Kirsters Baish| Anti-Trump FBI lawyer Lisa Page was issued a subpoena by the House Judiciary Committee to appear at a closed-door interview this Wednesday. There will be multiple lawmakers present at the interview.
The Washington Times reports that the House Judiciary Committee issued the subpoena to the former FBI lawyer, calling her to go in front of lawmakers for a private interview this coming Wednesday. This information was provided by two sources familiar with the situation and the subpoena.
Lisa Page sent anti-Trump text messages back and forth with her significant other and fellow FBI agent, Peter Strzok. Strzok is set to testify in front of the panel this coming Thursday. Both of the FBI agents spent time working on the Clinton private server investigation in addition to special counsel Robert Mueller’s witch hunt into alleged ties between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and Russia.
The Times writes:
The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the subpoena isn’t public.
It is unclear if Page will appear. Her lawyer, Amy Jeffress, said in a statement that they are “still waiting to work out a reasonable date” for the interview.
Jeffress said they are also still waiting on documents from the FBI to prepare.
“We asked the committee staff to explain the scope of the investigation and provide sufficient notice that would allow her to prepare, which are normal conditions for congressional committees, but these committees have not followed the normal process,” Jeffress said.
Page resigned on May 4th. Chief of counterintelligence for the FBI (and Page’s lover), Peter Strzok, and Page were found to have been sending text messages that were extremely critical toward Donald Trump back and forth to one another during the summer of 2017.
Page recused herself from Robert Mueller’s Russia probe in September 2017.
The smoking gun message that was exchanged between the two agents has to do with some kind of “insurance policy.” The goal was clear: to keep Trump from becoming President.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office…that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected…but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok wrote in a text message to Page on August. 15, 2016. He was referencing Andrew McCabe.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok went on.
There was another interesting conversation between the couple in which Page was obviously concerned. Strzok assured her that they would “stop” Trump from winning the presidency.
Strzok will be testifying publicly this coming Thursday during a joint hearing between the House Oversight Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.
Fox News writes:
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page is expected to appear at a closed-door deposition in front of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees on Wednesday, just one day before former bureau colleague and lover Peter Strzok is set to testify publicly about the start of the Russia investigation.
A congressional source told Fox News on Monday that the judiciary committee issued a subpoena to Page, but noted that it was unclear whether Page’s attorneys and the committee would work out an agreement ahead of the Wednesday morning interview so that her testimony would be considered voluntary.
Attorneys for Strzok, who gave his private interview last month, and the committee agreed to a similar arrangement after he was subpoenaed.
Page is expected to face a grilling in the joint interview. For months, the attorney has been caught in the crosshairs of investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates in the 2016 presidential election, amid revelations that she and Strzok exchanged hundreds of politically charged, anti-Trump text messages.