TRUMP ON TRIAL: The Investigation, Impeachment, Acquittal and Aftermath by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalists Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan, in collaboration with The Post staff.
Anchored in fresh reporting and interviews from Washington and abroad, the book offers a richly detailed, fast-paced narrative of what happened and why as Donald Trump faced only the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. Among the book’s many revelatory scenes: A split-screen account of Trump’s fateful July 25, 2019 telephone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, with a senior Zelensky adviser passing him notes as the conversation drifts in the direction that aides on both sides had feared.
Deeply reported and character-driven, TRUMP ON TRIALis the first and most definitive portrayal yet of the forces at work in this historic confrontation. The book is also an intimate and immersive study of political power: the people who have it, use it, and abuse it. Among the book’s many compelling storylines is the personal feud between Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking elected woman in American history, and Trump, the president who engaged in a relentless social media campaign to rail against the investigation that threatened his presidency and his ambition of a second term.
About the Authors
Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan are Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists for The Washington Post. A married couple, they were based abroad for fourteen years as the Post’s co–bureau chiefs in Tokyo, Mexico City, and London. Sullivan writes about national and international issues. Jordan is a national political correspondent. They are the coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland and The Prison Angel: Mother Antonia's Journey from Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail. Jordan is also the author of The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/steve-richards/support