DiGenova on New Strzok-Page Texts: 'Walls Are Closing In' on DOJ, FBI Officials
Says media leaks were criminal offense.
Following the release of new text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova said "the walls are closing in" on Obama-era Justice Department and FBI officials.
The texts, first reported by Fox News on Wednesday, show former FBI lovers Strzok and Page referring to government employees "leaking like mad" in the run-up to the Russia probe.
President Trump and his supporters have argued that this is more evidence that elements within the government were actively trying to undermine his presidency as Special Counsel Robert Mueller launched his investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
More text messages between former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are a disaster and embarrassment to the FBI & DOJ. This should never have happened but we are learning more and more by the hour. “Others were leaking like mad” in order to get the President! ........
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018
"The walls are closing in, but they're not closing in on the president. They're closing in on the FBI and the Department of Justice under President Obama," diGenova said on "Hannity."
Joseph diGenova on new Strzok-Page texts: "The walls are closing in, but they're not closing in on the president. They're closing in on the FBI and the DOJ under President Obama." #Hannity https://t.co/2KwcycMeKv pic.twitter.com/k72ur6Z1In
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 14, 2018
He explained that the new Strzok-Page texts reveal a "illegal and criminal" strategy to release information related to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to surveil Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
He said the leaks were a criminal offense and by mentioning Carter Page by name, Strzok and Lisa Page created a "massive civil liability" for themselves and many FBI officials, including former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and former FBI general counsel James Baker.
"They're all going down on the FISA warrant stuff. That's just not even an open question anymore," diGenova said.
He added that the reporters who published the leaked classified information have "smeared" Page, and they could be sued by the former Trump campaign aide.
"Mr. Page is going to be a very wealthy man," diGenova said.
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