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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

August 23, 2022 5:30 am

Not Everybody Has to Run for President

We’ve got to learn to admire people without thinking they ought to aim for the White House.
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…
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…
David Priess