The Plot Against the President - Lee Smith

The Plot Against the President

By Lee Smith

  • Release Date: 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 3.5
From 97 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."


  • 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.
  • Disappointment

    By GrayIce123
    I have mixed feelings about this book. I see some good points, but others do not make sense... Journalism is dead.... It’s just propaganda for one party or another.
  • Farmer Devin

    By Citizen of The DS
    Same old stories Nunes has been trying to sell for years. Another political hack who fights to hang on to his job in congress because he lacks any real skills. Where else can you get a job that you work less than half of the year, get all the benefits you deny the tax payers that are paying your salary and you can vote on your own pay raise. Where do you get all that, in The Deep State. What a joke this guy is.
  • Terrify account of treasonous bureaucrats

    By Colorado Conservative
    I do not buy conservative books, as I find them long on buzzwords and dog whistles but short on details. This book lays out in uncompromising detail the specific steps and the specific people who plotted to take out the President of the United States. It is particularly damning of media collaborators - you’ll easily spot which reporters are lackeys for the various government agencies - who advanced the coup and then covered it up. We can only hope that the DOJ under Barr does what the DOJ has proven time and again that it is incapable of doing: obeying the law and punishing its own people when they break it. We shall see. But, if you want a clear account of how Nunes and his team of investigators destroyed the entire “Russia collusion” hoax, and left Bob Mueller with a big bag of nothing, this is about as good as it gets.
  • Unlimited access to Devin Nunes and not shrinking your brain

    By Raimodevries
    Unlimited access to Devin Nunes....oh my... how to survive without losing your mind hanging out with an intellectual midget.