'FRONTLINE: Trump's Showdown'
(DVD / PG-13 / 2018 / PBS)
Overview: Trump's fight against the investigation of his campaign and whether he obstructed justice. With the threat of impeachment growing, Trump wages an unprecedented war against the Special Counsel, the FBI, and even his own Attorney General.
DVD Verdict: Directed by Michael Kirk, Produced by Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser, Jim Gilmore, Gabrielle Schonder, and Philip Bennett, and Written by Michael Kirk and Mike Wiser, 'FRONTLINE: Trump's Showdown' is yet another in a quick line of PBS releases that focus on the current Commander In Chief of the USA.
I say current like that, because, and as this 120 minute documentary showcases to the extreme, formal efforts to start the process of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump (who took office in 2017), have already been initiated by Representatives Al Green and Brad Sherman; both Democrats.
Since then, other people and groups have asserted that Trump has engaged in impeachable activity during his presidency and have joined the ever-growing throng of those wanting to see Trump be removed from Office.
As the investigation ensnares powerful members of Trump's inner circle and threatens the President himself, FRONTLINE presents 'Trump's Showdown.'
This two-hour documentary traces the dramatic events that have led the White House and the United States to the brink of what could become a Constitutional crisis.
'Trump's Showdown' methodically reveals how an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has grown to threaten Donald Trump's presidency.
The documentary draws on more than 60 in-depth interviews with former heads of U.S. intelligence agencies, Trump insiders, attorneys, authors and journalists.
Thousands of photographs and hundreds of hours of archival footage help pull together the entire story - from the days just before Trump's inauguration to increasingly chaotic recent events including the President's summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and his furious response to revelations about Oval Office intrigue.
Today, the impeachment of Donald Trump exists on the brink of plausibility. The sine qua non of an impeachment investigation, to say nothing of actual votes to charge and remove the President, is a Democratic takeover of the House in the November elections. Such a change now looks better than possible, maybe even probable. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.