“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” she said. “It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back.”
She added: “It’s like being punched in the gut. My heart drops to my stomach when I realize he has tweeted about me again,” she said. “The president of the United States is calling me names to the entire world. He’s demeaning me and my career. It’s sickening.”
“While it would be nice to have the IG confirm publicly that my personal opinions had absolutely no bearing on the course of the Russia investigations, I don’t kid myself that the fact will matter very much for a lot of people,” Page said. “The President has a very loud megaphone.”
“But it’s also very intimidating because he’s still the President of the United States. And when the President accuses you of treason by name, despite the fact that I know there’s no fathomable way that I have committed any crime at all, let alone treason, he’s still somebody in a position to actually do something about that. To try to further destroy my life. It never goes away or stops, even when he’s not publicly attacking me.”
“There’s many people that are still in the President’s web who feel the exact same way as Lisa Page. I applaud Lisa Page for doing that,” Scaramucci told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day.” “But I also understand why she didn’t do it sooner because it is intimidating until it’s not intimidating.”
CNN’s Marshall Cohen and Laura Jarrett contributed to this report.