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Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page is being given two final options to appear by the end of the week before two House committees investigating her anti-Trump text exchanges with a bureau agent in 2016 - or face potential contempt action from Congress.
"It appears Lisa Page has something to hide", said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA.) on Tuesday.
Infamous former Federal Bureau of Investigation official Lisa Page said through her lawyer Tuesday that she would not be testifying before Congress on Wednesday as they had requested.
"A subpoena to testify before Congress is not optional, it's mandatory", Ryan said.
Page's lawyer Amy Jeffress said in a statement the subpoena was issued before Page was able to view the materials that had been produced to Congress.
Republicans did, however, ask 25 questions about Strzok's affair with Lisa Page, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer who Strzok exchanged inappropriate text messages with about then-candidate Trump.
Strzok and Page worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but Strzok was removed when the texts were discovered a year ago.
House Republicans have suggested the Federal Bureau of Investigation was conspiring against Trump during and after his presidential campaign, and the two committees are investigating decisions made by the agency and the Justice Department during the 2016 presidential election.
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It's unclear if GOP lawmakers will actually hold a contempt vote if Page continues to defy the subpoena. House Republicans have suggested the Federal Bureau of Investigation was conspiring against Trump during and after his presidential campaign, and the two committees are investigating decisions made by the agency and the Justice Department during the election. "As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time".
The decision not to appear for Wednesday's scheduled deposition is sure to provoke a response from the committee, which could move to hold her in contempt of Congress.
Napolitano said Wednesday that if Page does, in fact, need more time to prepare, she should be given that time in order to ensure a truthful testimony. She had said in a statement Tuesday night that "bullying tactics" weren't necessary.
"We will use all tools at our disposal to obtain her testimony", Goodlatte said.
"The Committees have not honored this request", Jeffress said.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the subpoena isn't public. "Together with her lover, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, she worked on the Rigged Witch Hunt, perhaps the most tainted and corrupt case EVER!"
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page backed away from a planned interview on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
But in a scathing report released last month, the Justice Department's inspector general found that several FBI employees, including Strzok, had compromised the agency's appearance of objectivity by voicing their political beliefs during ongoing investigations.
However, investigators did not find any political bias on behalf of Comey or the Federal Bureau of Investigation when it came to protecting or prosecuting Clinton.