The Case for Impeachment
- Publish Date: 2017-04-18
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Allan J. Lichtman
âLichtman has written what may be the most important book of the year.âÂ Â âThe Hill
It is still striking to see the full argument unfold and realize that you donât have to be a zealot to imagine some version of it happeningâ¦Lies. Abuse of power. Treason. Crimes against humanity. Martial law. Lichtman throws everything Trumpâs way.. âWashington Post
Professor Allan J. Lichtman, who has correctly forecasted thirty years of presidential outcomes, makes the case for impeaching the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump
In the fall of 2016, Distinguished Professor of History at American University Allan J. Lichtman made headlines when he predicted that Donald J. Trump would defeat the heavily favored Democrat, Hillary Clinton, to win the presidential election.
Now, in clear, nonpartisan terms, Lichtman lays out the reasons Congress could remove Trump from the Oval Office: his ties to Russia before and after the election, the complicated financial conflicts of interest at home and abroad, and his abuse of executive authority.
The Case for Impeachment also offers a fascinating look at presidential impeachments throughout American history, including the often-overlooked story of Andrew Johnsonâs impeachment, details about Richard Nixonâs resignation, and Bill Clintonâs hearings. Lichtman shows how Trump exhibits many of the flaws (and more) that have doomed past presidents. As the Nixon Administration dismissed the reporting of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as âcharacter assassinationâ and âa vicious abuse of the journalistic process,â Trump has attacked the âdishonest media,â claiming, âthe press should be ashamed of themselves.â
Historians, legal scholars, and politicians alike agree: we are in politically uncharted watersâthe durability of our institutions is being undermined and the publicâs confidence in them is eroding, threatening American democracy itself.
Most citizensâpolitics asideâwant to know where the country is headed. Lichtman argues, with clarity and power, that for Donald Trumpâs presidency, smoke has become fire.