Left Bank Books welcomes U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell, who will discuss his new book, "Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump," on Facebook Live at 7pm CST on July 15. Congressman Swalwell will be in conversation with St. Louis' U.S. Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of "Endgame" from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
How do you stop a rogue president? How do you protect our country from a man who lies, who obstructs justice, and who seeks to cheat with foreign powers to get reelected? Our constitution offers one remedy: impeachment. Thanks to the courageous actions of public servants who came forward to report his abuses of power, on December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump became just the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives.
In "Endgame," Congressman Eric Swalwell offers his personal account of his path to office and how he and his colleagues resisted, investigated, and impeached a corrupt president. After the shock of the 2016 election and Trump’s inauguration (including the luncheon afterward), Swalwell, as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee, quickly became involved in pushing back against Trump’s outrageous actions as he sought to get to the bottom of foreign interference in our elections. But Republicans were in control of the investigation, and it became clear that taking back the House was essential.
Swalwell takes readers inside Congress and through the impeachment process, from Trump’s disgraceful phone call with the Ukrainian president, just one day after Robert Mueller testified to Congress, to caucus meetings and conversations with the Speaker to the bombshell public hearings and the historic vote, and then what followed next—the holding of the articles, the news of more possible witnesses, and the sham trial in the Senate. "Endgame" is fascinating, a gripping read by a unique witness to extraordinary events.
“The next best thing to being in the room where it happened, this insider’s account of the Trump impeachment is both wise and personal. It doesn’t hurt that the supersmart author is a sure bet to be a major player in our nation’s future.” — Laurence H. Tribe
“In an administration where a lot of effort is invested in hiding the truth from the public, Congressman Swalwell’s firsthand account makes for very interesting reading. Here are the details of what is really happening in the halls of Congress and what really happened during the House’s impeachment investigation. It’s a must-read for any serious student of the Trump administration.” — Joyce Vance
Eric Swalwell grew up in California’s East Bay. After earning undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Maryland, he served as a prosecutor in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Elected to Congress in 2012 to represent the East Bay, he is now in his fourth term and serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee.
Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay is Missouri’s senior Democrat in Congress, now serving his 10th term; earlier, he served for 17 years in both chambers of the Missouri State legislature. Congressman Clay is the Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development & Insurance, and he also serves on the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee.
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