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Trump Rips Into Her on the Regular. Now, Lisa Page Speaks

'He's demeaning me and my career. It's sickening,' ex-FBI lawyer says

(Newser) - "I'm done being quiet." That was the tweet Sunday from an account said to belong to Lisa Page, the former FBI lawyer repeatedly excoriated by President Trump, along with ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok, for texts they'd sent to each other about Trump before and shortly after... More »

FBI Agent Axed Over Anti-Trump Texts Sues

Peter Strzok says bureau gave in to pressure from Trump

(Newser) - A veteran FBI agent who wrote derogatory text messages about Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to "unrelenting pressure" from the president when it fired him, the AP reports. The suit from Peter Strzok also alleges he was unfairly punished for expressing his political... More »

Trump's Intelligence Pick Has Rocky Path to Confirmation

Critics say Rep. John Ratcliffe isn't qualified to replace Dan Coats

(Newser) - Rep. John Ratcliffe got perhaps the biggest national exposure of his political career when he grilled Robert Mueller last week with a line of questioning that displayed his staunch support of President Trump. After the Mueller hearings, Ratcliffe got even more exposure when Trump announced that the Texas Republican was... More »

Trump Talks Treason, Pardons in Fox Interview

He accuses the FBI of 'treasonous acts,' doesn't rule out pardon of Michael Flynn

(Newser) - President Trump called in to Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Wednesday and spoke for 45 minutes in his first interview since the conclusion of Robert Mueller's investigation. He didn't want to talk much about pardons, but he had plenty to say about the investigation, and some... More »

Strzok Fundraiser Pulls in More Than $190K in Hours

He's 'been the target of highly politicized attacks,' it states

(Newser) - Peter Strzok, fired by the FBI and insulted by President Trump, still apparently has a few allies. A GoFundMe fundraiser that friends started for the 21-year agency veteran raked in more than $190,000 in a matter of hours Monday, the Hill reports. Strzok, "his work, and his character... More »

Son of Bob Goodlatte Blasts Father Over Strzok Firing

Bobby Goodlatte has donated to his dad's Democratic rivals and urged others to also

(Newser) - The son of a high-ranking House Republican has prominently come out in support of a Democrat for his father's seat. Bobby Goodlatte, son of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, tweeted Sunday that he'd given the "maximum allowed donation to Jennifer Lewis," who he notes is... More »

Peter Strzok Has Been Pink-Slipped

FBI agent's anti-Trump texts effectively ended his career

(Newser) - Peter Strzok , the FBI agent who helped lead the probe into Russian election interference until a maelstrom developed around his anti-Trump text messages, has been fired, his attorney confirmed Monday. President Trump, who viewed Strzok's animosity toward him as typical of the DC establishment behind what he calls... More »

As FBI Agent Testifies, 'Absolute Chaos' Ensues

Peter Strzok gets grilled by Republicans on Capitol Hill, and fires back

(Newser) - The FBI agent who got caught up in a texting scandal over his views about President Trump testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday, and it was volatile from the very start. "Heated and sometimes chaotic" is how the Washington Post describes it, and the AP had the same vibe... More »

FBI Agent Axed Over Trump Texts Says He'd Testify

Donald Trump was not thrilled with Peter Strzok's announcement

(Newser) - The FBI agent who was nixed from the Mueller probe team over texts that disparaged President Trump says he's willing to testify about his side of the story. Per the AP , a lawyer for Peter Strzok told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in a letter Sunday that his... More »

FBI Agent: 'We'll Stop' Trump's Election

The inspector general found the agent was willing to intervene in election

(Newser) - An FBI investigator who worked on probes into Hillary Clinton's emails and into Russian interference in the 2016 election told an FBI lawyer "we'll stop" Donald Trump from becoming president. Per the AP , the new inflammatory texts between Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page are... More »

FBI Texts: Obama 'Wants to Know Everything We're Doing'

Peter Stzok and Lisa Page are back in the news

(Newser) - Text messages between two FBI agents caught up in the Robert Mueller story are once again making headlines. Both Fox News and the AP have reviewed additional texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Here's how they're being played:
  • Obama: Fox's story emphasizes an exchange between the
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Missing FBI Messages Recovered With 'Forensic Tools'

Effort to recover Page-Strzok texts is ongoing, DOJ says

(Newser) - The missing texts that President Trump called "one of the biggest stories in a long time" have now been recovered, the Justice Department's inspector general says. Michael Horowitz told lawmakers Thursday that his office, "using forensic tools to recover text messages from FBI devices," has recovered... More »

Furor Over Missing FBI Texts, 'Secret Society' Reference

The president calls it 'one of the biggest stories in a long time'

(Newser) - The texts called Donald Trump a "loathsome human" —but what did the missing texts say? That's what the Justice Department is trying to find out following the weekend revelation that five months' worth of messages between veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page have... More »

New Texts Out From FBI Agent Kicked Off of Mueller's Team

But FBI is missing about 5 months' worth

(Newser) - The Justice Department has turned over to Congress additional texts involving an FBI agent who was removed from Robert Mueller's team over derogatory comments about President Trump. But the DOJ also said its record of messages sent to and from the agent, Peter Strzok, was incomplete because the FBI,... More »

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