IF SHE FAILS TO APPEAR BY JULY 13
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.
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.
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.