Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) will cash in with a new book about former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial according to multiple reports. There is big money in trashing Trump and demonizing the GOP and Schiff plans to do plenty of both in the book.
Schiff is the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and he led the Dems first Trump impeachment when Pelosi snubbed Jerry Nadler and told Schiff to lead the trial.
Now Schiff has a deal with Random House and publisher Javelin to write a book and spill the beans about what happened. He will call it “Midnight in Washington: How we almost lost our democracy and still could.”
“For all his cynicism and shrewdness, Trump could not have come so close to succeeding if his party had stood up to him, if good people hadn’t been silent, or worse, allowed themselves to become complicit,” Schiff said in the release. “I wanted to relate the private struggles, the triumphs of courage, but more often, the slow surrender of people I worked with and admired to the shameful immorality of a president who could not be trusted.”
The publisher released this statement about the book:
From the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump, the vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, and a warning that the forces of autocracy unleashed by Trump remain as potent as ever.
In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Congressman Adam Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States.
But as he led the probe into Donald Trump’s Russia and Ukraine-related abuses of presidential power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principal threat to American democracy now came from within.
In Midnight in Washington, Schiff argues that the Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism.
The congressman chronicles step by step just how our democracy was put at such risk, and traces his own path to meeting the crisis—from serious prosecutor, to congressman with an expertise in national security and a reputation for bipartisanship, to liberal lightning rod, scourge of the right, and archenemy of a president.
Schiff takes us inside his team of impeachment managers and their desperate defense of the constitution amid the rise of a distinctly American brand of autocracy.
Deepening our understanding of prominent public moments, Schiff reveals the private struggles, the internal conflicts, and the triumphs of courage that came with defending the republic against a lawless president—but also the slow surrender of people that he had worked with and admired to the dangerous immorality of a president engaged in an historic betrayal of his office. Schiff’s fight for democracy is one of the great dramas of our time, told by the man who became the president’s principal antagonist.
It is a story that began with Trump but does not end with him, taking us through the disastrous culmination of the presidency and Schiff’s account of January 6, 2021, and how the anti-democratic forces Trump unleashed continue to define his party, making the future of democracy in America more uncertain than ever.
.@POTUS' recognition of the Armenian Genocide comes after decades of struggle.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 24, 2021
After years of Turkish threats and intimidation
After a murderous war on the people of Artsakh
After so many heartbreaks and disappointments
Thank you, President Biden, for speaking truth to power. pic.twitter.com/1G9BY28kVn