Kompromat: How Russia Undermined American Democracy


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Prometheus Books
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6.2 X 1.0 X 9.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Jeff Pegues is the author of Black and Blue: Inside the Divide between the Police and Black America and Kompromat: How Russia Undermined American Democracy. He is the justice and homeland security correspondent for CBS News. In this capacity he has participated in closed-door interviews with former FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, Pegues orchestrated an interview with the chiefs of police representing four major U.S. cities. In 2015, he covered all angles of the Charleston, South Carolina, church killings, beginning with the manhunt for the suspect and culminating with a special report analyzing President Obama's eulogy at the funeral of State Senator Clementa Pinckney. Previous to joining CBS News, Pegues spent ten years at WABC-TV in New York. He is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, numerous Emmy Award nominations, and the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.


""A must-read. Kompromat reads like a fast-paced thriller. Only in this case, it is real. Jeff Pegues sheds much-needed light upon Russia's campaign to undermine American democracy through a combination of high-tech cyber means and 'old-school' deceptive KGB tactics." --Frank Cilluffo, associate vice president and director at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and former special assistant to the president for Homeland Security "Incredible! Excellent research and detail." --Erroll Southers, former FBI agent and former California deputy director of Homeland Security "Provides an insider's look into the mind of an investigative journalist and takes the reader down dark corridors of compromising information to assemble the facts behind the Russian interference in the 2016 US election. Highly recommended for anyone trying to understand a very dark period of our recent history." --Eric O'Neill, former FBI counterintelligence operative "Both a great read and an unmatched account of Russia's brazen attack on American democracy. The range and the depth of insights from an expert like Jeff Pegues provide unrivaled detail for understanding this painful chapter in America's history." --James Lewis, senior vice president, Center for Strategic and International Studies "Chilling... [the] interviews create a vibrant atmosphere that gives the book the feel of an espionage thriller.... Accessible." --Foreword Reviews