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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.

Charles Constant
hr min
March 20

Customer Reviews

bteel1258 ,


Amazing. Another great book by Schweizer. The corruption silently seeping through our Federal Government crosses all political lines and parties. We need a journalist/author like Schweizer around to do the deep, hard hitting work that brings this kind of corruption to light. We need more like Schweizer.

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Courageous Reporting

If not for a few remaining investigative reporters like Peter Sweitzer, Americans would be in total darkness. The fact he’s intent on calling out both sides of the isle lends credibility to his work. Let’s wake up, demand more with our vote, and opt to the throw them all out of office.

ilovepoop1234 ,


Fresh and true and perfectly executed as expected.

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