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The Resource The unmaking of the president 2016 : how FBI Director James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the presidency, Lanny J. Davis

The unmaking of the president 2016 : how FBI Director James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the presidency, Lanny J. Davis

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The unmaking of the president 2016 : how FBI Director James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the presidency
Title
The unmaking of the president 2016
Title remainder
how FBI Director James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the presidency
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Lanny J. Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Argues that FBI Director James Comey's fateful letter to Congress, sent in the crucial days leading up to the presidential election, was the ultimate factor in shifting the election to a Trump victory, revealing how the letter violated long-standing Justice Department policies
  • "During the week of October 24, 2016, Hillary Clinton was decisively ahead of Donald Trump in most polls. Then FBI Director James Comey sent his infamous letter to Congress on October 28, saying the bureau was investigating additional emails potentially relevant to the Hillary Clinton email case. Lost in the immediate media firestorm was any thoughtful analysis of the long, complex--and in many ways, hidden--narrative that brought Comey to this irreversible moment. Now, in this losely reasoned account, Lanny J. Davis shows how Comey's misguided announcement swung a significant number of voters away from Clinton, winning Trump an Electoral College victory--and the presidency. Drawing on sources in the intelligence community and Justice Department, Davis challenges Comey's legal rationale for opening a criminal investigation of Clinton's email practices, questions whether Comey received sufficient Justice Department oversight, and cites the odd clairvoyance of Trump ally Rudolph Giuliani, who publicly predicted an "October surprise" ewas coming. Davis then proves, state by state, using authoritative polling data, how voter support for Clinton dropped after the Comey letter was made public, especially in key battleground states. Despite so many other issues in the election--Trump's behavior, the Russian hacking, Clinton's campaign missteps--after the October 28 Comey letter, everything changed. American history took a surprising turn. In his final chapter, Davis makes a strong case that an impeachment investigation of President Trump must be begun by the U.S. House of Representatives and that serious consideration should also be given to removal of Trump under the Twenty-Fifth Amendment in light of evidence of mental instability that raises the question whether he can safely discharge his duties and powers as President."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Davis, Lanny J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Clinton, Hillary Rodham
  • Comey, James B.
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Corruption & Misconduct
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
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The unmaking of the president 2016 : how FBI Director James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the presidency, Lanny J. Davis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-214) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wary candidate -- The Times gets the story half-wrong -- The Times gets it wrong again -- The FBI criminal investigation -- Policy and fairness be damned -- Giuliani in the shadows? -- The fallacy of the false choice -- Comey's letter elects Donald Trump
Control code
on1012700966
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 226 pages
Isbn
9781501177729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501177729
  • (OCoLC)1012700966
Label
The unmaking of the president 2016 : how FBI Director James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the presidency, Lanny J. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wary candidate -- The Times gets the story half-wrong -- The Times gets it wrong again -- The FBI criminal investigation -- Policy and fairness be damned -- Giuliani in the shadows? -- The fallacy of the false choice -- Comey's letter elects Donald Trump
Control code
on1012700966
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 226 pages
Isbn
9781501177729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501177729
  • (OCoLC)1012700966

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