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Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page sues FBI, Justice Department over released texts

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page sued the agency and US Department of Justice on Tuesday for allegedly illegally releasing private documents involving her to the press — namely, hundreds of text messages between her and her special-agent boyfriend.

The texts’ release was designed “to promote the false narrative that Plaintiff and others at the FBI were biased against President Trump, had conspired to undermine him, and otherwise had engaged in allegedly criminal acts, including treason,” according to Page’s lawsuit.

Page landed in the public spotlight in late 2017 when the DOJ released 375 texts between her and beau Peter Strzok, who at the time was the lead investigator into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 president election. The pair mocked President Trump in the texts, leading critics to claim the probe was biased against him.