(Right Country) – Oh, here we go.
Peter Strzok, the notorious former FBI agent who both cheated on his wife and plotted a coup against a sitting president of the United States with his also married paramour, former FBI legal counsel Lisa Page, is set to release a book.
Naturally, as his plot involved fabricating the Russia collusion narrative, his book will insist that Trump has been compromised by the Russians.
The Associated Press reported that Strzok said in a statement the book will explain “how the elevation by President Trump and his collaborators of Trump’s own personal interests over the interests of the country allowed Putin to succeed beyond Stalin’s wildest dreams, and how the national security implications of Putin’s triumph will persist through our next election and beyond.”
“Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump” is set to be released on Sept. 8.
As the Daily Caller explains:
Strzok was the lead investigator on Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign. The investigation morphed into the special counsel’s probe in May 2017 after the firing of James Comey as FBI director.
The investigation ultimately found no evidence that Trump had fallen under Kremlin influence. A report of the investigation also said that investigators were unable to establish that any members of the Trump campaign conspired with Russia in 2016 or acted as Russian agents.
It is unclear if Strzok plans to reveal new information about any aspects of the Trump-Russia probe.
In a report issued on December 9th, the Justice Department’s inspector general slammed the Crossfire Hurricane investigation that Strzok headed up, declaring that investigators had made “significant” errors and omissions in their applications to surveil then-Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
The FBI based much of their case on the notorious Steele dossier, which was put together by former British spy Christopher Steele and alleged that the Trump campaign was caught up in a “well-developed conspiracy of cooperation” with the Russians to try to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.
The Mueller special counsel team ultimately failed to find any evidence of such a conspiracy.
The special counsel’s office also debunked one of Steele’s claims that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had visited Prague in August of 2016 to meet with Kremlin insiders in a report.
Strzok had briefly worked on the Mueller team but was booted from it in July of 2017 after his text messages with Page, in which the two complained bitterly about Trump, were discovered by Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
He was then assigned to the FBI’s human resources department before ultimately being fired in August of 2018.
The AP reported that Strzok will claim in his new book that he saw “more than enough” evidence by the time he’d been fired “convince him that the commander in chief had fallen under the sway of America’s adversary in the Kremlin.”
The DC notes:
Strzok’s is at least the fourth book written by someone involved in the Russia probe. Former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe have published books that include scathing reviews of Trump. Andrew Weissmann, a top prosecutor on the special counsel’s team, is planning to release a book in September.