Finally some justice for one Covington student

Christine M. Flowers

PHILADELPHIA (Tribune News Service) — [Last] week, Lisa Page, the former FBI lawyer who became a frequent target of President Trump after criticizing him in text messages during his candidacy in 2016, poured her heart out to the Daily Beast’s Molly Jong-Fast. It was a master class in narcissism because Page made the story all about her, sounding just like the man she despises.

Since her text messages were made public in 2017, Page has regularly been singled out by Trump, who has tweeted about her and even used her name while simulating an orgasm at one of his rallies.

In the Daily Beast expose, Page complains about how she feels threatened and exposed every time Donald Trump talks about her at rallies and in the public sphere. Predictably, she takes a swipe at the Make America Great Again folk, stating that “(I)f I’m walking down the street or shopping and there’s somebody wearing Trump gear or a MAGA hat, I’ll walk the other way or try to put some distance between us because I’m not looking for conflict. Really, what I wanted most in this world is my life back.”

Her lashing out at a president who has perfected the art of mocking his perceived enemies is justifiable. I mean, if I were the target of a manic Trump at one of his rallies, I’d be angry too.

In addition to the content of text messages, it’s also important to know [whom] Page was texting: Peter Strzok, her FBI colleague with whom she was having an extramarital affair.

In the recent piece, Page laments the fact that her affair, what she calls “the most wrong thing I’ve ever done in my life,” became public.

But still to me, her interview was an exercise in navel-gazing and self-justification. And one thing that was missing? An apology.

Curiously, neither Page nor the journalist [makes] any reference to the wronged spouse, although there are several mentions of Page’s husband who she still considers a part of her “support system.”

I read the article three times, looking for any mention of the woman who really is a victim in this mess — Peter Strzok’s wife.

This is about something different, something that transcends politics. This is about a woman so immersed in the victim zeitgeist advanced by so many progressive women in the last few years that she doesn’t even acknowledge how she was also a victimizer.

Page has shown absolutely no concern for the woman who has also been exposed to ridicule and embarrassment as she has, Mrs. Peter Strzok. There are many words we can use to describe Page but victim is not one of them. And yet, she persists in presenting herself as the “victim” of PTSD, as the “victim” of Trump supporters, as the “victim” of a president who, with one tweet, can “still sort of upend my day.”

What about the days of Peter Strzok’s wife? Frankly, this isn’t even about morality. Lots of people have affairs, including the man Page despises. That’s between them and whatever god they believe in.

This is about another woman coming before us to say “someone hurt me” without even once acknowledging her role in the debacle. More important, this is about a woman who can’t even stop licking her own wounds long enough to mop up the blood from the woman she’s shot through the heart.

Christine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. Readers may send emails to Visit Philadelphia Daily News at Distributed by Tribune Content Agency. © 2019 Philadelphia Daily News.

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Ms. Flowers put the finishing touches on her column about Lisa Page, and drove off in her High Dudgeon V8.

hermit thrush

cool, looking forward to flowers' column about trump failing to apologize to all the women he's wronged in his life.

Holmes -- the real one

But, but...

I thought this was about having Marla apologize to Ivana, and Melania apologize to Ivana and Marla, and all those other women (including those who tempted those p___ grabs) to whatever wife was in place at the time.....

Holmes -- the real one

Christine M. Flowers, who says, "My right-wing views are part of my DNA"

Got it.

How dare that hussy complain about being treated that way. She was asking for it. She was stupid and she deserves to pay. Little home wrecker! Peter Strzok certainly had nothing to do with shooting his wife through the heart.

Peter Strzok's wife really doesn't have an identity or even a name of her own -- except as Peter Strzok's wife and then this other woman comes along and ruins everything.

Thanks, Christine M. Flowers, for clearing that up.

Melissa Hodgman (the real name of "Peter Strzok's wife") learned about her husband's "close relationship" with Lisa Page by looking at her husband's unsecured electronic device which allegedly also contained sensitive FBI documents.

Peter Strzok's wife (AKA Melissa Hodgman, an associate director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) in an amazing feat of self-assertion, then threatened to hire a professional investigator and to provide the information she had learned to Page's husband.

There are more than a few notable ironies related to this whole issue. Peter Strzok was the Chief of the Counterespionage Section and led the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server. (What about her emails?) Louis Gohmert (R, Tea Party, Rep. Texas 1st District, and self-described expert on "human plumbing") asked Peter Strzok how he looked into his 'wife's eye' during the affair.

There's LOTS more, but yeah, this should be all about that trollop Lisa Page.

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