• 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: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (1,537 ratings)

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By: Lee Smith
Narrated by: John Pruden
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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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Nunes is a national treasure.

You don’t have to be a supporter of Trump to understand just how corrupt the press and FBI are. In fact, you can hate him. But don’t turn your back on the truth.

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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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Justice Should Be Forthcoming

This book was amazing. I admit I'm a political junkie and followed the Trump/Russia collusion story as best I could, but what was uncovered and revealed in this book should scare the hell out of any American. We have traitors in our midst. They're power hungry statists who don't care about America, its citizens, or its values. Trump has earned my respect. The democrats, and the media that ran, and still run, cover for them, are the enemy within the gates. They must be dealt with.

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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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Stunning Evidence and Detailed Narrative

As the D.C. drama of Democratic Party attempt to undo Trump's presidency unfolds over the next year, this book is an excellent companion. I began The Plot Against the President this morning. The narrative is straightforward, organized and chronological, allowing the reader who doesn't fully grasp the events since 2016 to catch up. In addition, Lee Smith has provided source material for all his research. Mr. Smith's interviews are interwoven with the presentation of evidence, making the narrative even more gripping and interesting.

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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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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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Finally Facts!

Well documented expose of a plot to overthrow the United States...FROM THE INSIDE...This is real. This is a wake up call.

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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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Wow what a Book !!

Liked the information on the top down corruption, scary. Follows the leftist rebels on their way to sabotage the people of America for power at any cost . I have been following this since the first day , I believe it is the ultimate HOAX, Sad 😢

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  • BigJohn
  • 12-03-20

brilliant book

very interesting and a must listen for anybody who doesnt believe what they are being told.

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History making.

A great insight into the silent workings of the fight for light in a world of deliberate darkness.

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