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Politics Trump calls out Sessions over FBI lawyer Lisa Page's no-show at Congress

12:41  12 july  2018
12:41  12 july  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page to Face Questioning About Anti-Trump Texts

  Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page to Face Questioning About Anti-Trump Texts Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page will be questioned in private by congressional investigators Wednesday, a day before bureau agent Peter Strzok is to testify publicly about the beginnings of the government’s Russia collusion investigation, according to two congressional officials. Anti-Trump messages between Page and Strzok during the 2016 presidential campaign, when they were involved romantically, have fueled accusations from President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers that the Russia probe was tainted early on by bias among some members of the FBI assigned to it.

(AP). President Trump in an early morning tweet Thursday nudged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to act over FBI lawyer Lisa Page ’ s refusal to comply with subpoena and testify before Congress .

President Donald Trump called out Lisa Page after the former FBI lawyer failed to appear before Congress Wednesday. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: April 3, 2018: President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with the leaders of the Baltic states. © Provided by Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. April 3, 2018: President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with the leaders of the Baltic states. President Trump in an early morning tweet Thursday nudged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to act over FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s refusal to comply with subpoena and testify before Congress.

“As I head out to a very important NATO meeting, I see that FBI Lover/Agent Lisa Page is dodging a Subpoena & is refusing to show up and testify,” Trump tweeted early Thursday morning.

He continued, “What can she possibly say about her statements and lies. So much corruption on the other side. Where is the Attorney General?”

Attorney: Ex-FBI lawyer Page won't show for House interview

  Attorney: Ex-FBI lawyer Page won't show for House interview An attorney for former FBI lawyer Lisa Page says she will not appear for a private interview Wednesday with two House committees, despite a subpoena. Page's lawyer says she didn't have enough time to prepare and had asked the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees to schedule another date. Because they would not, "Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time," says Amy Jeffress.

CBS News has obtained texts sent by former Special Counsel investigator Peter Strzok to his colleague Lisa Page , a senior FBI lawyer who was also In July 2016, the two mock the Trump campaign and Republicans over their convention guests and speakers, including a Duck Dynasty star and Scott Baio.

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. 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

Sessions has been the target of Trump in the past. The presiden slammed him for recusing himself from the Russia-collusion investigation and for his “weak position” on former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s “crimes.”

“The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn’t tell me he was going to recuse himself...I would have quickly picked someone else. So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined...and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion!” Trump tweeted last month.

Trump also aired out his frustration with Sessions’ lack of fervor in tackling allegations of government surveillance abuse, calling out his “disgraceful” decision to instruct the Department of Justice's inspector general to probe the allegations.

Former FBI Lawyer Page Defies Judiciary Committee Subpoena

  Former FBI Lawyer Page Defies Judiciary Committee Subpoena 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.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday that Peter Strzok, the FBI official ousted from the Russia probe over anti- Trump text messages he exchanged with FBI lawyer Lisa Page had exchanged text messages with Page more than 50,000 times.

Months-worth of FBI employees' texts dreading Trump victory released to Congress . Later in a text from August 15, 2016, Strzok tells Page : "I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy' s office" -- an apparent reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe -- "that there' s no way

“Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!” Trump tweeted.

Trump’s remarks came as Page defied a subpoena to appear on Wednesday before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees, even as her lawyer claims she “will cooperate with this investigation.”

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte said Wednesday that U.S. Marshals were called in to serve Page with a subpoena to testify and accused her of “apparently” having “something to hide.”

Attorney Amy Jeffress told Fox News that Page didn’t testify on Wednesday as they didn’t have enough time to prepare, noting that she would ask lawmakers to schedule another date for the interview behind closed doors.

Members of Congress seek to grill Page regarding about her anti-Trump text messages with embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she had an affair. Strzok, meanwhile, is set to testify publicly for the first time on Thursday before House Republicans who are investigating bias at the FBI.

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.


Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page meeting with House panels about anti-Trump texts .
Her messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have fueled Republicans’ claims of political bias at the bureau.Page arrived on Capitol Hill around 1:30 p.m. The meeting was expected to last several hours.

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