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?" She and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok, who is set to testify publicly before the committees Thursday, exchanged disparaging text messages about then-candidate Donald Trump throughout the 2016 campaign.
After the Clinton probe ended and Trump won the election, both Strzok and Page joined, for a short time, the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion with Russian Federation by the Trump campaign, as well as possible obstruction of justice.
A handful of House Judiciary and House Oversight committee members gathered an hour after Page's interview was scheduled to start to discuss next steps.
"She was a part of the mess that we uncovered over at DOJ", said Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican.
"We will do what we need to do to protect this branch of government".
"A subpoena to testify before Congress is not optional, it's mandatory", Ryan said. If a majority is in favor of contempt, the full House would then vote on a resolution.
Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress! Ryan recently secured the release of some documents by the Justice Department by threatening to hold officials there in contempt.
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It's unclear if GOP lawmakers will actually hold a contempt vote if Page continues to defy the subpoena.
The Judiciary and Oversight panels have already spent much of the summer holding hearings and interviews critical of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department. Democrats have strongly objected to the GOP-led investigation, saying it is an attempt to undermine Mueller's probe and sway public opinion against investigators.
Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte criticized Page in a statement Tuesday night.
The president has also made frequent references to the fact that Page and Strzok were having an affair, which is noted in the Justice Department report. "Wow, but is anybody really surprised!" Read his hate filled and totally biased Emails and the answer is clear! Both were removed from the Mueller probe past year after the Justice Department's internal watchdog made the special counsel aware of the anti-Trump messages.
The Judiciary and Oversight panels have already spent much of the summer holding hearings and interviews critical of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department.
As the committees have investigated bias at the Justice Department, they have focused much of their ire on Strzok.
In a letter Jeffress sent to the Judiciary Committee on June 28 that was obtained by The Associated Press, she raises another issue.