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Politics ‘I’m done being quiet’: Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page slams Trump’s ‘sickening’ attacks in first interview

18:15  02 december  2019
18:15  02 december  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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' I ’ m done being quiet ’: Ex - FBI lawyer Lisa Page slams Trump ’ s ‘ sickening ’ attacks in first interview . Lisa Page , legal counsel to former FBI director One of Trump ’ s recent attacks motivated Page to finally speak out, she said. At an October rally in Minneapolis, Trump mocked Page ’s texts to

Donald Trump ’ s “demeaning fake orgasm” was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” and made Lisa Page determined to speak out, the former FBI lawyer has The messages between Strzok and Page were made public during Mueller’s Russia investigation . In one famous exchange, Page asked

The lone tweet appeared Sunday night on a profile bearing the name of former FBI attorney Lisa Page.

“I’m done being quiet,” the tweet read.

In the roughly two years since Page made national headlines after politically charged text messages between her and then-senior FBI 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 Trump’s ire.

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Lisa Page , a 39-year-old former FBI lawyer whose text messages with colleague Peter Strzok have made her a Why is Page breaking her silence now, nearly two years after The Washington Post first disclosed that the Justice But mostly, Page said, she is tired of Trump ' s abuse, especially after he

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page opened up about the criticism she has received from President Trump in an interview published on Sunday. Page likened Trump ’ s attacks on her to “ being punched in the gut.” “My heart drops to my stomach when I realize he has tweeted about me again. It’ s sickening .”

Now, in a wide-ranging interview, the 39-year-old has slammed Trump for his “sickening” attacks against her and revealed how she has struggled to keep her life together.

“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” Page told the Daily Beast in her first public interview, which was published Sunday. “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.”

Page’s interview comes just ahead of the planned Dec. 9 release of a report from the Justice Department inspector general on how the FBI conducted its investigation into Trump associates and Russian interference in the 2016 election. Page and Strzok, who had been having an affair, were both involved in the probes of Hillary Clinton’s emails and Russia when they exchanged text messages expressing a mutual dislike of Trump and concern that he might become president, The Washington Post’s Devlin Barrett reported in 2017.

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Lisa Page , a former FBI lawyer who exchanged anti- Trump tweets with her extramarital lover, Peter Strzok, is speaking out against Trump after he mocked her She called Trump ' s attacks 'intimidating' and say they have affected her every day life. Page maintains she did nothing wrong, despite the

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Those messages not only sparked an official ethics investigation but also fueled accusations from the president and his supporters that the federal agency’s probe into the Trump campaign was prejudiced against him. According to the Daily Beast, Page left the FBI in May 2018. Strzok was fired several months later.

a woman wearing a black shirt: Lisa Page, legal counsel to former FBI director Andrew McCabe, arrives on Capitol Hill on July 16, 2018 to speak before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee. © Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Lisa Page, legal counsel to former FBI director Andrew McCabe, arrives on Capitol Hill on July 16, 2018 to speak before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee. 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. Her silence didn’t discourage Trump from repeatedly disparaging the attorney, mentioning her by name in dozens of tweets and retweets.

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With those striking words in interview published late Sunday, Lisa Page , the ex - FBI lawyer who carried on an extramarital affair with former FBI head of counterintelligence Peter Strzok as the two exchanged anti- Trump text messages, said she Separately, Page tweeted, " I ' m done being quiet ."

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“It’s like being punched in the gut,” Page told the Daily Beast, referencing Trump’s broadsides. “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.”

She continued: “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.”

Being singled out by Trump has changed her daily life, Page said.

“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?” she said. “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.”

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Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page is ' done being quiet ' and tired of Trump ' s 'demeaning' abuse. Why is Page breaking her silence now, nearly two years after The Washington Post first disclosed that The House Judiciary Committee will take over the impeachment of President Trump from the Intelligence

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page admitted under questioning from Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe last summer that "the FBI was ordered by the Page and since-fired FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, who were romantically involved, exchanged numerous anti- Trump text messages in the lead-up to

One of Trump’s recent attacks motivated Page to finally speak out, she said. At an October rally in Minneapolis, Trump mocked Page’s texts to Strzok and passionately read the messages, drawing laughter from the thousands of attendees.

“Honestly, his demeaning fake orgasm was really the straw that broke the camel’s back,” she said, later decrying the moment as a “reprehensible, degrading stunt.”

Throughout the Nov. 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.”

“I don’t engage in any sort of partisan politicking at all,” Page told Jong-Fast. “But having an opinion and sharing that opinion publicly or privately with another person is squarely within the permissible bounds of the Hatch Act. It’s in the regs. Yeah, it says it plainly. I’m thinking, I know I’m a federal employee, but I retain my First Amendment rights. So I’m really not all that worried about it.”

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

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Lisa Page , the former senior FBI lawyer who exchanged text messages with an FBI agent critical of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump , appeared on "Obviously you know I am in favor of getting transcripts out for the American people, so that they can judge for themselves, but certainly I ' m not

She said: 'Donald Trump ' s attitudes are wrong and they are dangerous. In Boris Johnson we have got somebody who is trying to be like him.' But Tory Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak said that the relationship with the US was essential to Britain's national security and should not be denigrated.

“So now I have to deal with the aftermath of having the most wrong thing I’ve ever done in my life become public,” Page said. “And that’s when I become the source of the president’s personal mockery and insults. Because before this moment in time, there’s not a person outside my small legal community who knows who I am or what I do.”

The messages released to the media and lawmakers were “selected for their political impact,” Page said.

“They lack a lot of context,” she said. “Many of them aren’t even about him or me.”

Still, Trump and Republicans have seized on the texts as evidence of political bias. In May, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) likened the messages to “a coup,” adding, “it could well be treason.” But as The Post’s Fact Checker pointed out, while the “language in the texts is certainly disturbing … that is mitigated by the fact that there is no evidence FBI officials actually tried to derail Trump’s election.”

That didn’t stop the president from going after Page again last month. 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. “Didn’t they lie?” Trump asked.

“I don’t ever know when the president’s going to attack next,” Page told the Daily Beast. “And when it happens, it can still sort of upend my day. You don’t really get used to it.”

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