Lisa Page to defy House Judiciary Committee subpoena, skip deposition
Lisa Page, the former anti-Trump FBI lawyer and member of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, said Tuesday evening that she will not attend a House committee hearing for which she had been subpoenaed.
According to CNN, Ms. Page will not attend the planned deposition hearing by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees over access to her papers at the FBI, which had previously been provided to Congress
Page attorney Amy Jeffress, in a statement tweeted out by CNN reporter Laura Jarrett, said her client had only been subpoenaed four days before the planned hearing and needed more time to prepare.
“The Committees would be asking Lisa about materials that she has not yet been shown. In fact, Lisa andf I went to the FBI today today to review the materials that were previously produced to Congress related to her proposed interview, but after waiting more than three hours, we were not provided with any documents,” Ms. Jeffress said.
Lisa Page is NOT attending tomorrow’s scheduled deposition after House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte subpoenas her, Page attorney says, per @LauraAJarrett pic.twitter.com/0a3mq0ZVYM
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) July 11, 2018
The attorney said her client has asked the Committee to schedule another date that would allow sufficient time for her to prepare.”
But, the statement continued, “the Committees have not honored this request. As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time.”
Ms. Page was deputy counsel to then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and worked for the Mueller team, but was removed after text messages between her and her extramarital lover Peter Strzok showed the pair ridiculing Mr. Trump and talking about an “insurance policy” in the event Mr. trump won the election.
Those messages, and subsequently released ones showing Mr. Strzok assuring Ms. Page that the FBI wouldn’t let Mr. Trump win, has fueled conservative complaints of political bias in Mr. Mueller’s probe of purported Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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