Wayne Barrett is an investigative reporter who covered New York politics at the Village Voice for nearly 40 years and now writes frequently for The New York Daily News. He's the author of Trump: The Deals & The Downfall (1992, republished in 2016 as Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth) and  Rudy! An Investigative Biography (2000) and the co-author with Dan Colins of Grand Illusion (2006), an examination of Giuliani and 9/11.