'FBI lovers' lawyer refuses to testify on alleged anti-Trump bias

'FBI lovers' lawyer refuses to testify on alleged anti-Trump bias

President TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-FBI lawyer won't attend interview with House lawmakers: attorney Trump officials to release migrants with ankle monitors North Korea state media release photos of Kim at potato farm after Pompeo visit MORE on Wednesday once again blasted the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election, suggesting that FBI agent Peter Strzok compromised the probe from its outset.

According to Politico, Ryan was referring to Page's recent suggestion that she may decline to speak before the House Judiciary Committee; adding he was "very disturbed" by the anti-Trump attorney's comments.

The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for Page's testimony earlier this week.

Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress! "It's mandatory. She needs to comply", Ryan said after a regular House GOP conference meeting.

During 2016, Page and Strzok were having an affair while they were both involved in the politically charged investigation of Clinton, Trump's Democratic election rival, for misuse of classified materials on her private email server.

Page's lawyer Amy Jeffress told CBS News' Paula Reid that she and Page on Tuesday went to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, her former employer, to review the materials that were sent to Congress, but they were not shown any documents after waiting more than three hours.

Page's decision is sure to provoke Congress' ire and the committee could move to hold her in contempt of Congress.

"All she is asking is to be treated as other witnesses have under the Committees" own rules, ' Jeffress said.


Page has "made it abundantly clear that she will cooperate" with the congressional investigation, Jeffress told CBS News. President Trump continued in a subsequent tweet.

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.

President Trump accused Page and her "FBI lover", Agent Peter Strzok, of "getting cold feet" about their testimony on Twitter Monday.

The Justice Department investigated text exchanges between the two in a June report conducted by the Inspector General.

Two former Federal Bureau of Investigation officials who worked on the Russian Federation probe may be getting "cold feet" ahead of planned appearances on Capitol Hill this week, US President Donald Trump claimed in a tweet on Tuesday.

Strzok was removed from Mueller's team when the texts were discovered past year.

Aiming to discredit the probe, Trump and supporters in Congress have charged that Mueller's team is stacked with Democrats and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been opposed to him.

Strzok was interviewed in closed session with lawmakers for 11 hours last month and his lawyer has asked the transcript be made public.

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