Disgraced former FBI lawyer Lisa Page met with members of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Friday, and was apparently quite helpful.
“She’s been willing to help in the spirit of transparency. … We’ve certainly learned additional things today,” said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC).
According to Fox News, Meadows thinks that the American people would be “would be happy” with what investigators learned during Friday’s hearing, that he found Page to be both “credible” and “cooperative.” and that her willingness to help in the investigation into the misdeeds of the FBI during the Clinton email scandal “speaks well of her.”
“There is new information,” Meadows said. “And that information is credible.”
Lawmakers declined to specify details of the testimony, but the questions were focused on text messages between Page and her fellow disgraced FBI lawyer and lover Peter Strzok.
Page defied a subpoena to testify publicly to Congress on Wednesday, and would have been held in contempt of Congress had she not appeared Friday.
According to Kyle Cheney of Politico, Page answered questions that Strzok would not.
“Rep. [John] Ratcliffe [R-TX] says Lisa PAGE answered many questions Strzok didn’t and that lawmakers learned a lot of new information,” Cheney tweeted. “He declined to provide any other details.”
Rep. Ratcliffe says Lisa PAGE answered many questions Strzok didn’t and that lawmakers learned a lot of new information. He declined to provide any other details.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) July 13, 2018
Lawmakers are now focused on which testimony from Strzok was corroborated by Page.
Not all of the officials present at the session were as impressed as Meadows.
“Lisa Page is not an FBI employee, but the FBI was here providing counsel and giving her direction as to which questions to answer or not answer and there is a question as to the propriety of that before the House,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said. “I didn’t agree with her characterization of every text message and every piece of evidence, but we did not see the smug attitude from Lisa Page that we saw from Peter Strzok.”
Page is expected to appear for a second closed door session Monday afternoon.
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