Just as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion begins issuing its first indictments, Penguin Random House plans to release Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win by Luke Harding, a book that claims to offer new details on the ongoing controversy over foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The new book, which Harding began writing in January, will be published by Vintage Books on November 16.
Harding, a foreign correspondent for The Guardian, claims to have had unique access to a range of new materials and principals involved in the Trump/Russia collusion controversy. Harding says that he has identified business and financial connections and payouts, secret meetings, and computer hackers that will add to the evidence and understanding of just what happened in the 2016 presidential election.
The publisher claims the book has fresh information on Russian players as well as Americans such as Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, who Harding says he met in 2008 in Ukraine. Indeed, Harding also claims to have met with Christopher Steele, the former MI6 British intelligence officer behind the infamous dossier on Donald Trump’s tainted Russian connections, in a London pub in December 2016 before the dossier’s existence was revealed.
Harding says, “The key to the Trump-Russia story is being able to follow the money, see what deals were made when and by whom, and what relationships were being cultivated and why.”