President Donald Trump has expressed outrage on Twitter after former FBI attorney Lisa Page started a new job on MSNBC on Friday as a National Security & Legal Analyst.
Prior to the 2016 presidential election, Page had exchanged anti-Trump texts with the ex-FBI head of counterintelligence during an extramarital affair.
The texts were seized upon by Trump as evidence of alleged political bias.
The president didn’t hold back on Friday. ‘You must be kidding??? This is a total disgrace!’ he wrote in tweet.
Page was an FBI lawyer and worked on both the Clinton email investigation and for Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the Trump-Russia probe.
The Daily Mail reports,
She had an affair with Peter Strzok, an FBI agent who was removed from the Mueller probe over the existence of their pro-Clinton text messages.
She made her debut as an MSNBC analyst during Deadline: White House and appeared alongside former Mueller probe prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, who also looks to have been rehired by the network.
Page gave legal analysis about the ongoing feud between President Trump and Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser over the presence of outside troops.
‘What’s more important to recognize here is how fragile the rule of law is, how much it depends on norms and the exercise of restraint,’ Page said.
The president’s direct hit at Page came after she finally made public comments after she was involved in a scandal that outed her extramarital relationship with a fellow agent and their text messages showed favoritism toward Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Page was an FBI lawyer and worked on both the Clinton email investigation and for Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the Trump-Russia probe
Page and Peter Strzok, who were dubbed by Trump as the ‘FBI love birds,’ exchanged anti-Trump texts ahead of the presidential election.
Last year, Page told how ‘the president has targeted her in more than 40 tweets and dozens of interviews, press conferences, and statements from the White House, fueling unwanted media attention that has radically altered her day-to-day life.’
‘It’s like being punched in the gut,’ Page said
‘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.
‘To try to further destroy my life. It never goes away or stops, even when he’s not publicly attacking me,’ she said at the time.
The national security and technology lawyer has accused Trump of posting a series of ‘demeaning’ tweets about her affair with Strzok.
Trump has been vocal in his criticism of the ‘FBI love birds’ – and before the pandemic put an end to his campaign rallies he would regularly make Page a point of mockery.
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