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In the third volume of his Proof series, New York Times best-selling author Seth Abramson takes listeners on a deep dive into the Ukraine scandal, revealing it to be more sinister, complex, and transnational than previously thought. Abramson’s research on Trump administration corruption positions the Ukraine scandal as the foreseeable culmination of years of clandestine machinations involving scores of players, from Beijing to Budapest, Ankara to Caracas, Warsaw to Jerusalem, Kyiv to Riyadh, and Moscow to DC.  

While many know about the July 2019 telephone call that ignited the Ukraine scandal, most don’t know about the concurrent attempts by members of Trump’s inner circle to take over Ukraine’s national gas company and bolster dangerous pro-Kremlin Ukrainian oligarchs - moves that would have benefited Putin and destabilized Ukraine’s government and economy.

In Beijing, Trump’s dealings with the Chinese government not only enriched him and his family, but also culminated in him successfully seeking 2020 election interference from Xi Jinping in the form of closely held information about Joe Biden. In Venezuela, many of the actors involved in the Ukraine scandal engaged in similarly secretive, Kremlin-friendly negotiations that undermined US policy. In Syria and Iraq, Trump’s personal indebtedness to autocrats in Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE cost untold lives. And Abramson brings the story back to an increasingly fractured and depleted United States, where the COVID-19 pandemic exposes the staggering domestic consequences of the Trump administration’s foreign machinations.

In Proof of Corruption, Seth Abramson lays bare Trump’s decades-long pattern of corruption. This globe-spanning narrative is an urgent warning about the unprecedented threat posed by a corrupt president and his administration.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2020 Seth Abramson (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Abramson’s book will be an important historical document from a particularly dark chapter of American history. The research was exhaustive and the curatorial piecing together of the monumental scope of political malfeasance and corruption on the part of Trump, his family, hangers on, and GOP enablers provides a level of detail that will be mined for years to come. The book is long and dense. Listening takes time and effort especially to keep track of the web of a cast of characters of a global scale. The narration is at a pretty quick clip with a tone that is forceful and adamant. This can be tiring as there’s hardly room to digest and reflect as more material and intricate plots are followed up one after the other. Almost every sentence is revelatory. Petkoff did an admirable job with pronunciation of a rogues gallery from the dregs of The Ukrainian political underclass and Kremlin controlled money men at the centre of so much of this shocking story.

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Only on America

I have listened to every single book on Trump over the last 5 years and it's unreal how really smart people drink the Trump Coolaid. But what bothers me is how 1 Man that lies every time he opens his mouth. But how can 1 man have this much power and fuck up so many others.. I am officially stop ✋🏽 to read anything else about The Worest POTUS in history and Jan 20 2021 can't come fast enough! Ciao for now, Trump Criminal Organization of the USA!

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  • Nic Allen
  • 2020-09-25

Chilling

This account of Trump’s corruption while in office is comprehensive, disturbing, and absolutely chilling. Seth’s prior two books in the “Proof” series have been disturbing in their own right with what they detail, but “Corruption” takes it to a complete other level. There can be no doubt that President Trump is corrupt and is seeking to remain in power via corrupt means.

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  • justin
  • 2020-11-13

Sources!

What isn't to love, details about all the ways in which the US has been used for the last 5 years by the trump crime family to extract equity and connections at every pivot. I think many of these sources will be used to prosecute the crimes now that the 2020 election is over and we will soon have a sane and decent man back in the oval.

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  • Patrick
  • 2020-09-20

Most thorough and complete trilogy, MUST READ

If even a quarter of the population read this trilogy we’d be in a much different country. The truths contained will be wider known in a decade or so. For the people who understand civic responsibility to be informed, the truth is here for you now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-17

Abramson has such insightful information

abramson has shown he knows the subject of Donald Trump's corruption and lies. read this series of books to understand how Trump attacks our democracy!

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  • D. Morrow
  • 2020-10-28

a must read.

as with all of seths book - it is well researched and includes so many people it’s hard to keep them all straight but this knowledge is needed by everyone and i cannot recommend the book (as well as the two previous) more! also check out the PROOF podcast. thanks for all your hard work seth!!

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  • Joe
  • 2020-10-17

Most fascinating!

Seth Abramson is the real deal! This book takes on one of the most complicated and intriguing true life story ever! Amazing how many things presented have come to be true in just the last week or so. He is the smartest man alive, every word is perfect and none are wasted.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-10-12

Interesting story, horrible narration.

The way this publication was narrated made it almost impossible to make your own conclusions and inferences. Since it is a book of proof I assumed the narration would not require cadences and emphasis in certain locations and for certain words. Regardless of this flaw the information was interesting and I applaud the effort by the writer

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  • IGNACIO
  • 2020-09-29

illuminating

a must read for anyone casting a vote in this election! hey your copy and share it!

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  • Sue B.
  • 2020-10-05

Should be required reading

The couple chapters were hard to get through because we’re still all stuck living in this pandemic and fighting for our democracy.

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