Hiding in Plain Sight by Sarah Kendzior

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
Sarah Kendzior
Flatiron Books
2020
Kindle Book

Quick Take

Donald Trump is far worse than we ever thought. This is strange because all of his horrible history is right out in the open, hiding in plain sight. Perhaps the worst of Trump is that he has been deeply involved in international and Russian organized crime for many years. And the history of Donald Trump is also the story of the decline and fall of America. All of this has been hiding in plain sight since at least 1980.

Actually, it is not just Kendzior saying that Trump has been deeply involved in the Russian Mafia for many years. There are dozens of books out there saying the same thing. Several these books are listed at the bottom of this page.

From the book

Sarah Kendzior quote’s Robert Muller talking about the threat of the Russian Mafia, which she says Donald Trump has been involved in for many years.

“On January 27, 2011, Robert Mueller, the head of the FBI, gave a speech to the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City. He warned of an unprecedented menace that threatened to end democracy in the United States and destabilize the entire world. He called it “The Evolving Organized Crime Threat.”

“This is not “The Sopranos,” with six guys sitting in a diner, shaking down a local business owner for 50 dollars a week. These criminal enterprises are making billions of dollars from human trafficking, health care fraud, computer intrusions, and copyright infringement. They are cornering the market on natural gas, oil, and precious metals, and selling to the highest bidder. These crimes are not easily categorized. Nor can the damage, the dollar loss, or the ripple effects be easily calculated. It is much like a Venn diagram, where one crime intersects with another, in different jurisdictions, and with different groups. How does this impact you? You may not recognize the source, but you will feel the effects. You might pay more for a gallon of gas. You might pay more for a luxury car from overseas. You will pay more for health care, mortgages, clothes, and food. Yet we are concerned with more than just the financial impact. These groups may infiltrate our businesses. They may provide logistical support to hostile foreign powers. They may try to manipulate those at the highest levels of government. Indeed, these so-called “iron triangles” of organized criminals, corrupt government officials, and business leaders pose a significant national security threat …”

Kendzior, Sarah. Hiding in Plain Sight (pp. 56-57). Flatiron Books. Kindle Edition.

Other Reading

Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank: Donald Trump and an Epic Trail of Destruction by David Enrich

House of Trump, House of Putin: the Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia, by Craig Ungser

Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia, by Mark Galeotti

Red Mafia by Robert I Friedman

Our Huge Trump Problem

Here are a few images to remind us that the real world is still out there. At least for now.

The Roaring Fork River near Aspen Colorado.  If only half the things Sarah Kendzion says in her book Hiding in Plain Sight are true, places like this are in deep, deep trouble.
The Roaring Fork River near Aspen Colorado
Foggy Glacier Creek in Glacier National Park.   If only half the things Sarah Kendzion says in her book Hiding in Plain Sight are true, places like this are in deep, deep trouble.
Foggy Glacier Creek in Glacier National Park
Creek, Bluebells and the Tetons.  If only half the things Sarah Kendzion says in her book Hiding in Plain Sight are true, places like this are in deep, deep trouble.
Creek, Bluebells and the Tetons
A misty morning in Glacier National Park
A misty morning in Glacier National Park

Hiding in Plain Sight points out that Donald Trump is far more dangerous than we ever dreamed.

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