The NY Times got an early copy of Jane Mayer’s new book on the Kochs, Dark Money, and even in the short preview there’s some big news — the Kochs’ ties to the Nazis, blackmail within the brothers, bankrolling an effort to make the Ryan budget “more palatable,” and more. Check out five big pieces of news below, read the full NY Times piece here, and stay tuned for more from the new book next week.
1. Charles and David Koch’s father, Fred Koch’s, early business success has roots in Nazi Germany (and Stalin’s Soviet Union, too). Earlier this year, Charles highlighted his commitment to advancing his father’s values and touted that he hangs a portrait of him and letter from him in in his office. Don’t miss the Washington Post’s addition of the “fervent Nazi” governess that cared for the older Koch brothers when they were children.