Former FBI Attorney Lisa Page will reportedly defy a congressional subpoena to appear for a deposition on Wednesday according to her attorney.
Former FBI attorney Lisa Page will defy a congressional subpoena to appear for a deposition on Wednesday, her lawyer said in a statement.
The House Judiciary and House Oversight & Government Reform Committees issued the subpoena to Page, who has been at the center of controversy over anti-Trump text messages that she exchanged with Peter Strzok, the former deputy chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence division.
Page and Strzok worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation as well as the probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
Strzok is slated to testify in a public hearing before the two congressional committees on Thursday.
Page’s lawyer, Amy Jeffress, said her client has not had enough time to prepare for an interview. She also complained that the committees failed to respond to requests “to explain the scope of the interview.”
“The Committees would be asking Lisa about materials that she has not yet been shown,” Jeffress said.
She also said she accompanied Page to FBI headquarters on Tuesday to review materials needed for a congressional appearance. But she said in her statement that “after waiting for more than three hours, we were not provided with any documents.”
“We have asked the Committees to schedule another date that would allow sufficient time for her to prepare,” she continued. “The Committees have not honored this request. As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time.”
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