Trump mocks FBI's Lisa Page, again citing debunked text-message conspiracy

  • Trump mocks FBI's Lisa Page, again citing debunked text-message conspiracy

Trump mocks FBI's Lisa Page, again citing debunked text-message conspiracy

In the roughly two years since Page made national headlines after politically charged text messages between her and then-senior Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok were released, the lawyer has refrained from publicly addressing the events that catapulted her into the center of a political firestorm and made her a repeated target of President Donald Trump's ire.

"When Lisa Page, the lover of Peter Strzok, talks about being "crushed, ' and how innocent she is, ask her to read Peter's 'Insurance Policy" text, to her, just in case Hillary loses". Strzok was dismissed from Robert Mueller's team once the text messages were uncovered by internal investigations.

People have already latched on to the idea that she's lying about what she saw, which is wild, given how often the president has tweeted about her looks, and about them having sex, and then discussed the two of them at a rally in the way that he did.

Biggs noted Page and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok were both engaged in the "cabal" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president and then undermine him once in office, saying she now wants to "spin it up" and play the victim before the release of the inspector general report. "But a special counsel official who reviewed Strzok's iPhone before it was reset found it contained no substantive messages". Next week a report by Justice Department inspector Michael Horowitz into Trump's claims will be released.

But it's also very intimidating because he's still the president of the United States.

"Page is quoted saying something about how she made a decision to speak out (not because the IG report is about to make her and her cohorts look bad) but because Trump faked an orgasm to mock her for her infidelities ..."

Trump, at a rally, got breathy and was panting while talking about Strzok and Page, in which most people could reasonably consider an intimation of something sexual. 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. "I'm someone who's always in my head anyway-so now otherwise normal interactions take on a different meaning". To try to further destroy my life.

"It never goes away or stops, even when he's not publicly attacking me", she added.

Page said she still feels intimidated whenever the president writes about her on Twitter.

"I'm not asking you to edit it this weekend, I just wanted to send it to you, and hopefully it doesn't need much more editing". Many on social media thanked Page for finally speaking out, while others lambasted her for partisanship.

After months of focused attacks and insult from the President of the United States, that crude, unprecedented act in October was the "straw that broke the camel's back".

"It's nearly impossible to describe" what it's like, Lisa Page told The Daily Beast.

A previous IG investigation past year looked into Page's controversial texts with Strzok. "I really appreciate your time and edits", he concluded. A few texts later, Strzok confirmed he made Page's requested edits, stating he also emailed her "an updated 302".

Trump and Republicans have seized on the texts as evidence of political bias.

Both Mr Strzok and Ms Page investigated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 over her use of a private email server to handle classified information during her time as U.S. secretary of state. Tweeting shortly after his longtime political adviser Roger Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering, Trump wondered why Page, among others, was not in jail too.

The texts were released in December 2017, and showed that Page and Strzok had feared that Trump might win the election.