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Report: Lisa Page Offered 'New Information' in Testimony to Lawmakers

Report: Lisa Page Offered 'New Information' in Testimony to Lawmakers
Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page walks to a House Judiciary Committee closed-door meeting in the Rayburn House Office Building on July 13 in Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Saturday, 14 July 2018 09:55 AM

During her testimony on Capitol Hill on Friday, several lawmakers said former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was "cooperative," forthcoming" and "transparent" as she answered questions about anti-Trump texts and agency bias during the 2016 presidential campaign, The Washington Post reported.

North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows, a member of the House Oversight Committee, said Page offered "new information" during her testimony that suggested further evidence of political bias at the FBI regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails and claims of ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

Page answered questions in behind-closed-doors testimony on Friday to the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees. Her apparent consideration in answering lawmakers' questions served as contrast to the raucous testimony on Thursday of embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok before the same congressional committees. Page is reported to have had a romantic relationship with Strzok, where they exchanged anti-Trump texts before the 2016 election.

"Remarkably, we learned new information today suggesting the DOJ had not notified Lisa Page of Congress' outstanding interview requests for over 7 months now. The DOJ/FBI appear to be continuing their efforts to keep material facts, and perhaps even witnesses, from Congress," Meadows tweeted Friday.

Page's answers "heightened my concern that the processes at the FBI were contrived to fit the desired outcomes of people who were biased in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump," said Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., after the meeting.

Though Page maintained she held no bias against Trump, Meadows, who has previously been a harsh critic of her, held a different opinion after the session, saying, "in ways, she's been falsely accused about not being willing to cooperate."

Lawmakers, who had originally wanted Page to testify publically alongside Strzok, did not detail what new information she revealed. She had been threatened with being held in contempt of Congress unless she agreed to testify by Friday.

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During her testimony on Capitol Hill on Friday, several lawmakers said former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was "cooperative," forthcoming" and "transparent" as she answered questions about anti-Trump texts and agency bias during the 2016 presidential campaign, The Washington Post...
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