On Friday, it was announced that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page joined NBC News and MSNBC as a national security and legal analyst.
“We’re very happy to welcome to our network Lisa Page, former FBI lawyer who worked as special counsel for Robert Mueller’s legal team,” host Nicolle Wallace said. “She worked on the Russian government disinformation probe and on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.”
Nicolle Wallace welcomed Lisa Page to the network:
— MSNBC Public Relations (@MSNBCPR) June 5, 2020
As reported by the Daily Caller:
Page was discovered in 2017 to be having an affair with former FBI agent Peter Strzok, who worked on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation before he was removed for showing bias against President Donald Trump in text messages exchanged with Page.
Thousands of the lovers’ text messages, which were sent on agency-issued phones, were released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI in 2017. Page sued the DOJ and FBI for releasing her text messages, alleging that it was “illegal.” Continued Below
Page testified in July 2018 that the FBI did not see strong evidence of Russian collusion with President Donald Trump 10 months after beginning its investigation. She worked on the Mueller probe before evidence of her affair led to her dismissal from the team. Page spoke in an interview with The Daily Beast in December 2019, asserting that “there’s no fathomable way” she “committed any crime at all.”
Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee gathered Thursday with a singular focus on the Obama administration, authorizing 35 subpoenas into the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation.
The list of officials who could receive subpoenas after Thursday’s 8-6 vote includes former FBI Director James Comey, former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, former Director of National Intelligences James Clapper, along with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
Republican-led Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee authorizes @SenRonJohnson to issue subpoenas FBI Crossfire Hurricane, State Dept contact author “Steele Dossier” and unmasking by former government officials. +30 names READ @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/34g4q8hz6w
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) June 5, 2020
As Democrats label Senate Republicans’ authorization of subpoenas in their probe into the origin of the Russia investigation as politically motivated, Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson wondered Friday what they were so afraid to uncover.
“If there is nothing that happened, that’s what an investigation will show and the American people need to know that,” he stated. “But, if there was wrongdoing that occurred, the American people need a full accounting – they need to understand what the truth is.”
“We have already seen the corruption. We need to find out exactly what happened,” Sen. Johnson urged. “The American people deserve the full and complete truth. I do not know what the Democrats are afraid of. Why are they afraid of the truth?”