On Tuesday, House Judiciary Committee Republicans released further testimony from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s interview last year, explained that the “insurance policy” Page discussed with her anti-Trump cohorts was, essentially, the Russia investigation itself.
During her testimony, the former FBI lawyer who served as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation team detailed the plan that existed within the Justice Department concerning possible action taken to prevent the election of then-candidate Donald Trump.
Page, who was later discovered to be involved in an extramarital affair with FBI agent and fellow member of the investigation team, Peter Strzok, has been embroiled at the center of a scandalous controversy involving an alleged plot to keep Trump from office.
President Trump, himself, along with Republicans, have fiercely lambasted the DOJ, FBI, and those in Strzok and Page’s inner circle, including former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and several other top-ranking officials.
The investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaign, stemming from questionable allegations of collusion with Russia, has faced mounting criticism, leaving the Department of Justice and the FBI’s reputations badly damaged while worsening the already-tense DC atmosphere.