by N. Morgan
The Republicans had hoped to have the testimony of Lisa Page already in hand when they started questioning Peter Strzok, but on Wednesday, 11 July 2018, Lisa Page foiled that strategy by refusing to comply with a subpoena and be questioned by the committee in private.
Instead, she presented herself two days later, let the testimony of Peter Strzok set the tone before sharing her version of things.
Speaking with select House committee members, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was “cooperative” and “credible” during a closed-door session which lasted nearly five hours on Friday, 13 July 2018.
U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, Republican from North Carolina, had been among Page’s harshest critics heading into the session, but he said her cooperation during the session, “speaks well of her,” according to the Hill.
“She’s been willing to help in the spirit of transparency. … We’ve certainly learned additional things today,”Meadows said.
In the private testimony, she primarily answered questions about the text messages with Peter Strzok which allegedly showed bias against then-candidate Donald Trump, the New York Post reported.
Meadows called Page a “credible witness,” as he walked out of the hearing, the report said.
U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, Republican from Texas, was more concerned with corroborating Lisa Page’s account with that of Strzok.
A Democratic congressional source told the Hill that two hours into the interview, Lisa Page did not appear to have contradicted Strzok’s testimony in any way.
“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,”
According to the Hill, Matt Gaetz, Republican from Florida, questioned the presence of the FBI providing legal support. “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.”
Matt Gaetz also said he found the testimony of Lisa Page to be “more credible” than Strzok, the New York Post reported.
Lisa Page turned on Peter Strzok and is Telling Them EVERYTHING!
The investigation into the emails of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and the implications of their actions are just the latest in a string of events, missteps, and cover-ups which have taken place in the federal justice system, all kept hidden from American citizens for so long.
Disclosures in recent years have revealed public officials at the highest levels – White House, U.S. Senate, judiciary – guilty of dishonest and illegal behavior resulting even in death.
During this same period of time, the law itself became a weapon to be used by Government against American citizens. This has resulted in the prosecution, conviction, and imprisonment of individuals for actions which were not even criminal, and the ultimate destruction of all faith by the public in the current justice system.
It will take time for the American public to begin to believe again in the federal justice system because of the rampant corruption which has now been revealed. The slow judiciary actions to remove and prosecute those revealed to be at fault will only delay this return of faith.