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Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump

Peter Strzok



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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
22 August 2020
This is the book I have been waiting for. -Rachel Maddow


INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ^ From the FBI agent who started it all (David Martin, CBS Sunday Morning), an epic, behind-the-scenes account of the biggest counterintelligence story of our time: Russia's war on American democracy, and the effort to hold Putin's collaborators to account

When he opened the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Peter Strzok had spent over two decades defending the United States against foreign threats. His long career in counterintelligence ended shortly thereafter when he was forced out of the Bureau for privately voicing his political opinions about Donald Trump. But by that time, Strzok had seen more than enough to believe that the country's new commander in chief had fallen under the sway of America's adversary in the Kremlin. Now, with a new afterword about the aftermath of Trump's presidency, Compromised draws on lessons from Strzok's long career -from his role in the Russian illegals case that inspired The Americans to his service as lead FBI agent on the Mueller investigation-to construct a devastating account of foreign influence at the highest levels of our government and to reveal the lingering implications for our national security.
Imprint:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   594g
ISBN:   9780358237068
ISBN 10:   0358237068
Pages:   384
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PETER STRZOK served in the FBI from 1996 to 2018, rising to become the deputy of its Counterintelligence Division. Also a veteran of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, he is the recipient of the FBI's highest investigative honor, the Director's Award for Excellence. He lives in Virginia with his family.

Reviews for Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump

The United States needs a hero . . . Trump doesn't want Americans to get ideas or inspiration from Strzok. He doesn't want them to see what backbone looks like. --William Saletan, Slate Peter Strzok stands for an FBI that, whatever its faults, serves the nation rather than a political master. G-men have become the Henry Fondas, the Jimmy Stewarts, of the present day--the true believers in an archaic code. --James Traub, The Atlantic His early experiences . . . make for riveting reading . . . Strzok delivers a compelling tale. --Carlos Lozada, Washington Post Aficionados will welcome the insights he is able to provide about key moments in the story . . . For those with a solid background in the Clinton email and Russia imbroglios, Strzok's account obviously is essential. --Philip Ewing, A former Army officer, Mr. Strzok . . . rose quickly through [the FBI's] ranks, earning a reputation within the bureau as one of its most savvy and reliable counterintelligence agents. --Nicholas Fandos, New York Times Compelling . . . [Strzok] offers a window into FBI counter-intelligence work, a defense of his conduct, and a scathing indictment of the president and his administration. Compromised is a significant contribution to the library of Trump tell-alls. --The Guardian

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