Originally posted @ magavoter.com
Recently released information has unveiled that, during her 2018 testimony before Congress, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page admitted that she believed it was “not appropriate” for Hilliary Clinton’s aids were present during her 2016 interviews during her email probe.
While discussing the FBI’s handling of the investigation into then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s possible criminal mishandling of top-secret information, Page testified that Clinton was accompanied by two personal attorneys during her interview.
When asked, Page reportedly told lawmakers, “I would agree with you, that it is not typically appropriate or operationally necessary to have fact witnesses attend the interview.”
Additionally, the former FBI lawyer also revealed that Justice Department officials allegedly approved the inclusion of Clinton’s entourage, including Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, despite the FBI’s protests.
Lisa Page, a former top attorney at the FBI, told Congress she believed it was neither appropriate nor necessary for two of Hillary Clinton’s aides to accompany the former secretary of state in an interview she gave as part of the email investigation.
“I would agree with you that it is not typically appropriate or operationally necessary to have fact witnesses attend the interview,” Page told lawmakers during a closed-door interview in July 2018, highlights of which were published by The Epoch Times on Friday.
Page was answering questions about the FBI’s handling of the investigation into whether Clinton mishandled classified information by using a private email server while at the State Department. Clinton was interviewed by the FBI as part of the investigation on July 2, 2016, three days before then-FBI Director James Comey announced he would be recommending that Clinton be charged in the case.
Clinton was flanked by a team of attorneys in the interview, including Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson.
Page, who served as counsel to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, testified that Justice Department officials approved Mills and Samuelson’s attendance in the Clinton interview against the wishes of the FBI.