Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued a statement on an agreement reached with Lisa Page, legal counsel to former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, to have her appear for a transcribed interview on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., which will continue on Monday, July 16, 2018:

“Lisa Page has finally agreed to appear before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees for a transcribed interview tomorrow. This decision is long overdue. As part of the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by the Justice Department in 2016, we have sought her testimony for seven months, ultimately resulting in a subpoena demanding her presence. Lisa Page is a key witness in our investigation and we need to hear from her about her role related to certain decisions made by the Department and Bureau.”

Background:

  • The House Judiciary and Oversight Committees first requested to interview Lisa Page in December 2017. Because she refused to commit to a date, Chairman Goodlatte subpoenaed her to appear before the Committees for a deposition.
  • Lisa Page defied a congressional subpoena by refusing to appear on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 for a deposition.
  • Chairmen Goodlatte and Gowdy issued an ultimatum to Ms. Page yesterday and made clear the House Judiciary Committee would initiate contempt proceedings if she refused to appear before the Committees.

 

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