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Offbeat Former FBI Lawyer Page Defies Judiciary Committee Subpoena

16:06  11 july  2018
16:06  11 july  2018 Source:   rollcall.com

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Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page will not appear before the the House Judiciary Committee despite receiving a subpoena . A former FBI lawyer at the center of Republican allegations of anti-Trump bias in the Russia investigation plans to defy a congressional subpoena to testify before the House

Lisa Page , the former FBI attorney whose anti-Trump text messages have fueled President Donald Trump's contention that the bureau 's Russia investigation is a "witch hunt" against him, intends to defy a congressional subpoena demanding her testimony on Wednesday, Page 's lawyer says.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said it appeared that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page had “something to hide” after she refused to appear before his committee. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo) © Provided by CQ Roll Call, Inc. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said it appeared that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page had “something to hide” after she refused to appear before his committee. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page will not appear before the the House Judiciary Committee despite receiving a subpoena.

Page and FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, with whom she was having an extramarital affair, have been a target of congressional Republicans critical of  the agency’s investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email server and possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The two exchanged text messages saying “we’ll stop” a Trump presidency, a report by the FBI Inspector General found.

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A former FBI lawyer at the center of Republican allegations of anti-Trump bias in the Russia investigation plans to defy a congressional subpoena to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Lisa Page , whose text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have been

Lisa Page , the former FBI attorney whose texts fueled President Trump's allegations of bias at the bureau , plans to defy a GOP subpoena to appear before

Strzok is set to testify before the Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee on Thursday.

Page’s lawyer Amy Jeffress said in a statement that she had received a subpoena on Saturday asking to testify but was not given information about the scope of the interview, CNN reported.

“Lisa and I went to the FBI today to review the materials that were previously produced to Congress relating to her proposed interview, but after waiting for more than three hours, we were not provided with any documents,” Jeffress said.

Jeffress also said that they asked to schedule another date so they had time to prepare, but it was denied.

“As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time,” Jeffress said.

Peter Strzok agrees to testify before Congress next week

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Former FBI attorney Lisa Page will defy a congressional subpoena to appear for a deposition on Wednesday, her lawyer said in a statement. The House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees issued the subpoena to Page , who has been at the center of

Ex- FBI lawyer Lisa Page defies GOP-issued subpoena to testify on Capitol Hill; Rep. Andy Biggs reacts on 'Your World.' House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte said Page had known for months about an interview, and that the GOP-led committee would use "all tools at our disposal" to obtain it.

Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte criticized Page in a statement.

“It appears that Lisa Page has something to hide,” he said.

Goodlatte said Page knew “for months” the committee wanted her to testify as part of its joint investigation with the House Intelligence Committee.

“Lisa Page is a key witness, and it is critical that she come before our committees to answer questions as part of our investigation,” he said.

Similarly, Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis called Page’s unwillingness to testify “pathetic.”

Rep. Jim Jordan said Page’s unwillingness to testified showed a “double standard.”

Committee member Rep. Andy Biggs said Page is part of the “chorus of current and former DOJ employees who hold Congress’ Constitutional authority in contempt.”

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Lisa Page to privately meet with Congress on Friday .
Embattled ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page will meet with members of Congress behind closed doors on Friday, Page's legal team told CNN.Page initially defied a congressional subpoena Wednesday, with her lawyer citing a lack of information on the scope of the interview and an inability to view materials produced to lawmakers before the interview. Republicans, at the time, were considering holding her in contempt of Congress.

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