From two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller, the truth about Vladimir Putin’s covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, its possible connections to the Trump campaign, Robert Mueller’s ensuing investigation of the president and those close to him, and the mystery of Trump’s steadfast allegiance to Putin.
Damn good ... paints on a broad canvas, showing readers the full arc of an incredibly complicated political tale ... Miller’s sources are more or less transparent, and his writing is measured and clear. Miller makes no pretense about knowing the end of the story ... Miller’s account of the Russian hacking of the Democrats is highly persuasive.
Draws on much existing reporting for the factual side of the book. But [Miller] lets rip when it comes to the analysis, painting a scathing portrait of the commander-in-chief’s personal and political failings, compounded by the dismal inability of other politicians and institutions to get to grips with the abundant evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. ... The book is the clearest account yet of what Russia actually did.
A careful reader of all these sources would find little new in The Apprentice. But the reader will find an integrated synthesis—a solid account that goes back many years to get elements of a full picture. Miller offers little in the way of deep analysis, but he provides many facts from which the reader can draw his or her own conclusions.