- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Lisa Page — yes that Lisa Page, the one who ignited an anti-Donald Trump fire by seemingly, in messages to her adulterous lover Peter Strzok, giving a thumbs-up to intelligence plots to thwart his presidency — is headed for an appearance on “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC.

On your mark, get set — go. Get ready for Trump Derangement Syndrome, times two.

“It’s time to talk about the release of my text messages,” Page, a former FBI lawyer, wrote on Twitter. “[T]he two years of lies shouted across the media about me, and what it’s like when the president of the United States tries to ruin your life.”

Interesting. Time to pull out the old thinking cap.

What’s it feel like when the president of the United States tries to ruin your life?

Perhaps this: Perhaps it’s akin to the feeling the president of the United States gets when those who are supposed to be on America’s side try to ruin his life by crying impeach, impeach, impeach, before the commission of any impeachable offense.

Perhaps it’s something like that.

But don’t expect Maddow to raise any points of substantive discussion — or to press Page, for instance, on why America should discount her deep, deep state ties to fired FBI Director James Comey and lying FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and believe her “poor me, woe is me” account of Trump the Bad President.

Page is trying to reclaim her reputation, as best she can — by going on friendly media, smiling through softball questions and pretending shock and awe at, gasp, this president’s impeachable behavior.

Page the victim?

Wait for it; wait for it.

Soon enough, it’ll be Page the author.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley.

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