The chairs of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees on Tuesday threatened to hold former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page in contempt of Congress if she does not testify before the committees this week.
Ms. Page was scheduled to testify on Wednesday before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees.
'Congressional subpoenas for testimony are not optional, ' he said. "She has an obligation to come testify".
Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress!
In one message on August 8, 2016, Strzok reassured Page that she needn't worry about Trump winning the White House.
Jeffress added that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had not given her and Page the necessary materials to prepare for her hearing, saying the two had gone to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to review the materials, "but after waiting for more than three hours, we were not provided with any documents".
In a letter to her lawyer Amy Jeffress, Goodlatte said she had a choice of appearing publicly along with Strzok in a hearing on Thursday, or accepting to be deposed privately on Friday at 10:00 am.
"Through her actions and words, Lisa has made it abundantly clear that she will cooperate with this investigation".
"The Committees would be asking Lisa about materials she has not yet been shown", the lawyer continued.
The summary said Republicans asked questions like, "I don't mean to embarrass you, but is Lisa Page someone that you do or at some point in time did love?" and, "So what I'm trying to establish through all of that is, was Lisa Page someone that you cared about deeply at the time you were sending these messages?"
In response, House Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte said Page has known for months about an interview, and the committee will use "all tools at our disposal" to obtain it.
During FBI agent Peter Strzok's closed-door interview with lawmakers last month, House Republicans seemed to care more about a relationship he had with a colleague and probing the Mueller investigation than they did about Russian Federation interfering with a US election. House Republicans have suggested the Federal Bureau of Investigation was conspiring against Trump during and after his presidential campaign, and the two committees are investigating decisions made by the agency and the Justice Department during the election.
Strzok and Page were both members of the special counsel Robert Mueller had appointed to run the Russian investigation.
Strzok had a leading role in the Clinton probe and was removed from the Mueller investigation after the texts were discovered a year ago. Trump wrote that Page is an "Ex-FBI LAYER", which is not a thing.