“Honestly, his demeaning fake orgasm was really the straw that broke the camel’s back,” these are the fiery words that ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who had an affair with the head of FBI counterintelligence Peter Strzok, began an interview with the Daily Beast on Sunday.
Page said the words as she exchanged anti-Trump text messages with Strzok. The 39-yeat-old lawyer was referring to comments that Donald Trump had made about her at a rally back in October. During the rally, Trump did a dramatic reading of text messages between Page and Strzok that were from August of 2016.
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The text messages included Strzok’s promise to Page that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming president. When the text was written Strzok was overseeing the Hillary Clinton email investigation as well as the probe into Trump’s campaign.
During the October rally, 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!”
Page shares that Trump’s remarks forced her to confront the president publicly.
“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” Page stated. “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.”
“It’s like being punched in the gut. 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,”” Page continued.
Separately, Page would tweet, “I’m done being quiet.”
“I’m someone who’s always in my head anyway – so now otherwise normal interactions take on a different meaning,” Page complained. “Like, when somebody makes eye contact with me on the Metro, I kind of wince, wondering if it’s because they recognize me, or are they just scanning the train like people do? It’s immediately a question of friend or foe? Or if I’m walking down the street or shopping and there’s somebody wearing Trump gear or a MAGA hat, I’ll walk the other way or try to put some distance between us because I’m not looking for conflict. Really, what I wanted most in this world is my life back.”
Page says when she was assigned to the Clinton email probe, she knew the “case was going to get picked apart” and that “Director [James] Comey was very clear he wanted this completed as soon as humanly possible and outside of the political environment. So there was a real focus to get it done before the conventions that were happening that summer. And so that’s what we did.”
She adds that when the FBI prepared to interview Clinton at her home at the close of the email probe, Page sent Strzok a text message that suggested she was majorly concerned about the “political impact of the investigation.”
“One more thing: She might be our next president,” Page wrote to Strzok on Feb. 24, 2016. “The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?”
“Agreed….” Strzok responded.
The DOJ inspector general, noted in a report back in 2018 that Strzok and Page’s anti-Trump texts were “not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects.”
“[My wife] has my phone. Read an angry note I wrote but didn’t send you. That is her calling from my phone. She says she wants to talk to [you]. Said we were close friends nothing more,” one of Strzok’s text to Page read, according to the filing.
“Your wife left me a VM [voicemail]. Am I supposed to respond? She thinks we’re having an affair. Should I call and correct her understanding? Leave this to you to address?” Page responded.
Strzok’s wife allegedly threatened Page telling her that she would forward photos to Page’s husband from Strzok’s phone.
Strzok then responded, “I don’t know. I said we were  close friends and nothing more. She knows I sent you flowers, I said you were having a tough week.”