by Sharon Rondeau

(Jul. 11, 2018) — Shortly after 6:00 p.m. in response to our email inquiry to Kathryn Rexrode, Communications Director for House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Rexrode sent us a press release with a permalink to the committee’s website in which Goodlatte and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy “Call on Lisa Page to Comply with Subpoena or Face Contempt Proceedings.”

Published earlier Wednesday on the Judiciary Committee’s website was a statement from Goodlatte refuting former FBI counsel Lisa Page’s reasons for failing to appear for testimony today in response to a congressional subpoena issued on Saturday.

Page’s attorney, Amy Jeffress, claimed late Tuesday that she and her client had not been provided with documents necessary for Page to face questioning on Wednesday.  Rep. Mark Meadows, a member of the Oversight Committee, refuted that claim on Twitter.

Page and her former FBI paramour, Peter Strzok, exchanged thousands of text messages in the months before the 2016 election in which they appeared to strategize how to keep Donald Trump from winning the White House, and, if unsuccessful, how to “stop” him from taking office.  The conduct of Page, Strzok, former FBI Director James Comey and his then-deputy, Andrew McCabe, has been under scrutiny by the Justice Department’s Inspector General.

In March, IG Michael Horowitz referred McCabe to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia for possible criminal prosecution in connection with his statements about whether or not he authorized a leak to the press.

The press release from Rexrode appears:

The letter sent to Jeffress on Wednesday is here.

Strzok is scheduled to testify at a public hearing on Capitol Hill on Friday at 10:00 a.m.  In late June, he testified in private for approximately 11 hours, reports say.

Both Strzok and Page were involved in the Hillary Clinton private server investigation, dubbed “Midyear Exam,” and the Trump-Russia “collusion” investigation about which the FBI and DOJ have not been forthcoming with documents subpoenaed by at least three congressional committees, including the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees.

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  1. As far as I can tell being held in contempt means nothing. If “held” meant being held in jail then perhaps contempt would have some effect, without that it just makes Congress look even more foolish.
    Maybe Page has asked Eric Holder how that contempt citation affected him. It’s looking more like even the good guys in Congress don’t really want the full truth exposed…..especially if the truth eventually leads to Obama’s usurpation of America’s presidency and it’s still on-going cover-up.
    It has to be hard to get to the bottom of criminal activity when doing so could lead to the question of, “Why did you do nothing to stop, or at least reveal after the fact, the truth about Obama the ineligible identity fraud con-artist, and prevent him from spending 8 years as America’s putative president and commander-in-chief?”. Every action of the good guys going after the bad guys has to be vetted for how likely it is to go to the top and then to envelop the entire deep state, including members of Congress who allowed and/or assisted it to happen. IMO this is a big problem in getting anything done.
    How about a subpoena for John Brennan asking him what he knows about the creation of Obama’s forged birth certificate?…….OK, I know, it’s because Congress already knows the answer and doesn’t want it to become widely known, because they would then have to act on something they do not want to act on.
    Every day, more Kabuki theater and no meaningful action……..the objective seems to be to stall until this all goes away, either by the removal of Trump from office and/or in some cases, running out the statue of limitations……..