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  • American Kompromat

  • How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery
  • Auteur(s): Craig Unger
  • Narrateur(s): Jason Culp
  • Durée: 12 h et 24 min
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Catégories: Sciences sociales et politiques, Politique
  • 4,3 out of 5 stars (37 évaluations)

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Kompromat n.—Russian for "compromising information" 

This is a story about the dirty secrets of the most powerful people in the world—including Donald Trump.

It is based on exclusive interviews with dozens of high-level sources—intelligence officers in the CIA, FBI, and the KGB, thousands of pages of FBI investigations, police investigations, and news articles in English, Russian, and Ukrainian. American Kompromat shows that from Trump to Jeffrey Epstein, kompromat was used in operations far more sinister than the public could ever imagine. 

Among them, the book addresses what may be the single most important unanswered question of the entire Trump era: Is Donald Trump a Russian asset? 

The answer, American Kompromat says, is yes, and it supports that conclusion backs with the first richly detailed narrative on how the KGB allegedly first “spotted” Trump as a potential asset, how they cultivated him as an asset, arranged his first trip to Moscow, and pumped him full of KGB talking points that were published in three of America’s most prestigious newspapers.

Among its many revelations, American Kompromat reports for the first time that:

  • According to Yuri Shvets, a former major in the KGB, Trump first did business over forty years ago with a Manhattan electronics store co-owned by a Soviet émigré. Trump’s decision to do business there triggered protocols through which the Soviet spy agency began efforts to cultivate Trump as an asset, thus launching a decades-long “relationship” of mutual benefit to Russia and Trump, from real estate to real power. 
  • Trump’s invitation to Moscow in 1987 was billed as a preliminary scouting trip for a hotel, but according to Shvets, was actually initiated by a high-level KGB official, General Ivan Gromakov. These sorts of trips were usually arranged for "deep development," even if the potential asset was unaware of it.
  • Before Trump’s first trip to Moscow, he met with Natalia Dubinina, who worked at the United Nations library in a vital position usually reserved as a cover for KGB operatives.
  • In 1987, according to Shvets, the KGB circulated an internal cable hailing the successful execution of an active measure by a newly cultivated American asset who took out full page ads in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe promoting policies promoted by the KGB. The ads had been taken out by Donald Trump, who, Shvets said, would become a “special unofficial contact” for the KGB, that is, an intelligence asset.

A number of America’s highest national security officials have said they believe Trump is a Russian asset, but neither the Mueller Report nor the numerous congressional investigations throughout Trump’s presidency pursued that vital question. American Kompromat does.

In addition to exploring Trump’s ties to the KGB, American Kompromat shows that Russian kompromat operations documented the darkest secrets of the most powerful people in the world and transformed those secrets into potent weapons. It also reveals:

  • How Jeffrey Epstein and Trump jostled for influence and financial supremacy for years. A college dropout let go from his prep school teaching job, Epstein became a millionaire in part with the help of Ghislaine Maxwell’s father—media tycoon Robert Maxwell, who allegedly served as a Soviet and Israeli spy and likely gave Epstein a sum estimated between $10 and $20 million before his death in 1991. 
  • How the Jeffrey Epstein-Ghislaine Maxwell sex-trafficking operation provided a source and marketplace for sexual kompromat—dirty secrets of the richest and most powerful men in the world. Epstein knew that a multimillionaire—or future leader—caught committing adultery is nothing compared to getting caught on video in the act with a minor. 
  • How the Epstein-Maxwell ring helped enable young women with possible ties to Russian intelligence to gain access to the highest levels of Silicon Valley and the worlds of artificial intelligence, supercomputers, and the internet. This, at a time when Vladimir Putin has asserted, “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere [artificial intelligence] will become the ruler of the world.”
  • How Epstein had ties to Russia through sex-trafficking. Epstein partnered with Jean-Luc Brunel, head of MC2 modeling agency and a major sex trafficker, who, in turn, had worked with Peter Listerman, the celebrated procurer, or “matchmaker” as he prefers, for Russian oligarchs. 
©2021 Craig Unger (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

"For the first time a former KGB employee has gone on record to describe Donald Trump's historic relationship with the Kremlin. It's a bombshell that must be looked into." (Robert Baer, former CIA operative and author of See No Evil)

"By compiling decades of Trump’s seedy ties, disturbing and consistent patterns of behavior, and unexplained contacts with Russian officials and criminals, Unger makes a strong case that Trump is probably a compromised trusted contact of Kremlin interests." (John Sipher, Washington Post

"Craig Unger has just published a wonderful, well-written book. The jewel in the crown is how the KGB cultivated Donald Trump. With assistance of the eminent former KGB officer Yuri Shvets, American Kompromat establishes how it really took place." (Anders Åslund, senior fellow, The Atlantic Council) 

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  • EJG
  • 2021-03-14

Wow!

I am not a person who reads a lots of spy type books - but I may rethink my genre choice in the future. I am not a Trump fan but I was amazed at the action of both him & his administration over his time - running for & being president of the US. His behaviour was extremely bizarre & yet time & time again the GOP supported him. I had a hard time believing it was just political decisions that kept him unscathed. Even if half of what is been written in this book is true - it is very scary how close the states came to losing their democracy to fascism. And unfortunately - their problems are far from over - there are likely other Kompromats being developed even now.

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Wonderful Listen

The author writes clearly with a sharp eye for detail. This book reminds us that we must choose our leaders with great care.

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  • Victoria Eriksson
  • 2021-01-31

10 star book

I didn't think it was possible to break new ground in the Trump-Russia attack on 🇺🇲 democracy. I have read the Mueller report, the bipartisan Senate intelligence committee reports on Trump Russia as well as every other nonfiction book about Trump Russia, Deutsche Bank, books on the authoritarian theocrats in the modern GOP, biographies and intelligence officer memoirs of Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames. But Unger did it. Every claim he makes is backed up and proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Unger found a former KGB major who defected to America years ago and he is cited frequently. Every American should read this book. I looked at the reviews, and I advise everyone to disregard those plainly written by MAGATS who plainly didn't read the book. If they had, they wouldn't have the emotional strength to attempt to discredit it as a fantasy. Especially since many of the Trump supporters are QAnon supporters- if they had read this book- the child sex trafficking operation by Trump and Epstein would have shocked them into a stunned silence. Trump was known to have sexually assaulted underage girls before he was elected. Unger's new masterpiece shreds lunatic claims from the Trump cult that he was ever on the side of punishing pedophiles. His relationships with Epstein, George Nader, and many others confirm what sane people have known for decades- Trump is a rapist and pedophile as well as an asset of the KGB turned FSB/ SVR/GRU. He betrayed this country and committed such corruption so badly, as did his enablers, it has permanently damaged our national security, our democracy and alliances/reputation abroad. Anyone who supports him in light of the overwhelming evidence of his treason, crimes against the constitution and underage girls is complicit.

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  • Tiffany Posey
  • 2021-02-05

AWESOME 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I’ve listened to a lot of different related books but THIS ONE I binged! Lots of new info & revelations but this book really covered it all in scope & topic!!
Absolutely recommend EVERYONE READ THIS EXCELLENT BOOK 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼

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  • marla
  • 2021-02-02

Staggering relevations

Just when you think you know plenty enough on Trump, this book lays bare a history that leaves you understanding, there's do much still hidden. Ties to Epstein should come out in full review but we know that is not likely to be.

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  • Doksooli
  • 2021-02-04

A Valuable Contribution

There's a lot of evidence here linking Trump to the Russian mob and there's already been evidence confirmed that the Russians went to extraordinary lengths to help Trump get elected. Why they would do that for someone they couldn't control is the question we should be asking.

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  • Daryl Coleman
  • 2021-03-04

THIS is a MUST read

i started this book late Monday and i COULD NOT put it down...when i tell you I was captivated from beginning to end i mean every element gave SO much clarity into wtf happened during the past administration i will gladly reread this over the weekend because there was just SO MUCH in it! YOU will NOT be Disappointed!

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  • Arno
  • 2021-02-18

Connecting Trump, Epstein, Maxwell & Putin...

The largest throve of kompromat ever potentially incriminating a large bunch of powefull people. All exposed when Ghislaine Maxwell starts to talk.....

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  • Irishelf2
  • 2021-02-13

Chilling

This is an eye opening account of the deep control Russia has over Trump and the Republican Party! Americans will be burdened with the treachery for decades! A must “read” if you want to know just how corrupt William Barr is too! Chilling that the United States of America came so close to being completely under Trump and Putins control!

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  • V RANDALL
  • 2021-07-14

Very informative

Required reading for every American who wants to understand Russian influence in our politics. Trump’s kompramat was a given, from my perspective, but this book goes back to the capitalist roots pursued by a younger DT. Not sure what scares me more…the ways Russia uses the US for money laundering or the fact DT was elected when he was clearly a Russian asset. It does explain DT’s bold assertions of innocence as much of what he had done for Russia over the years was quasi-legal. I just wonder who else Putin is grooming these days? Ties many of the key players together, Alpha Bank, Epstein, Stone,Manafort, etc. What is clear is that we can’t afford another DT. I only gave four stars to performance as some of the accents used to read quotes were distracting. Otherwise, well done.

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  • Sally
  • 2021-07-08

Meh

If you’ve seen the Epstein documentary filthy rich and the documentary Active Measures, you already know everything this book presents, he just tries to connect the two and he doesn’t quite get there. This was a waste of time.

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  • Jenn
  • 2022-05-18

Understanding Russia hold on the USA

I think everyone should listen read this book in order to save our democracy.
I believe Russia has a huge hold on power in the United States.
Democrats & Republicans need to stand together to take back our Democratic Republic.