Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

From the moment Donald Trump was elected president - even before he was inaugurated - Democrats called for his impeachment. That call, starting on the margins of the party and the press, steadily grew until it became a deafening media and Democratic obsession. It culminated first in the Mueller report - which failed to find any evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of the president - and then in a failed impeachment.

And yet, even now, the Democrats and their media allies insist that President Trump must be guilty of something.

They still accuse him of being a Russian stooge and an obstructer of justice. They claim he was “not exonerated” by the Mueller report.

But the truth, as veteran reporter Byron York makes clear - using his unequaled access to sources inside Congress and the White House - is that Democrats and the media were gripped by an anti-Trump hysteria that blinded them to reality. 

In a fast-moving story of real-life Washington intrigue, York reveals:

  • Why Donald Trump - at first - resisted advice to fire FBI director James Comey
  • The strategy behind the Trump defense team’s full cooperation with Mueller’s investigators - and how they felt betrayed by Mueller
  • How the Mueller team knew very early in the investigation that there was no evidence of “Russian collusion”
  • Why the Trump defense team began to suspect that Mueller was not really in charge of the special counsel investigation
  • Why Nancy Pelosi gave up trying to restrain her impeachment-obsessed party
  • Why Trump’s lawyers - certain of his innocence in the Mueller investigation - were even less worried about the Democrats' Ukraine investigation.

Byron York takes you inside the deliberations of the president’s defense counsel, interviews congressional Republicans who were shocked at the extremism of their Democratic colleagues - and resolute in opposing them - and draws an unforgettable portrait of an administration under siege from an implacable - and obsessed - opposition party.

©2020 Byron York (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

What listeners say about Obsession

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Well-paced page turning content.

The recording suffers from regular 2-3 second long slow play speed. Intelligible but irritating. In all other respects the writing of the book and the reading performance of it is excellent.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dr. Joe de Beauchamp
  • Dr. Joe de Beauchamp
  • 10-09-20

Russia Probe

York carries much detail in this book about the Russian probe. I learned quite a bit about the backdrop to this investigation. I found the narrator did an excellent job with this book

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for AJ
  • AJ
  • 14-09-20

Details beyond the headlines

Byron York presented the mundane and dry subject with a writing style that turns this episode into a page turner.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Chip Atkinson
  • Chip Atkinson
  • 24-09-20

Excellent, accurate reporting

Not one unnamed source used. No editorial. Just the facts. Well read, but often the voice lowers and slows in the middle of a sentence.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dena M.
  • Dena M.
  • 15-09-20

great book

perfect summary of democrats obsession, dirty tactics to take down Trump. every American should read/listen to this book.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for William C Cady
  • William C Cady
  • 07-10-20

OBSESSION

This book will turn you on fire 🔥 . You will find out things that will make you sick to your stomach.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brian T. McGill
  • Brian T. McGill
  • 19-09-20

Terribly read

I don’t have a problem with the reader, but there must have been an equipment malfunction that made the reader sound drunk. They should never have put out this low quality reading, and instead they should have fixed it or re-read it. Otherwise, the book was great and I appreciate Byron York putting all this information together.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MDuffy
  • MDuffy
  • 15-09-20

Informative Historu

Detailed outline if the multiple cases levied against Trump from 2016-2020. Book was well written and flowed well, quick read without unnecessary filler. The audio performance and times appeared to be two different voices spliced together which was somewhat distracting but still a good performance.

2 people found this helpful