This is another addition to my attempt to educate myself about the current political standings. And this one was definitely a winner for me. Not only does it cover current times, but it also takes you through historical impeachments (or almost ones) and draws comparisons between then and now.
I was very impressed by this since Lichtman definitely has a huge amount of credibility based on his predictions of the past presidential elections, including this one. He predicted that Trump would win (which he got into more in the book) and his prediction that Trump would be impeached.
Then, he gets into why Trump will.
He covers the gambit for this book. Impeachment can proceed for charges that happened before being elected and during a presidency. Lichtman talks about things that Trump did against human rights before and during. His business dealings that were illegal. Currently being involved in his business to come up with a huge conflict of interest with insider trading and issues like that. Treatment of women. His stance on the environment. And on and on and on.
The only criticism that I have is that it is out of date. By the time this was published, so many other things came out. No mention of Comey’s firing. Nothing about the #MeToo movement and Trump’s accusers coming forward to insist on justice. Trump pulling out of the Paris Accord. I mean, the list goes on and on.
But while it isn’t the most current read, you can still easily make connections if you’re up to date on what has happened. And I rather enjoyed making those connections to see how he’s damned himself even more.