Last Friday, the first day former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was testifying in a closed-door hearing, Republicans like Rep. Mark Meadows praised Page, saying she had been cooperative, and as Twitchy reported Monday night, Rep. John Ratcliffe said after a nearly 7-hour session that Page had been “a very forthcoming witness,” giving the committee “a lot of new information that we didn’t have before.”
With headlines consumed by President Trump’s presser with Vladimir Putin, we didn’t see much more about Page’s testimony, but “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning presented some video of Ratcliffe reporting Page saying that her texts meant exactly what they said.
Rep. John Ratcliffe reveals Lisa Page admitted her text messages with Peter Strzok “mean exactly what they say,” contrary to Strzok’s testimony pic.twitter.com/Ne21aWa8HJ
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) July 17, 2018
We wonder if that includes the text in which Page wondered if Peter Strzok was maybe the man meant to protect the country from “that menace,” Donald Trump. Or maybe that message where Strzok reassured Page that Trump would never be elected president: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok replied.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 17, 2018
President of the Center for American Progress Neera Tanden wants a public hearing:
Have her testify publicly because I for one don’t take your words at face value. https://t.co/t7X5Lc2WbS
— Neera Tanden ? (@neeratanden) July 17, 2018
To which we say, “Go for it.” Let’s make all of it public.
Where is the MSM reporting and outrage? Where?
— one fifty (@onefiftyflat) July 17, 2018
Clarity! Finally! Thanks John Radcliffe!
— A.V. CONTE (@avcny) July 17, 2018
Text messages mean "exactly what they say". So, who is lying? Lisa Page or Peter Strzok? My money is on Page telling the truth. https://t.co/in0ZHkDWFl
— Ellen Atkinson (@eatkinson48) July 17, 2018
We’re sorry, but anytime we see the name Peter Strzok, that horrifying GIF of him pops up in our heads and we have to go to our safe space for a few minutes.
People can tell exactly that from watching Strzok's attitudes in the hearing!
— mcm (@Michcma) July 17, 2018
B-bye ?? pic.twitter.com/kGYRwlydlA
— Right Wing Warriors (@JerretGardner) July 17, 2018
Looks like Strzok and his girlfriend didn’t get their stories straight :-/ https://t.co/bILwn3tDk5
— Kennedy Copeland (@kpconservative) July 17, 2018
Texts are more of an accurate accessment of intent than emotional off the cuff FB and Twitter postings.
— RandyLocke (@Randy1Locke) July 17, 2018
Of course. There was never a doubt. But it’s a good thing we have confirmation and Strzok can be pursued on dozens of perjury counts, for starters… https://t.co/PvAkzx2rTT
— Anthony J. Tata (@ajtata) July 17, 2018
We know. Strzok knows we know. He also knows @GOP has a track record of not prosecuting anyone. That’s more galling than Strzok’s arrogance.
— Dan Nobles (@DanNobles) July 17, 2018
He’s got a point.
Strzok lied under oath, he knew it, the prosecutors knew it, the Dems knew it, everybody knew it.
But the bumbling incompetence of the @GOP congress will allow him to walk & still receive paychecks from US Tax payers.
— Jurgen Matthesius (@jurgmeister) July 17, 2018
More: Lisa Page tells Peter Strzok maybe he's meant to protect the country from 'that menace' https://t.co/3h68bqMQTN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 14, 2018