Secret Empires - Peter Schweizer

Secret Empires

By Peter Schweizer

  • Release Date: 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4.5
From 47 Ratings


#1 New York Times Bestseller!

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.


  • Secret Empire

    By Jbrady177
    Written by the author of Clinton Cash which has proven to be all lies and conspiracy theories. This is more of the same, making unsupported assumptions from discrete facts.
  • Great book

    By Illinois5
    Well researched. A person may disagree with what he says, but cannot discount it. The facts and sources are there. Very disappointing about our elected servants. We elect them to serve and too many do - themselves.
  • Need to read more!

    By ArizonaF40
    This book is quite informative. Some information I knew but, lots I didn’t. Explains how this is being done right under our noses easily.