Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page leaves following an interview with lawmakers behind closed doors on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
On August 15, 2016, then-FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok sent a text message to his colleague and lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, which read, “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office…that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected…but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
Questioned about the meaning of the insurance policy during a recent interview with Rachel Maddow, Page replied:
It’s an analogy. First of all, it’s not my text, so I’m sort of interpreting what I believed he meant back three years ago, but we’re using an analogy. We’re talking about whether or not we should take certain investigative steps or not based on the likelihood that he’s going to be president or not.
You have to keep in mind… if President Trump doesn’t become president, the national-security risk, if there is somebody in his campaign associated with Russia, plummets. You’re not so worried about what Russia’s doing vis-à-vis a member of his campaign if he’s not president because you’re not going to have access to classified information, you’re not going to have access to sources and methods in our national-security apparatus. So, the ‘insurance policy’ was an anology. It’s like an insurance policy when you’re 40. You don’t expect to die when you’re 40, yet you still have an insurance policy.
Maddow jumps in to assist, “So, don’t just hope that he’s not going to be elected and therefore not press forward with the investigation hoping, but rather press forward with the investigation just in case he does get in there.”
Page says, “Exactly.”
As if willing it to be true, Page sent out the following tweet yesterday. “There was no insurance policy. #2019in5words“
There was no insurance policy.#2019in5words
— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) December 28, 2019
Lisa Page is in some deep, deep denial over her part in the attempt by top Obama administration intelligence officials to crush the candidacy and then the presidency of Donald Trump.
She’s lashed out at President Trump, recently announcing on Twitter she was “Going on the Rachel Maddow Show tonight. It’s time to talk about the release of my text messages, the two years of lies shouted across the media about me, and what it’s like when the President of the United States tries to ruin your life.”
She somehow misconstrued the conclusions reached by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to be an exoneration of the FBI. The very next day, she filed a lawsuit against the FBI and the DOJ for releasing her text message exchanges with Strzok.
It’s remarkable that a woman who rose to such a lofty level inside the FBI has such a total lack of self-awareness.
There was an insurance policy and Page was part of a group of Obama administration intelligence officials who conspired to destroy Donald Trump. Contrary to Page’s claims of innocence, IG Horowitz found very solid evidence of wrongdoing by the FBI. John Durham has taken over and appears to be zeroing in on the truth.
Not too many of Page’s Twitter followers were buying what she was selling and responded with #2019in5words of their own. Here are a few:
You will soon be charged.
You lied to the FISC.
Don’t text on government phones.
Don’t be interviewed by Maddow.
Ukraine hoax is insurance policy.
Here’s my message to Lisa Page:
replying to @NatSecLisa