Trump Accuses FBI Agent Of 'Treason' In Newspaper Interview

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Mr. Trump also said that messages traded between a pair of FBI employees who had been involved in the Mueller investigation amounted to treason.

"I can not believe Donald Trump is likely to be an actual, serious candidate for president", Page responded to Strzok in March 2016, adding that Trump is a "loathsome human".

President Donald Trump said in an interview Thursday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who was removed from the Russian-interference probe and once referred to the president as a "loathsome human being" committed an act of "treason".

Strzok wrote a text message on August 15, 2016, to Lisa Page, with whom he was romantically involved, saying, "I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office - that there's no way he gets elected - but I'm afraid we can't take that risk".

"A man is tweeting to his lover that if [former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton] loses, we'll essentially do the insurance policy", Trump said. "This is the we're talking about-that is treason".


"I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office - that there's no way [Trump] gets elected - but I'm afraid we can't take that risk", Strzok wrote to Page, his mistress.

It is not clear what the "insurance policy" might be, but it appears he could have been alluding to the Russian investigation against the president, the Hill reported.

"This is a treasonous act. What he tweeted to his lover is a treasonous act".

The interview with the newspaper touched on a wide range of issues, including the Russian Federation investigation and a recent book called Fire and Fury that claims to reveal details about Trump's inner circle. "That alone would have made them a security threat".

Reacting to Trump's allegation, Strzok's lawyer Aitan Goelman termed the president's remarks baseless and reckless, saying he had got the law wrong. Strzok was one of the top FBI officials on that investigation. The law states that inciting, participating or assisting in a rebellion against the authority of the United States will lead to imprisonment.

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