Lisa Page's notorious texts with Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok led supporters of President Donald Trump to claim the feds had it out for Trump and supported Hillary Clinton, and she was supposed to answer questions from the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees on how the Justice Department handled certain decisions leading up to the 2016 election.
After the Clinton probe ended and Trump won the election, both Strzok and Page joined, for a short time, the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion and obstruction by the Trump campaign. "Together with her lover, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, she worked on the Rigged Witch Hunt, perhaps the most tainted and corrupt case EVER!"
Strzok, who has already spoken to the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees behind closed doors, is expected to testify publicly before the panels Thursday.
Jerrold Nadler of NY, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, and Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the party's ranking member on the Oversight panel, said the Republicans' focus on Page and Strzok was meant to undermine the Russian Federation investigation now being run by Special Council Robert Mueller.
Jeffress added that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had not given her and Page the necessary materials to prepare for her hearing, saying the two had gone to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to review the materials, "but after waiting for more than three hours, we were not provided with any documents".
Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress! It was then that he heard the news that she may defy the subpoena and refuse to testify and condemned it as a "total disgrace". "It can't require that you answer because you have the right to remain silent", the Fox News senior judicial analyst said.
'Congressional subpoenas for testimony are not optional, ' he said.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a statement regarding Page. Her attorney said Page hadn't been given enough information about the committees' intended line of questioning.
"All she is asking is to be treated as other witnesses have under the Committees" own rules, ' Jeffress said. Following that report and the firing of Comey by Trump, the Department of Justice Inspector General launched an investigation.
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.
Strzok was removed from Mueller's team when the texts were discovered a year ago. Page had already left the Mueller team.