Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took to Twitter Wednesday to demand that people pay more attention to the recently released transcript from Lisa Page’s July 2018 testimony to the joint task force between the House Judiciary and Oversight committees where Page “confirmed” that “there was an anti-Trump Insurance Policy.”
Paul — the junior senator from Kentucky who announced that he would vote against the president’s national emergency declaration at the Southern border earlier this month — published a tweet Wednesday morning about the July testimony from “FBI Mistress, Lisa Page,” saying that the former FBI lawyer “confirmed to House Judiciary, there was an anti-Trump Insurance Policy.”
He continued on to claim that Page “admit[ted] there was almost no evidence on collusion” in the “fake” Trump-Russia investigation and that the FBI “continued with witch hunt” in light of that, before linking out to a Fox News article on the subject.
This deserves more attention! FBI Mistress, Lisa Page, confirmed to House Judiciary, there was an anti-Trump Insurance Policy and it's the fake Russian investigation! She admits there was almost no evidence on collusion, yet they continued with WITCH HUNT! https://t.co/vCIikT4tyr
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 13, 2019
The tweet got a response from President Trump, someone who Paul has not been afraid to disagree with in the past, who said he “[agreed] with Rand Paul” and that the situation was “a total disgrace” that “should never happen to another President.”
I agree with Rand Paul. This is a total disgrace and should NEVER happen to another President! https://t.co/czcUbee9x7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
Paul announced earlier this month that he would be voting for the resolution of disapproval to block President Trump’s executive order declaring a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Kentucky senator is one of five Senate Republicans who announced they are voting in favor of the measure.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) announced Wednesday that he would be joining Paul and the three other Republican senators — Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) — in supporting the resolution, putting the total number of senators voting for the resolution of disapproval at 52.
Page delivered her private, two-day testimony to a joint task force comprised of members from the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in July of last year. The transcript of the testimony was entered into the congressional record by the House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) on Tuesday.