Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump

Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump

by Peter Strzok

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Overview

“Peter Strzok is the FBI agent who started it all.”—David Martin, CBS Sunday Morning

“This is the book I have been waiting for.”—Rachel Maddow


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.

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.

In Compromised, Strzok draws on lessons from a 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 he 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780358237068
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/08/2020
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 463
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

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. 

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Introduction xiii

Part I

1 Ghost Stories 3

2 Cake and Handcuffs 24

3 Sea Change 40

Part II

4 Midyear Exam 61

5 Pandora's In-Box 82

6 Crossfire Hurricane 106

7 Among Friends 125

8 Constantly Awake 143

9 The Laptop 161

10 Preserve, Protect, and Defend 179

11 The Situation Room 205

Part III

12 Sentinel 229

13 The Decision 246

14 The Special Counsel 263

15 The Storm 283

16 "That is who we are as the FBI" 309

Epilogue 339

Acknowledgments 349

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