Lisa Page Calls Out Pompeo, Barr For Not Defending Employees Against Trump Attacks

Lisa Page, former legal counsel to former FBI Director Andrew Mc Cabe, arrives on Capitol Hill July 13, 2018 to provide closed-door testimony about the texts critical of Donald Trump that she exchanged with her FBI a... Lisa Page, former legal counsel to former FBI Director Andrew Mc Cabe, arrives on Capitol Hill July 13, 2018 to provide closed-door testimony about the texts critical of Donald Trump that she exchanged with her FBI agent lover during the 2016 presidential campaign. - Republicans accuse the pair, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, of deep anti-Trump bias as they helped conduct investigations of both Hillary Clinton and the candidate who would eventually become the US president. Page -- whose affair with Strzok has led Trump to dub them the "FBI lovers" -- struck a deal with the House Judiciary Committee to testify privately after months of attempts to haul her before Congress, including defying a subpoena to testify publicly this week. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) / The erroneous mention appearing in the metadata of this photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Lisa Page] instead of [Linda Page]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention from all your online services and delete it from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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December 18, 2019 8:50 a.m.

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who’s become the face of the “deep state” for conservative conspiracists like President Trump, criticized Attorney General Bill Barr and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday night for not defending career employees against Trump attacks.

“We can’t control what the President says, but sure as the day is long, Attorney General Bill Barr could say something about whether this was inappropriate or not. Secretary Pompeo could say something about whether these people deserved the lambasting that they’ve gotten,” Page said during an interview on MSBNC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Page has endured plenty of attacks from the President and has cited his mocking of her with a fake orgasm at a rally as the final straw that broke her silence. Page recently sued the Justice Department and the FBI for releasing her personal texts messages with Peter Strzok to the media. Her texts were part of a review of whether a political bias within the FBI influenced the scope and direction of the Russia probe. Page filed her lawsuit just one day after the release of the DOJ inspector general’s report on the origins of the probe, which exonerated her of wrongdoing.

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