Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to testify before congressional committee on Friday

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was subpoenaed to appear before congressional committees on Wednesday to testify about her role in the bureau’s investigations on Hillary Clinton’s email server and alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia — but Page defied that subpoena and refused to appear as requested.

Congressional leaders suggested that Page could be held in contempt of Congress for her defiance after she failed to appear, and it appears that threat carried some weight, as Page finally agreed to appear on Friday for a closed-door hearing on Capitol Hill, with a follow-up hearing scheduled for Monday.

“Long overdue”

According to The Washington Times, Page’s attorney, Amy Jefress, had sought to excuse her client’s refusal to appear Wednesday on the basis of Page’s supposed inability to adequately review certain documents that would be relevant to her questioning and testimony.

It would seem that Page either got the chance to finally review those relevant documents, or simply decided she’d rather take her chances at the hearing without reviewing them in order to avoid the potential contempt charge.

House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) was pleased at the development and stated that her appearance before his committee was “long overdue.”

“We have sought her testimony for seven months, ultimately resulting in a subpoena demanding her presence,” Goodlatte said.

He added: “Lisa Page is a key witness in our investigation and we need to hear from her about her role related to certain decisions made by the Department and Bureau.”

A joint affair

The closed-door session will likely be a joint affair between the Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Trey Gowdy.

Both committees have recently delved into the evidence of partisan bias among senior members of the FBI and Department of Justice, and how that bias may have impacted their decision-making with regard to major investigations, like those over Clinton’s emails and alleged Trump-Russia collusion.

Both committees held a joint hearing on Thursday, during which Page’s colleague and reported extra-marital lover, FBI agent Peter Strzok, was grilled for hours about his obvious anti-Trump bias that was clearly expressed in a number of text messages sent back-and-forth with Page throughout 2016 and 2017.

[show_poll poll_id=604]

It is unclear exactly how the closed-door session with Page and the congressional committees will proceed, and it remains unknown whether Page will prove cooperative or combative toward the congressional investigators seeking to hold executive branch agencies accountable.

Hopefully, Page will cooperate and answer the questions posed to her by the joint panel so they can move along with their investigations and get closer to an ultimate conclusion in the matter.

16 Responses

  1. I am the business owner of JustCBD Store brand (justcbdstore.com) and I’m presently aiming to grow my wholesale side of company. I am hoping anybody at targetdomain is able to provide some guidance . I considered that the most effective way to do this would be to reach out to vape shops and cbd retail stores. I was hoping if anybody at all could suggest a trustworthy web-site where I can buy Vape Shop Business Contact Details I am presently looking at creativebeartech.com, theeliquidboutique.co.uk and wowitloveithaveit.com. On the fence which one would be the best option and would appreciate any support on this. Or would it be much simpler for me to scrape my own leads? Suggestions?

  2. I really love your blog.. Great colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own personal site and want to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Appreciate it!

  3. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve visited this site before but after looking at a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I stumbled upon it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!

  4. Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I’m going to come back yet again since i have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  5. Having read this I believed it was rather informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  6. Next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not disappoint me just as much as this one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, nonetheless I actually believed you would have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something that you can fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention.

  7. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not disappoint me just as much as this one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read through, however I really thought you would probably have something helpful to say. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something you could possibly fix if you weren’t too busy seeking attention.

  8. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before but after looking at a few of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I came across it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Popular