Peter Schweizer

About me

Peter Schweizer is a best-selling author, the President of the Government Accountability Institute, a William J. Casey Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and Senior Editor-at-Large for Breitbart News. He is a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm, Oval Office Writers, which provides speechwriting and communications services for corporate executives and political figures.

From 2008-9 he was a consultant to the Office of Presidential Speechwriting in the White House. He has also served as a member of the Ultraterrorism Study Group at the U.S. government’s Sandia National Laboratory and is a former consultant to NBC News.

His books have been translated into eleven languages and include several New York Times or Washington Post bestsellers.

His latest book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes and Line Their Own Pockets, demonstrates the detrimental influence of money on members of the U.S. Congress.

Mr. Schweizer received his M.Phil. from Oxford University and his B.A. from George Washington University.