The Despot s Apprentice

The Despot s Apprentice

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Brian Klaas
  • ISBN-10 : 9781510735934
  • Release : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Political Science
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”[A] primer on the threat to democracy posed by—and I can’t believe I’m saying this—the current president of the United States.” —David Litt, New York Times bestselling author Donald Trump isn’t a despot. But he is increasingly acting like The Despot’s Apprentice, an understudy in authoritarian tactics that threaten to erode American democracy, including: Attacking the press Threatening rule of law by firing those who investigate his alleged wrongdoings Using nepotism to staff the White House and countless other techniques Donald Trump is borrowing tactics from the world’s dictators and despots. Trump’s fascination with the military, his obsession with his own cult of personality, and his deliberate campaign to blur the line between fact and falsehood are nothing new to the world of despots. But they are new to the United States. With each authoritarian tactic or tweet, Trump poses a unique threat to democratic government in the world’s most powerful democracy. At the same time, Trump’s apprenticeship has serious consequences beyond the United States. His bizarre adoration and idolization of despotic strongmen—from Russia’s Putin, to Turkey’s Erdogan, or to the Philippines’ Duterte—has transformed American foreign policy into a powerful cheerleader for some of the world’s worst regimes. In The Despot’s Apprentice, an ex-US campaign advisor who has sat with the world’s dictators explains Donald Trump’s increasingly authoritarian tactics and how Trump uniquely threatens American democracy... and how to save it from him.

The Room Where It Happened

The Room Where It Happened

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : John Bolton
  • ISBN-10 : 9781982148058
  • Release : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Political Science
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As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves. The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. What Bolton saw astonished him: a President for whom getting reelected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation. “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by reelection calculations,” he writes. In fact, he argues that the House committed impeachment malpractice by keeping their prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine when Trump’s Ukraine-like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy—and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the Administration to raise alarms about them. He shows a President addicted to chaos, who embraced our enemies and spurned our friends, and was deeply suspicious of his own government. In Bolton’s telling, all this helped put Trump on the bizarre road to impeachment. “The differences between this presidency and previous ones I had served were stunning,” writes Bolton, who worked for Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43. He discovered a President who thought foreign policy is like closing a real estate deal—about personal relationships, made-for-TV showmanship, and advancing his own interests. As a result, the US lost an opportunity to confront its deepening threats, and in cases like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea ended up in a more vulnerable place. Bolton’s account starts with his long march to the West Wing as Trump and others woo him for the National Security job. The minute he lands, he has to deal with Syria

Unprepared

Unprepared

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Author : Jon Sternfeld
  • ISBN-10 : 9781635577211
  • Release : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: History
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"An essential volume." -E. J. Dionne, Jr. * "A damning portrait" -Publishers Weekly With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winner Timothy Egan, the riveting, eye-opening first-draft history of the Covid-19 pandemic. Unprepared is the sweeping history of the Covid-19 pandemic-a raw, primary-source accounting of the epoch-defining event: a virus that first appeared in China in late 2019 and spread rapidly across the globe, killing hundreds of thousands, devastating economies, and changing the modern world forever. A day-by-day chronicle of the response to Covid-19 as it attacked, Unprepared gathers a range of public statements from President Trump and his administration, elected officials such as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, leading journalists and scientists, and organizations from National Nurses United to the United Food and Commercial Workers union. A haunting portrait of the world scrambling for answers while the number of cases rose alongside the death toll, the book reveals not only our strengths as a people, but also the fault lines and dysfunction that plague our nation in the new millennium. Unprepared is an illuminating artifact for today and for future generations, an astonishing document of history being made, and a multifaceted narrative that drops the reader directly into the real-time experience of confusion, drama, and fear that defines the outbreak of Covid-19.

Triggered

Triggered

  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Author : Donald Trump Jr.
  • ISBN-10 : 9781546086024
  • Release : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Political Science
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This is the book that the leftist elites don't want you to read -- Donald Trump, Jr., exposes all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online "shadow banning" to rampant "political correctness." In Triggered, Donald Trump, Jr. will expose all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online "shadow banning" to fake accusations of "hate speech." No topic is spared from political correctness. This is the book that the leftist elites don't want you to read! Trump, Jr. will write about the importance of fighting back and standing up for what you believe in. From his childhood summers in Communist Czechoslovakia that began his political thought process, to working on construction sites with his father, to the major achievements of President Trump's administration, Donald Trump, Jr. spares no details and delivers a book that focuses on success and perseverance, and proves offense is the best defense.

The Impeachment of Donald Trump

The Impeachment of Donald Trump

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Author : Robert S. Mueller
  • ISBN-10 : EAN:4064066050702
  • Release : 2020-01-10
  • Genre: Law
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The impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, the incumbent president of the United States, was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019, after a whistleblower alleged that Donald Trump may have abused the power of the presidency. This book provides the complete overview of all the reports and documents related to the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, including declassified documents, transcripts and reports of various US security agencies and other actors involved in the investigation. Impeachment: An Overview of Constitutional Provisions, Procedure, and Practice Efforts to Impeach Donald Trump Documents & Transcripts Related to Impeachment Attempt Dismissal of James Comey James Comey FBI Farewell Letter Representative Al Green Calls for Trump Impeachment Jason Chaffetz Letter to FBI Over Comey Memo Legal Grounds for Appointing a Special Counsel The Jurisdiction and the Power of a Special Counsel Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference With the 2016 Presidential Election and Related Matters Comey Statement for the Record Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Executive Order - Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities Russian Cyber Activity – The Grizzly Steppe Report Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections Joint Statement on Committee Inquiry into Russian Intelligence Activities National Security Agency Report Letter From William Barr to Leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees Notifying Them About Conclusion of the Investigation The Mueller Report

The Impeachment Process of Donald Trump

The Impeachment Process of Donald Trump

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Author : National Security Agency
  • ISBN-10 : EAN:4057664556066
  • Release : 2019-10-02
  • Genre: Law
  • Download/Read : 965
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A formal impeachment inquiry was launched on September 24, 2019, as a response to the Trump–Ukraine scandal and on December 18, 2019, the House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump along party lines. This book provides the complete overview of all the reports and documents related to the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, including declassified documents, transcripts and reports of various US security agencies and other actors involved in the investigation of the Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Elections, the connection of the American president with the Russian Government and the Trump–Ukraine controversy, in which the president pressed the Ukrainian government repeatedly since at least May 2019 to investigate Hunter Biden. Impeachment: An Overview of Constitutional Provisions, Procedure, and Practice Efforts to Impeach Donald Trump The Mueller Report Telephone Conversation with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine Documents & Transcripts Related to Impeachment Attempt Resolution of Inquiry Clarifying Any Potential Misunderstanding as to Whether Actions Taken by President-elect Donald Trump Constitute a Violatiogn of the Emoluments Clause, and Calling on President-elect Trump to Divest His Interest in, and Sever His Relationship to the Trump Organization Dismissal of James Comey James Comey FBI Farewell Letter Representative Al Green Calls for Trump Impeachment Jason Chaffetz Letter to FBI Over Comey Memo Legal Grounds for Appointing a Special Counsel The Jurisdiction and the Power of a Special Counsel Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference With the 2016 Presidential Election and Related Matters Comey Statement for the Record Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors Documents Related to Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election …

A Very Stable Genius

A Very Stable Genius

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Author : Philip Rucker
  • ISBN-10 : 9781984877505
  • Release : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Political Science
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The instant #1 bestseller. “This taut and terrifying book is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump’s shambolic tenure in office to date." - Dwight Garner, The New York Times Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, both Pulitzer Prize winners, provide the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump's unique presidency with shocking new reporting and insight into its implications. “I alone can fix it.” So went Donald J. Trump’s march to the presidency on July 21, 2016, when he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, promising to restore what he described as a fallen nation. Yet over the subsequent years, as he has undertaken the actual work of the commander in chief, it has been hard to see beyond the daily chaos of scandal, investigation, and constant bluster. It would be all too easy to mistake Trump’s first term for one of pure and uninhibited chaos, but there were patterns to his behavior and that of his associates. The universal value of the Trump administration is loyalty - not to the country, but to the president himself - and Trump’s North Star has been the perpetuation of his own power, even when it meant imperiling our shaky and mistrustful democracy. Leonnig and Rucker, with deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington, D.C., tell of rages and frenzies but also moments of courage and perseverance. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with some of the most senior members of the Trump administration and other firsthand witnesses, the authors reveal the forty-fifth president up close, taking readers inside Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation as well as the president’s own haphazard but ultimately successful legal defense. Here for the first time certain officials who have felt honor-bound not to publicly criticize a sitting president or to divulge what they witnessed in a position of trust tell the truth for the benefi

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • ISBN-10 : 9781324002659
  • Release : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Political Science
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New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

Time to Get Tough

Time to Get Tough

  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • Author : Donald Trump
  • ISBN-10 : 9781596987739
  • Release : 2011-12-05
  • Genre: Political Science
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A real estate magnate and reality-TV star lays out his plan for what America needs to do to get back on track.