Lisa Page, FBI Lawyer Who Texted About Trump, Has Left The Bureau

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20: tour of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, which is the headquarters of the FBI on Thursday August 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. The agency is looking for a new home that meets their needs. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI lawyer who made headlines for exchanging derogatory text messages about President Donald Trump has left the bureau.That’s according to a person familiar with the situation, who said Lisa Page voluntarily resigned on Friday and is taking a new job.

Text messages between Page and Peter Strzok, an FBI agent who was assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, show them expressing negative views about Trump and referring to him in derogatory ways.

Strzok was reassigned from the special counsel team after the text messages were brought to Mueller’s attention. Page had already left the Mueller team.

Republican lawmakers have pointed to the texts as evidence of partisan bias at the FBI.

The New York Times first reported Page’s resignation.

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