In ‘Compromised‘ (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9.8.20), former FBI agent and Chief of the Counterespionage Section Peter 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?” (Amazon copy)
Wiki excerpt: “In June and July 2017, Strzok worked on Robert Mueller‘s Special Counsel investigation into any links or coordination between Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign and the Russian government. Mueller removed Strzok from the Russia investigation when Mueller became aware of criticisms of Trump contained in personal text messages exchanged between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended Mueller’s response to the text messages.
“On 8.10.18, FBI deputy director David Bowdich fired Strzok for the anti-Trump text messages. On 8.7.19, Strzok filed a wrongful termination suit against the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice, asking to be reinstated and awarded back pay. He asserted in the suit that his text messages were ‘protected political speech,’ and that his termination violated the First Amendment. In December 2019, a report by the Justice Department inspector general found that Strzok was not motivated by bias in his work on the FBI investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.”