President Trump tweeted from Air Force One early Tuesday morning, en route to Brussels for a NATO summit kicking off his four-country European tour.
He didn’t leave without trolling Peter Strzok and Lisa Page first, before their hearings this week on Capitol Hill.
President Trump said Tuesday that “FBI lovers” Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are getting “cold feet” on testifying amid conflicting reports over whether they will show up.
Page and Strzok, who previously worked on the Russia probe, have been in the spotlight over their anti-Trump text messages. Strzok is expected to testify in a public House hearing on Thursday.
President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, “I am on Air Force One flying to NATO and hear reports that the FBI lovers, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are getting cold feet on testifying about the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by 13 Angry Democrats and people that worked for Obama for 8 years. Total disgrace!”
I am on Air Force One flying to NATO and hear reports that the FBI lovers, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are getting cold feet on testifying about the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by 13 Angry Democrats and people that worked for Obama for 8 years. Total disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2018
President Trump’s mention of the “13 Angry Democrats” is in reference to attorneys and investigators on Mueller’s team. Thirteen of 17 investigators have registered as Democrats.
The appearances of Strzok and Page were planned before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee.
Page was subpoenaed by the Judiciary Committee to appear for a closed-door deposition in front of both committees on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Strzok is expected to testify in public before both committees on Thursday and face questions from lawmakers on his involvement in the start of the FBI’s Russia investigation.
Page could likewise expect to face a grilling in her committee interview. Page served in the FBI’s office of general counsel, and also served on a brief detail in 2017 on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Page resigned from the FBI this past May.
Page and Strzok returned to the spotlight last month, upon the release of Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz’s long-awaited report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.
The IG report included a new text message between the two, where Strzok vowed to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president.
The report also noted that he was specifically concerned about text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page that “potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations.”
The discovery of the anti-Trump messages exchanged with Page ultimately got him booted from Mueller’s team and reassigned to the FBI’s office of human resources. But last month, Strzok was escorted from his FBI office and lost his security clearance.
Strzok’s attorney, Aitan Goelman, has urged the committees to release a transcript of Strzok’s prior closed-door interview to the public.
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(H/T Fox News)