“GETTING COLD FEET”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 10, 2018) — At approximately 9:33 PM EDT on Tuesday, Fox News commentator Sean Hannity announced “breaking” news that former FBI Special Counsel Lisa Page will not testify on Wednesday as scheduled to members of two congressional committees.
Her testimony was originally scheduled for Tuesday, then postponed to Wednesday and was planned to take place behind closed doors.
Page’s former FBI associate, counterintelligence deputy chief Peter Strzok, was scheduled as of last week to testify publicly Tuesday, but his date was moved to Thursday.
Both Page and Strzok received congressional subpoenas to compel their respective appearances.
At 9:38 p.m., Hannity announced that Page’s attorney, who was left unnamed, said her client will not appear on Wednesday.
Strozk has already testified to members of Congress behind closed doors in an 11-hour, deposition-style session.
As Hannity quoted on his show, President Trump suggested Tuesday morning that both Page and Strzok were “getting cold feet” about testifying despite Strzok’s initial claim that he was willing to testify to any congressional committee at any time without a subpoena.
Strzok and Page’s text messages became a subject of intense scrutiny by the Justice Department’s inspector general, who has produced two reports on possible political influence and DOJ/FBI alleged misconduct during the 2016 presidential election cycle.
Strzok is noted to have texted Page that he intended to “stop” Trump from becoming president if elected in response to Page’s request for assurance that Trump would not be elected.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.