October Surprises -- Loyalty and Honest Loyalty -- Lifting the Cloud -- "I faced great pressure ..." -- "This is the worst thing that ever happened to me." -- Patriots Plaza -- "Do you think Putin will ... become my new best friend?" -- " ... this dumb meeting which your father insisted on" -- "I would love to speak, I would love to ..." -- The $15,000 Ostrich Jacket -- "Being Patriotic" -- Doing a Frank Pentangeli -- Flipping Rick Gates -- "Cut the bullshit, Bob" -- "Michael Avenatti's Presidential Campaign -- "A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!" -- "Truth Isn't Truth" -- "There's tears in your eyes" -- Friends in High Places -- There's nothing ambiguous about crosshairs -- " ... the immense burden the process imposed on the President and his Office" -- "Thank you to my new friend Rudy Giuliani for your ..." -- Fraud Guaranteed -- "Ultimate Conclusions" -- "Talk to Rudy, Talk to Rudy" -- "I would like you to do us a favor though" -- "The Times Have Found Us" -- "It reads like a classic organized crime shakedown . . ." -- "the deep disappointment and dismay I have felt as these events have unfolded" -- Two Kinds of Pizza -- "I refuse to be part of an effort to legitimize an alternate narrative . . ." -- " ... in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America . . ." -- "Speaker Pelosi wanted leverage . . ." -- "Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery . . ." -- "A lot of people forget Abe Lincoln."
"Donald Trump's campaign chairman went to jail. So did his personal lawyer. His long-time political consigliere was convicted of serious federal crimes, and his national security advisor pled guilty to others. Several Russian spies were indicted in absentia. Career intelligence agents and military officers were alarmed enough by the president's actions that they alerted senior government officials and ignited the impeachment process. Yet despite all this, a years-long inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller, and the third impeachment of a president in American history, Donald Trump survived to run for re-election. Why? Jeffrey Toobin's highly entertaining definitive account of the Mueller investigation and the impeachment of the president takes readers behind the scenes of the epic legal and political struggle to call Trump to account for his misdeeds. With his superb storytelling and analytic skills Toobin recounts all the mind-boggling twists and turns in the case--Trump's son met with a Russian operative promising Kremlin support! Trump paid a porn star $130,000 to hush up an affair! Rudy Giuliani and a pair of shady Ukrainian-American businessmen got the Justice Department to look at Russian-created conspiracy theories! Toobin shows how Trump's canny lawyers used Mueller's famous integrity against him, and how Trump's bullying and bluster cowed Republican legislators into ignoring the clear evidence of the impeachment hearings. Based on dozens of interviews with prosecutors in Mueller's office, Trump's legal team, Congressional investigators, White House staffers, and several of the key players, including some who are now in prison, True Crimes and Misdemeanors is a revelatory narrative that makes sense of the seemingly endless chaos of the Trump years. Filled with never-before-reported details of the high-stakes legal battles and political machinations, the book weaves a tale of a rogue president guilty of historic misconduct, and how he got away with it."--