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Twitter Erupts After Lisa Page Posts “There Was No Insurance Policy”

Recently in an interview on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” former FBI lawyer Lisa Page explained her controversial texts with her lover, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, and defended the Russia investigation into President Donald Trump.

Page was asked about the “insurance policy” text that Peter Strzok had sent to her during the 2016 election, which was released by the Justice Department in 2017.

“It’s an analogy,” Lisa Page claimed. “First of all, it’s not my text, so I’m sort of interpreting what I believed he meant back three years ago, but we’re using an analogy. We’re talking about whether or not we should take certain investigative steps or not based on the likelihood that he’s going to be president or not.”

She continued, “You have to keep in mind… if President Trump doesn’t become president, the national-security risk– if there is somebody in his campaign associated with Russia, plummets. You’re not so worried about what Russia’s doing vis-à-vis a member of his campaign if he’s not president, because you’re not going to have access to classified information, you’re not going to have access to sources and methods in our national-security apparatus.

“So, the ‘insurance policy’ was an analogy. It’s like an insurance policy when you’re 40. You don’t expect to die when you’re 40, yet you still have an insurance policy,” Page added.

Rachel Maddow chimed in to say, “So, don’t just hope that he’s not going to be elected and therefore not press forward with the investigation hoping, but rather press forward with the investigation just in case he does get in there,” to which Page replied, “Exactly.” (Continued Below)

Lisa Page, however, took to Twitter Saturday to tweet what she described as “2019 in five words.”

“There was no insurance policy. #2019in5words”, Lisa Page tweeted, in turn causing twitter to erupt. (Video Below)

House Judiciary Committee Republicans in March, released hundreds of pages of transcripts from last year’s closed-door interview with ex-FBI attorney Lisa Page, revealing details about the bureau’s controversial internal discussions regarding the “insurance policy” against then-candidate Donald Trump.

During her interview with the Judiciary Committee in July 2018, Page was questioned at length about that text — and essentially confirmed this referred to the Russia investigation while explaining that officials were proceeding with caution, concerned about the implications of the case while not wanting to go at “total breakneck speed” and risk burning sources as they presumed Trump wouldn’t be elected anyway, reported Fox News.

Further, Lisa Page confirmed investigators only had a “paucity” of evidence at the start of Crossfire Hurricane. Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed just that in the DOJ’s findings of the 478-page of the FISA report.

Lisa Page’s official tweet:

Lisa Page downplayed the “insurance policy” on “The Rachel Maddow Show”:

Twitterverse erupted after Lisa Page posted “There was no insurance policy”:

We don’t believe you.

— ?? 3Days3Nights ?? (@3Days3Nights) December 29, 2019

Don’t be interviewed by Maddow.#2019in5words.

— Joel Goldenberg (@JoelGoldenberg1) December 28, 2019