Appearing on MSNBC, former FBI agent Peter Strzok promoted his new book “Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump” and said he still believes “Trump is compromised by the Russians.”
The former FBI agent who became known to the public after his anti-Trump texts with lover Lisa Page became public told Chuck Todd “I believed at the time in 2016 and I continue to believe that Donald Trump is compromised by the Russians and when I say that I mean that they hold leverage over him that makes him incapable of placing the national interest, the national security ahead of his own.”
He continued “One of the largest ways that people in foreign governments gain leverage, certainly in the case of the president, is through financial entanglements and I think when you take a look at the Trump financial enterprise, particularly its relationship with Russian, with Russian monies and potentially those related to organized crime and other elements, that those interactions have placed him in a position where the Russians have leverage over him and are able to influence his actions.”
Strzok admitted he regretted the anti-Trump text messages he wrote with FBI attorney Lisa Page while they were having an affair on his government phone.
“I certainly regret sending the text messages that were absolutely weaponized and used to bludgeon the work of the FBI, the work of the special counsel, I’ll always regret that,” he admitted.