Real News: An Investigative Reporter Uncovers the Foundations of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy (Hardcover)
“Following Trump-Russia ties can be overwhelming. Scott’s dogged reporting distills complex facts and helps the reader understand why the story matters.” —Congressman Eric Swalwell
Investigative reporter Scott Stedman has made waves worldwide with his hard-hitting investigative journalism, going as far as anyone has to uncover the deep roots of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy. His research has been cited by the Washington Post, BBC, Reuters, CNN, McClatchy, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, and Vice, and has even helped guide Congress’s investigations.
Real News collects, for the first time in print, Stedman’s eye-opening research into and evidence of every level of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy, from the 2016 Trump Tower Meetings to the dirty-money deal for Trump Tower Moscow, from the “coffee boy” George Papadopoulos and his mysterious wife to Russian infiltration of the National Rifle Association, from Cambridge Analytica’s sketchy business deals and influence operations to the battle for true journalism that will combat cries of “Fake News!”
Full of real, exclusive evidence including ownership records, flight logs, banking information and statements, meeting transcripts, maps, quotes, stats and figures, cease and desist letters, and more, Real News not only enables readers to see and evaluate the arguments for the existence of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy for themselves, it also fully explains how Stedman went about his investigations to discover the truth.
Anyone who is interested in the evidence—the real news about the Trump-Russia Conspiracy—needs to read this book.
About the Author
Scott Stedman is an investigative journalist active in covering the Trump-Russia scandal. His work has been cited in, among others, the Washington Post, BBC, Reuters, CNN, McClatchy, Daily Mail, the Guardian, and VICE.
Praise for Scott Stedman and Real News:
“Following Trump-Russia ties can be overwhelming. Scott’s dogged reporting distills complex facts and helps the reader understand why the story matters.”—US Congressman Eric Swalwell
"Few journalists have pursued the Trump-Russia story as thoroughly and relentlessly as Scott.His book is an indispensable resource for those looking to understand one of the biggest scandals in modern political history, and his practice of publishing documents to back up his reporting is a breath of fresh air in a journalistic era where anonymous sourcing is king. I have found Scott's work enormously helpful in my own reporting process—and this read, filled with new details on episodes that have been widely under-covered by mainstream outlets, is no exception."—Natasha Bertrand, The Atlantic, MSNBC
"Scott Stedman's thorough, fact-based reporting and relentless pursuit of the truth are a breath of fresh air at a time when disinformation, click-bait, and conspiracy theories are polluting our media ecosystem like never before. The Russia investigation is a complex story to cover, but Scott has done it masterfully, and he did it again in Real News.This book is a must-read guide to one of the most important political scandals in modern American history—and because of Scott's reporting style, it's also a must-read guide to restoring faith in journalism."—Caroline Orr, behavioral scientist, freelance journalist, Associate Editor at Arc Digital
“A necessary catalog for those following the Russia investigation. Stedman's meticulous attention to detail, interviews, and direct documentation suggest a talent well beyond his years. Read this book and keep an eye on Stedman. He's a rising star due for a meteoric blastoff."—Amanda Carpenter, CNN Contributor, author, and former speechwriter to Senators Jim DeMint and Ted Cruz
“Journalists like Scott Stedman provide a desperately needed contextual framework for the most important investigation in history. Real News is a clarion counter punch to the gut of Trump's attempts to vilify one of the pillars of democracy; a free press."—Mueller, She Wrote Podcast
"A page-turning, must-read guide to the Trump-Russia conspiracy for the many millions of Americans who are hooked on Mueller."—Jennifer Taub, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
“2016 was a complete disaster. One of the only good things that came out of the election was a new generation of authoritative reporters. Scott is the gold standard.”—Adam Parkhomenko, 2016 DNC National Field Director
"[Scott Stedman] has been doing tremendous reporting unearthing new details about the #TrumpRussia Scandal."—US Senator Jeff Merkley
“Journalism is broken but Scott Stedman shows the way to mend it. His careful but persistent investigations have unearthed key documents in the scandal of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump. In the Information Age, disinformation is like a pervasive, lethal nerve agent. This book is an antidote. Take it. Now.”—Peter Jukes, author, journalist, CEO Byline Media
"As an author myself, I place great emphasis on truth, and truth matters more than ever today. Fake News is real, but Real News by Scott Stedman, is the alternative, and deserves your attention."—Greg Louganis, Olympic Gold Medalist and author of Breaking the Surface