BOMBSHELL: New Lisa Page Transcripts Reveal Stunning Scope of 'Spygate Scandal'

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 14, 2019

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) alleged in a Tuesday tweet that former Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant general counsel Lisa Page "confirmed to [him] under oath" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was instructed by the Obama administration's Department of Justice not to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "for gross negligence in the handling of classified information".

Hillary Clinton was not a target, witness, subject or suspect during the investigation into her storage and sending of classified emails on her home server, fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok told Congress past year, according to transcripts released Thursday.

Page, who served as a special counsel to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, has been criticized by Republicans for exchanging texts with Peter Strzok (a former FBI counterintelligence official) that were critical of Trump.

Reacting to the development Wednesday, President Donald Trump said that Page's testimony confirmed the Obama-era Justice Department was a "broken and corrupt machine". Strzok was dismissed from Robert Mueller's team once the text messages were uncovered by internal investigations. Strzok and Page were dropped by Mueller following the discovery of their inappropriate communications. Page left the Bureau in May 2018 while Strzok was sacked by the FBI in August of that year. Republican lawmakers have pointed to the messages as evidence of political bias inside the bureau. The inspector general concluded in June of previous year that "the prosecutors' decision was based on their assessment of the facts, the law, and past Department practice in cases involving these statutes".

Bombshell testimony released this week revealed that Hillary Clinton received what amounts to a secret pre-pardon to avoid the possibility that she would be charged under the Espionage Act for her gross negligence in the handling and dissemination of classified material.

Lisa Page's profile has skyrocketed since the start of the Trump presidency.

The transcript of Page's second day of testimony before the committee can be found here.

Precisely what "decision" Trump is referencing is unclear.

Shortly thereafter, disgraced and fired former FBI Director James Comey would hold a press conference, just a few months prior to the 2016 election, in which he infamously stated that "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case" against Clinton. "It matters, but it does not matter like a person associated with a presidential campaign receiving and potentially accepting, which we don't know, obviously, but the risk that somebody had received and accepted an offer of assistance from Russian Federation, which I view as our sort of most treacherous adversary".

Page makes clear in her testimony that Justice Department officials "did not feel they could sustain a charge" against Clinton, but that "nobody had a closed mind".

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