Former lawyer Lisa Page filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the bureau and the Justice Department accusing them of Privacy Act violations related to text messages she exchanged with a former FBI official that were leaked to the media.
Page contends that the two agencies “unlawfully” disclosed texts from 2016 between her and now former Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, with whom she was having an affair at the time.
“I sued the Department of Justice and FBI today. I take little joy in having done so,” Page tweeted on Tuesday. “But what they did in leaking my messages to the press was not only wrong, it was illegal.”
I sued the Department of Justice and FBI