Lisa Page: Strzok Hoped Mueller Probe Would Lead to Impeaching Trump to Advance his Own Career
Congressional transcripts reveal that former FBI attorney Lisa Page said her lover, disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok, hoped that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation would lead to the impeachment of President Trump and advance his own career.
The transcripts of Page’s July 2018 closed-door interview were released yesterday by ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA).
The Washington Times reports:
Mr. Strzok seemed conflicted about whether it was worth joining the special counsel’s investigation in 2017, given that it might peter out with nothing to show.
Ms. Page told the House committees that didn’t necessarily mean he wanted to find something, but he did have his eye on career advancement and a major takedown of a president would help that.
“If it’s going to end in impeachment, that’s kind of a big deal,” she said. “I mean, put aside who it is, put aside how we feel about it. You know, that’s monumental. People who are on Watergate are still known as somebody who was on Watergate.”
She insisted that wasn’t an attack on Mr. Trump, though.
“It’s about being on an unbelievably kick-ass team and being a part of, you know, something impressive,” she said.
In the transcripts, Page also appears to confirm that the Obama Department of Justice told the FBI to stand-down in the Clinton email investigation.
Tweeting an excerpt of the transcripts of former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s testimony, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) wrote, “Lisa Page confirmed to me under oath that the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information.”
In the excerpt, Ratcliffe said to Page, “But when you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to —”
“That is correct,” Page interrupted, as Ratcliffe finished his sentence, ” — bring a case based on that.”
President Trump reacted to the release of Page’s transcripts this morning, tweeting, “The just revealed FBI Agent Lisa Page transcripts make the Obama Justice Department look exactly like it was, a broken and corrupt machine. Hopefully, justice will finally be served. Much more to come!”
The just revealed FBI Agent Lisa Page transcripts make the Obama Justice Department look exactly like it was, a broken and corrupt machine. Hopefully, justice will finally be served. Much more to come!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
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