PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Married FBI lawyer who exchanged 10,000 texts with her anti-Trump agent lover who was a key player in Mueller's Russia probe and helped clear Hillary is seen for the first time
- Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with Peter Strzok, her FBI agent lover, was seen for the first time since the affair was exposed
- Strzok was dismissed from Robert Mueller's Russia probe over the conversation and was relocated within the FBI over the summer, it was reported Saturday
- Page, a lawyer, was also involved in Mueller's investigation but left the probe before the messages were discovered
- Page, 38, is married to non-profit executive Joseph Burrow who was seen wearing his wedding ring on Wednesday morning
- Strzok was a part of former FBI Director James Comey's Hillary Clinton email probe, and changed the wording in Comey's assessment from 'grossly negligent to 'extremely careless'
- Strzok was also involved in questioning Michael Flynn before he was prosecuted for lying to the Bureau
- The DOJ said they would be handing over the messages to Congress. It is currently going through more than 10,000 messages between the couple that span months
The woman who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with her FBI lover, who was dismissed from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, has been photographed for the first time since news of her affair was revealed.
Lisa Page, a lawyer for the FBI, looked somber in DailyMail.com's exclusive photos as she was spotted leaving the home that she shares with her husband and children in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
The 38-year-old registered Democrat wore all black and her hair was still wet when she left the residence carrying two bags moments after her husband Joseph Burrow, 40, pulled his hood over his head and left the house with their son.
On Saturday, Page was exposed as being the lover of Peter Strzok, deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI, after it was discovered they exchanged anti-Trump text messages, which led him to be reassigned to the FBI's human resources department in August.
Strzok, according to the Washington Post, was a key player in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state. He was also responsible for changing the wording in then FBI director James Comey's assessment from 'grossly negligent' to 'extremely careless,' and the probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
Page was also working on Mueller's Russia probe for a short time but had already left the investigation when the text messages were discovered.
Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with Peter Strzok, her FBI agent lover, was seen for the first time on Wednesday
Strzok (left) was dismissed from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe over the messages he sent to Page (right) and was relocated within the FBI
Page was also on Mueller's Russia probe for a short time but had already left the investigation by the time the text messages were discovered
According to the Washington Post's sources, the extramarital affair was problem enough, but the greater concern among senior law enforcement officials were the 'text messages the two exchanged during the Clinton investigation and campaign season in which they expressed anti-Trump sentiments and other comments that appeared to favor Clinton.'
When approached by DailyMail.com as he was walking down the street alone, Page's husband, an executive at a non-profit international education organization, refused to comment, shaking his head when asked about his wife’s text messages with Strzok.
Attempts to reach Lisa Page and Peter Strzok for comment were unsuccessful.
Burrow was still wearing his wedding ring, days after news of his wife's affair was revealed to the public on Saturday.
Page attended Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University and graduated in the class of 2006. A statement from her on the college website, under the title ‘Lisa Page ’06: Living Her Dream’, reads: 'Lisa Page '06 always knew that she wanted to pursue a career in public service, and she figured that the path to her ideal job would be a winding one.
'As a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, however, she skipped the scenic route and moved immediately from law school to her dream career. "Luckily for me," she says, "it's been as gratifying and fulfilling as I'd hoped."'
Megan Chalfant, Assistant Director, Law Alumni Affairs and Donor Relations at Moritz, said she was unable to comment to DailyMail.com but added that the college was preparing a statement.
Strzok is also married. The Georgetown University graduate is married to fellow alum Melissa Hodgman, who was promoted to Associate Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division by Obama in late 2016.
The promotion came after the FBI found emails pertaining to the Hillary Clinton email server scandal on her aide Huma Abedin's husband s laptop.
After news broke of her husband's alleged bias in Mueller's investigation, Hodgman scrubbed all evidence of her supporting Hillary Clinton from her social media, according to Gateway Pundit.
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced they would be handing over the messages to Congress. The department is currently going through more than 10,000 messages that span months between Page and Strzok, according to Fox News.
Page, 38, is married to Joseph Burrow, 40, (pictured together) and they have children
Burrow was seen pulling up his hood as he left home with the couple's son on Wednesday morning
When reached at his townhouse by DailyMail.com, Page’s husband, Joseph Burrow, refused to comment but shook his head when asked about his wife’s text messages with Strzok and their effect on the Mueller investigation
Burrow, who works for a non-profit international education organization, was seen leaving the couple's home
Strzok's texts have been seized on by Republicans who were appalled that Clinton was cleared last July by Comey, who was later sacked by President Trump.
Strzok was among the top officials investigating Clinton and changed Comey's description of her conduct from 'grossly negligent' – language that mirrors the criminal code – to the softer words 'extremely careless.'
Strzok was also part of the team that quizzed disgraced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn before he pleaded guilty to lying during that interview.
Strzok participated in the FBI's sit-down interviews with two Clinton insiders linked to her email scandal, both of whom got a free pass despite making statements to agents that were later challenged by other records.
The email probe included question-and-answer sessions with several senior Clinton aides including lawyer Cheryl Mills and chief of staff Huma Abedin.
And when those two friends-of-Hillary sat down for their third-degree sessions, Strzok – the partisan anti-Trump agent – was asking many of the questions.
Mills and Abedin both denied knowing of Clinton's unorthodox email server setup, according to summaries of their interviews that the Bureau released last year.
Strzok is also married. The Georgetown University graduate is married to fellow alum Melissa Hodgman (left and right), who was promoted to Associate Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division by Obama in late 2016
Page and Strzok exchanged a thread of messages that 'expressed anti-Trump sentiments and other comments that appeared to favor Clinton,' an anonymous source revealed
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's wife took campaign donations from a Clinton ally, the outgoing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The FBI has pointed out that McCabe had no role in the Clinton investigation until months after his wife's political campaign had concluded. But Page, the lawyer who exchanged anti-Trump texts with Strzok, was on McCabe's staff
Burrow was still wearing his wedding ring, days after news of his wife's affair was revealed to the public, while leaving his home with his son (pictured)