Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

by Eric Swalwell


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How do you stop a rogue president? How do you protect our country from a man who lies, who obstructs justice, and who seeks to cheat with foreign powers to get reelected? Our constitution offers one remedy: impeachment. Thanks to the courageous actions of public servants who came forward to report his abuses of power, on December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump became just the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives.

In Endgame, Congressman Eric Swalwell offers his personal account of his path to office and how he and his colleagues resisted, investigated, and impeached a corrupt president. After the shock of the 2016 election and Trump’s inauguration (including the luncheon afterward), Swalwell, as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee, quickly became involved in pushing back against Trump’s outrageous actions as he sought to get to the bottom of foreign interference in our elections. But Republicans were in control of the investigation, and it became clear that taking back the House was essential.

Swalwell takes readers inside Congress and through the impeachment process, from Trump’s disgraceful phone call with the Ukrainian president, just one day after Robert Mueller testified to Congress, to caucus meetings and conversations with the Speaker to the bombshell public hearings and the historic vote, and then what followed next—the holding of the articles, the news of more possible witnesses, and the sham trial in the Senate. Endgame is fascinating, a gripping read by a unique witness to extraordinary events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419745409
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 06/16/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 363,392
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Eric Swalwell grew up in California’s East Bay. After earning undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Maryland, he served as a prosecutor in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Elected to Congress in 2012 to represent the East Bay, he is now in his fourth term and serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Mueller Day

Chapter 1 July 24, 2019 3

Chapter 2 Gradually, Then Suddenly 12

Chapter 3 "I Would Like You to Do Us a Favor Though" 19

Part 2 No One is Above the Law

Chapter 4 What My Dad Taught Me 27

Chapter 5 My Best Friend the Republican 32

Chapter 6 "We Do Justice" 40

Chapter 7 "Congress Doesn't Take Reservations" 46

Chapter 8 I.T. Help Desk, Can I Help You? 52

Chapter 9 National Security Democrat 58

Chapter 10 Land Grab 65

Chapter 11 Red Square 69

Chapter 12 Divide and Demean 73

Chapter 13 President Donald J. Trump? Really? 78

Part 3 All Roads Lead to Putin

Chapter 14 Investigating Russia's Interference 85

Chapter 15 Comey's Bombshell 93

Chapter 16 The Joker 100

Chapter 17 Taking on Tucker 104

Chapter 18 Limits to the Lying: Hope Hicks 109

Chapter 19 The Man with the Nixon Tattoo 114

Chapter 20 The Year of the Woman 120

Chapter 21 The Trump Shutdown 127

Chapter 22 "He Is a Racist. He Is a Con Man. He Is a Cheat." 134

Chapter 23 Running for President 139

Chapter 24 Beyond Mueller 146

Part 4 Ukraine

Chapter 25 Whistleblower 153

Chapter 26 "The Times Have Found Us" 158

Chapter 27 The Lessons of Watergate 165

Chapter 28 The Chairman 173

Chapter 29 Drip, Drip, Drip 180

Chapter 30 "When a Businessman Is About to Sign a Check" 188

Chapter 31 Total SCIF Storm 193

Chapter 32 The Free Press 199

Chapter 33 Where's Bolton? 203

Chapter 34 We're Live 208

Chapter 35 The Smear and Clear 212

Chapter 36 "Dad, Do Not Worry" 223

Chapter 37 Sondland 228

Chapter 38 The Last Word 234

Part 5 Impeaching the President

Chapter 39 Countdown to Impeachment 245

Chapter 40 We Present the Evidence 250

Chapter 41 The Articles 260

Chapter 42 Debate Night 268

Chapter 43 "If We Can Just Get Through Tomorrow" 277

Chapter 44 Forever Impeached 281

Chapter 45 What Do We Do Now? 289

Chapter 46 Trumped-Up War 296

Chapter 47 Schiff Shines 304

Chapter 48 "Your Head Will Be on a Pike" 309

Chapter 49 Courage 312

Conclusion: Endgame 317

Acknowledgments 323

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