Endgame: Inside the Impeachments of Donald J. Trump

Endgame: Inside the Impeachments of Donald J. Trump

by Eric Swalwell
Endgame: Inside the Impeachments of Donald J. Trump

Endgame: Inside the Impeachments of Donald J. Trump

by Eric Swalwell

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Overview

An Insider’s Account of the Impeachments of Donald Trump

How do you stop a rogue president? How do you protect a 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. On December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump became just the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. And then, on January 13, 2021, he became the first president to be impeached twice.

In Endgame, Congressman Eric Swalwell offers his personal account of his path to office all the way to House impeachment manager, and how he and his colleagues resisted, investigated, and impeached a corrupt president. Swalwell takes readers inside Congress and through the impeachment process, from Trump’s disgraceful phone call with the Ukrainian president to depositions in the SCIF, and from caucus meetings and conversations with the Speaker to the bombshell public hearings and the historic vote, and then what followed—the 2020 election, the insurrection on January 6, 2021, the second impeachment and second trial. Endgame is fascinating, a gripping read by a unique witness to extraordinary events.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419745492
Publisher: Abrams Press
Publication date: 07/06/2021
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 707,282
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(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 fifth term and serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Part 1 Mueller Day

Chapter 1 July 24, 2019 5

Chapter 2 Gradually, Then Suddenly 14

Chapter 3 "I Would Like You to Do Us a Favor Though" 21

Part 2 No One is Above the Law

Chapter 4 What My Dad Taught Me 27

Chapter 5 My Best Friend the Republican 31

Chapter 6 "We Do Justice" 38

Chapter 7 "Congress Doesn't Take Reservations" 44

Chapter 8 I.T. Help Desk, Can I Help You? 50

Chapter 9 National Security Democrat 55

Chapter 10 Land Grab 61

Chapter 11 Red Square 65

Chapter 12 Divide and Demean 69

Chapter 13 President Donald J. Trump? Really? 74

Part 3 All Roads Lead to Putin

Chapter 14 Investigating Russia's Interference 79

Chapter 15 Comey's Bombshell 87

Chapter 16 The Joker 94

Chapter 17 Taking on Tucker 98

Chapter 18 Limits to the Lying: Hope Hicks 103

Chapter 19 The Man with the Nixon Tattoo 108

Chapter 20 The Year of the Woman 114

Chapter 21 The Trump Shutdown 120

Chapter 22 "He Is a Racist. He Is a Con Man. He Is a Cheat." 127

Chapter 23 Running for President 131

Chapter 24 Beyond Mueller 138

Part 4 Ukraine

Chapter 25 Whistleblower 143

Chapter 26 "The Times Have Found Us" 148

Chapter 27 The Lessons of Watergate 154

Chapter 28 The Chairman 162

Chapter 29 Drip, Drip, Drip 169

Chapter 30 "When a Businessman Is About to Sign a Check" 177

Chapter 31 Total SCIF Storm 182

Chapter 32 The Free Press 187

Chapter 33 Where's Bolton? 190

Chapter 34 We're Live 194

Chapter 35 The Smear and Clear 198

Chapter 36 "Dad, Do Not Worry" 209

Chapter 37 Sondland 214

Chapter 38 The Last Word 220

Part 5 Impeaching the President

Chapter 39 Countdown to Impeachment 229

Chapter 40 We Present the Evidence 234

Chapter 41 The Articles 244

Chapter 42 Debate Night 252

Chapter 43 "If We Can Just Get Through Tomorrow" 261

Chapter 44 Forever Impeached 265

Chapter 45 What Do We Do Now? 273

Chapter 46 Trumped-Up War 279

Chapter 47 Schiff Shines 287

Chapter 48 "Your Head Will Be on a Pike" 292

Chapter 49 Courage 295

Part 6 A Second Impeachment

Chapter 50 The 2020 Election 299

Chapter 51 The Attack 307

Chapter 52 Impeachment II 324

Chapter 53 The Trial 331

Acknowledgments 357

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