Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Republicans demand interview with ex-FBI lawyer this week

Republicans demand interview with ex-FBI lawyer this week

Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation after he was made aware that the agent exchanged text messages critical of Trump with another FBI official, Lisa Page, with whom Strzok was allegedly having an affair.

Lisa Page, the former anti-Trump FBI lawyer who was briefly part of special counsel Robert Mueller's team, will not attend a Congressional hearing for which she had been subpoenaed, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte confirmed late Tuesday.

Strzok and Page were both members of the special counsel Robert Mueller had appointed to run the Russian investigation.

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.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation attorney involved in a series of text exchanges with a colleague that led to accusations of anti-Trump bias within the agency was supposed to testify in front of Congress on Wednesday, but her attorney says that won't happen, even though she was subpoenaed.

"Lisa and I went to the Federal Bureau of Investigation 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".

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He warned of unspecified action by the committees to force her to testify, leaving Page at potential risk of a contempt of Congress citation.

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. 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.

"It appears that Lisa Page has something to hide", he said. "Congressional subpoenas for testimony are not optional". If she wants to come plead the Fifth that's her choice, but a subpoena to testify before Congress is not optional, it's mandatory.

"All she is asking is to be treated as other witnesses have under the Committees" own rules, ' Jeffress said.

Jeffress added that Page received word from the Justice Department only "after 11 pm" Tuesday that she would have access to the documents she needed for Wednesday's interview.

Page's attorney, Amy Jeffress, countered by saying that her client is willing to cooperate but was denied the opportunity to prepare for the hearing by not having access to essential Federal Bureau of Investigation files. Following that report and the firing of Comey by Trump, the Department of Justice Inspector General launched an investigation. "Right?!" Page wrote to Strzok.

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