Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

House panel subpoenas ex-FBI lawyer Page for interview

House panel subpoenas ex-FBI lawyer Page for interview

In a statement released by Page's lawyer Tuesday, she claims that she has not been given sufficient time to review materials relating to her case, and she blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees.

The summary said Republicans asked questions like, "I don't mean to embarrass you, but is Lisa Page someone that you do or at some point in time did love?" and, "So what I'm trying to establish through all of that is, was Lisa Page someone that you cared about deeply at the time you were sending these messages?" Jeffress said they are also still waiting on documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to prepare.

The House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees are interested in Page as part of their investigation into what they say is bias at the Justice Department.

President Donald Trump attacked a former FBI lawyer on Wednesday after she failed to testify on allegations of anti-Trump bias in the FBI's investigation of him.

"She's known for about seven months", said Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia.

"We are aware of the issues raised regarding access to documents by the FBI", Goodlatte and Gowdy wrote.

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"After months of trying to secure her appearance, the committees scheduled her deposition for July 11, 2018".

"A subpoena to testify before Congress is not optional, it's mandatory", Ryan said. If the full House does vote to hold someone in contempt, the matter then moves to the courts, where it has often stalled.

The Judiciary Committee also held a contentious hearing June 28 with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Page also briefly served on Mueller's investigative team until the revelations of her texts with Strzok.

Strzok is scheduled to appear for a public hearing later this week, according to reports.

Meadows said Wednesday morning that the Federal Bureau of Investigation told him there was a "technical glitch" preventing her from getting access to the relevant materials Tuesday, but he later argued that the fact Page couldn't get access to classified material wasn't relevant because the interview would have been held in an unclassified setting.

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"Wow, but is anybody really surprised!"

During FBI agent Peter Strzok's closed-door interview with lawmakers last month, House Republicans seemed to care more about a relationship he had with a colleague and probing the Mueller investigation than they did about Russian Federation interfering with a US election.

In tweets, Trump has branded the couple the "FBI lovers" and said their bias was at the heart of Mueller's "Witch Hunt". "Read his hate filled and totally biased Emails and the answer is clear!"

However, investigators did not find any political bias on behalf of Comey or the Federal Bureau of Investigation when it came to protecting or prosecuting Clinton.

Aiming to discredit the probe, Trump and supporters in Congress have charged that Mueller's team is stacked with Democrats and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been opposed to him.

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