Lisa Page spoke recently about the “demeaning” mockery she’s received from President Donald Trump.
In an interview with The Daily Beast published Sunday, the former FBI lawyer – and vehement critic of the president – said “it’s like being punched in the gut” whenever Trump tweets about her.
“Honestly, his demeaning fake orgasm was really the straw that broke the camel’s back,” she told the outlet.
Page and fellow FBI agent Peter Strzok became the subject of controversy in December 2017 after the Department of Justice released hundreds of personal text messages exchanged by the pair, who were carrying on an extramarital affair.
The president and his supporters have accused Page and Strzok of attempting to engineer a coup against Trump.
Strzok helped lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, before being demoted and eventually fired after his and Page’s anti-Trump texts came to light.
“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” Page told the Beast.
During a Minnesota rally in October, Trump appeared to imitate Page and Strzok having sex.
“I love you, Lisa,” and “I love you too, Peter,” the president said.
“Lisa, I love you, Lisa! Lisa! Oh, God, I love you Lisa!” he added, while moaning.
Meanwhile, Page has used vaguely feminist terms to describe her decision to fire back.
BREAKING: Woman can’t keep quiet. https://t.co/ozxItSDPQK
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) December 2, 2019
“It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back,” she told the Beast.
“My heart drops to my stomach when I realize he has tweeted about me again,” she said. “The president of the United States is calling me names to the entire world. He’s demeaning me and my career. It’s sickening.”
Page resigned from the FBI last year.
The New York Times reported in November that a much-anticipated report by the Justice Department inspector general did not find Strzok’s handling of the Russia investigation to be motivated by political bias against Trump.