The Case for Impeachment

The Case for Impeachment

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In The Case for Impeachment, Distinguished Professor of History at American University Allan J. Lichtman illuminates exactly how the impeachment of President Trump might work by showing how his actions--past or future--make him uniquely vulnerable to impeachment proceedings. From his dealings with Russia, to his conflicts of interest at home and abroad, to the numerous civil suits involving him, Lichtman zeroes in on Mr. Trump's key areas of weakness. Professor Lichtman also offers a fascinating look at presidential impeachments throughout American history, including the often-overlooked story of Andrew Johnson's impeachment, little known details about Richard Nixon's resignation, as well as Bill Clinton's hearings. Many historians and legal scholars agree that we are facing uncharted political waters and most citizens--politics aside--want to know where the country is headed. Professor Lichtman has correctly predicted every Presidential election since 1984, including the election of 2016. Now, he is focusing on the 45th President of the United States, demonstrating his view that it is not a question of if President Trump will be impeached, but a question of when. -- Goodreads.
Publisher: New York :, Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow,, 2017
ISBN: 9780062696823
Branch Call Number: 342.7306 LIC
Characteristics: xiv, 290 pages ; 22 cm

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JanetOakes
Dec 18, 2017

This is an excellent book, in my view, and a must read, as it traces and explains clearly how unfit Mr. Trump is to be president. The book is well-written, thoughtful, and thought-provoking. I appreciated, in particular, how it clearly demonstrates what a narcissistic individual Mr. Trump is with respect how he treats people. The chapter about how Mr. Trump could be “presidential” was right-on!

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xiaojunbpl12
Jul 23, 2017

The last chapter (The Way Out) is gracious. Recommend to Trump supporters if they read - oxymoron?
Happened to watch Nolan's The Dark Knight again. He, who is the Joker, jumping to my mind in parallel.

The book also reveals a lot about Nixon which I hadn't been fully aware of.

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gate1000
May 30, 2017

Fake news begets fake books like this one. Still hysterical after all these months.

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nealcmh
May 28, 2017

This is a very informative book. It helps to provide background related to the problems of the current Presidential Administration. It is very timely due to the fact that there are new developments every day. I feel that there is no way that the administration (in its current state) will last until noon on Jan 20 2021.

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StarGladiator
Feb 25, 2017

[Update: So Trump has killed the TPP, is moving to penalize corporations which offshore jobs, and is moving to put a ban in place which will interfere - - although not interdict, yet - - with some of the foreign visa replacement workers {Iran being one of the top five countries} - - yet those who claimed to be dems but supported jobs offshoring, insourcing of foreign visa scab workers and the TPP have formed Resist - - still anti-worker, it appears!]
Normally, I don't like to hurl epithets at any university [except Princeton, Yale and Harvard], and I intend no offense to those who have matriculated there, but the author has a position at American University, where normally the student body consists of perpetual // C \\ students, the rubes of academia!
This dude is suggesting something of which we still HAVE NOT BEEN PRESENTED WITH ANY EVIDENCE! How many times must this be repeated? In his last 17 days in the White House, Obama signed an executive order, supposedly for // national security \\ to allow raw data to be given immediately to all 17 intel agencies [before it was filtered and only allowed limited access] - - so why wait 8 years if this was soooo important? Because now the consistent illegal leaking is coming from any one of 17 so-called intel agencies!
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/22/90663/

I have never much cared for Trump - - never voted for him - - but it appears [emphasis on // appears \\ ] he is doing more for American workers of all shades and hues than the last 8 puppets in the White House; and those I have been active against all my life [the Kochs, the Rockefellers, et al.] despise him mightily - - Trump and company are royally screwing with their globalist agenda! [BTW, there HAS been presented to the public the WikiLeaked document showing John McCain illegally approached the Russians in 2008 for illegal campaign contributions!]

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