Republican Releases Lisa Page's Private Testimony

  • 03/12/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Republican Releases Lisa Page's Private Testimony
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Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page's closed-door testimony to members of Congress investigating allegations of bias at the Justice Department was released earlier today. (Washington Examiner)

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., the ranking member of the committee, released 370 pages of transcripts of testimony that took place over two days. Page answered questions for about 10 hours total on July 13 and July 16.

“The American people deserve to know what transpired in the highest echelons of the FBI during that tumultuous time for the bureau,” Collins said in a statement.

“Out of an abundance of caution, this transcript has a limited number of narrowly tailored redactions, relating only to confidential sources and methods, non-public information about ongoing investigations, and non-material personal information,” he said.

Last week, Collins began releasing the transcripts of private testimony given to a joint task force of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees when he asked that the unredacted transcript for Justice Department official Bruce Ohr from August 2018 be put on the record. Ohr acted as an unofficial back channel between the FBI and the author of the so-called Trump dossier.

Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok found themselves under fire last year after it became public knowledge the two exchanged numerous text messages revealing a pernicious bias against President Trump.
 Source: AAN
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