Make space on your bookshelf for a new book, out in September, on Donald Trump’s White House. You may have heard of the author: Bob Woodward, a journalist who reported on the scandal that toppled Richard Nixon’s presidency.
The book’s title doesn’t sound very flattering: “Fear: Trump In The White House”.
But what about what’s between the covers?
The planned release date, reports say, is September 11. Midterm polls won’t be far away; in November, Americans are expected to elect lawmakers to seats in the Congress, a legislative body that’s similar — but by no means identical — to Parliament. (For example, the US government’s chief executive, the president, doesn’t need majority support in the lower House of Congress, and is elected separately.)
Other elections, including gubernatorial polls (for state governorships), will also take place.
These votes will be a crucial test for Trump, whose 18-month presidency has been rich in controversy. This week, he appeared to his attorney general (the US’s top law enforcement official) to end a special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. The White House said his comment, posted on Twitter, was not an order, but just his opinion.
An element of the investigation includes whether Trump or anyone in his campaign tried to obstruct justice.
Russia has denied that it meddled in the 2016 campaign to try to tip the vote in Trump’s favor. Trump, on his part, has denied any collusion by his campaign or any obstruction of justice.
In 1973, thanks to Bob Woodward’s and Carl Bernstein’s work on the Watergate scandal, the Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service category. The scandal cost Richard Nixon his second term in the White House.
Woodward’s journalism won the Post another Pulitzer in 2002, this time for National Reporting; he was a byline author of many of the 11 articles that were cited. These were published in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
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