Published: Thu, July 12, 2018

READ: GOP Committee Chairs Threaten Lisa Page With Contempt Of Congress

READ: GOP Committee Chairs Threaten Lisa Page With Contempt Of Congress

Meanwhile, Strzok is expected to testify Thursday at a public hearing in front of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees.

Page, who has been under fire for exchanging anti-Trump text messages with Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok during the 2016 presidential election, was subpoenaed by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, according to reports. Page, who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with FBI official Peter Strzrok during the Clinton email investigation, was asked to appear for an interview with the committees.

Earlier he said Page appears to have "something to hide" by not appearing.

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"How can the Rigged Witch Hunt proceed when it was started, influenced and worked on, for an extended period of time, by former FBI Agent/Lover Peter Strzok?".

Jeffress said in a statement prior to the contempt threat that Page could not appear without first having access to Federal Bureau of Investigation documents that the committees already possessed, and that they had ignored her efforts to find a later date for the deposition.

Republican lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee are now weighing whether to pursue contempt measures against Page, who first came to their attention over a series of anti-Trump text messages she exchanged with Peter Strzok, then a top Federal Bureau of Investigation counterterrorism official, with whom she was having an affair.

'We have asked the Committees to schedule another date that would allow sufficient time for her to prepare.

"Through her actions and words, Lisa has made it abundantly clear that she will cooperate with this investigation".

Jeffress writes in the letter that she assumes the committees agree there is no legitimate basis for that investigation, because it would be "inappropriate for the chairmen to request a voluntary interview from a subject or target of a criminal investigation relating to the same matters of that investigation". Page had already left the Mueller team.

The Judiciary Committee also held a contentious hearing June 28 with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Trump slammed them as he was in route to Belgium for a meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, mocking them on Tuesday for getting "cold feet" about testifying before Congress.

Strzok was questioned for 11 hours over his role and alleged bias in a closed hearing of the two committees two weeks ago. The investigation is looking at Russian ties to Trump's campaign and whether Trump obstructed justice. When he returns to Capitol Hill for Thursday's hearing he will be speaking publicly about the messages for the first time. Michael Flynn, who briefly served as Trump's national security advisor, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators.

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