President Trump responded to former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s allegations that he was trying to “destroy my life” by suggesting she read her lover’s texts about stopping the President with an “insurance policy.”
Page, long an obvious part of the deep state resistance beside her lover, agent Peter Strzok, defiantly declared, “I’m done being quiet” when tweeting a link to an interview she did with the Daily Beast.
“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” she told the Beast, an outlet with all the journalistic heft of an elementary school newspaper.
“It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative,” Page lamented. “I decided to take my power back.”
Many note Lisa Page has decided to talk on eve of IG report release. True. But IG has already written (in 2018) that Page & Strzok caused damage that ‘goes to the heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral factfinding and political independence.’ https://t.co/8BjabXS5vp pic.twitter.com/7MomA18Shp
— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 2, 2019
Page has been a target of President Trump’s for some time, including charges that she and Strzok were guilty of treason, a hyperbolic but not unfounded sentiment.
Page and Strzok exchanged countless anti-Trump text messages, some of which referred to him in vulgar terms and others which discussed ‘stopping’ his Presidency and implementing an “insurance policy” in case he won the election.
She later testified that the insurance policy involved the Russia collusion hoax.
“They wanted to do a subversion,” the President said of the insurance policy. “It was treason. It was really treason. If the Republican Party had done this to the Democrats, if we had done this to President Obama, you’d have 100 people in jail right now and it would be treason.”
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. Also, why were the lovers text messages scrubbed after he left Mueller. Where are they Lisa?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
Page: No Way I Broke the Law
Page insists that she is not only innocent of treason or subversion charges, but she didn’t even break the law in helping to conduct a revolt within the FBI against a dually elected President.
“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,” she complained. “To try to further destroy my life.”
Lisa Page confirmed to me under oath that the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information. pic.twitter.com/KPQKINBtrB
— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) March 13, 2019
Trump fired back on social media, telling her to just read the texts that Strzok sent which shows they tried to take down the administration.
“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,” Trump mocked.
“Also, why were the lovers’ text messages scrubbed after he left Mueller,” he asked. “Where are they Lisa?”
For all of her whining about criticism from President Trump and his allies, perhaps Page should have considered the ramifications of being caught pleading with Strzok that Trump is “not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
“We’ll stop it,” he replied.
Trump’s criticisms are valid, and the fact that Page and Strzok have gotten away with their actions relatively unscathed is … well, treasonous.