Lisa Page to appear on ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page announced on Twitter that she will be interviewed on the Tuesday night edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC.
“It’s time to talk about the release of my text messages, the two years of lies shouted across the media about me, and what it’s like when the President of the United States tries to ruin your life,” Page wrote to her more than 125,000 followers.
Going on the Rachel Maddow Show tonight. It’s time to talk about the release of my text messages, the two years of lies shouted across the media about me, and what it’s like when the President of the United States tries to ruin your life.
— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) December 17, 2019
The interview marks the first TV sit-down for Page and comes one week after she filed a lawsuit against the FBI and the Justice Department alleging privacy violations over the release of her text messages with former FBI agent Peter Strzok, messages that included critical comments regarding then-candidate Donald Trump.
Trump has mocked Page at recent campaign rallies, including one last week when he said Strzok needed a restraining order to keep away from her.
“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,” Trump told a crowd in Hershey, Pa., on Wednesday.
“This is a lie. Nothing like this ever happened,” Page tweeted, alongside the clip of Trump making the claim.
Page did provide an interview to The Daily Beast earlier this month, where she described the president’s attacks as “demeaning” and “sickening.”
“It’s like being punched in the gut. My heart drops to my stomach when I realize he has tweeted about me again. The president of the United States is calling me names to the entire world. He’s demeaning me and my career. It’s sickening.”
The president and his allies have repeatedly pointed to text exchanges between Strzok and Page as evidence of bias against Trump within the FBI.
In August 2016, text messages between Strzok and Page released by the Justice Department revealed concern over Trump’s possible election in 2016.
“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok.
“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok replied.
A Justice Department inspector general’s report released last week found 17 “significant errors or omissions” with the FBI’s application process for surveilling former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, but did not find evidence of political bias.
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