Peter Strzok testified before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in 2018. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former FBI agent Peter Strozk will release a book about his concerns that President Trump could be compromised, AP reports.

Why it matters: Strzok was removed from his role in Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and became a frequent target for Trump after the Justice Department flagged derogatory text messages he sent and received about the president in 2016.

  • Strzok in the book draws from his 20 years at the FBI "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." he wrote in a news release.

What to watch: “Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump” is set for release on Sept. 8.

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Americans have cast more than 47.1 million ballots in the 2020 presidential election, surpassing the total early-vote count for 2016 with 12 days left until Election Day, according to a Washington Post analysis of voting data.

Why it matters: The election is already underway, as many states have expanded early and mail-in voting options because of the coronavirus pandemic.