Former FBI agent Peter Strzok will reportedly argue that President Trump is “compromised” by Russia in a book due out before 2020 election.
In a statement accompanying his book announcement, Stzrok says:
“Russia has long regarded the United States as its ‘Main Enemy,’ and I spent decades trying to protect our country from their efforts to weaken and undermine us”
“In this book. I use that background to explain how the elevation by President Trump and his collaborators of Trump’s own personal interests over the interests of the country allowed Putin to succeed beyond Stalin’s wildest dreams, and how the national security implications of Putin’s triumph will persist through our next election and beyond.”
WashingtonExaminer reports Peter Strzok has written a book due out in September in which the fired FBI special agent will argue that President Trump has been “compromised” by Russia.
Strzok’s 384-page book, titled Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald Trump, is set to be released on Sept. 8 by publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt less than two months before the November election.
The controversial bureau agent, whose affair with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, anti-Trump texts, and key role in launching the Trump-Russia investigation in 2016 all earned him the ire of the president and his Republican allies, plans to emphasize allegations of Russian collusion that have come increasingly into doubt with recent document disclosures.
“The FBI veteran behind the Russia investigation draws on decades of experience hunting foreign agents in the United States to lay bare the threat posed by President Trump,” Strzok’s publisher said. “When he opened the FBI investigation into Russia’s election interference, Peter Strzok had already spent more than two decades defending the United States against foreign threats. His career in counterintelligence ended shortly thereafter, when the Trump administration used his private expression of political opinions to force him out of the Bureau in August 2018. But by that time, Strzok had seen more than enough to convince him that the commander in chief had fallen under the sway of America’s adversary in the Kremlin.”
The publisher added: “Strzok … grapples with a question that should concern every U.S. citizen: When a president appears to favor personal and Russian interests over those of our nation, has he become a national security threat?”
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s lengthy December report criticized the Justic Department and the FBI for at least 17 “significant errors and omissions” related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants against Trump campaign associate Carter Page and for the bureau’s reliance on British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s Democrat-funded and unverified dossier. Declassified footnotes showed that the FBI was aware that Steele’s dossier may have been compromised by Russian disinformation.