Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress!
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.
Two congressional sources said a committee vote to hold Page in contempt could be held on Friday, which would set the stage for a full House vote next week.
"She was a part of the mess that we have uncovered over at DOJ". "They had to go back three times before they were finally able to reach her". She said they would lawmakers to schedule another date for the closed-door interview. She added that Page first needed clarification about what the lawmakers would be asking and access to Federal Bureau of Investigation documents.
"A subpoena to testify before Congress is not optional, it's mandatory", Ryan said.
"Wow, but is anybody really surprised!"
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'I am on Air Force One flying to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and hear reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation lovers, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are getting cold feet on testifying about the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by 13 Angry Democrats and people that worked for Obama for 8 years.
Republicans are still trying to talk with Page.
Strzok will testify publicly before the committees on Thursday.
Indeed, as early as December 19, Goodlatte and oversight committee chair Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, asking the Justice Department to make Page available for an interview.
In response, House Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte said Page has known for months about an interview, and the committee will use "all tools at our disposal" to obtain it. "I think it's very important for her to understand that she should comply with it now before she's held in contempt of Congress, which could happen as soon as Friday".
Earlier he said Page appears to have "something to hide" by not appearing.
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Similarly, Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis called Page's unwillingness to testify "pathetic". However, on Tuesday, Page showed signs of cold feet when her lawyer, Amy Jeffress, issued a statement complaining about Committee staff.
"Despite repeated promises by Republicans that they would not interfere with the ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, they asked hundreds of questions during our recent interview of Peter Strzok demonstrating that their investigation has become exactly that - an attempt to obstruct Special Counsel Mueller's work and act as President Trump's defense counsel", Mr. Cummings said. The DOJ watchdog published a report last month that revealed messages between Strzok and Page which suggested the two of them, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, would try and stop Trump from getting elected.
A source close to Strzok told Fox that he still plans to attend the hearing Thursday, and his legal team wants the transcript from his closed-door June deposition made public.
Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein have rejected suggestions of bias against Trump, and have assured Congress that Mueller is conducting his probe appropriately.
House Republicans have engaged in a war of words and threats against the Justice Department for withholding information about the Trump-Russia investigation. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as a London-based correspondent.
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