Compromised: Counterintelligence And The Threat Of Donald J. Trump, By Peter Strozk.
Peter Strzok is the FBI veteran agent who started it all, the agent behind the Russia investigation. He draws on decades of experience hunting foreign agents in the United States to lay bare the threat posed by President Trump.
Counterintelligence Into “DJT” And His Campaign Staff (2016 Election)
When Strzok was sitting in an office reserved for high-level briefings with other FBI agents. The names on the white board were people he knew as being part of the Trump campaign. But the one at the top of the white board was none other than “DJT” (Donald John Trump) and below the erasable ink of those three initials was-Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, Mike Flynn and Carter Page.
The people on the white board belonged to Donald Trump’s administration or were connected to it or him in some way. All of them had something in common: The FBI agents had received credible counterintelligence allegations against each individual. There were already investigations opened up on some of them. Opening cases was the subject of ongoing debate on the ones that investigations had not been opened up, like Donald Trump-even thought they had enough evidence to do so, was a back-and-forth debate that sometimes became healed.
Interference From Putin And The Russian Government
In this book it will tell you that over the course of previous year’s presidential campaign, and in the aftermath of the 2016 election, concerns within the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division about Donald Trump and his advisers had grown steadily into outright red alarm.
In late December 2016, the director of national intelligence published a report confirming intelligence they had been receiving throughout the presidential campaign: that Vladimir Putin and the Russian government were interfering with our electoral system to undermine faith in the election, hurt Hillary Clinton’s prospects, and help Trump get elected.
Hillary Clinton’s Emails
Another politically delicate case was in August 2015, Strzok supervised the FBI investigation into whether Hillary Clinton had mishandled classified emails during her tenure as secretary of state. Towards the end of that investigation-which culminated in a weekend interview with Secretary Clinton just before July 4, 2016.
The agents reviewed their findings and one-by-one each agent (member) if they needed to go forward with anymore or remaining investigative threads that might change their fundamental understanding of the case. The question was asked by Strzok if criminal charges should be brought against Clinton. Answers from all was a unanimous and unequivocal: “we had done a complete and exhaustive investigation and the facts did not support bringing charges over the emails,” of Hillary Clinton’s personal server.
About The Author: Peter Strzok
Peter Strzok is a former United States FBI agent. He was the Chief of the Counterespionage section and led the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server.
Strzok rose to become a Deputy Assistant Director (one of several) of the Counterintelligence Division, the second-highest position in that division. He also led the FBI’s investigation into the Russian Interference in the 2016 United States elections.
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 Russian investigation when Mueller became aware of criticism 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.
The Revelation Of Strozk-Page Text Messages
The revelation of the text messages led Republican Congressmen and right wing media (Fox News) to speculate that Strozk participated in a conspiracy to undermine the Trump presidency. A comprehensive review in February 2018 of Strozk’s messages by The Wall Street Journal concluded that “texts critical of Mr. Trump represent a fraction of the roughly 7,000 messages, which stretch across 384 pages and show NO evidence of a conspiracy against Trump.
On August 10, 2018, David Boudich, the FBI deputy director, fired Strzok for the anti-Trump text messages. On August 6, 2019, Strzok filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the FBI and the United States Department of Justice, asking to be reinstated and awarded back pay since he was fired from the FBI.
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 election.
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. After 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 United States Citizen: When a president appears to favor personal and Russian interests over those of our nation, has he become a national security threat?
This question is not hard to answer for me, I have been investigating Trump as well as everyone else and coming up with some sad truths. Donald Trump will not call out Putin for anything, like bounties on our American soldiers, like interfering in the 2020 presidential election. And the last one being the attempted murder of one of Putin’s top critics in Russia, Alexei Navalny, he is now in Germany recovering from a poison, where he was in a coma in Germany, that Germany says was a known poison of the Russian Government.
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