Hours after disgraced FBI attorney Lisa Page filed a lawsuit demanding the Trump administration reimburse her therapy costs — no joke — President Donald Trump mocked her with jokes so hard-hitting that she’s probably going to need even more therapy.
Speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania late Tuesday about Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s just-released FISA abuse report, the president brought up the affair had by Page and disgraced former FBI agent special agent Peter Strzok.
“Remember Peter Strzok and his lover Lisa Paige?” he asked the audience before performing another hilarious rendition of pair’s supposed dirty talk.
“Lisa, I love you so much!” he said in imitation of Strzok, spurring laughter from the audience. “Lisa, please, Lisa, please! Lisa, I’ve never loved anyone like you! We won’t allow this to happen to our country. Lisa, please tell me you love me!”
Disturbing text messages sent between Strzok and Page during the height of the 2016 presidential election show that the two were concerned that then-GOP nominee President Donald Trump would defeat then-Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
“Peter, I love you!” Trump continued, this time imitating Page. “I love you like I’ve never loved anyone! And if for any reason she [Clinton] loses, even though she’s a stone-cold corrupt person, Peter, we’ve got to have an insurance policy. We have to do it.”
The last time the president mocked the two’s affair in October, Page rushed to the left-wing media to spout a “woe is me” screed and slam Trump over his “demeaning fake orgasm.”
And then early this Tuesday, she filed a lawsuit against the FBI and the Department of Justice demanding that the administration, among other things, reimburse her for the therapy that the release of her text messages has required her to seek.
“DOJ’s unlawful disclosure of its records of Ms. Page’s text messages has caused Ms. Page significant harm and financial loss,” the suit reads.
As an example of this “significant harm” the suit cites “the cost of therapy to cope with unwanted national media exposure and harassment” from the president.
The full suit may be read below:
The president continued his rally speech by claiming that Page was so in love with Strzok that he had to get a restraining order against her.
“This poor guy, did I hear he needed a restraining order after this whole thing to keep him away from Lisa? That’s what I heard. I don’t know if it’s true, the fake news will never report it, but it could be true,” he said.
“Now that’s what I heard, I don’t know. I mean, who could believe a thing like that? No, I heard Peter Strzok needed a restraining order to keep him away from his once lover. Lisa, I hope you miss him. Lisa, he will never be the same.”
Meanwhile, despite the disturbing text messages between Strzok and Page — some of which spoke of enacting an “insurance policy” to prevent Trump’s election to office — Horowitz ruled that the Russia probe was predicated on legitimate evidence, i.e., not political bias.
Trump found that hard to believe.
“[T]hey’re going to stop us from winning an election,” he said. “[Yet] there was no bias!? Think of these people. They write there was no bias, and yet [Strzok’s] saying: no, no, darling we’ll stop it. And then they announce there was no bias.”
Both Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham have indicated in statements that they disagree strongly with Horowitz’ conclusion:
NEW: John Durham says they “do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.” pic.twitter.com/GfKezyK9kV
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) December 9, 2019
Attorney General Bill Barr on damning IG Horowitz Report –
IG shows FBI “launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken.”
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) December 9, 2019
In an interview Tuesday with NBC News, Barr expounded further on his concerns.
“Basically, I think the department has a rule of reason which is, at the end of the day, is what you’re relying on sufficiently powerful to justify the techniques you’re using?” he said. “And the question there is, how strong is the evidence? How sensitive is the activity you’re looking at? And what are the alternatives?”
“And I think when you step back here and say, ‘what was this all based on?’, it’s not sufficient. Remember, there was and never has been any evidence of collusion and yet this campaign and the president’s administration has been dominated by this investigation into what turns out to be completely baseless.”
Dovetailing back to Thursday night’s speech, the president then turned his ire to the FBI as a whole and all the lives that have been destroyed because of its “witch hunt” against his campaign.
“Look how they’ve hurt people — they’ve destroyed the lives of people that were great people, that are still great people,” he said, presumably referring to people like former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a decorated general whose life was turned upside down because of dubious accusations stemming from the Russia probe.
“Their lives have been destroyed by scum!” he added in fury.
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