HMH Crashes Strzok's Tell-All on Russia Investigation
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced on Tuesday that it is crashing a book about Donald Trump and the Russia investigation that, due to its author as well as its subject matter, is almost certain to land on bestsellers lists come fall. Compromised, CounterIntelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump, by former FBI deputy assistant director Peter Strzok, will be released in all formats on Sept. 8, less than two months before the 2020 presidential election. Strzok, a 22-year veteran at the FBI, led investigations into both Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed Strzok from the Russia investigation after private emails exchanged between him and FBI lawyer Lisa Page that contained criticisms of Trump became public. Strzok was fired in 2018 from his job at the FBI for the emails; a subsequent report by the Department of Justice inspector general concluded that Strzok was not biased in his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.