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More books a-coming

More books a-coming

by digby

Vanity Fair reports on a couple of the new books scheduled to come out in the coming months:

Already this past November, Doubleday announced that CNN legal analyst and New Yorkerstaff writer Jeffrey Toobin had inked a deal for a book about Robert Mueller’s special-counsel probe into alleged Russian collusion and obstruction of justice among members of Trump’s inner circle. More recently, I’ve learned that New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt has a Mueller-oriented project in the works as well. Schmidt has blown the lid off some of the most consequential stories about the Russia investigation, and he now has a deal with Random House—brokered by Gail Ross of the Ross Yoon Agency—to show for it.

In a similar vein, Times columnist and best-selling author James Stewart is writing a book about the relationship between the White House, the F.B.I. and the Justice Department. “It’s looking at the broader question of whether the rule of law will prevail, or whether an alleged ‘deep state’ or the White House will manage to subvert that,” Stewart told me. “Mueller might be the epilogue, but until we know more, it’s hard to say for sure.” Stewart, whose longtime agent is Amanda Urban at I.C.M., is working with Ann Godoffat Penguin on the as-yet-untitled work, which he said is tentatively slated for a fall 2019 release.

The Stewart book could go either way. I'm going to guess he'll go the wrong way. He was one of the primary instigators of the Whitewater probe with his book "Blood Sport" (handily dispatched by Gene Lyons in his book "Fools for Scandal.") If he stays true to that form, he will undoubtedly find there was a Deep State conspiracy to stop Donald Trump ... by sabotaging Hillary Clinton and keeping all the suspicions of Trump's conspiracy with Russia under wraps.

It was a risky strategy that surprisingly didn't pay off.