Book Talk: Midnight in Washington w/ Chairman Adam Schiff

Book Talk: Midnight in Washington w/ Chairman Adam Schiff

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Adam Schiff the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee will be celebrating his paperback release of MIDNIGHT IN WASHINGTON with us.

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On August 16, 2022 Random House will publish the trade paperback of MIDNIGHT IN WASHINGTON: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could, with a new afterword by the author Adam B. Schiff, United States Representative from California, and Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

In his singular and explosive first book, Congressman Schiff chronicles step by step just how our form of government became so imperiled during the Trump presidency, and traces his own path to that moment — from serious prosecutor, to congressman with an expertise in national security and a reputation for bipartisanship, to liberal lightning rod, scourge of the right and archenemy of a president. Schiff takes readers into privileged settings and private conversations, and behind the scenes with his team of impeachment managers as they mounted a desperate defense of the constitution.

In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Congressman Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the danger that posed to the United States. But as he led the probe into the President’s Russia and Ukraine related abuses of power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principle threat to our democracy now came from within.

Midnight in Washington provides a vital inside account of one of America’s darkest hours, and also serves as a warning: The Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the threat to our democracy will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against a uniquely American form of authoritarianism, and an anti-democratic fervor now embraced by a large segment of the public.

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About Adam Schiff:

Adam Schiff is the United States Representative for California’s 28th Congressional District. In his role as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Schiff led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump. Before he served in Congress, he worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles and as a California State Senator. He and his wife, Eve, have two children, Alexa and Elijah.

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