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Goodlatte: Ex-FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Agrees to Private Interview

By    |   Thursday, 12 July 2018 10:33 AM

Former FBI attorney Lisa Page did not appear Wednesday to answer a subpoena, but she has voluntarily agreed to appear for a private interview with the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman Bob Goodlatte said Thursday.

"The good news is that late last night, through her attorney, Lisa Page did agree to appear for a private interview on Friday," the Virginia Republican told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria."

"We are still working out details, so I can't get into that but that is an important and positive development because we have been trying for seven months to talk to Lisa Page," Goodlatte said.

It was "very disturbing" when Page refused to appear for her subpoenaed deposition to answer questions concerning a series of text messages she exchanged with FBI agent Peter Strzok in 2016, with whom she was romantically involved, concerning then-candidate Donald Trump, Goodlatte told Bartiromo.

"She is still under that subpoena, and this appearance will go a long way towards allowing the committees to get the information they need from her as part of our investigation, into what happened in 2016 and the disparate treatment bias reflected in texts between her and Peter Strzok," Goodlatte said.

Strzok is testifying Thursday, but during earlier questioning, Strzok refused to answer several questions upon the advice of the FBI's attorney, said Goodlatte.

"We have had since some very serious discussions with the FBI about this they want this to be fully and openly discussed, and I think that we are moving in the right direction," said Goodlatte.

"We will see today what questions he answers and what questions he does not. Now with regard to the Miss Page, the same circumstances will hold. However, we have many many questions that were answered by Peter Strzok we expect them to be answered by Lisa Page as well."

Strzok had been in charge of the investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as well as the Trump-Russia investigation, noted Bartiromo.

He took over solely investigating Trump on July 31, 2016, and then 8 days later, Page sent him a text saying that Trump wouldn't become president and Strzok responded that they would stop it, the Fox Business show host added.

"I think millions of Americans understand that," said Goodlate. "[He] will have the opportunity to publicly explain his statement and be questioned by a great many members of both the House Judiciary Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform committee about that and many other texts that reflect the very disturbing extreme bias on part of both individuals communicating with each other over government equipment."

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Former FBI attorney Lisa Page did not appear Wednesday to answer a subpoena, but she has voluntarily agreed to appear for a private interview with the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman Bob Goodlatte said Thursday.
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