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David Priess

David Priess, chief operating officer of the Lawfare Institute served during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations as a CIA officer and daily intelligence briefer, and as a State Department desk officer. His new book is How To Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives.


Articles by David Priess

November 6, 2020 3:46 pm

An Embarrassing Presidential Display That Will Live in Infamy

Other presidents’ worst moments didn’t involve tantrums about valid vote counting.
David Priess
October 7, 2020 5:09 am

Ask These 3 Questions at the VP Debate

Hint: They’re not about policy.
David Priess
September 16, 2020 5:05 am

Are the Presidential Candidate Intelligence Briefings in Danger?

Another norm is on the block.
David Priess
April 30, 2019 11:55 am

Did We Learn the Wrong Lesson From the Clinton Impeachment?

Conventional wisdom suggests failing to convict and remove a president risks political disaster. What if it doesn’t?
David Priess
February 13, 2019 9:39 am

Third-Party Fantasyland

The absence of major party support blocks virtually every path to the White House, as even Teddy Roosevelt discovered. Howard Schultz has yet to figure that out.
David Priess
January 30, 2019 11:12 am

History Offers the GOP a Path Away From Trump

Decades have passed since a party opponent challenged an incumbent president; it’s been even longer since one succeeded. This time could be different.
David Priess