Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends Audiobook, by Peter Schweizer Play Audiobook Sample

Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends Audiobook

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Read By: Charles Constant Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062843746

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46:11 minutes

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27:36 minutes

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#1 New York Times Bestseller!

America's top politicians have discovered the scam to end all scams. 

Peter Schweizer has been fighting corruption—and winning—for years. In Throw Them All Out, he exposed insider trading by members of Congress, leading to the passage of the STOCK Act. In Extortion, he uncovered how politicians use mafia-like tactics to enrich themselves. And in Clinton Cash, he revealed the Clintons’ massive money machine and sparked an FBI investigation.

Now he explains how a new corruption has taken hold, involving larger sums of money than ever before. Stuffing tens of thousands of dollars into a freezer has morphed into multibillion-dollar equity deals done in the dark corners of the world.

An American bank opening in China would be prohibited by US law from hiring a slew of family members of top Chinese politicians. However, a Chinese bank opening in America can hire anyone it wants. It can even invite the friends and families of American politicians to invest in can’t-lose deals.

President Donald Trump’s children have made front pages across the world for their dicey transactions. However, the media has barely looked into questionable deals made by those close to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitch McConnell, and lesser-known politicians who have been in the game longer.

In many parts of the world, the children of powerful political figures go into business and profit handsomely, not necessarily because they are good at it, but because people want to curry favor with their influential parents. This is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States. But for relatives of some prominent political families, we may already be talking about hundreds of millions of dollars.

Deeply researched and packed with shocking revelations, Secret Empires identifies public servants who cannot be trusted and provides a path toward a more accountable government.

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About Peter Schweizer

Peter Schweizer is a number one New York Times bestselling author whose books include Do as I Say (Not as I Do), The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty, Reagan's WarClinton Cash, ExtortionArchitects of Ruin, Victory, Leadership and Crisis, Secret Empires, Profiles in Corruption, Red-Handed, Controligarchs, and Throw Them All Out. His books have been translated into eleven languages. He has spoken before dozens of corporate audiences as well as numerous college student groups and the Young America’s Foundation. He is a former William J. Casey Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

About Charles Constant

Charles Constant is an actor whose professional storytelling career began at the age of thirteen, when he became an Actors’ Equity Association apprentice. An accomplished audiobook narrator, he has recorded many popular titles, including How to Win at the Sport of Business by Mark Cuban.