Offbeat Lisa Page to privately meet with Congress on Friday

18:10  12 july  2018
18:10  12 july  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page meeting with House panels about anti-Trump texts

  Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page meeting with House panels about anti-Trump texts Her messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have fueled Republicans’ claims of political bias at the bureau.Page arrived on Capitol Hill around 1:30 p.m. The meeting was expected to last several hours.

Lisa Page , who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with Peter Strzok, her FBI agent lover, was seen for the first time since the affair was exposed. The DOJ said they would be handing over the messages to Congress . It is currently going through more than 10,000 messages between the couple

Bob Goodlatte, (R-Va.), on former FBI attorney Lisa Page initially defying a Congressional subpoena and FBI agent Peter Strzok's upcoming testimony. “The good news is that late last night, through her attorney, Lisa Page did agree to appear for a private interview on Friday , voluntarily.

a person posing for the camera © Lisa Page legal team

Embattled ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page will meet with members of Congress behind closed doors on Friday, Page's legal team told CNN.

Page initially defied a congressional subpoena Wednesday, with her lawyer citing a lack of information on the scope of the interview and an inability to view materials produced to lawmakers before the interview. Republicans, at the time, were considering holding her in contempt of Congress.

But on CNN's "New Day" Thursday morning, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, said that Page's lawyer Amy Jeffress reached an agreement late Wednesday night for Page to give private testimony to the Judiciary Committee on Friday. Page's attorney confirmed Goodlatte's comments.

Former FBI Lawyer Page Defies Judiciary Committee Subpoena

  Former FBI Lawyer Page Defies Judiciary Committee Subpoena Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page will not appear before the the House Judiciary Committee despite receiving a subpoena. Page and FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, with whom she was having an extramarital affair, have been a target of congressional Republicans critical of  the agency’s investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email server and possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The two exchanged text messages saying “we’ll stop” a Trump presidency, a report by the FBI Inspector General found.

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Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok have been ensnared in a Republican firestorm for months over text messages they exchanged disparaging Donald Trump while working on the Hillary Clinton email probe and Russia investigations. Her attorney said Wednesday there is "no basis for claims that Lisa has anything to hide or is unwilling to testify." Page has since left the agency.

Page will not appear with Strzok during his testimony before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee Thursday morning, Ranking House Judiciary Democrat Jerrold Nadler told CNN. Before agreeing to meet with members of Congress on Friday, Republicans had offered Page the opportunity to appear beside Strzok at his public hearing Thursday.

House GOP weighs contempt against key witness in FBI probes .
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump messages with a top FBI counterintelligence official, refused to appear under subpoena for testimony Wednesday, seeking more time to review relevant documents.House Republican leaders strongly suggested they would seek punitive measures against former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, a key witness in their reviews of the bureau’s probes into Hillary Clinton’s emails and President Trump’s suspected Russia ties, after she refused to appear under a summons for an interview with two congressional committees.

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