The Republicans sat on their hands during Donald Trump’s impeachment just at the end of 2019. If they could have responded to the Democrats’ claims, the GOP would not be in such difficulties now as they face the loss of the Senate to Democrats. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has started wearing a mask, but that is symbolically much like the old saying goes, opening the door to let the horses out after the barn burned down.
Trump only had a year to go, they said. What could he possibly do in just a year? Well, burn down the economy, torch Americans with a dangerous highly contagious coronavirus, and set off racial protests across the country. The list of casualties goes on.
In a new book, House Democratic counsel Norm Eisen opened up the doors for a behind-the-scenes look at how the impeachment of 45 occurred. He laid “out all the abuse & obstruction of the past 3.5 years” according to his tweet:
‘My new book is coming 7/28! When the Senate refused to convict Trump, I decided to make the case to you, the American people. I will take you behind the scenes of impeachment & also lay out ALL the abuse & obstruction of the past 3.5 years. Preorders: bitly.ws/8UJh’
Eisen helped draft the articles of impeachment against the president. His new book A Case for the American People: The United States V. Donald Trump explained how the impeachment investigation unfolded. It will be released on July 28.
According to The Associated Press: Eisen decided to take the case to the American people after the Republicans refused to indict Trump. His book gives a “detailed behind-the-scenes account of the attempts to bring the President to justice.”
‘As a lead drafter of the articles of impeachment, he pulls back the curtain to reveal the 10 prospective articles — not just the two publicly tried. A Case for the American People is a gripping narrative and rousing closing argument.’
Eisen was counsel for the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee as they moved to impeach POTUS last year. He also worked as the ambassador to the Czech Republic for President Barack Obama.
Trump was impeached by the House Democratics late last year for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In his book In John Bolton’s book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, the former National Security Adviser said that the Democrats’ impeachment was too narrow, focusing on the president’s covert activities in the Ukraine. Bolton refused to appear during the impeachment hearings. He was accused of choosing the money from his book deal over patriotism to the United States.
The House claimed Trump committed impeachable actions by trying to leverage nearly $400 million in Ukraine military funding in trade for dirt on the former vice president.
The publisher wrote about Eisen:
‘He previously served as ethics czar for President Barack Obama and then as his ambassador to the Czech Republic. Eisen is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, and his previous books include The Last Palace and Democracy’s Defenders.
Eisen is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a globally-recognized authority on law, ethics, and anti-corruption. He served as special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee for the Trump impeachment from February 2019 to February 2020.’
The publisher continued:
‘He is also the author of The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House and the editor of Democracy’s Defenders: U.S. Embassy Prague, the Fall of Communism in Czechoslovakia, and Its Aftermath. Eisen served in the White House from January 2009 to January 2011 as special counsel and special assistant to the president for ethics and government reform, and was the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2014.’
The Senate acquitted Trump.
Twitter world caught fire after Eisen released his book. Check out what Americans had to say about that state of the nation below:
Featured image is a screenshot via Twitter.
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