True Crimes and Misdemeanors

True Crimes and Misdemeanors
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780385536745
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Doubleday
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From CNN chief legal analyst and bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin, a real-life legal thriller about the prosecutors and congressional investigators pursuing the truth about Donald Trump's complicity in several crimes--and why they failed. Donald Trump's campaign chairman went to jail. So did his personal lawyer. His long-time political consigliere was convicted of serious federal crimes, and his national security advisor pled guilty to others. Several Russian spies were indicted in absentia. Career intelligence agents and military officers were alarmed enough by the president's actions that they alerted senior government officials and ignited the impeachment process. Yet despite all this, a years-long inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller, and the third impeachment of a president in American history, Donald Trump survived to run for re-election. Why? Jeffrey Toobin's highly entertaining definitive account of the Mueller investigation and the impeachment of the president takes readers behind the scenes of the epic legal and political struggle to call Trump to account for his misdeeds. With his superb storytelling and analytic skills Toobin recounts all the mind-boggling twists and turns in the case--Trump's son met with a Russian operative promising Kremlin support! Trump paid a porn star $130,000 to hush up an affair! Rudy Giuliani and a pair of shady Ukrainian-American businessmen got the Justice Department to look at Russian-created conspiracy theories! Toobin shows how Trump's canny lawyers used Mueller's famous integrity against him, and how Trump's bullying and bluster cowed Republican legislators into ignoring the clear evidence of the impeachment hearings. Based on dozens of interviews with prosecutors in Mueller's office, Trump's legal team, Congressional investigators, White House staffers, and several of the key players, including some who are now in prison, True Crimes and Misdemeanors is a revelatory narrative that makes sense of the seemingly endless chaos of the Trump years. Filled with never-before-reported details of the high-stakes legal battles and political machinations, the book weaves a tale of a rogue president guilty of historic misconduct, and how he got away with it.

High Crimes and Misdemeanors

High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Author: Frank O. Bowman III
Pages: 478
ISBN: 9781108481052
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Release: 2019-08-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explains impeachment from its English roots through 250 years of American constitutional experience, including the case against President Trump.

The Obama White House and the Supreme Court

The Obama White House and the Supreme Court
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780525433767
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Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Vintage Shorts Selection The bestselling and prizewinning author of The Nine and American Heiress tells the dramatic and gripping insider’s story of the momentous ideological war fought between the Obama White House and the Supreme Court. President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts could not be more different. Obama, a legal conservative grappling with the second amendment among other issues, believes in the close interpretation of the Constitution, incremental change, and pragmatism over ideology. But, for Roberts the law is all about winning. And, from the moment he botched Obama’s oath of office in 2009, the relationship between the Court and the White House has been fraught. This is essential history that unravels the forces that have shaped the Roberts Court over the last eight years. The nation is preparing to vote for its next president, and it bears remembering that the future of the Supreme Court will also be on the ballot. An ebook short.

American Heiress

American Heiress
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9780345803153
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Release: 2017
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A National Bestseller From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst Family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbonese Liberation Army. The weird turns that followed in this already sensational take are truly astonishing--the Hearst family tried to secure Patty's release by feeding the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; bank security cameras captured "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a roberry; the LAPD engaged in the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event was broadcast live on telelvision stations across the country; and then there was Patty's circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term "Stockholm syndrome" entered the lexicon. Ultimately, the saga highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. American Heiress portrays the electrifying lunacy of the time and the toxic mic of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and captivated the nation.

Net Crimes Misdemeanors

Net Crimes   Misdemeanors
Author: Jayne A. Hitchcock
Pages: 459
ISBN: 0910965722
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Release: 2006
Editor: Information Today, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cyber crime expert Hitchcock helps individuals and business users of the Web protect themselves, their children, and their employees against online cheats and predators. Hitchcock details a broad range of abusive practices, shares victims' stories, and offers advice on how to handle junk e-mail, "flaming," privacy invasion, financial scams, cyberstalking, and identity theft.

Punishment Without Crime

Punishment Without Crime
Author: Alexandra Natapoff
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780465093809
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Release: 2018-12-31
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revelatory account of the misdemeanor machine that unjustly brands millions of Americans as criminals Punishment Without Crime offers an urgent new interpretation of inequality and injustice in America by examining the paradigmatic American offense: the lowly misdemeanor. Based on extensive original research, legal scholar Alexandra Natapoff reveals the inner workings of a massive petty offense system that produces over 13 million cases each year. People arrested for minor crimes are swept through courts where defendants often lack lawyers, judges process cases in mere minutes, and nearly everyone pleads guilty. This misdemeanor machine starts punishing people long before they are convicted; it punishes the innocent; and it punishes conduct that never should have been a crime. As a result, vast numbers of Americans -- most of them poor and people of color -- are stigmatized as criminals, impoverished through fines and fees, and stripped of drivers' licenses, jobs, and housing. For too long, misdemeanors have been ignored. But they are crucial to understanding our punitive criminal system and our widening economic and racial divides. A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018

Too Close to Call

Too Close to Call
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780375761072
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Release: 2002-10-01
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In an insightful study of the 2000 presidential election, the best-selling author of A Vast Conspiracy sheds light on the diverse personalities and the complex issues of race, sex, and power involved in the post-election battle and offers a lucid account of the events, legal complications, and implications of the thirty-six-day struggle to determine who would lead the country. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

The Impeachment Process

The Impeachment Process
Author: White House,Robert S. Mueller,Special Counsel's Office U.S. Department of Justice,Federal Bureau of Investigation,National Security Agency U.S. Congress,Elizabeth B. Bazan
Pages: 651
ISBN: EAN:4064066052911
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Release: 2019-12-18
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edition provides the complete overview of all the efforts and report used to impeach Donald Trump, including declassified documents, transcripts and reports of various US security agencies and other actors involved in the investigation of the Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Elections as well as the connection of the American president with the Russian Government. Content: Impeachment: An Overview of Constitutional Provisions, Procedure, and Practice Efforts to Impeach Donald Trump The Mueller Report Documents & Transcripts: Dismissal of James Comey James Comey FBI Farewell Letter Representative Al Green Calls for Trump Impeachment Jason Chaffetz Letter to FBI Over Comey Memo Legal Grounds for Appointing a Special Counsel The Jurisdiction and the Power of a Special Counsel Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference With the 2016 Presidential Election and Related Matters Comey Statement for the Record Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Executive Order - Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities Russian Cyber Activity – The Grizzly Steppe Report Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections Joint Statement on Committee Inquiry into Russian Intelligence Activities National Security Agency Report Letter From William Barr to Leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees Notifying Them About Conclusion of the Investigation

True Crime Online

True Crime Online
Author: Jayne A. Hitchcock
Pages: 154
ISBN: 193729000X
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Release: 2012
Editor: Information Today Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revealing many of the most extreme and horrifying examples of modern cybercrime, acclaimed investigator J. A. Hitchcock seeks to educate the millions of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook users about the various hazards posed by new media. Covering the identity theft and subsequent murder of Amy Boyer in 1999, avoiding sexual predators, defending bank accounts against fraudulent phishing scams, and the rise of online bullying, Hitchcock provides a compelling, broad-ranging collection of case studies from which consumers can learn to defend themselves and their families against online criminals. Guaranteed to shock and surprise, this book will forever change the way users experience the internet.

A Vast Conspiracy

A Vast Conspiracy
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780307829122
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Release: 2012-11-14
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive account of the Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandals, the extraordinary ordeal that nearly brought down a president “A story as taut and surprising as any thriller . . . [an] unimpeachable page-turner.”—People First published a year after the infamous impeachment trial, Jeffrey Toobin’s propulsive narrative captures the full arc of the Clinton sex scandals—from their beginnings in a Little Rock hotel to their culmination on the floor of the United States Senate with only the second vote on presidential removal in American history. Rich in character and fueled with the high octane of a sensational legal thriller, A Vast Conspiracy has indelibly shaped our understanding of this disastrous moment in American political history.

High Crimes and Misdemeanors

High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Author: Ann Coulter
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9780895261137
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Release: 2002-09-01
Editor: Regnery Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book that started it all. Written with Coulter's trademark irreverent wit, this bestseller is now available in paperback.

Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780525434450
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Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In January of 1987 Jeffrey Toobin is fresh out of Harvard Law School, and appointed the youngest lawyer on Special Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh's team to investigate and try the leading figure in the Iran-Contra affair--Oliver North. For twenty-eight thrilling months, Toobin served on Walsh's staff and came of age into his profession. Toobin's first book and immersive account of that period is the story of a young man's awakening to the realities of law and a policial, legal and moral drama on a grand stage. Through this defining case of the 1980s--which featured obstruction of justice, diversion of funds, and personal corruption--Opening Arguments shows the judicial process at work. The Congressional Iran-Contra committees granted the key figures of the trial immunity, so Toobin and his colleagues had to work in the dark, without accesss to newspapers or television for weeks at a time. The Reagan Justice Department provided difficulties too. On page after page, Toobin illuminates these battles against long odds, portraying the climactic North trial itself with the eye of a novelist. Like a morality tale with few losers and no real winners, Bill Moyers calls Opening Arguments "a valuable account of how politics and law entwined in the Iran-Contra trials... Reading it can be a citizen's education, too."

LOCAL MAN

LOCAL MAN
Author: Ltd Publications International
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1680225812
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Release: 2016-08-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Covering the world's most ill-conceived situations, Local Man is a laugh-out-loud reader of the stupidest criminals, worst drivers, and gold-medal winners of bad parenting. From delinquents to weirdos, we not only cover those unfortunate enough to be pulled-over by the cops but local eccentrics who have strange collections in their homes, see unknown objects in the sky, or go to Walmart for all of the wrong reasons. Formatted like your daily newspaper, Local Man covers your the greatest hits, misses, and whiffs of reckless locals making their hometowns famous.

Crime Buff s Guide to Outlaw Washington DC

Crime Buff s Guide to Outlaw Washington  DC
Author: Ron Franscell
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780762788705
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Release: 2012-09-04
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Washington D.C. isn't known as the "District of Crime" or "Murder Capital of America" for nothing. Though the capital city's motto is "justice for all," D.C. has a darker side, including an extensive history of crimes and misdemeanors, some political and some not. The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Washington D.C. is the ultimate guidebook to the criminal and seedy history of the nation's capital -- plus Maryland, Northern Virginia and (ironically) Arlington National Cemetery. It also contains an entire chapter pinpointing key and little-known sites in the Lincoln Assassination. With photographs, maps, directions, and precise GPS coordinates, this collection of outlaw tales serves as both a travel guide and an entertaining and enlightening read. It is a one-of-a-kind exploration into well-known and more obscure sites in D.C. that retain memories of bandits, corpse-snatchers, murderers, snipers, bootleggers, assassins, rogue scientists, spies, mobsters and corrupt politicians -- even a legendary serial killer dressed in a bunny suit -- and their scandalous deeds.

We Own This City

We Own This City
Author: Justin Fenton
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593133668
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Release: 2021
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Baltimore, 2015. Riots were erupting across the city as citizens demanded justice for Freddie Gray, a twenty-five-year old black man who had died while in police custody. At the same time, drug and violent crime were surging, and that year, Baltimore would reach its deadliest year in over two decades: 342 homicides in a city of six hundred thousand people. Under intense scrutiny--and a federal investigation over Gray's death--the Baltimore police department turned to a rank-and-file hero, Sergeant Wayne Jenkins, and his elite unit, the Gun Trace Task Force, to help get guns and drugs off the street. And yet, despite intense scrutiny, what The New York Times would call "one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation" was unfolding. Entrusted with fixing the city's drug crisis, Jenkins and his posse of corrupt cops were instead stealing from its citizens--skimming from the drug busts they made, pocketing thousands in cash found in private homes, and planting fake evidence to throw Internal Affairs off their scent. Their brazen crime spree would go unchecked for years, and would result in countless wrongful convictions, the death of an innocent person--and the mysterious death of one implicated cop, who was shot in the head just one day before he was scheduled to testify against the Force. Award-winning investigative journalist Justin Fenton has been relentlessly exposing the scandal since 2017, conducting hundreds of interviews and poring over thousands of court documents. The result is an astounding feat of reportage about a rogue police unit, and the American city they held hostage"--

The Nine

The Nine
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780307472892
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Release: 2008-09-30
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important—and secret—legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. An institution at a moment of transition, the Court now stands at a crucial point, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, and church-state relations. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and with a keen sense of the Court’s history and the trajectory of its future, Jeffrey Toobin creates in The Nine a riveting story of one of the most important forces in American life today.

Ghettoside

Ghettoside
Author: Jill Leovy
Pages: 366
ISBN: 9780385529983
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Release: 2015
Editor: One World/Ballantine
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times discusses the hundreds of murders that occur in the city each year, and focuses on the story of the dedicated group of detectives who pursue justice at any cost in the killing of Bryant Tennelle.

The Grifter s Club

The Grifter s Club
Author: Sarah Blaskey,Nicholas Nehamas,Caitlin Ostroff,Jay Weaver
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781541756960
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An astonishing look inside the gilded gates of Mar-a-Lago, the palatial resort where President Trump conducts government business with little regard for ethics, security, or even the law. Donald Trump's opulent Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago has thrummed with scandal since the earliest days of his presidency. Long known for its famous and wealthy clientele, the resort's guest list soon started filling with political operatives and power-seekers. Meanwhile, as Trump re-branded Mar-a-Lago "the Winter White House" and began spending weekends there, state business spilled out into full view of the club's members, and vast sums of taxpayer money and political donations began flowing into its coffers, and into the pockets of the president. The Grifter's Club is a breakthrough account of the impropriety, intrigue, and absurdity that has been on display in the place where the president is at his most relaxed. In these pages, a team of prizewinning Miami Herald journalists reveal the activities and motivations of the strange array of charlatans and tycoons who populate its halls. Some peddle influence, some seek inside information, and some just want to soak up the feeling of unfettered access to the world's most powerful leaders. With the drama of an expose and the edgy humor of a Carl Hiaasen novel, The Grifter's Club takes you behind the velvet ropes of this exclusive club and into its bizarre world of extravagance and scandal.

The Run of His Life

The Run of His Life
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780812988543
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Release: 2015
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at the "crime of the century" and the legal proceedings that followed sheds new light on the arrest and trial of O. J. Simpson, the evidence in the case, and the role of the prosecution and defense. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

We Need New Stories

We Need New Stories
Author: Nesrine Malik
Pages: 298
ISBN: 1474610420
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Release: 2020-08-20
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is becoming clear that the old frames of reference are not working, that the narratives used for decades to stave off progressive causes are being exposed as falsehoods. Six myths have taken hold, ones which are at odds with our lived experience and in urgent need of revision. Has freedom of speech become a cover for promoting prejudice? Has the concept of political correctness been weaponised to avoid ceding space to those excluded from power? Does white identity politics pose an urgent danger? These are some of the questions at the centre of Nesrine Malik's radical and compelling analysis that challenges us to find new narrators whose stories can fill the void and unite us behind a shared vision.