Lisa page refused to appear to a summons, on the Wednesday before the house judiciary and Oversight and government Reform Committee.
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The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte said Wednesday that the Republicans recently forced to call in U.S. Marshals, a former FBI lawyer, Lisa page have to hide with a subpoena to testify in front of Congress when he accused page of “apparently” is “something.”
The revelation came to the side of the lawyer claimed that she “refused cooperation with this investigation,” also, as a side to a summons to appear on Wednesday before the house judiciary and Oversight and government Reform Committee.
The legislature wants to affair question page about your anti-Trump texts with FBI agent Peter Strzok, with the help of a.
Goodlatte told Fox News that the site is agreed, a lawyer, first of all, for service of the summons for the page, but “then he turned around and immediately tried to reject it.”
“That’s why we sent items in the range to serve your house, the summons,” the Virginia Republican said. “You had to go back three times before they were finally able to reach you.”
Lawyer Amy Jeffress told Fox News that the page cannot be displayed on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, because you have enough time to prepare. She said she would ask the legislature to set a different date for the closed-door interview.
PAGE DOES NOT APPEAR FOR THE CAPITOL HILL INTERVIEW, DESPITE SUBPOENA
President Trump blow in the side, in a tweet Wednesday evening, accused them of aid “manipulated” witch-hunt” to the FBI against him.
“Ex-FBI-LAYER Lisa page today defied a house of representatives issued a subpoena to testify in front of Congress! Wow, but is anyone really surprised!” Trump tweeted. “Together with her lover, an FBI Agent, Peter Strzok, she worked on the Manipulated witch-hunt, the spoiled, perhaps, and corrupt it!”
Ex-FBI-LAYER Lisa page defied today, the house of representatives issued a subpoena to testify in front of Congress! Wow, but is anyone really surprised! Together with her lover, an FBI Agent, Peter Strzok, she worked on the Manipulated witch-hunt, the spoiled, perhaps, and corrupt case.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 11. July 2018
How can the Rigged witch-hunt, when it was launched, influenced, and worked for an extended period of time, the former FBI Agent/lover Peter Strzok? Read filled with his hatred and totally biased, E-Mails, and the answer is clear!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 11. July 2018
The Republicans are always talking about trying to with page.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Republican chairmen of the two committees a letter with the page, and your legal team the lay out of the three options. This includes, at a public hearing with Strzok on Thursday, appear for a closed-door deposition Friday or more legal problems.
“You can interview your customers, Lisa page, is an important part of this investigation,” Goodlatte, and Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S. C., wrote in the letter.
The letter contains a timeline, which States that, if a page is not displayed, initiate the Committee, “contempt proceedings” on Friday at 10:30 PM
“It was said in total disregard of the cooperation with the House Judiciary Committee and the Oversight and government Committee for seven months now,” Goodlatte. “I think it is very important for you to understand that you should be respected, with you now, you are held in contempt of Congress, what could happen as soon as Friday.”
In a statement published Wednesday, page’s lawyer dismissed Goodlatte claim that she has something to hide.
“There is no basis for claims that Lisa has something to hide or is not ready to testify,” Jeffress said.
Rep. Goodlatte: Lisa-page ‘apparently has something to hide’
Jeffress has said the FBI did not given had to your page and the necessary materials to prepare for your hearing, say the two had gone to the FBI to check the materials, “but after waiting more than three hours, we were not with any documents.”
In the meantime, other GOP lawmakers suggested page on their refusal, for the interview on Wednesday with Ron DeSantis of Florida, called it “pathetic” and Jim Jordan of Ohio said she was “once again the double standard.”
“A set of rules for ordinary Americans, the other set for the swamp!” Jordan said.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., a member of the Oversight Committee, said the action was “untenable.”
Page and Strzok both worked on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s E-Mails and, later, special counsel Robert Müller Russia is investigation. Both were removed from the Mueller probe last year after the Ministry of justice’s internal watchdog, the special counsel aware of the anti-Trump-text-messages.
A report by the justice Department’s internal watchdog released last month, detailed the inflammatory texts between the two, for example, an exchange in which Strzok wrote: “we will stop him” in reference to a possible trump card to win elections.
The judiciary and the Supervisory bodies have already the Ministry spent much of the summer, hearings and interviews critical of the FBI and justice. Democrats have strongly objected to the GOP-led investigation, saying it is an attempt to undermine Mueller’s trial and sway the public opinion against the investigator.
A source close to Strzok said to Fox that he still plans at the session Thursday to participate, and his legal team wants the transcript of his closed door. June deposition made available to the public.
The legal Committee has also held a contested hearing, June 28, with the FBI Director, Christopher Wray, and Deputy General state attorney Rod Rosenstein. In the hearing, the Republicans are angry, accusing officials of withholding tax documents from you, and asked for details about the surveillance tactics in the Russian investigation.
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Catherine Herridge is an award-winning chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, DC she covers intelligence, the justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as the London correspondent.