‘I actually think that she feels really sorry for herself’: GOP reacts to Lisa Page interview

…Page told the Daily Beast that “the straw that broke the camel’s back” came when Trump repeatedly called her name at an Oct. 11 rally in Minneapolis in what she described as a “demeaning fake orgasm” while mocking her and Strzok, who were engaged in an extramarital affair.

Trump tweeted “why were the lovers text messages scrubbed after he left Mueller. Where are they Lisa?” after the story broke.

Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News in an interview with Bill Hemmer Monday morning and responded to the Page interview by stating that she couldn’t believe that Page “actually thinks it is the president who has kept her quiet. It sounds like she’s very rattled every time the president tweets something out. It sounds like she’s very rattled in that interview.”

“I read where she said, she said that the biggest mistake she’s ever made in her life was having the affair with her colleague, Peter Strzok,” Conway said, continuing to defend the president by pointing out that it was the Washington Post that revealed the affairs and text messages, not Trump. “I actually think that she feels really sorry for herself and that if she were a career lawyer at the FBI and DOJ, she could have stayed on that job. Nobody here removed her. She quit voluntarily.”

…Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who has become one of Trump’s fiercest defenders on Capitol Hill, tweeted, “Page and Strzok sent texts about an ‘insurance policy’ and how they’ll ‘stop Trump’ while part of the FBI spying on Trump campaign. Now Lisa Page is blaming the President. 1 week before Horowitz’s FISA report.”

“Interesting timing for Lisa Page to ‘break her silence,’” Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., tweeted. “Next week the IG report on FISA abuse will be released. Clearly she’s worried!”






Article URL : https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/02/gop-reacts-lisa-page-interview/2590037001/

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