Trump Blasts ‘Broken and Corrupt’ Obama DOJ After Lisa Page Testimony Claims Department Protected Clinton

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President Donald Trump took a shot at the Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) in a Wednesday morning tweet after the release of the transcript from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s July 2018 testimony to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees’ joint task force.

Trump — in one of his trademark Twitter takes that have become a prominent feature of his presidency — slammed the Obama DOJ as a “broken and corrupt machine” in light of the testimony released Tuesday afternoon by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), who entered the committee transcript into the congressional record during a speech on the House floor.

The president went on to say that “hopefully, justice will finally be served” and that there was “much more to come.”

The president followed that up with another tweet a couple of hours later, claiming that former FBI Director James Comey “LIED” when he “testified (under oath)” that the decision not to charge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “a ‘unanimous’ decision.”

Page and her former FBI co-worker, Peter Strzok, first made news in December 2017 after it was revealed that the pair had exchanged anti-Trump texts with each other while working on the Trump-Russia probe.

The two went on to work together again on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — the investigation that Trump frequently refers to as a “witch hunt.” Strzok was fired from the FBI in August 2018, while Page left the FBI in May of that same year.

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), a member on the House Judiciary Committee who served on the joint task force that questioned Page, released a screenshot of one of his questions from the published testimony in a Tuesday tweet in which the former FBI employee claimed that the Obama Justice Department instructed the FBI not to charge Clinton for “gross negligence in the handling of classified information.”

Collins, the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, released nearly 400 pages of testimony from the private, two-day hearing with the joint task force on Tuesday, as IJR Red previously reported. This followed his floor speech last week in which he made public the full, unredacted transcript of DOJ official Bruce Ohr’s testimony to the joint task force.

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