Trump-Hating FBI Lawyer Tells Congress What They Can Do With Their Subpoena
Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) subpoenaed Page to attend an interview behind closed doors today.
Page's attorney, Amy Jeffress, claims her client didn't have sufficient time to prepare, and consequently, she will not come to Capitol Hill.
Per Gateway Pundit:
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte released a statement late Tuesday night on Lisa Page.
Goodlatte said it appears “key witness” Lisa Page has something to hide and Congress will use all tools at their disposal to obtain her testimony.
The House Judiciary Chairman also said Americans across the country are alarmed at the bias exhibited by officials at the FBI and DOJ and it is imperative Congress conduct vigorous oversight to ensure it never happens again.
Lisa Page plans to blatantly defy a congressional subpoena by refusing to appear for her deposition. She is a key witness, and it is critical that she come before @HouseJudiciary to answer questions as part of our investigation. It appears she has something to hide.— Bob Goodlatte (@RepGoodlatte) July 11, 2018
What happens now is unclear. Congress could hold Page in contempt, including a penalty of anywhere from one to 12 months behind bars and a fine of up to $1,000. Meanwhile, Page's lawyer makes it sound like her client has every intention to comply but needs more time to prepare. She fails to mention that Page could decline to answer any question without ignoring the subpoena by taking the Fifth.