Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page will be held in contempt of Congress if she fails to comply with her subpoena to testify by Friday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) warned Wednesday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”
“I’m hopeful we’ll see her tomorrow or Friday,” said Meadows (pictured above left), adding that Page “will be held in contempt” if she does not appear before Congress on Thursday or Friday.
Page participated in the FBI’s politically charged investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct official business as secretary of state. Page also engaged in a relationship with FBI agent Peter Strzok, a former top counterintelligence official who participated in both the Clinton investigation and special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign officials and Russia.
Mueller removed Strzok from the team after his anti-Trump and pro-Clinton text messages with Page came to his attention.
Strzok testified in a closed sessions before Congress in late June, and Page was subpoenaed to testify before Congress Wednesday. But Page never appeared. Her lawyer, Amy Jeffress, told CNN that Page “went to the FBI today to review the materials that were previously produced to Congress relating to her proposed interview, but after waiting for more than three hours, we were not provided with any documents.”
Jeffress continued, “we have asked the committees to schedule another date that would allow sufficient time for her to prepare. The committees have not honored this request. As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time.”
But Meadows, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said the lawyer’s account was false.
“I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt this morning until I called DOJ. And there’s three problems with that: one, she’s had seven months to prepare, cause we started initially asking her to come in in December of 2017,” Meadows said. “Secondly, she wasn’t even going to be prepared — FBI reached out to her counsel to say, ‘By the way, you may want to come in and review some of these documents.’”
“And then the third thing is actually she reviewed documents yesterday at 3:45, reviewed most of the documents. The only thing she didn’t review was top secret documents …