A Former FBI agent, Peter Strzok, who played a senior role in the early Russia-Trump campaign investigation, called President Donald Trump a national security threat in his new book, the New York Times reports. Mr. Strzok has fired before, but he was able to get his job back via lawsuit.
According to the Times, the investigations that Strzok oversaw showed the President’s “willingness to accept political assistance from an opponent like Russia — and, it follows, his willingness to subvert everything America stands for.” “That’s not patriotic,” Mr. Strzok writes in the book. “It’s the opposite.”
Mr. Strzok claimed that his termination in August 2018 came because of political pressure on the FBI from Trump after he criticized the President and made political comments in text messages in 2016.
In the book, Strzok asserts that he wasn’t part of an FBI effort to hurt the President. Instead, he says the operation aimed to investigate “a credible allegation of foreign intelligence to see where it led,” according to the memoir.
“It started with Russia, and it was always about Russia,” Strzok writes. He further wrote “And on top of it all, at the pinnacle of this heap of perfidy and treachery, sat a president who had lied to the public, cozied up to Russia, and, once he became aware of them, attempted to block our investigation at every turn,”.
He writes “The government was not “collaborating as effectively as we should have been”.