The Case For Impeachment by Allan J. LichtmanThe Case For Impeachment by Allan J. Lichtman

The Case For Impeachment

byAllan J. Lichtman

Hardcover | April 18, 2017

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“Lichtman has written what may be the most important book of the year.”  —The Hill

"It is still striking to see the full argument unfold and realize that you don’t have to be a zealot to imagine some version of it happening…Lies. Abuse of power. Treason. Crimes against humanity. Martial law. Lichtman throws everything Trump’s way.." —Washington 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 Johnson’s impeachment, details about Richard Nixon’s resignation, and Bill Clinton’s 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 “character assassination” and “a vicious abuse of the journalistic process,” Trump has attacked the “dishonest media,” claiming, “the press should be ashamed of themselves.”

Historians, legal scholars, and politicians alike agree: we are in politically uncharted waters—the durability of our institutions is being undermined and the public’s confidence in them is eroding, threatening American democracy itself.

Most citizens—politics aside—want to know where the country is headed. Lichtman argues, with clarity and power, that for Donald Trump’s presidency, smoke has become fire.

Title:The Case For ImpeachmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.05 inPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062696823

ISBN - 13:9780062696823


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A thoughtful if controversial critique of Trump that deserves a fair hearing (though I think he is doing a wonderful job) In The Case for Impeachment the author details and interesting legal moral and practical case for impeaching President Trump. He also skillfully looks at how impeachment works and why impeachment is sought as a remedy traditionally. He also looks at Trumps business dealings alleged Russian collusion alleged legal violations Trump has made and he even provides Trump with advice that would allow him to stay in office (most of that is admirable constructive criticism). The only thing I dislike is how he referred to climate change as a crime against humanity (that trivializes this major violation of international law) nor do I agree with everything in it.Nonetheless it is a well-written and challenging book that is worth reading, Recommended
Date published: 2017-12-27

Editorial Reviews

“[Lichtman’s] book is a pretty substantial case for why Donald Trump should not have been president at all…The Case for Impeachment is a good backdrop for conversations that will likely remain a part of our national dialogue for some time.”