Goodlatte: Page Will Be Held in Contempt of Congress If She Doesn't Comply With Subpoena
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) says Lisa Page's refusal to appear for a private interview with two House committees despite being subpoenaed is a sign that the former FBI attorney has something to hide.
In a statement, Page's attorney, Amy Jeffress, said her client did not have enough time to prepare and had asked the the House Judiciary and Oversight committees to schedule another date.
Page originally was scheduled to appear before both committees Wednesday as part of their investigation into alleged bias at the Justice Department. She and former lover Peter Strzok, who is set to testify publicly before the committees Thursday, exchanged anti-Trump text message throughout the 2016 campaign.
On "Outnumbered Overtime," Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Page has been in "complete defiance" of cooperation with Congress for months.
Lisa Page plans to blatantly defy a congressional subpoena by refusing to appear for her deposition. She is a key witness, and it is critical that she come before @HouseJudiciary to answer questions as part of our investigation. It appears she has something to hide.
— Bob Goodlatte (@RepGoodlatte) July 11, 2018
"This is a very serious matter. This subpoena is still in effect," Goodlatte said. "I think it's very important for her to understand that. And she should comply with it and she should comply with it now, before she's held in contempt of Congress."
He added that could happen as soon as Friday if she fails to comply with the subpoena.
"She does not have days or weeks to do this. She's got to decide now."
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UPDATE: Former FBI attorney Lisa Page “voluntarily” agreed to appear for a private interview before House committees on Friday, following her refusal to appear for a deposition Wednesday despite a congressionally-issued subpoena.
Read more, here.