Trump hits back at Lisa Page after ex-FBI lawyer breaks silence

Ex-FBI Agent Lisa Page Says Trump's Tweets Were 'Sickening'

Ex-FBI Agent Lisa Page Says Trump's Tweets Were 'Sickening'

President Donald Trump on Monday responded to former Federal Bureau of Investigation attorney Lisa Page, who recently told The Daily Beast that her "heart drops" when he tweets about her because of his repeated attacks over her relationship with former Federal Bureau of Investigation head of counterintelligence Peter Strzok and their texts discussing their opposition to Trump.

Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page arrives on Capitol Hill July 13, 2018 to testify about texts critical of Donald Trump that she exchanged with her FBI agent lover.

Ms Page maintained she did not break any rules in the private text messages, adding: "I don't engage in any sort of partisan politicking at all".

Controversial former FBI lawyer Lisa Page has broken her longstanding silence, giving a lengthy exclusive interview to The Daily Beast about the variety of allegations that have been levelled against her since her acrimonious departure from the Bureau.

Page, who bashed Trump in text messages to her special-agent boyfriend Peter Strzok, told The Daily Beast that she finally chose to speak out after the president acted out a fake orgasm to mock her texts with Strzok during an October rally in Minneapolis. "But a special counsel official who reviewed Strzok's iPhone before it was reset found it contained no substantive messages".

The results of an internal Justice Department investigation are expected to be released on December 9 and according to news reports will clear the FBI and its top officials of acting to influence the election. "The President has a very loud megaphone". It appears that the report will conclude that Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act document linked to the agency's wiretapping of Carter Page, a Trump campaign associate. The President has frequently criticized the series of texts in which Page and Strzok disparaged the then-presidential candidate.

"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". Maybe Lisa Page did, but I just took it as an overly lovey dovey conversation between Lisa Page & Peter Strzok. To try to further destroy my life. Page resigned after the text messages were discovered.

"And now she wants to say she's a victim". "It never goes away or stops, even when he's not publicly attacking me".

"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".

"Honestly, his demeaning fake orgasm was really the straw that broke the camel's back", she said. That performance, Page said, was what motivated her to speak to the press.

Throughout the November 18 interview with writer Molly Jong-Fast, Page maintained that she did not think she had done anything illegal by exchanging the texts with Strzok, some of which have been described by The Post's Glenn Kessler as reflecting "a deep animus toward Trump and the way he conducted himself during the 2016 campaign". "But having an opinion and sharing that opinion publicly or privately with another person is squarely within the permissible bounds of the Hatch Act", she said. "I really appreciate your time and edits", he concluded.

What she was anxious about at the time, however, was that an official investigation into her texts would reveal a "deeply personal secret": her affair with Strzok.

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

Page played key roles in the investigations into Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of an unauthorized email server and allegations of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election.

"That didn't work out too well for Lisa Strzok and Lisa Page, did it?"

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