In the wake of repeated attacks from President Trump and his allies due to allegations of “deep state” conspiracies to undermine his position as President, Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page has been trying to avoid the public eye ever since.
The lawyers unearthed messages with Former FBI agent Peter Strzok have been the talk of the town for a while now.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Page declared that she would no longer stomach all of the President’s attacks on her silently. In her opinion, the “straw that broke the camel’s back” came when Trump mentioned her name repeatedly at a rally in Minneapolis and threw shade on Page whilst also mocking her for her extramarital affair with the FBI Agent. She described the President’s attempts to taint her reputation as ‘demeaning’ and ‘sickening’.
“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” she says. “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.”
I’m done being quiet.https://t.co/9YSvhsgAyb
— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) December 2, 2019
“I’m done being quiet,” she said Sunday night in a tweet linking to the Daily Beast interview.
As she claimed in her interview with writer Molly Jong-Fast, Lisa Page reaffirmed that she did not think she had indulged in anything illegal in the exchange of the text messages with Strzok. However, some of these messages 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.”
“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.”