Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 I was chasing a man down Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D. C. , who had no idea I was trying to catch him. I had to cover three city blocks in about thirty seconds before the man reached the northwest gate of the White House grounds and passed through security screening.
#2 The man I was chasing down the street was White House counsel Donald McGahn. He had been in the room for many of the events being investigated by the special counsel, though his significance went far beyond just passively witnessing extraordinary events. He was the most senior lawyer responsible for counseling the president behind closed doors and helping him work the levers of power to achieve his policy goals.
#3 McGahn, who had turned against Trump, stayed on as White House counsel, advising on everything from trade policy to national security. A source told me that McGahn believed he needed to try to stop the president from inflicting damage to the office of the president and the country.
#4 McGahn’s own personal and political ambitions complicated his calculations about whether to stay. He was an ardent libertarian who had become convinced that under both Democratic and Republican presidents, the government had overreached in nearly every regard. He wanted to stack the federal courts with hard-line judges in the mold of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.