Trump target Lisa Page blasts his 'orgasm' mockery of her

Elias Hubbard
December 3, 2019

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer repeatedly attacked by President Donald Trump says she no longer wants to stay silent, calling it "sickening" to face personal attacks from him on a regular basis.

"When Lisa Page, the lover of Peter Strzok, talks about being "crushed", [sic] and how innocent she is, ask her to read Peter's "Insurance policy" text, to her, just in case Hillary loses".

Nonetheless, the Inspector General concluded text messages sent between Strzok, Page, Clinesmith, and two other FBI employees "brought discredit to themselves" while harming the Bureau's reputation "for neutral fact-finding and political independence".

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.

Now, almost two years later, Page has finally broken her silence, speaking with the Daily Beast in an interview published Sunday, where she responded to the president's personal criticism and cast herself as a victim.

Aside from participating in a closed-door interview with House members in July 2018 where she denied that bias impacted the Trump and Clinton investigations, Page did not make any other public statements about the text messages. "But a special counsel official who reviewed Strzok's iPhone before it was reset found it contained no substantive messages".

Page's interview came one week before a report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to exonerate Page of acting with political bias against the president while working at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

Ms Page spoke of her hurt when Mr Trump, at a Minneapolis, Minnesota, rally in October, performed a mock re-enactment of her texts with Mr Strzok, as though the couple were in the throes of passion. News Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and President Donald Trump.

Page described to the Daily Beast what it was like to be the focus of the president's vitriol, and saying that "there's no fathomable way that I have committed any crime at all". To try to further destroy my life.

"I wish it didn't", she said.

Trump has yet to comment on the Daily Beast interview. "I'm someone who's always in my head anyway-so now otherwise normal interactions take on a different meaning".

A recent Trump attack motivated Page finally to speak out, she said.

"Honestly, his demeaning fake orgasm was really the straw that broke the camel's back", she told The Daily Beast.

In one text exchange the pair engaged in dated 10th February 2017 provided in the filing, Strzok tells Page to "drop off what you have" so he can "incorporate" the content - in response, she says "I gave my edits to Bill to put on your desk". "But having an opinion and sharing that opinion publicly or privately with another person is squarely within the permissible bounds of the Hatch Act". At least one FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, is now subject to a criminal investigation for allegedly altering a record related to the surveillance of Page - and lawyer John Durham is also conducting a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russian Federation investigation, which began life as a mere administrative review. "I really appreciate your time and edits", he concluded.

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

That didn't stop the president from going after Page again last month.

"That didn't work out too well for Lisa Strzok and Lisa Page, did it?" A few texts later, Strzok confirmed he made Page's requested edits, stating he also emailed her "an updated 302".

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