After Blowing Off Subpoena, FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Will Testify to Congress Friday

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 10:45 AM

After defying a congressional subpoena and refusing to show up for closed door testimony Wednesday, FBI lawyer Lisa Page will testify to lawmakers on Capitol Hill Friday. 

The move comes after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Speaker Paul Ryan threatened to hold her in contempt.

"Late last night through her attorney, Lisa Page did agree to appear for a private interview on Friday voluntarily," Goodlatte said during an interview Thursday morning with Fox Business.

Meanwhile FBI Agent Peter Strzok, the lover with whom Page exchanged anti-Trump text messages, is on Capitol Hill Thursday testifying in front of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees. 

Last month a Department of Justice Inspector General report revealed Strzok and Page repeatedly discussed "stopping Trump" from becoming President and regularly degraded Trump supporters. The report also found their bias was deeply troubling, especially considering they worked on the Clinton email investigation and Mueller's Special Counsel. 

"We were deeply troubled by text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations," the report states. 

Strzok denies he had any intent of actually using FBI resources to stop Trump from becoming President of the United States.