Recently in an interview on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” former FBI lawyer Lisa Page explained her controversial texts with her lover, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, and defended the Russia investigation into President Donald Trump.
Page was asked about the “insurance policy” text that Peter Strzok had sent to her during the 2016 election, which was released by the Justice Department in 2017.
“It’s an analogy,” Lisa Page claimed. “First of all, it’s not my text, so I’m sort of interpreting what I believed he meant back three years ago, but we’re using an analogy. We’re talking about whether or not we should take certain investigative steps or not based on the likelihood that he’s going to be president or not.”
She continued, “You have to keep in mind… if President Trump doesn’t become president, the national-security risk– if there is somebody in his campaign associated with Russia, plummets. You’re not so worried about what Russia’s doing vis-à-vis a member of his campaign if he’s not president, because you’re not going to have access to classified information, you’re not going to have access to sources and methods in our national-security apparatus.
“So, the ‘insurance policy’ was an analogy. It’s like an insurance policy when you’re 40. You don’t expect to die when you’re 40, yet you still have an insurance policy,” Page added.
Rachel Maddow chimed in to say, “So, don’t just hope that he’s not going to be elected and therefore not press forward with the investigation hoping, but rather press forward with the investigation just in case he does get in there,” to which Page replied, “Exactly.” (Continued Below)
Lisa Page, however, took to Twitter Saturday to tweet what she described as “2019 in five words.”
(Related: Lisa Page Breaks Her Silence Before IG Report Is Released, Pres Trump Responds: “Read Peter’s Insurance Policy Text”)
“There was no insurance policy. #2019in5words”, Lisa Page tweeted, in turn causing twitter to erupt. (Video Below)
House Judiciary Committee Republicans in March, released hundreds of pages of transcripts from last year’s closed-door interview with ex-FBI attorney Lisa Page, revealing details about the bureau’s controversial internal discussions regarding the “insurance policy” against then-candidate Donald Trump.
During her interview with the Judiciary Committee in July 2018, Page was questioned at length about that text — and essentially confirmed this referred to the Russia investigation while explaining that officials were proceeding with caution, concerned about the implications of the case while not wanting to go at “total breakneck speed” and risk burning sources as they presumed Trump wouldn’t be elected anyway, reported Fox News.
Further, Lisa Page confirmed investigators only had a “paucity” of evidence at the start of Crossfire Hurricane. Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed just that in the DOJ’s findings of the 478-page of the FISA report.
Lisa Page’s official tweet:
There was no insurance policy.#2019in5words
— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) December 28, 2019
Lisa Page downplayed the “insurance policy” on “The Rachel Maddow Show”:
Page says the text messages between her and Strzok, like having an “insurance policy” for a Trump presidency, have been mutilated to death and been used to bludgeon an “institution I love.” She says the insurance policy text was an “analogy.” https://t.co/GVbey1M1cr pic.twitter.com/XKuN3QTjwy
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 18, 2019
Twitterverse erupted after Lisa Page posted “There was no insurance policy”:
You lied to the FISA court
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 28, 2019
51 violations in ONE FISA. Absolutely no excuse.
— Valiant_defender Robyn Gritz⭐️⭐️⭐️🦅🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸 (@vabelle2010) December 28, 2019
The policy didn’t pay out.
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) December 29, 2019
I hear you’re getting new “insurance” agents from the firm Durham and Barr. They got you covered. Their speciality is treasonous acts and lying to FISA courts. #DirtyCop
— America First (@teacherfortrump) December 29, 2019
Getting Nervous? Do you need an insurance policy? I hear Barr is selling some cheap. Call him before its to late.
— DEPLORABLE BIG O (@os4185) December 29, 2019
By the time this is OVER you’re gonna WISH there WAS one 😂😂😂😂
— Janna Deplorable (@JannaWilkinso69) December 29, 2019
Crossfire Hurricane wasn't properly predicated. #2019in5words
— FOOL NELSON (@FOOL_NELSON) December 28, 2019
I fixed it for you:
You’re a lying, treasonous homewrecker #2019in5words
— realPolitiDiva™️ 🇺🇸💪🏼😎 (@realPolitiDiva) December 29, 2019
Girl. Please pic.twitter.com/afN6xt4Emg
— Smelly Deplorable Dreg In Stilletos 👠 (@SStilletos) December 28, 2019
We know what you guys did. The only ones who don’t are the folks that just watch @maddow and @donlemon. The rest of us are fully up to speed. Right @benjaminwittes?
— The Goat Chimes In (@TheGoatChimesIn) December 28, 2019
We don’t believe you.
— 🇺🇸 3Days3Nights 🇺🇸 (@3Days3Nights) December 29, 2019
Don't be interviewed by Maddow.#2019in5words.
— Joel Goldenberg (@JoelGoldenberg1) December 28, 2019
You will soon be charged. #CoupAttemptin5words
— ]intheMatrixxx[ (@intheMatrixxx) December 28, 2019
you GOT sacked and CAUGHT #2019in5words 😂
— ☤𝓢𝒌𝓪𝓲☤ (@Ravagiing) December 29, 2019
Don't text on government phones.#2019in5words
Get a better lawyer.#2019in4words pic.twitter.com/nCVdBtRtmQ
— JJSoteria™ (@JJSoteria) December 29, 2019
Lying is not a good look. pic.twitter.com/4rGmylSLRd
— [Redacted] (@thebleepstate) December 28, 2019
“He’s not going to win is he?” “No,we’ll stop him”
— Steve 🧀 (@Steve50290447) December 28, 2019
Your color is orange, dear. Get use to it!
— TheCarly1⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@LoveIsIt61) December 28, 2019
Hope these two were worth it—😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Ytu2UfTBcX
— Jolene K (@JoleneK10) December 29, 2019
Let the criminal indictments begin!#2019in5words
— LionHearted (@Gailbee) December 29, 2019
Corrupt FBI DOJ Attempted Coup #2019InFiveWords
— Angel Gotti (@AngelGotti5) December 29, 2019
Lisa Page deserves jail time.#2019in5words
— Kirk Smith – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@SavingAmerica4U) December 28, 2019
New romance novel about traitors. pic.twitter.com/ItpXKX7wRX
— Robert L. Richerson (@roblricherson) December 29, 2019
— DEPLORABLE N AZ (@tonnabonnona) December 28, 2019
(Related: During Barr’s Hearing, Lindsey Graham Drops The F-Bomb While Reading Strzok & Page’s Texts)