"This is the book I have been waiting for."—Rachel Maddow
WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | From "the FBI agent who started it all" (David Martin, CBS Sunday Morning), an epic, behind-the-scenes account of the biggest counterintelligence story of our time: Russia's war on American democracy, and the effort to hold Putin's collaborators to account
When he opened the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Peter Strzok had spent over two decades defending the United States against foreign threats. His long career in counterintelligence ended shortly thereafter when he was forced out of the Bureau for privately voicing his political opinions about Donald Trump. But by that time, Strzok had seen more than enough to believe that the country's new commander in chief had fallen under the sway of America's adversary in the Kremlin. Now, with a new afterword about the aftermath of Trump's presidency, Compromised draws on lessons from Strzok's 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 to reveal the lingering implications for our national security.