Lisa Page, the former Anti-Trump FBI official that had an infamous affair with Peter Strzok says she’s done being quiet.
Page has joined Twitter and completed an in-depth interview with the Daily Beast.
Per TheDailyBeast, page says being mocked by the President has been difficult.
“It’s almost impossible to describe” what it’s like, she told me. “It’s like being punched in the gut. My heart drops to my stomach when I realize he has tweeted about me again. The president of the United States is calling me names to the entire world. He’s demeaning me and my career. It’s sickening.”
“But it’s also very intimidating because he’s still the president of the United States. And when the president accuses you of treason by name, despite the fact that I know there’s no fathomable way that I have committed any crime at all, let alone treason, he’s still somebody in a position to actually do something about that. To try to further destroy my life. It never goes away or stops, even when he’s not publicly attacking me.”
Page, who is married and a mother of two small children, claims she came forward now because Trump performed a “demeaning” impression of her having sex with Strzok during a rally in Minneapolis last month, calling it “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Per WashingtonExaminer, Page’s emergence comes nearly one week before DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is set to release his report on alleged government surveillance abuses against onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. As a member of the FBI counterintelligence investigation into Trump’s campaign, and later special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation until she was removed upon the revelation of her text messages with Strzok, Page is likely to be a witness in the case.
Early leaks about a draft report reportedly show Horowitz found missteps and lapses in judgment by the FBI, but no evidence of spying on the Trump campaign or political bias by top officials tainting the Russia investigation as Trump and his allies have claimed. U.S. Attorney John Durham is also conducting a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation, which recently shifted from an administrative review.
“While it would be nice to have the IG confirm publicly that my personal opinions had absolutely no bearing on the course of the Russia investigations, I don’t kid myself that the fact will matter very much for a lot of people. The president has a very loud megaphone,” Page said.
The text messages between Page and Strzok were uncovered over the course of the Justice Department’s inspector general investigation into the DOJ’s and FBI’s conduct during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized private email server. Horowitz’s report on that matter, which came out in the summer of 2018, said their text messages “potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations. But Horowitz determined there was no evidence “improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative decisions.”
In one notable exchange in August 2016, Page asked Strzok, “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
“No. No he won’t,” Strzok replied. “We’ll stop it.”
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I’m done being quiet.https://t.co/9YSvhsgAyb
— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) December 2, 2019