Resources & Recommendations

Non-Fiction Reading

Hiding In Plain Sight by Sarah Kendzior

From New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior comes the truth about the calculated rise to power of Donald Trump since the 1980s and how the erosion of our liberties made an American dema­gogue possible. More Info | Amazon

The Book That Inspired This Website

American Kompromat by Craig Unger

American Kompromat addresses what may be the single most important unanswered question of the entire Trump era: Is Donald Trump a Russian asset? This is a story about the dirty secrets of the most powerful people in the world—including Donald Trump. More Info | Amazon

Kompromat = Blackmail

Red Mafiya by Robert I. Friedman

An exposé of the dramatic growth of Russian organized crime in the United States and its role in the international financial world, drug trafficking, weapons sales, and other activities. This book includes at least a handful of Trump File characters. Sellers on Amazon | Amazon Kindle

Published in 2000, More Important Than Ever

It Was All A Lie by Stuart Stevens

An indictment of the Republican Party and a candid mea culpa. Stevens helped to create the modern party that kneels before a morally bankrupt con man. He wants nothing more than to see what it has become burned to the ground. More Info | Amazon

Surprising, Damning, and Horrifyingly Insightful

A Politics of Love by Marianne Williamson

The media smeared Marianne, presenting a humanitarian as a kooky conspiracy theorist in way above her head. Don’t let her spiritual vocabulary distract from the content of her work. A Politics of Love offers an enlightening roadmap to a better future for the country. More Info | Amazon

This Book Gives Me Hope

The View from Flyover Country by Sarah Kendzior

The View from Flyover Country is a piercing critique of the labor exploitation, race relations, gentrification, media bias, and other aspects of the post-employment economy that gave rise to a president who rules like an autocrat. More Info | Amazon

You’ll Learn Things You’ll Wish You Hadn’t


Gaslit Nation

Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who, years before the 2016 election, warned about the Kremlin’s threat to democracy. Here, they deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs and current events. Website | Patreon 


MAGA and Fascism | Renegade Cut

Is MAGA a movement based on ultra-nationalism, race-based and religion-based divisions, and an obsession with the past? If it is, then, we need to stop avoiding what that is called… Watch on YouTube

The David Pakman Show

David Pakman covers current events, trending topics, and anything popular in political media. Unlike many commentators, David uses common sense rather than shock or outrage to demonstrate the absurdity and immorality of the system we live in today. Website | YouTube

The items above are personally recommended by the site owner. They are not paid endorsements, and Trump File does not have a financial relationship with anyone tied to the projects. In the future, if a book, podcast, show, website, etc. offers compensation in exchange for appearing on this list, the page will identify which recommendations are sponsored and which are not.


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