FDL Book Salon: Turkmeniscam with Ken Silverstein
Silverstein went undercover to discover how foreign countries hire American lobbyists to shape U.S. foreign policy. To gain entry to the inner sanctums of the Washington lobbying establishment, Silverstein posed as a potential customer, a representative from the Maldon Group, a shadowy cartel with ties to the government of Turkmenistan.
The Maldon group wanted to hire an expensive lobbying firm to convince elite American opinion leaders that Turkmenistan is a nascent democracy. In fact, it's a Stalinist dictatorship.
Join us for a peek at the seemy underbelly.