A waterfall of powerful books exposing Donald Trump has been gathering strength. Yet, some of them rise well beyond the surface to capture the intense interest of Americans. It is a useful way to inform them about the Republican president and what he has been doing during his four and one-half years in office.
One book by the president’s niece, Mary Trump, topped the sales chart in just one day, selling 950,000 copies. Her book was entitled: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, according to CNN News.
Another book follows on its heels. Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media released a statement to The Associated Press announcing Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump by former FBI agent Peter Strzok. It is scheduled for release on September 8th. The book cover makes a play on the word “Compromised” by showing a red, reversed “R” in it to depict a Russian connection:
Strzok’s book explains what the 2016 Trump Campaign did to throw the election to the sitting president. It especially deals with how the campaign worked with the Russian government to take the election away from President Vladimir Putin’s old nemesis Hillary Clinton and handed it off to the man he could most manipulate.
The former FBI agent was deeply involved in that investigation. However, Trump latched onto several of his text. The publisher indicated that the new book promised “some of the most sensational and politically freighted investigations in modern American history.”
Strzok reiterated in his book legend that Russia was and continues to be the United States’ “Main enemy.” Yet Trump chased after Putin, embarrassing America and Americans with his unusually warm, oddly close relationship with the dictator. The author wrote:
‘Russia has long regarded the United States as its “Main Enemy,” and I spent decades trying to protect our country from their efforts to weaken and undermine us.’
He continued, saying it was “beyond Stalin’s wildest dreams:”
‘In this book. I use that background to 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.’
Trump had Strzok fired from the FBI in the late summer of 2018. Since then, the agent has sued over what he said was a wrongful termination. His publisher also released a statement saying:
‘[T]he Trump administration used his private expression of political opinions to force him out. 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.’
Although Mueller did not allege a criminal conspiracy between Moscow and the Trump campaign, Strzok’s publisher said that the author:
‘[G]rapples 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?’
Former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe both wrote books that describe the investigation into Trump’s distasteful relationship with Putin. A former Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor on Mueller’s investigation team Andrew Weissman also has a book ready for release in September.
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