The Plot Against the President - Lee Smith

The Plot Against the President

Author: Lee Smith

  • Publication Date: 2019-10-29
  • Category: Political Science
4 Score: 4
(From 115 Ratings)


Investigative journalist Lee Smith uses his unprecedented access to Congressman Devin Nunes, former head of the House Intelligence Committee, to expose the deep state operation against the president--and the American people.
Investigative journalist Lee Smith's The Plot Against the President tells the story of how Congressman Devin Nunes uncovered the operation to bring down the commander-in-chief. While popular opinion holds that Russia subverted democratic processes during the 2016 elections, the real damage was done not by Moscow or any other foreign actor. Rather, this was a slow-moving coup engineered by a coterie of the American elite, the "deep state," targeting not only the president, but also the rest of the country. The plot officially began July 31, 2016 with the counterintelligence investigation that the FBI opened to probe Russian infiltration of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. But the bureau never followed any Russians. In fact, it was an operation to sabotage Trump, the candidate, then president-elect, and finally the presidency. The conspirators included political operatives, law enforcement and intelligence officials, and the press.
The plot was uncovered by Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and his investigative team. They understood that the target of the operation wasn't just Trump, but rather the institutions that sustain our republic. A country where operatives use the intelligence and security services to protect their privileges by spying on Americans, coordinating with the press, and using extra-constitutional means to undermine an election then undo a presidency is more like the third world than the republic envisioned by the founding fathers.
Without Nunes and his team, the plot against the president -- and against the country -- never would have been revealed. Told from the perspective of Nunes and his crack investigators -- men and women who banded together to do the right thing at a crucial moment for our democracy -- the story of the biggest political scandal in a generation reads like a great detective novel, feels like a classic cowboy movie. The congressman from the cattle capital of California really did fight corruption in Washington. Devin Nunes took on the "deep state."


  • Incredible

    By stenzmeister
    The lengths at which the bad actors in the US intelligence and law enforcement communities went to to keep Trump from becoming president and destroy him after he became president is not a good sign of things to come. Thank you to Nunes and his team for exposing it.
  • This is not the America we know or want

    By The gambler665
    This is an eye opening account of the corrupt democrats and the Dorian Grey corrupt liberal establishment. They sold their souls to overthrow the elected President of the United States.
  • Long opinion piece

    By Dmrk8
    The writing is hyperbolic. Reads more like a pulp politicial conspriacy story than a documentary history. Lot’s of opinion and scarce on substantive resources.
  • The Plot Against The President

    By MattButlerUSA
    Lee Smith knocks it out of the park with this chilling account of some really bad actors trying to intimidate Congressman Nunes and his family, in an effort to obstruct the Congressional investigation he was leading. Harassment, thru the use of baseless House Ethics complaints, adds to the proof of a coordinated attack on Nunes’ important work. Lee Smith cannot be thanked enough for helping expose this “paper coup,” showing us the depth of the depravity all Americans have suffered as a result.
  • Fake news

    By Eva L C
    This book should not be allowed on the apple book store. Fake news is dangerous, and by selling this book Apple is responsible for the millions of lives lost due to Trump presidency. Shame on you.
  • No credibility

    By cdransf
    Anything that relies on Devin Nunes for sourcing warrants immediate dismissal.
  • Great Book

    By Bucky1953
    Must read for anyone to hear about the abuses of Washington
  • Plot against the President

    By massbud
    ...Modern day “shot heard round the world” will the Republic hear it, and root out tyranny again..
  • Unbelievable

    By Abstractjwl
    If not for Devin Nunez we would never know just how treasonous the Deep State is. Must read if you prefer free elections over authoritarianism.
  • Intense from the starting gate!

    By J_Pearl
    I just finished chapter 1 at breakneck speed. I can’t put it down. This is crucial reading to any American who values their right to vote, and their freedoms in America. May this never happen again.