Another book is set to roil the White House right before the midterms – and this one takes aim at Jared Kushner
Less than one month after the release of Bob Woodward’s new book Fear, a second Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter is releasing a new book attacking President Donald Trump for the “crime of the century,” the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.
Investigative journalist Greg Miller won a Pulitzer Prizes in 2018 and 2014, plus was a finalist in 2013. His new book The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy is scheduled for release on October 2nd, only 35 days before the midterm elections.
The Amazon pre-order page for the upcoming book describes “a foreign government, led by a brutal authoritarian leader, secretly interfering with the American presidential election to help elect the candidate of its choice” in what has been described as “the political crime of the century.”
The book promises “striking new information” about “the attempt by Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, to create a secret backchannel to Moscow using Russian diplomatic facilities.”
“Russian hijacking of Facebook and Twitter” and “the mysterious Trump Tower meeting” are also hyped.
“This book does not exist without the work of dozens of other reporters and editors,” Miller told The Post in August. “In fact, there are scenes in the book that go into that, where we turn the camera back on ourselves in the newsroom and talk about some of those stories and go as far as we can, while protecting the sources, about how those came together.”
Miller estimated 80 percent of the book would be original reporting, following hundreds of interviews by people close to President Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and former FBI director James Comey.
Additional reporting for the book was conducted by Post reporters Devlin Barrett, Karen DeYoung, Elizabeth Dwoskin, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind Helderman, Sari Horwitz, Greg Jaffe, Ellen Nakashima, Julie Tate, Craig Timberg, Anton Troianovski and Matt Zapotosky.