The Corruption, Impunity, and Impeachment of Donald Trump
Two award-winning journalists offer the most comprehensive inside story behind our most significant modern political drama: the House impeachment of Donald Trump.
Having spent a year essentially embedded inside several House committees, Michael D'Antonio and Peter Eisner draw on many sources, including key House leaders, to expose the politicking, playcalling, and strategies debated backstage and to explain the Democrats' successes and apparent public failures during the show itself.
High Crimes opens with Nancy Pelosi deciding the House should take up impeachment, then, in part one, leaps back to explain what Ukraine was really all about: not just Joe Biden and election interference, but a money grab and oil. In the second part, the authors recount key meetings throughout the run up to the impeachment hearings, including many of the heated confrontations between the Trump administration and House Democrats. And the third part takes readers behind the scenes of those hearings, showing why certain things happened the way they did for reasons that never came up in public.
In the end, having illuminated every step of impeachment, from the schemes that led Giuliani to the Ukraine in 2016 to Fiona Hill's rebuking the Republicans' conspiracy theories, High Crimes promises to be Trump's Final Days.
Praise For High Crimes: The Corruption, Impunity, and Impeachment of Donald Trump…
"A swiftly paced history of the events surrounding the Mueller report and its aftermath...A readable and maddening account of the ongoing constitutional crisis that is the Trump White House."
Thomas Dunne Books, 9781250766670, 448pp.
Publication Date: October 20, 2020
About the Author
Peter Eisner has won national and international awards for his writing and investigative reporting as a foreign correspondent, editor and reporter atThe Washington Post, Newsday, and the Associated Press. His 2004 book The Freedom Line, which won the Christopher Award, is the story of young resistance workers who rescued Allied fighter pilots during World War II. Eisner was nominated for an Emmy in 2010 as a producer at PBS World Focus. He is based in Washington, D.C.