Earlier today former FBI attorney Lisa Page, the woman who had an affair with FBI agent Peter Strzok, spoke out in an interview with the Daily Beast and touted she is "done being quiet" on a new Twitter page.
I’m done being quiet.https://t.co/9YSvhsgAyb— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) December 2, 2019
In the article, Page laments being called out repeatedly by President Trump and insists she didn't commit any crimes.
“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.”
“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.”
President Trump took notice. He isn't holding back or feeling sorry for her.
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 left the FBI after anti-Trump text messages were discovered by the Department of Justice Inspector General. Strzok was fired in August 2018 after it was found he engaged in widespread bias and misconduct during the Clinton email investigation and Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation. Both Page and Strzok used their government issued phones to carry on their affair and to discuss an "insurance policy" in case Trump won the 2016 election.
“Mr. Strzok was subject to the standard FBI review and disciplinary process after conduct highlighted in the IG report was referred to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). OPR reviewed the investigative materials, as well as the written and oral responses of Mr. Strzok and his counsel, and issued OPR's decision," the FBI released in a statement. "The Deputy Director, as the senior career FBI official, has the delegated authority to review and modify any disciplinary findings and/or penalty as deemed necessary in the best interest of the FBI.”
Page's interview with the Daily Beast comes one week before DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release a long awaited report about FISA abuse at the FBI during the 2016 presidential election.