Tallahassee Author Debuts at #1 on NYT Best Selling List

Tallahassee Author Debuts at #1 on NYT Best Selling List

The investigative book Secret Empires by Government Accountability Institute’s (GAI) Peter Schweizer will debut at #1 on the New York Times combined print and e-book best-seller list, according to publishing industry sources.

Peter Schweizer resides in Tallahassee where GAI is located.

Tallahassee Reports will host an event featuring Peter Schweizer on April 23rd in Tallahassee. Get details here.

Secret Empires, which is Schweizer’s fifth New York Times bestselling book, has caused a stir throughout official Washington with its newly unearthed revelations, including:

    • How Vice President Joe Biden’s son’s firm scored a $1.5 billion deal with the Communist Chinese government’s Bank of China only 10 days after Joe Biden and his son returned from China aboard Air Force Two in 2013
    • How the Biden-China $1.5 billion fund (officially named Bohai Harvest RST) became an “anchor investor” in China General Nuclear—a company that, one year later, the FBI charged with stealing nuclear secrets in the United States
    • How Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao received a “gift” of $5 to $25 million from a family member who sat on the board of one of the Communist Chinese government’s top military contractors
    • Mitch McConnell’s sister-in-law Angela Chao currently sits on the board of the Communist Chinese government’s Bank of China.
    • Mitch McConnell’s father-in-law James Chao and sister-in-law Angela Chao previously sat on the board of China’s state-owned CSSC Holdings, the financial arm of the Chinese government’s military contractor CSSC. James Chao is also the father of current Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Angela Chao is her sister.
    • How the firm of Barack Obama’s best friend Marty Nesbitt scored big using the “smash and grab” technique wherein Obama would “smash” a company with onerous regulations before Nesbitt’s company would then “grab” the business for pennies on the dollar
    • New eye-opening revelations about George Soros, Tom Steyer, Penny Pritzker, Dick Durbin, Jared Kushner, and myriad other members of the Washington elite

The author’s past books have led to federal investigations, congressional resignations, or the launch of Capitol Hill ethics probes.

Schweizer’s 2015 book, Clinton Cash, parked an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

In 2012, 60 Minutes covered Schweizer’s book Throw Them All Out, which uncovered insider trading by members of Congress and led to passage of the STOCK (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge) Act that banned lawmakers from using inside knowledge when making personal investments. The 60 Minutes story won the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based journalism.

5 Responses to "Tallahassee Author Debuts at #1 on NYT Best Selling List"

  1. For years democrats and republicans alike have perfected the art of corruption to become wealthy at taxpayer expense, many of them starting out holding office in local government and “graduating” to higher office as their influence grows. Then people are reluctant to call them out or even run against them for fear of the power they hold to ruin them and their families financially and otherwise.

    This is why term limits need to apply to every political office from the local school board to the U.S Congress. It wouldnt stop all the corruption, but it would make it much harder for anyone to gain power and hold it for an extended period of time. Public service wasnt originally meant to be a career, but citizens “serving for a short time” then going back to their private lives. It should be more like jury duty…with common people holding majorities in governing bodies… not just lawyers and wealthy elites. Would it ever be possible for a member of Congress to vote in term limits for themselves?

  2. Never Trumper’s leadership in the house and senate sholder most of the blaim for what Schweizer has written about.
    Paul “Rino” and Mitch “I can’t think of a great insulting never Trumper insulting name” for Mitch.
    Can anyone out there assist with this vital task?

  3. Mr. Schweizer, if you’re reading this article, I applaud your hard work and efforts in exposing corruption and insider dealing among Washington’s supposedly “elite” on both sides (should we say all sides?) of the aisle and the White House. I hope this book is even more successful than your previous ones and results in real (as opposed to sham) investigations into DC corruption, and hopefully even some prosecutions and removals from office, no matter how high the office may be.

    Pres. Trump was far more correct than he imagined when he called Washington “The Swamp”. As you point out, our country was and is being sold up the river by our own supposed “leaders”, and Pres. Trump has vowed to stop it and kick their corrupt game table over – no wonder The Swamp is fighting back. To paraprase Newt Gingrich’s observation from a few months ago “When you say you’re going to Drain the Swamp, did you think the Alligators would go along with it?”

    Perhaps at some point you may find ample reason to write about the local dealings of Tallahassee City Government and Leon County. Although not on the scale or scope as Washington, the corruption and devious methods are much the same. Sadly, we have our own Swamp to Drain.
    Again, I applaud and respect your very important work and wish you every success.

    1. Trump is a BS artist. Granted, there is a certain amount of corruption in every institution. The question is how much and what is tolerable?

      Having worked for both governmental offices and a governmental contractor, the first rule is that you have to have people who know what they doing to actually do the job.

      Trump is clueless himself and he hires grossly unqualified family, friends, lobbyists, industry execs and allies. If Obama had pulled just one of the things Trump has, we’d never hear the end of it.

      Worse yet, the Republicans have certainly, if not knowingly committed treason by colluding with foreign powers to influence the election in their favor, it certainly does not upset them that it happened. They refuse to take any steps to deter this from happening again.

      Far from preventing a “swamp”, the Republicans are the definition.

      1. Ms. Lena, you make a lot of assertions that refuse to morph into actual facts.
        The Democrats and “intelligence services” have no evidence of Trump or Republican “collusion” with Russia, or it would have been trotted out long ago. Democrats can’t produce any evidence despite Mueller’s feverish little investigation team composed entirely of Hillary donor-acolytes. The truth is, they have nothing. “Russian Collusion” is a Democrat campaign slogan and nothing more, except where Hillary is involved – she definitely paid Russians for the fake “dossier” on Trump, and that’s a documented and proven fact, as opposed to an assertion. So “influencing elections in favor” is Hillary’s crime, she owns it. And recall, obama himself said “no rational person” would believe that Russians could influence or change our elections. So I guess that Makes a lot of “irrationals’ out of Democrats, including obama.

        You assert Mr. Trump is clueless. Yet this supposedly ignorant rube easily bested the “Smartest Woman in the World”, and carried many longtime blue states. Although the MSM and most of Washington all laughed at Trump’s candidacy, he proved them all dead wrong, and continued filling stadiums and rallies around America with thousands of enthusistic supporters – all while Hillary struggled to gather more than a few hundred people at any appearance and tried to remain standing and healthy for the duration, failing once in an obvious debacle.
        Underestimating Trump is foolish and he is already several steps ahead of his opponents long before they realize it. Under Trump policies, America is booming again and consumer confidence is at an all-time high, while unemployment is at 40-year lows. GDP has grown faster and higher than any forecast by economic pundits after his inauguration. Seems “clueless” Trump has easily outperformed obama’s presidency by huge and embarassing margins, and only in his 1st year, against incredible obstacles. Seems “clueless” mostly applies to Trump’s opponents.

        Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go apply my “Trump 2020” bumper sticker. You may as well get used to seeing them. Catch you at Trump’s next rally?

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