Just days before the release of an Inspector’s General report that former Attorney General Matt Whitaker claims is going to be the most consequential report of its kind in years, one of the key players in a slowly unfolding swamp scandal spoke out. Lisa Page, a former lawyer for the FBI, granted an interview to The Daily Beast about the ordeal. In it, she outlines how difficult her life has become now that everyone knows who she is, yada yada yada.
“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” Page said. “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.”
To be honest, Ms. Page, before all of this hit regarding the attempt to derail a Trump presidency, no one knew who you were.
Apparently, though, there was a breaking point of some sort when President Trump did a dramatic reading at a rally.
“Honestly, his demeaning fake orgasm was really the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
With those striking words in an 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 was breaking her silence.
The 39-year-old Page was referring to Trump’s comments about her and Strzok at an October rally. During the event, Trump performed a passionate, dramatic reading of Strzok and Page’s August 2016 text messages, including Strzok’s conspicuous promise to Page that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming president. At the time, Strzok was overseeing the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the probe into the Trump campaign.
At one point, Trump screamed out, “I love you, Lisa! I love you so much! Lisa, she’s going to win one-hundred-million-to-nothing. But just in case she doesn’t win, we’ve got an insurance policy!” (Conservative commentators have disputed that Trump was mimicking an orgasm.)
Oh, the tangled webs that get woven…especially when one’s lover’s wife gets ahold of his phone and turns it into the FBI.
This sideshow is turning out to be better than the main event.