The fixers : the bottom-feeders, crooked lawyers, gossipmongers, and porn stars who created the 45th president / Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld
Book | Random House | 2020 | First edition.

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First edition.
xi, 433 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-408) and index.
Prologue -- Part I: The deals. The first fixer ; Great assets ; Pecker's path ; I'll buy it ; Business first ; First catch ; The condo board ; The centerfold and the porn star ; The Trump Organization employee ; Woods and Edwards ; Mommy XXX ; ; Stephanie from Wicked Pictures ; The candidate ; The doorman ; Putin's chair, or ; Resolution Consultants LLC ; DD and PP -- Part II: The unraveling. The sources ; The president's lawyers ; Thought starters ; Boss, I miss you so much ; Essential Consultants LLC ; The plaintiff's lawyer ; The lawsuits ; The feds ; A tiny little fraction ; So sad! ; The sentence ; A con man and a cheat -- Epilogue.
The shocking, definitive account of the lawyers and media tycoons who enabled the rise of Donald Trump, featuring new revelations from a Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal team. With his blunt-force fame and the myths hes propagated about himself, Donald Trump has always moved in a world of gossip barons, crooked lawyers, and porn stars. But when he became the Republican nominee for the presidency in 2016, all of these characters crawled out from the underbelly of Trumps stardom and stumbled onto the global stage with him. In The Fixers, Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld have produced a deeply reported and exquisitely drawn portrait of that world, full of secret phone calls, hidden texts, and desperate deals, unearthing the practice of "catch and kill" by which Trump surrogates paid hush money to cover up his affairs, and detailing Trumps historic relationship with his fixersfrom his early, influential relationship with Roy Cohn to his reliance on Michael Cohen, National Enquirer publisher David Pecker, and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. It traces the arc of their interactions from the 1970s through the 2016 campaign and beyond. It is a distinctly American saga that navigates the worlds of reality TV, cash-for-trash tabloids, single-shingle law shops, celebrity bashes, high-end real estate, pornography, and politics. The characters and settings of this book are part of a vulgar circus that crisscrosses the country, from New York to L.A. to D.C. Terrifying, darkly comic, and compulsively readable, The Fixers is an epic political adventure in which greed, corruption, lust, and ambition collide, and that leads, ultimately, to the White House.
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Rothfeld, Michael, 1971-
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