Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President

October 31, 2020
Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President

With unparalleled reporting, a Pulitzer Prize–winning New YorkTimes reporter continues to break news about the most importantpolitical story of our lives as he chronicles the clash between apresident and the officials of his own government who tried to stophim.In the early days of the Trump presidency, the people who workin the institutions that make America America saw Trump up close inthe Oval Office and became convinced that they had to stand up toan unbound president. These officials faced a situation withoutparallel in American history: What do you do, and who do you call,if you are the only one standing between the president, hisextraordinary powers, and the abyss?Michael S. Schmidt’s Donald Trump v. The United States tells thedramatic, high-stakes story of those who felt compelled to confrontand try to contain the most powerful man in the world as heshredded norms and sought to expand his power.Schmidt has broken many of the major stories of the Trump era,from the news of Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email accountto the report on former FBI director James Comey’s contemporaneousmemos of conversations with Trump that led directly to theappointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Now he takesus inside the defining events of the presidency, chronicles them upclose, and records the clash between an increasingly emboldenedpresident and those around him, who find themselves trying tothwart the president they had pledged to serve, unsure whether heis acting in the interest of the country, his ego, his familybusiness, or Russia. Through their eyes and ears, we observe anepic struggle.Drawing on secret FBI and White House documents and confidentialsources inside federal law enforcement and the West Wing, DonaldTrump v. The United States is vital journalism, recording theshocking reality of a presidency like no other, a rivetingcontemporary history, and a lasting account of just how fragile andvulnerable the institutions of American democracy really are.