90 Miles From Tyranny : House Committee Slaps Page And Strzok With Subpoenas After Anti-Trump Texts Surface

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

House Committee Slaps Page And Strzok With Subpoenas After Anti-Trump Texts Surface

Two congressional committees have subpoenaed a former FBI attorney who exchanged anti-Trump text messages to appear for a closed-door deposition on Wednesday.

The House Judiciary and House Government and Oversight Committees issued the subpoena on Monday to Lisa Page, the former mistress of FBI agent Peter Strzok.

Strzok, who oversaw the FBI’s Russia investigation when it first started, will testify in public before both committees on Thursday.

Page’s lawyer told CNN that Page has negotiated with the GOP-controlled committees to appear voluntarily.

“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,” Amy Jeffress told CNN.

Jeffress said the FBI has agreed to provide Page with notes and other documentation to help her prepare for her deposition, but that the bureau has yet to provide the documents.

“We are still waiting to work out a reasonable date for her interview,” said Jeffress, adding that her client “has cooperated voluntarily with another congressional committee that had no objection to explaining the scope of its investigation or providing sufficient notice for her interview.”

Page resigned from the FBI on May 4. She previously served as general counsel to Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI.

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