Lisa Page defies Congressional subpoena and will NOT appear to talk

Cheryl Sanders
July 13, 2018

Page's lawyer Amy Jeffress said in a statement that the committee issued a subpoena on Saturday without providing Page with the scope of the interview and before she was able to view the materials that had been produced to Congress, such as her anti-Trump text messages exchanged with Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok.

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are due to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee, to answer questions about anti-Trump text messages they'd exchanged, which led to them being taken off the investigating team - but there have been conflicting reports about whether the pair will show up for the hearings.

Page and Strzok both worked on the FBI investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails and, later, on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

Strzok and Page worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but Strzok was removed when the texts were discovered past year.

Though Strzok and Page's texts are now the stuff of legend, Page's lawyer said that she is defying the subpoena because she didn't have the chance to review the documents presented to Congress, including those texts, CNN reports.

In one message on August 8, 2016, Strzok reassured Page that she needn't worry about Trump winning the White House. She resigned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in May.

House Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy wrote Jeffress Wednesday evening demanding that Page either appear at the public hearing with Strzok on Thursday or for a private deposition Friday.

He testified behind closed doors last month, and his attorney has also clashed with Republicans on the two committees, accusing them of mischaracterizing Strzok's testimony and then refusing to release the transcript of his interview. "She has an obligation to come and testify".

Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress!

"She could go to jail if they really want to press it for blowing off", Napolitano said.

"A subpoena to testify before Congress is not optional, it's mandatory", Ryan said.

"Through her actions and words, Lisa has made it abundantly clear that she will cooperate with this investigation", Jeffress said.

Ryan's commentary supported Bob Goodlatte, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman who issued the subpoena for her testimony on Saturday and openly criticized her decision not to appear in court.

Strzok had a leading role in the Clinton probe and was removed from the Mueller investigation after the texts were discovered a year ago.

Page and fellow Federal Bureau of Investigation employee Peter Strzok were involved in an extramarital affair.

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