Does Department of Justice Attorney and Special Counsel to FBI Deputy Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, have something to hide? When someone refuses to cooperate with congress and give testimony while they are being investigated it makes it seem that way. Congress is currently looking into her involvement in FBI operations that were conducted between 2015 and 2017 with the goal of exonerating Hillary Clinton and stopping then Presidential candidate Donald Trump from ever seeing the White House. Through her attorney Amy Jeffries, Lisa Page, has let it be known that she refuses to appear before the committee since she has not been told what topics they wish to discuss with her and the FBI has not provided her with any documents to review.
In a statement Jeffries said, “as a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time.”
It was the desire of members of the committee, especially Republicans and Trump defenders to have the testimony of Lisa Page before Peter Strzok appeared Thursday. He was with the Oversight committees and House Judiciary behind closed doors for 11 hours last month before he agreed to appear publicly in front of the same committees. It was the desire of Peter Strzok’s attorney to have his testimony that he gave in private released before his public hearing.
Ever since House Republicans came to the conclusion that the Justice Department was withholding information about the Trump-Russia investigation they have engaged in a war of words and threats against the Justice Department. It was not that long ago that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had to defend himself against such accusations that came from Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Trey Gowdy when he testified last month.
Page and Strzok found themselves at the center of the controversy that accused the FBI and Justice Department of political bias after their text messages were released. Despite the fact that one of their many messages actually mentioned stopping President Trump from winning the election the Justice Department Inspector General’s report that was released last month has claimed that there was no political bias.
President Trump has often belittled both Lisa Page and Peter Strzok while he has mocked the investigation that is being conducted by Robert Mueller. Many supporters of President Trump feel that Mueller is desperate to try to prove that Russia meddled in the 2016 election and assisted President Trump’s campaign, which allowed President Trump to win the election instead of Hillary Clinton. While the Democrats have never been able to simply accept that President Trump won despite the fact that Clinton has been exposed for trying to rig the election, President Trump and numerous members of his administration have repeatedly denied any collusion with the Russians.
When he was asked about Lisa Page’s choice to defy congress and not give testimony despite the subpoena House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte R-VA offered the following statement, ” It appears that Lisa Page has something to hide. She plans to blatantly defy a congressional subpoena by refusing to appear for her deposition. 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. Lisa Page is a key witness, and it is critical that she come before our committees to answer questions as part of our investigation. We will use all tools at our disposal to obtain her testimony. Americans across the country are alarmed at the bias exhibited by top officials at the Justice Department and FBI, and it is imperative Congress conduct vigorous oversight to ensure that never happens again.”
For a woman who is supposed to be connected to the good guys it would seem that someone has forgotten to teach Lisa Page, the good guys don’t hide. If she wasn’t hiding something then there would be no reason for her to defy a subpoena and not give testimony.