Ex-FBI Lawyer Plans to Defy Congressional Subpoena to Testify on Anti-Trump Texts

(From Politico)

Lisa Page, the former FBI attorney whose anti-Trump text messages have fueled President Donald Trump’s contention that the bureau’s Russia investigation is a “witch hunt” against him, intends to defy a congressional subpoena demanding her testimony on Wednesday, Page’s lawyer says.

Page’s attorney, Amy Jeffress, said the House Judiciary Committee — which issued the subpoena on Saturday — failed to provide her with enough detail about the nature of lawmakers’ questions and that the FBI had so far refused to provide key documents for her to review.

“As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time,” Jeffress said in a statement.

The decision scrambles House Republicans’ efforts to get Page’s testimony ahead of a public hearing Thursday with Peter Strzok, the FBI counterintelligence agent who was on the receiving end of Page’s texts and shared his own anti-Trump sentiment with her.

By obtaining Page’s testimony in a closed-door deposition on Wednesday, committee Republicans would be armed with material to grill Strzok the next day. But now they may not get that chance.

Click here for article.

You have 0 items in your cart. Proceed to checkout?
Yes, please!