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Judge says Trump can be deposed in lawsuits by ex-FBI officials whom he publicly attacked

A federal judge ruled Thursday that former President Donald Trump can be impeached in a pair of lawsuits brought by two former FBI officers. Publicly humiliated for a long time.

US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Thursday that former FBI officers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page will also be allowed to question FBI Director Christopher Wray.

The ruling said testimony should be limited to two hours and be “a narrow set of topics”, which were discussed during Thursday’s closed hearing.

Strzok and Page, who were frequent targets of Trump during his presidency, filed separate lawsuits against the Justice Department and the FBI in 2019, alleging, in Page’s case, privacy violations and, in Strzok’s case, wrongdoing. Alleged dismissal from

Strzok and Page made headlines in December 2017 when it was announced that they had been removed from then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into text messages criticizing Trump, including one message that described him as a “disgusting human being”. ” Was said.

Page’s lawsuit argued that the text messages she exchanged with Strzok were illegally released. She also said that the attacks from Trump and his allies damaged her reputation, which limited her earning potential in addition to legal and medical fees. In May 2018, Page resigned as counsel for the FBI.

Page declined to comment on the judge’s ruling Thursday.

Strzok’s lawsuit argued that he was wrongfully terminated for sending private text messages criticizing Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

In one exchange, when Page asked for assurances that Trump would not be elected, Strzok replied, “No, he isn’t. We’ll stop it.”

Trump had uncovered text messages as evidence that the Russia investigation was a “witch hunt”, and has repeatedly publicly demanded that Strzok be fired.

The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended that he be suspended for 60 days and demoted. But David Bowditch, the deputy director of the FBI at the time, overruled that decision, fired Strzok, and denied him the opportunity to appeal, which Strzok said was a violation of FBI guidelines.

In his lawsuit, Strzok, a veteran of the FBI for more than two decades before his dismissal, sought his reinstatement, back pay and other damages.

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