Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker

August 3, 2021: Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker with Jacob Soboroff – Now on YouTube

Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker

Writers Bloc Presents

Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

6:00PM PDT

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The January 6 insurrection. The Big Lie. Covid. Nancy Pelosi’s fear of Trump launching nuclear weapons before leaving office. Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker, authors of the #1 bestseller, A Very Stable Genius, are back with another extraordinary and often exclusive account of Trump’s final year in office: I Alone Can Fix It

Carol Leonnig, national investigative reporter at The Washington Post and longtime news contributor to NBC/MSNBC News, and Phil Rucker, senior Washington correspondent for The Washington Post and  NBC/ MSNBC news analyst, enjoy unparalleled access to those who sat close to the president, and to Trump as well. And if you thought you knew it all, think again.

Their White House and Washington sources fill in gaps on Trump’s last year in office, because those sources were in the room at moments that still reverberate in our national consciousness. Leonnig and Rucker recount Trump’s longing to show his military might during the national Black Lives Matter protests. They detail the president’s reaction and complete inaction to the January 6 attack on the Capitol building, and his rampant paranoid delusions. Shocking. They expose who assisted Trump in his efforts to delegitimize the 2020 election results, and those who disrupted and thwarted Trump’s plan to continue his lies about election fraud. 

Leonnig and Rucker have covered numerous presidential elections, election interference and security issues, and have earned Pulitzers and other distinguished awards for their peerless journalism.

In conversation with award-winning NBC/ MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff. Jacob Soboroff’s book, Separated, created a national sensation and national dialogue about the separation of children from their parents at the US/Mexico border. 

Carol Leonnig photo credit: Marvin Joseph

Phil Rucker photo credit: Melina Mara