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Lisa Page refuses to appear before the Congress despite subpoena

July 11, 2018

  Lisa Page was scheduled to testify in front of both the House Judiciary and Government Reform Committees today but yesterday her attorney informed the Congress she would not be appearing even though she has been subpoenaed, claiming she did not have enough time to prepare. Here is more: 

Former FBI attorney Lisa Page will not appear for a private interview with two House committees despite being subpoenaed, her attorney told Fox News Tuesday.

In a statement, Amy Jeffress said her client did not have enough time to prepare and had asked the the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees to schedule another date.

“The Committees have not honored this request,” Jeffress said. “As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time.”

Here is some of the reaction:

In a statement, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said: “It appears that Lisa Page has something to hide … She has known for months that the House Judiciary Committee has sought her testimony as part of our joint investigation with the Oversight Committee into decisions made by the Justice Department in 2016, and she has no excuse for her failure to appear.

“Lisa Page is a key witness, and it is critical that she come before our committees to answer questions as part of our investigation,” Goodlatte added.

Other GOP members of the Judiciary Committee slammed Page’s refusal to appear, with Ron DeSantis of Florida calling it “pathetic” and Jim Jordan of Ohio said she was “once again showing the double standard.”

  Her attorney is arguing that Lisa Page did not have access to some material to prepare for the interview but that has been disputed by Mark Meadows:

  It certainly looks as if Lisa Page is hiding something and it is time for the Congress to grow a set and take this to the next level, the Congress must compel her to appear of face incarceration. The last I knew a subpoena was not voluntary…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

8 Comments leave one →
  1. July 11, 2018 8:13 pm

    I keep hearing the threats with this and the DOJ on production of documents…I will believe it when I see it when they come through with a contempt charge that has some teeth in it.

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    • July 12, 2018 5:35 am

      I agree, they talk a good game but they do not back it up. Holder was held in contempt and they did nothing about it so I don’t expect this to be much different.


  2. July 11, 2018 8:46 pm

    The guilty don’t ‘believe’ in being “held accountable” for their wrong doings.

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  3. Fergus permalink
    July 11, 2018 9:28 pm

    The guilty know they won’t be held accountable for their wrong doings.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 12, 2018 12:43 am

    Good for her!

    I think Congress is overstepping it’s legislative power. What legislation is being considered that Ms. Page’s testimony is vital? If Congress wanted to reform the FBI and end sexual discrimination then maybe her testimony might have some relevance.

    Congress is encroaching on the judicial branch’s power. There is a SCOTUS case on this matter where the Court ruled in favor of a witness the Congress was trying to compel testimony from. I think Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh would rule against Congress if a case was brought by Strzok, Page, McCabe, Comey et al.

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