Former FBI attorney Lisa Page fired back at Trump after he falsely spread rumors about her during a campaign rally.
Trump claimed that Page took out a restraining order against Peter Strzok:
Trump spreads unsourced rumors about Lisa Page taking out a restraining order on Peter Strzok: "Did I hear he needed a restraining order after this whole thing, from Lisa? That's what I heard. I don't know if it's true." #BeBest pic.twitter.com/h6W3YMrlpo
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 11, 2019
This is a lie. Nothing like this ever happened.
I wish we had a president who knew how to act like one. SAD!https://t.co/7YQaQRxWzu
— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) December 11, 2019
Trump really believes the conspiracy theories and rumors that he spreads. He is not going to give up on his false belief that the FBI conspired against and spied on him in 2016. It doesn’t matter what the Inspector General found, Donald Trump is convinced that the FBI is out to get him. Trump is immune from civil lawsuits stemming from his actions in his official capacity as president, but it is uncertain if this extends to campaign rallies that Trump conducts as a candidate.
Page has already sued the DOJ and the FBI:
I sued the Department of Justice and FBI today.
I take little joy in having done so. But what they did in leaking my messages to the press was not only wrong, it was illegal.https://t.co/ecR58rmxlB
— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) December 10, 2019
If legally possible, Lisa Page should sue Donald Trump.
It is good to see her stand up to Trump, and other FBI officials that have been smeared by this president will follow her lead.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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