Virtual Event: Eric Swalwell


Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

in conversation with JOE KENNEDY III


July 9, 2020
7:00 PM ET


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Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes Congressman ERIC SWALWELL for a discussion of his book Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump. He will be joined in conversation by fellow Congressman and current U.S. Senate candidate JOE KENNEDY III.

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About Endgame

How do you stop a rogue president? How do you protect our country from a man who lies, who obstructs justice, and who seeks to cheat with foreign powers to get reelected? Our constitution offers one remedy: impeachment. Thanks to the courageous actions of public servants who came forward to report his abuses of power, on December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump became just the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives.

In Endgame, Congressman Eric Swalwell offers his personal account of his path to office and how he and his colleagues resisted, investigated, and impeached a corrupt president. After the shock of the 2016 election and Trump’s inauguration (including the luncheon afterward), Swalwell, as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee, quickly became involved in pushing back against Trump’s outrageous actions as he sought to get to the bottom of foreign interference in our elections. But Republicans were in control of the investigation, and it became clear that taking back the House was essential.

Swalwell takes readers inside Congress and through the impeachment process, from Trump’s disgraceful phone call with the Ukrainian president, just one day after Robert Mueller testified to Congress, to caucus meetings and conversations with the Speaker to the bombshell public hearings and the historic vote, and then what followed next—the holding of the articles, the news of more possible witnesses, and the sham trial in the Senate. Endgame is fascinating, a gripping read by a unique witness to extraordinary events.

Praise for Endgame

“The next best thing to being in the room where it happened, this insider’s account of the Trump impeachment is both wise and personal. It doesn’t hurt that the supersmart author is a sure bet to be a major player in our nation’s future.” —Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School

“In an administration where a lot of effort is invested in hiding the truth from the public, Congressman Swalwell’s firsthand account makes for very interesting reading. Here are the details of what is really happening in the halls of Congress and what really happened during the House’s impeachment investigation. It’s a must-read for any serious student of the Trump administration.” —Joyce Vance, former U.S. Attorney and Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law, University of Alabama School of Law

Eric Swalwell
Eric Swalwell

Eric Swalwell

Congressman Eric Swalwell was elected in 2012 to represent California’s 15th District, in the East Bay near San Francisco. Now in his fourth term, serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee; co-chairs the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee; and is founder and chairman emeritus of Future Forum, a group of about 50 young Democratic representatives focused upon engaging millennials—America’s largest, best-educated and most diverse generation. He is a former Alameda County prosecutor and Dublin, Calif., city councilman who earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Maryland.

Joe Kennedy III
Joe Kennedy III

Joe Kennedy III

Congressman Joe Kennedy III is serving his fourth term representing Massachusetts’ 4th District and is currently a U.S. Senate candidate. A former Peace Corps member, legal aid volunteer, and assistant district attorney, he serves on the House Energy & Commerce Committee and has established national leadership on the issues of health care, economic justice, and civil rights.


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