Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his lover, FBI lawyer, Lisa Page were the lead investigators in the Clinton email and Russia collusion investigations.
After hundreds of embarrassing text messages between the lovers were released to the public that revealed a serious bias against presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, and in favor of his political opponent, Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok was eventually fired from his position at the FBI. On May 5, 2018, Lisa Page resigned from her position at the FBI.
“God Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0,” Strzok wrote to Page, according to one message obtained by Politico. “Also did you hear [Trump] make a comment about the size of his d*ck earlier? This man can not be president,” Page responded.
The same day Page resigned, former FBI chief lawyer James Baker did, too. He’d been under scrutiny for a leak of classified information relating to the Steele dossier, a report filled with racy yet unsubstantiated charges that was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Lisa Page served as legal counsel to ousted Deputy Director Andrew McCabe before thousands of her text messages with Strzok revealed widespread animus to Trump within the agency.
Page and Strzok exchanged 50,000 texts during the course of the campaign and the months that followed. Their messages, revealed in December, included comments that referred to the Republican candidate as an “idiot” and a “douche.”
According to Fox News, one of the texts from Lisa Page to FBI agent Peter Strzok discussed “preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who wanted ‘to know everything we’re doing.’”
According to USA Today, Strzok referred to Trump as an “idiot” before the election. The newspaper also reported that Strzok wrote that The Republican Party “needs to pull their head out of their ass.”
Only a week before the DOJ IG report on FISA abuse is set to be released, Lisa Page is speaking out to the left-wing activist publication, The Daily Beast. In their glowing article about the disgraced FBI lawyer, wife and mother of two young children, The Daily Beast helps Page to paint herself as a victim of President Trump (the man she refers to as a “douche”) and talks about how she fears for her safety when she sees someone wearing a MAGA hat.
From The Daily Beast, “I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” she says. “It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back.”
She is also about to be back in the news cycle in a big way. On Dec. 9, the Justice Department Inspector General report into Trump’s charges that the FBI spied on his 2016 campaign will come out. Leaked press accounts indicate that the report will exonerate Page of the allegation that she acted unprofessionally or showed bias against Trump.
“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.”
Does it affect you in your normal day-to-day life?
“I wish it didn’t,” she said. “I’m someone who’s always in my head anyway – so now otherwise normal interactions take on a different meaning. Like, when somebody makes eye contact with me on the Metro, I kind of wince, wondering if it’s because they recognize me, or are they just scanning the train like people do? It’s immediately a question of friend or foe? Or if I’m walking down the street or shopping and there’s somebody wearing Trump gear or a MAGA hat, I’ll walk the other way or try to put some distance between us because I’m not looking for conflict. Really, what I wanted most in this world is my life back.”
The Daily Beast asked Page if the firing of FBI Director James Comey was unusual?
“Well, I mean, all of it was!” she replied. “The FBI director had just been fired. Yes, it was totally within the authority of the president, but it was unprecedented and unimaginable given the circumstances. The president fired him with the knowledge that, of course, we were investigating Russian contacts with his campaign. I mean, it just gave the aura of an obstructive effort.”
Perhaps someone should tell Ms. Page that former President Bill Clinton fired his FBI director the day before Vince Foster was found dead.
She doesn’t think for a minute that her texts with Peter Strzok are too political. They are largely devoted to work and to talking about family members and various articles they read. The few texts that so convulsed the Republicans involved Page asking for reassurance that Trump wouldn’t become president, and Strzok replying with “No. No, he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
Page accepts that her life will never be the same, that there’s no “normal life” to return to. She’s still married to her husband and they have two small children.
“She was dragged into the spotlight, her text messages weaponized, and her life destroyed so that the Trump administration could have a brief distraction,” The Daily Beast writes.
Almost immediately after the Page story broke on Twitter, Ryan Fournier, founder, and chairman of Trump Students reminded everyone that Page is the furthest thing from a victim, tweeting: “This is coming from the same woman who had Flynn’s 302 form edited, leading him to be charged. She’s a liar and a phony who has hated the President from the start.
Lisa Page is now claiming that she didn’t break the law and that she is being targeted by Trump.
This is coming from the same woman who had Flynn’s 302 form edited, leading him to be charged.
She’s a liar and a phony who has hated the President from the start.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) December 2, 2019