Praise for Scott Stedman and Real News:
“Following Trump-Russia ties can be overwhelming. Scott’s dogged reporting distills complex facts and helps the reader understand why the story matters
.”—US Congressman Eric Swalwell
"Few journalists have pursued the Trump-Russia story as thoroughly and relentlessly as Scott.His book is an indispensable resource
for those looking to understand one of the biggest scandals in modern political history, and his practice of publishing documents to back up his reporting is a breath of fresh air
in a journalistic era where anonymous sourcing is king. I have found Scott's work enormously helpful
in my own reporting process—and this read, filled with new details on episodes that have been widely under-covered by mainstream outlets, is no exception.
"—Natasha Bertrand, The Atlantic,
"Scott Stedman's thorough, fact-based reporting and relentless pursuit of the truth are a breath of fresh air
at a time when disinformation, click-bait, and conspiracy theories are polluting our media ecosystem like never before. The Russia investigation is a complex story to cover, but Scott has done it masterfully, and he did it again in Real News.
This book is a must-read guide to one of the most important political scandals in modern American history
—and because of Scott's reporting style, it's also a must-read guide to restoring faith in journalism
."—Caroline Orr, behavioral scientist, freelance journalist, Associate Editor at Arc Digital
“A necessary catalog for those following the Russia investigation
. Stedman's meticulous attention to detail, interviews, and direct documentation suggest a talent well beyond his years. Read this book and keep an eye on Stedman. He's a rising star due for a meteoric blastoff.
"—Amanda Carpenter, CNN Contributor, author, and former speechwriter to Senators Jim DeMint and Ted Cruz
“Journalists like Scott Stedman provide a desperately needed contextual framework for the most important investigation in history. Real News is a clarion counter punch to the gut of Trump's attempts to vilify one of the pillars of democracy; a free press.
"—Mueller, She Wrote
"A page-turning, must-read guide to the Trump-Russia conspiracy
for the many millions of Americans who are hooked on Mueller."—Jennifer Taub, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
“2016 was a complete disaster. One of the only good things that came out of the election was a new generation of authoritative reporters. Scott is the gold standard.
”—Adam Parkhomenko, 2016 DNC National Field Director
"[Scott Stedman] has been doing tremendous reporting unearthing new details about the #TrumpRussia Scandal
US Senator Jeff Merkley
“Journalism is broken but Scott Stedman shows the way to mend it. His careful but persistent investigations have unearthed key documents in the scandal of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump.
In the Information Age, disinformation is like a pervasive, lethal nerve agent. This book is an antidote. Take it. Now.
”—Peter Jukes, author, journalist, CEO Byline Media
is an investigative journalist active in covering the Trump–Russia scandal. He has written articles for the Guardian
and the Atlantic
, and has been cited in, among others, the Washington Post
, BBC, Reuters
, CNN, McClatchy
, and VICE
. He studied Political Science with an emphasis on American government at the University of California, Irvine and received his bachelor's degree in 2018.