The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History

The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History

by Lee Smith (2)


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Investigative journalist Lee Smith uses his unprecedented access to Congressman Devin Nunes, former head of the House Intelligence Committee, to expose the deep state operation against the president—and the American people.

Investigative journalist Lee Smith's The Plot Against the President tells the story of how Congressman Devin Nunes uncovered the operation to bring down the commander-in-chief. While popular opinion holds that Russia subverted democratic processes during the 2016 elections, the real damage was done not by Moscow or any other foreign actor. Rather, this was a slow-moving coup engineered by a coterie of the American elite, the "deep state," targeting not only the president, but also the rest of the country.

The plot officially began July 31, 2016 with the counterintelligence investigation that the FBI opened to probe Russian infiltration of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. But the bureau never followed any Russians. In fact, it was an operation to sabotage Trump, the candidate, then president-elect, and finally the presidency. The conspirators included political operatives, law enforcement and intelligence officials, and the press.

The plot was uncovered by Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and his investigative team. They understood that the target of the operation wasn't just Trump, but rather the institutions that sustain our republic. A country where operatives use the intelligence and security services to protect their privileges by spying on Americans, coordinating with the press, and using extra-constitutional means to undermine an election then undo a presidency is more like the third world than the republic envisioned by the founding fathers.

Without Nunes and his team, the plot against the president — and against the country — never would have been revealed. Told from the perspective of Nunes and his crack investigators — men and women who banded together to do the right thing at a crucial moment for our democracy — the story of the biggest political scandal in a generation reads like a great detective novel, feels like a classic cowboy movie. The congressman from the cattle capital of California really did fight corruption in Washington. Devin Nunes took on the "deep state."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546085027
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 27
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Lee Smith is a veteran journalist whose work appears in Real Clear Investigations, the Federalist, and Tablet. He's worked in media for thirty years, writing about national politics, foreign policy, and the press. Smith reported from the Middle East for a decade after the 9/11 attacks and wrote the critically acclaimed The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations. A Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Smith is a frequent guest on television and radio, national and international, including Fox News, CNN, and France 24. Smith was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and was raised in New York City. He now lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Operation

1 "Objective Medusa" 1

2 Enemies Of The State 15

3 Framing Trump: The Russia Job 30

4 The Protodossiers 42

5 The Fusion Russians 58

6 The Avatar 72

7 The Insurance Policy 87

8 Obama's Dossier 103

9 The Press Breaks 117

10 Blood In The Water 135

11 Becoming Deep Throat 148

12 The Valley Of Death 161

Part 2 Investigating The Investigators

13 Objective Medusa On Offense 175

14 The Paper Coup 188

15 Dirty Cops 202

16 The Deep State Digs In 217

17 The Decoy 233

18 The Nunes Memo 245

19 The Cavalry Arrives 261

20 The Forgers 273

21 The Harvest 288

22 The Possessed 300

23 A Reckoning 315

24 Convictions 330

Acknowlegments 335

Notes 335

Index 336

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buddybillyandme 5 days ago
Having just finished this, cannot believe how our government employees (congressmen and senators) have decided how to work the laws to benefit themselves, instead of working for their constituents. This book actually shows that the entrenched democrats and (rino) republicans enrich themselves through the laws they have enacted for themselves, and who cares what happens to the lower peoples, actual hard-working Americans. This is a repeat of Diane West's "Licensed to Lie," which is an oustanding story of the justice department and Andrew Weissman et al, (overturned by the Supreme Court, 9-0) on Enron, etc. If you want to actually know what our government is doing, both are must reads
Anonymous 8 days ago
Devin Nunes will defend Trump by any means necessary including telling bold faced lies and spreading absurd conspiracy theories.
Anonymous 9 days ago
More extreme red meat
Patriot5241 13 days ago
I'm about half way thru the book. I've kept up with all this, including a lot of CSPAN viewing the last 3 years. This grows into a larger more complex story almost daily - and bigger as the time line expands, including the initial spying. Lee Smith does a superb job of connecting dots that anyone paying any attention will recognize. This is an amazingly accurate depiction that will be completely verified when the IG report comes out. Get it now so you can make the most sense out of the volumes of evidence about to be released by the gov.