A day after the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General released the findings of his review of the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation, President Donald Trump hit the road for a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and once again invoked the names of former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and former FBI agent Peter Strzok.
At one point in the rally, Trump spent about a minute telling a tale of unknowns. He said he heard but wasn’t sure if it was true that Page had to get a restraining order to keep Strzok away from her. The president’s words:
This poor guy. Did I hear he needed a restraining order after this whole thing to keep him away from Lisa? That’s what I heard. I don’t know if it’s true. The fake news will never report it. But it could be true. No, that’s what I heard. I don’t know. I mean, who could believe a thing like that. No, I heard that Peter Strzok needed a restraining order to keep him away from his once lover. Ahh, Lisa I hope you miss him. Lisa, he’ll never be the same.
Page responded to this on Wednesday morning.
This is a lie. Nothing like this ever happened.
I wish we had a president who knew how to act like one. SAD!https://t.co/7YQaQRxWzu
— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) December 11, 2019
“This is a lie. Nothing like this ever happened,” she said. “I wish we had a president who knew how to act like one. SAD!”
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