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- Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 26, 2019)
- Publication Date: March 26, 2019
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07RC557SQ
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About the Author
Peter Schweizer is the president of the Government Accountability Institute and the former William J. Casey Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a number one New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into eleven languages.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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And shame on Kerry! He had already married the Ketchup heiress & did NOT need to increase his greed via off spring
All so troubling!
I simply could NOT finish reading the book. The content is so devastating revealing the greed, the unbelievable abuse of our trust in our elected officials & hard earned tax dollars.
We almost need a revolution to clean out the filth!
Previously, Schweizer's "Clinton Cash" book contributed to Hillary Clinton's election loss. This new book could be the death knell for Joe Biden's presidential hopes, as it reveals how his son, Hunter Biden, benefited from the former Vice President's dealings with foreign countries. Schweizer is evenhanded, though, targeting politicians from both parties. Mitch McConnell could easily become the target of an ethics investigation based on this book's suggestion that McConnell has taken official acts that benefit his Chinese in-laws financially.
The book reveals a kind of self-dealing that I had not considered before by suggesting that Obama (1) used regulations in the education and energy sectors to depress the prices of certain stocks (e.g., the University of Phoenix and fossil fuel companies), at which time friends of Barack, including George Soros, bought the stocks and then (2) eased pressure, allowing the stocks to rebound and enriching anyone who invested at the stocks' low points.
For any reader who worries about the mainstream media's failure to investigate the financial dealings of Obama and other politicians, this book is a partial remedy. Highly recommended!
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As a Brit, I'm under no delusion that our political class are any less self-serving and self-enriching. We probably need a Peter Schweizer on this side of the pond too.
Using the example of Joe Biden and his son Hunter, it details how Hunter Biden enriched himself both in the Ukraine and China, while Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s point man in these two countries. Likewise, John Kerry’s stepson, Chris Heinz, is implicated in enriching himself when Kerry was Secretary of State.
The term ‘Pay to Play’ is used to describe how this type of corruption is thought to happen. In the case of Kerry, his ‘softly, softly’ approach to China’s expansion in the South China Sea, gives the appearance of his office having been bought. Were that to have been the case, then Kerry sold out on National Security so that his step-son might benefit – and in the region of billions of dollars.
Likewise, Joe Biden is currently being investigated for a similar ‘pay to play’ deal involving his son in Ukraine.
Regardless of what the investigation turns up, it has alerted the public to tactics used by the mob in places such as Tammany Hall. In any case, the peddling of influence for profit, should alarm us all. Especially, if it ends up selling the public interest by those, we entrust with running the country.
I would strongly recommend this book. Peter Schweizer’s style is measured and easy to access. Usually I would not sit and read a book on money, but he manages to write in a matter-of-fact style that maintained my interest throughout.