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.
Lisa Page: "We can't control what the president says, but sure as the day is long, Attorney General 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." pic.twitter.com/MjrAmMTOre
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) December 18, 2019