Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, whose romantic text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok were made public in 2017, has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ and the FBI for emotional damage.
I sued the Department of Justice and FBI today.
I take little joy in having done so. But what they did in leaking my messages to the press was not only wrong, it was illegal.https://t.co/ecR58rmxlB
— Lisa Page (@NatSecLisa) December 10, 2019
Strzok and Page both worked on the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference, Strzok even joined Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation. In 2017, it was discovered that Page and Strzok had been having an affair, texting each other and criticizing President Trump. Almost 7,000 messages were sent between the two. The text messages were leaked to the public.
Page has decided to sue the FBI and DOJ because of the “permanent loss of earning capacity due to reputational damage and the cost of therapy to cope with unwanted national media exposure and harassment.” She also wants money for “the cost of childcare during and transportation to multiple investigative reviews and appearances before Congress and the cost of paying a data-privacy service to protect her personal information.”
The former lawyer claims that there was no reason that the text messages should have been leaked and that the people who did it were trying to get on Trump’s good side.
It’s expected that the lawsuit will be challenged.
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