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The Plot Against the President

The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History
By: Lee Smith
Narrated by: Addison C. Reynolds
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Politics
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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 unfolds 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."

©2019 Lee Smith (P)2019 Center Street

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Fantastic Account of the Defenders of The Republic

While I had always recognized that a few honorable and principled patriots such as Devin Nunes, Mike Rodgers, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, and a few others, but I didn't realize the monumental task that Devin embarked on when he challenged the most powerful entities in human existence.

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OMG... Thank you!

Let's just pray that when Durham and Barr are finished investigating that's some serious actions will be taken and people will be held responsible.

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Every Caring American Needs to Read This Book

I believed I knew all or most of what there is to know about the “Deep State”, I was wrong. It appears my knowledge was very lacking. Lee Smith does an amazing job of showing us this important information. He takes us step by careful step, explaining how all the pieces fit together. Pieces of a plot that began long before President Donald Trump took office. A plot against the President of the United States, who was duly elected by the American people, but “they” did not like him. I would even say they have a hatred for him that exceeds any love they have for their country. Had it not been for the courageous Devin Nunes, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the fantastic group of individuals helping in this process, we the people would have never know. Two former Directors of the CIA have confirmed in these past few days that there is indeed a “Deep State” (they have been part of it). And had Lee Smith not written this most excellent book we would still be in the dark. All Americans truly need to read this book.

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Gripping, well-documented, stunning account!

This is an outstanding read. Lee Smith has put together a masterpiece of research, descriptive prose, and timely truth. I couldn’t recommend it more. It comes at a time when the roll out of the IG report and the Mueller Durham reports are immanent. Heads will roll, and this book pretty well tells us why. Great narrator as well. Devon Nunez is an American hero. This book showcases that fact. Well done! I highly recommend it!

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Far more than I could have expected...

I can see why non-verified purchases have been slamming this book from day 1 of its release. So much so that Amazon had to suspend reviews to "Verified Purchases Only".

The amount of detail that the author goes into and the interviews, references, and direct quotes from people directly involved are very enlightening. I can certainly see why some people are fighting so very hard to keep this book from being widely spread and highly rated.

Someone(s) in the Obama administration has a TON to hide.

This book fills in a massive amount of gaps that bring clear explanations to a lot of issues/events in the SpyGate scandal that just didn't make sense.

One thing that I will add, that's not really a negative but must be mindful of, is that there are opinion insertions around motive and characterizations, but if you focus on the data points, I certainly can see how the options around other people's motives are fairly clear.

Let's just start with FusionGPS. Unreal. Simpson, as a reporter, was highly avoided due to his overly aggressive journalistic style and conspiracy theories continually proven wrong, that editors refused to touch him because he was so far off base. THIS is the very person that the DNC (and initially GOP opposition) hired to smear the Trump campaign. The kind of smear campaigns that they are DIRECTLY tied to in Russia and Venezuela is mind-blowing. This group is nothing more than, in the author's words, "mercenaries". No wonder the dirty DNC and Clinton Campaign brought them on board.

You won't regret reading/listening to this book. It's very very well worth your time. Eye-opening to say the least.

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I didn't think i would be surprised.

I didn't think I could be more impressed of Representative Devin Nunes. I was wrong on both counts. I highly recommend this in any format. As enjoyable as it was shocking and I am a bit of a wonk.

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The narrator should know the proper pronunciation of people's names. Especially the main character, Nunes. It's not Nuñez. Very distracting.

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Incredulous! But Lee reveals it's TRUE.

At times I had to stop listening only because I became so distraught over the audacity of the plotters. I thought I knew most of the story but Smith brings factual detail and clarity that makes this diabolical scheme undeniable for any with open eyes and minds. Thank you to the author and all those in search of the truth led by Congressman Nunes.

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Riveting

This well researched book should scare the hell out of every American regardless of their politics. Thank God for men like Devin Nunes for exposing this attempted coup and to Lee Smith for organizing a vast and complicated conspiracy into a single document!

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Best Document Describing Coup

You may have already read Gregg Jarrett's two books, Andrew McCarthy's and Kimberly Srassel's recent books on the coup, but this one tops them all.

This book describes what went into the coup. It explains why the press was so tied to the conspirators and did not play its traditional role as the watchdog for wrongdoings of the government. This is an absolute must read for Republicans and those Democrats that want to know how they have been duped into believing that Trump is guilty of anything.

If the Democrats don't start fighting this kind of corruption, I fear for the Republic.

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