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Crime in Progress

The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation

Glenn Simpson Peter Fritsch

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Penguin
18 November 2020
History; Criminal investigation & detection; Elections & referenda; Political structures: democracy; Political campaigning & advertising; Political corruption
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The never-before-told, inside story of the Steele Dossier and the Trump-Russia investigation 'The best procedural yet written about the discovery of Trump's Russia ties' New York Times The founders of the Washington-based intelligence firm Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch were the first to uncover Trump's disturbing ties to the Kremlin and the crimes that have since plagued his presidency. Working with British former MI6 agent and Russia expert Christopher Steele, they produced the notorious dossier which disclosed that the Trump team was deeply compromised by a hostile foreign power bent on disrupting the West and influencing the US presidential election.

In Crime in Progress, the authors chronicle their high-stakes investigation and desperate efforts to warn both the American and British governments, the FBI and the media - no matter the cost. When the dossier finally exploded onto the world stage after a leak, it led to the Mueller report and disrupted Trump's secret planned rapprochement with Putin's Russia. After years on his trail, the authors' inescapable conclusion is that Trump is an asset of the Russian government, whether he knows it or not.

A real-life political thriller with the makings of a modern classic, Crime in Progress is the definitive story of the pursuit of the truth about Trump and one of the greatest betrayals in American history.

'I've read all the books on this subject - this is the one you want to read . . . I feel fairly steeped in this matter and I learned something on every page' Rachel Maddow, MSNBC
'You don't need to read John le Carre or Tom Clancy to find espionage thrills in Washington these days, turn over any stone in the Beltway's secret world and you'll observe the seething mass of conspiracy and subterfuge beneath . . . Take Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, who have become central characters in a quite terrifying international spy thriller' Josh Glancy, Sunday Times
By:   Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   269g
ISBN:   9780141992983
ISBN 10:   0141992980
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   18 November 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Glenn Simpson (Author) Glenn Simpson is the founder of Fusion GPS. He is a former senior reporter for The Wall Street Journal who has specialized in campaign finance, money laundering, tax evasion, terrorism finance, securities fraud, and political corruption. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family. Peter Fritsch (Author) Peter Fritsch co-founded Fusion GPS. He is a former reporter and bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal based in Mexico City, Sao Paulo, South and Southeast Asia, and Brussels. He finished his Wall Street Journal career as national security editor in Washington, D.C. He lives in Maryland with his family.

Reviews for Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation

Crime in Progress untangles one of the great mysteries of the Trump era - the full story of the Steele dossier - and provides a fascinating insight into the investigatory mind at work. It's an indispensable guide to the Russia scandals - and a reminder of the redemptive power of facts over lies. -- Jeffrey Toobin An entertaining and readable account, with eye-popping anecdotes, of alleged collusion and the failure of the US media to expose it. * The Guardian * You don't need to read John le Carre or Tom Clancy to find espionage thrills in Washington these days, turn over any stone in the Beltway's secret world and you'll observe the seething mass of conspiracy and subterfuge beneath ... Take Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, hard-bitten old newspaper hacks, muck-raking types, who have become central characters in a quite terrifying international spy thriller. -- Josh Glancy * The Sunday Times * Crimes In Progress is the most convincing case you are likely to read that the US president is an asset of the Russian government [and] sheds important light on the least likely president in American history. -- Edward Luce * The Financial Times * I've read all the books on this subject - this is the one you want to read ... I feel fairly steeped in this matter and I learned something on every page. -- Rachel Maddow, Host of the Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC Crime in Progress is a masterclass in how Washington works. -- Peter Nicholas * The Atlantic * Crime in Progress is the best procedural yet written about the discovery of Trump's Russia ties. * The New York Times *


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