The House Judiciary Committee released the transcript of former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s testimony before the committee last year and it is packed with quite a few bombshells.
Page revealed that Obama’s Department of Justice ordered the FBI not to charge Hillary Clinton with “gross negligence” for her mishandling of classified information on her private server.
She also divulged that the infamous “insurance policy” text message was referring to the Russia investigation.
Page, a former lawyer at the FBI lawyer, resigned last year after it was revealed she was exchanging thousands of salacious and anti-Trump text messages with Peter Strzok, a former special agent at the FBI with whom she was having an affair.
Strzok served as the No. 2 counterintelligence analyst at the FBI before being fired for taking part in sending hundreds of anti-Trump text messages to Page.
In an August 15, 2016 text message, Strzok wrote to Page: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in [deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe’s] office that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40…”
Page revealed that the insurance policy” text message was referring to the Russia investigation, which appears to suggest the rogue FBI officials believed they could use the witch hunt to take down Trump.
Page also admitted that Obama’s DOJ directly ordered the FBI not to Clinton with “gross negligence” for her mishandling of classified information on her private server.
“We did not blow over gross negligence. We, in fact and, in fact, the Director because on its face, it did seem like, well, maybe there’s a potential here for this to be the charge,” Page said. “And we had multiple conversations, multiple conversations with the Justice Department about charging gross negligence.”
Page continued: “And the Justice Department’s assessment was that it was both constitutionally vague, so that they did not actually feel that they could permissibly bring that charge, and also that it had either never been done or had only been done once like 99 years ago. And so they did not feel that they could sustain a charge.”
“When you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: ‘You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to,” Rep. John Ratcliffe said to Page.
“That’s correct,” Page responded.
Ratcliffe tweeted out an excerpt of Page’s testimony:
Lisa Page confirmed to me under oath that the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information. pic.twitter.com/KPQKINBtrB
— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) March 13, 2019
Those are certainly two explosive revelations.
Page confirms that Obama’s team saved Clinton after she broke the law and that top brass at the FBI were apparently planning to use the Russia investigation as their Plan B to stop Trump.
There are also looming questions about why Page and Strzok were ever allowed to play such a critical role in opening and overseeing the FBI’s Russia probe into alleged collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin.
Both Strzok and Page came under heavy fire for sending countless salacious text messages smearing Trump, his supporters, and making a bevy of controversial comments implying that they could take action to stop Trump from taking office.
In their texts, they called Trump supporters a bunch of ignorant hillbillies, spoke about an “insurance policy” in the case that Trump won the election, mentioned a “secret society,” and implied that others at the bureau would never let Trump be president.