Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Trump makes intentional typo about Lisa Page defying House Subpoena

Trump makes intentional typo about Lisa Page defying House Subpoena

Page's attorney said late Tuesday that she would not appear for a private interview Wednesday with the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees, despite a subpoena. But her lawyer, Amy Jeffress, pushed back, arguing in a statement that Page needed "clarification of the scope of the Committee's interest in interviewing her and access to relevant documents" before she sat for an interview with the panels. 'She was a part of a mess that they have uncovered over at DOJ. She has an obligation to come and testify.

Page's attorney said that she and Page did not have enough time to prepare for the meeting, and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was less than accommodating when they went to go over materials had been given to Congress.

If a witness does not respond to a subpoena, the full House can vote to hold that person in contempt of Congress. Ryan said Wednesday the House will "do what we need to do to protect this branch of government" and that he stands behind Goodlatte.

Strzok, meanwhile, is scheduled to testify publicly on Thursday before a joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees. "Congressional subpoenas for testimony are not optional. It's mandatory. She needs to comply", he added.

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Trump slammed them as he was in route to Belgium for a meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, mocking them on Tuesday for getting "cold feet" about testifying before Congress. Her attorney said Page hadn't been given enough information about the committees' intended line of questioning.

"Together with her lover, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, she worked on the Rigged Witch Hunt, perhaps the most tainted and corrupt case EVER!" wrote the U.S. President.

The two agents, who were having an extra marital affair, were members of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, which Trump routinely refers to as a 'witch hunt, ' and examining both Russia's role in the 2016 election along with being part of probe into Hillary Clinton's email server.

The president has repeatedly painted Mueller's investigation as a tainted witch-hunt led by Democrats.

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Strzok will testify publicly before the committees on Thursday. Of the 17 team members, 13 are registered Democrats, according to reports. A recent Justice Department Inspector General report discussed the text messages, acknowledging that they were evidence of political bias, but only showed concern that Strzok may have been willing to act on that bias while carrying out official duties.

Trump torched Page and Strzok on Tuesday while aboard Air Force One headed to Brussels. Both were removed from the Mueller probe a year ago after the Justice Department's internal watchdog made the special counsel aware of the anti-Trump messages. "Right?!" Page wrote to Strzok.

In his tweet, Trump called Strzok and Page the "FBI lovers" in a reference to the fact that the pair were in a romantic relationship.

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