This book was pre-ordered in June of 2019 and yesterday I went back and read the blurb for it. In addition to the bureaucratic politicization of our justice system, one thing that piqued my interest then...and now, was the 'pundits'. What about them? They 'concocted wild narratives in real time on TV, or the newspapers. The author takes these issues up in his book and provides factual information to back up these points.
As for myself, I stopped watching news on the television over a year ago. My problem with it was that portions were omitted in some broadcasts. Sometimes, as you know, just the omission of a single word or two can change the context of the situation. So, I chose to select and read books which I thought would be based on facts and not biased.. I am getting older (am in my 70's now) and have lived through a lot of US crises during my life. Now, there is so much to be done and the fighting goes on...and on..
Chapter 4 covers 'The Attempted Coup' and has a lot of information on Andrew McCabe *Former Acting FBI Director) and Rob Rosenstein (Acting AG). The author states that there was an abuse of their power and the discussion about wearing of a wiretap is covered.. The 25th Amendment is brought to light once again. Amazing chapter to read.
Of particular interest to me was the one titled 'Media Witch Hunt'. The information starts with David J. Kramer (McCain Institute) and Sir Andrew Wood from the UK. An explanation of how the 'dossier' was first placed into the Media. And, Buzz Feed is also mentioned as that organization was the one that posted 35 pages online. That, as we know, was the beginning...
The names we are familiar with including Paul Manafort, Gen Michael Flynn, Richard Gates (and more people) are covered in great depth. Some of the details I had forgotten but this author refreshed my memory.
A glimmer of hope is offered in the Afterword in that quotes from Attorney General Barr offered some insight. He cautioned that 'government abuse of power is equally as dangerous as foreign interference'. AG Barr has assigned John Durham, a top prosecutor in Connecticut, to examine the origins of the Russia Investigation. Whether or not the people that broke the laws will be held accountable is not certain.
So, yes this book is factual and backed up with footnotes. As the author states there is no collusion, and no reason for Mueller's investigation. Contrived and concocted ....yes, indeed! A most interesting read for me.
Most highly recommended.
- Hardcover: 544 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - US (24 September 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062960091
- ISBN-13: 978-0062960092
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.1 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 689 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)