Anti-Trump former FBI official Lisa Page, who defied a congressional subpoena has caved, and will now testify.
However, her testimony will be in private, and lawyers and congressmen are still working out the details.
From Washington Examiner
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page has agreed to testify in private Friday, according to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.
“Late last night, through her attorney, Lisa Page did agree to appear for a private interview on Friday,” Goodlatte told “Mornings with Maria Bartiromo” on Thursday.
The Republican lawmaker said Page is appearing voluntarily, though her lawyer and the committee are still working out the details of the interview.
“That is an important and positive development because we have been trying for seven months to talk to Lisa Page,” he said.
Goodlatte and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sent a letter to Page’s attorney Amy Jeffress on Wednesday telling her she could either appear Thursday at a scheduled public hearing along FBI agent Peter Strzok, or “present herself for a deposition” at 10 a.m. Friday.
If she did not appear at either, the letter read, the House Judiciary Committee planned to start contempt proceedings.
Republicans want to question page about her text messages with Strzok that disparaged then-candidate Donald Trump. Page and Strzok were having an affair at the time and had worked on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. They were later both assigned to the special counsel’s Russia investigation.
Jeffress said her client did not appear Wednesday because the committee had not given enough detail on the scope of the lawmakers’ questions, and the FBI had not provided documents for her to review before the testimony.