Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, whose publicized anti-Trump text exchanges with her married lover, ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok, which suggested that politics was a driving force behind the Trump-Russia investigation, has been hired by MSNBC as a national security and legal analyst.
Page debuted in her new role on MSNBC's program "Deadline: White House," where she appeared with Mueller investigation prosecutor Andrew Weissmann. Weissman had previously been dismissed by NBC as an analyst after he was revealed to be hosting a Joe Biden fundraiser. His appearance with Page indicates he has apparently been re-instated at the network.
President Trump was quick to note NBC's controversial decision, calling it a "total disgrace."
Trump wasn't alone in his criticism of the hire. Former ABC and Fox News anchor Brit Hume tweeted that when he heard the news, he "thought this was a joke."
🔦 The Page/Strzok text messages infamously referenced an "insurance policy" discussed in the office of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, which many understood to mean that the FBI was maneuvering to remove Trump if he happened to win the election.