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According to Politico, Ryan was referring to Page's recent suggestion that she may decline to speak before the House Judiciary Committee; adding he was "very disturbed" by the anti-Trump attorney's comments.
Former FBI attorney Lisa Page will not appear for a private interview with two House committees despite being subpoenaed, her attorney told Fox News Tuesday.
She has known for months that the House Judiciary Committee has sought her testimony as part of our joint investigation with the Oversight Committee into decisions made by the Justice Department in 2016, and she has no excuse for her failure to appear.
"We will do what we need to do to protect this branch of government". If she wants to come plead the Fifth that's her choice, but a subpoena to testify before Congress is not optional, it's mandatory.
Page is under the microscope for anti-Trump text messages exchanged between her and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok. Page and Strzok both worked on the FBI investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails and, later, on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Democrats have strongly objected to the GOP-led investigation, saying it is an attempt to undermine Mueller's probe and sway public opinion against investigators. Bannon never answered the questions, and the House never voted on whether to hold him in contempt. Jeffress accused the panels of using unnecessary "bullying tactics" to push Page into an interview immediately, especially when "she has offered to voluntarily appear before the committees later this month".
Page's attorney, Amy Jeffress, said in a statement that her client didn't have enough time to prepare for her interview. He will return to Capitol Hill for the hearing on Thursday, the first time he will speak publicly about the messages.
"We have asked the Committees to schedule another date that would allow sufficient time for her to prepare", the letter read. She mentions a referral sent to the FBI by several GOP lawmakers in April that recommends a criminal investigation of several current and former DOJ employees, including Page.
"The Committees have not honored this request", Jeffress said. "Americans across the country are alarmed at the bias exhibited by top officials at the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, and it is imperative Congress conduct vigorous oversight to ensure that never happens again".
The 11-hour-long meeting with Strzok was part of Congressional Republicans' skepticism for the FBI's past investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server and the current Mueller probe that has targeted several of Trump's former campaign or administration officials.
In his tweet, Trump called Strzok and Page the "FBI lovers" in a reference to the fact that the pair were in a romantic relationship.