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Review of ‘Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump” by Peter Strzok


Peter Strzok’s great book is a winner on so many scales. Not only is it the story of his time with the FBI but its an American story of a boy growing up in Iran and a human story of his personal struggle with the FBI demands and attacks put upon him by Donald Trump. Its a fascinating read and gripping as the investigations balloon as he and the FBI struggle with the rules, morals and codes of dealing with issues that the FBI never really had to deal with. A Manchurian Russian candidate and then President who loves Russia and seems compromised on every level. Investigating a widening cast of what have now become prosecuted criminals and a swamp of pirates looking to grift off Trump and the Presidency.

The book is many things, a story of adventure, work, details, spies, triumphs and heartbreak. The book is filled with tons of stories and anecdotes. He helped oversee the Clinton email investigation, he opened the investigation into the Trump campaign, dealt with the Comey decision and letters right before the election over the 2 laptops. Then onto the Mueller report and the attacks from the President that turned his fury onto him over his private messages against him. The book also talks about the fallout from the Presidents attack, the threats on his family, and the FBI pushing him out of the Bureau.

If you followed the news through this period, Peter completes the full circle of the part you DIDNT know happened behind the scenes. It filled in all the blanks for me. I loved the book and couldn’t put it down. The pressure on Peter and the FBI just keeps boiling further and further far beyond everyone’s breaking points and it just keeps going and going.

Grab the book.