On the August 12th edition of A Public Affair, Esty Dinur talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston about his brand new book, “The Making of Donald Trump.” Having reported about the mogul-turned-presidential-candidate for some 30 years, Johnston discusses Trump’s beginnings, involvement with the mafia and other major criminals, close relationship with McCarthyite prosecutor Roy Cohn and more.
David Cay Johnston is an investigative journalist and winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for journalism. A long-time reporter for the New York Times and the former president of the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), he is also the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch. He has won the IRE Medal and a George Polk Award for his investigative reporting, and is a columnist for The Daily Beast, National Memo and USA TODAY. Johnston teaches at Syracuse University College of Law and lives in Rochester, New York.