President Trump hit back Monday after former FBI lawyer Lisa Page went to The Daily Beast to break her silence over the controversy involving her infamous Trump-bashing text messages with ex-special agent Peter Strzok.
While a prior Justice Department inspector general’s report did not find that Page’s political leanings affected her work, they reached a different conclusion regarding Strzok, who has since been terminated. Both had worked on the investigations of Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russian election interference, and Trump has long cited their texts as evidence that federal officials had it in for him from the start.
“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?” he tweeted.
Trump alluded to Page’s assertion that she found it “crushing” to see what the FBI has become under the Trump administration, claiming that the agency no longer adheres to “its principles of truth and independence.” He fired back with a reference to Strzok’s message to her during the 2016 campaign that mentioned an “insurance policy” in case he won.