney, professor, and former criminal
investigator has used his exacting legal mind and forensic acumen
to compile, organize, and analyze every piece of the Trump-Russia
story. His conclusion is clear: the case for collusion is staring
us in the face. Drawing from American and European news outlets, he
takes readers through the Trump-Russia scandal chronologically,
putting the developments in context and showing how they connect.
His extraordinary march through all the public evidence
—How Trump worked for thirty years to expand his real estate empire
into Russia even as he was rescued from bankruptcy by Putin’s
oligarchs and Kremlin agents.
—How Russian intelligence gathered compromising material on him
over multiple trips.
—How Trump recruited Russian allies and business partners while
running for president.
—How he surrounded himself with advisers who engaged in clandestine
negotiations with Russia.
—How Trump aides and family members held secret meetings with
foreign agents and lied about them.
By pulling every last thread of this complicated story together,
Abramson argues that—even in the absence of a Congressional
investigation or a report from Special Counsel Mueller—the public
record already indicates a quid pro quo between Trump and the
Kremlin. The most extraordinary part of the case for collusion is
that so much of it unfolded in plain sight.