Lisa Page ignores congressional subpoena, once again showing the double standard. One set of rules for regular Americans, a different set for the Swamp!
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 11, 2018
FoxNews.com reports that
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.
In a statement, Amy Jeffress said her client did not have enough time to prepare and had asked the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees to schedule another date.
“The Committees have not honored this request,” Jeffress said. “As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time.”
The committees did not immediately respond.
Jeffress added that the FBI had not given her and Page the necessary materials to prepare for her hearing.
Page originally was scheduled to appear before both committees Wednesday as part of their investigation into alleged bias at the Justice Department. She and FBI agent Peter Strzok, who is set to testify publicly before the committees Thursday, exchanged disparaging text messages about then-candidate Donald Trump throughout the 2016 campaign.
Page and Strzok both worked on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and, later, special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Both were removed from the Mueller probe last year after the Justice Department’s internal watchdog made the special counsel aware of the anti-Trump messages.
So, what are the consequences for ignoring a Congressional subpoena?
According to lawandcrime.com,
2 U.S. Code § 192 provides, in part:
“Every person who having been summoned as a witness by the authority of either House of Congress to give testimony or to produce papers upon any matter under inquiry before … any committee of either House of Congress, willfully makes default … shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 nor less than $100 and imprisonment in a common jail for not less than one month nor more than twelve months.”
As you can see, failing to respond to a Congressional subpoena can lead to some serious consequences.
So, now let’s go into further detail about the process that may ultimately lead to the above referenced consequences.
After a witness ignores a subpoena and fails to appear, the committee rules generally require a majority vote of the full committee authorizing a resolution of noncompliance to be reported to the entire House of Representatives. After the matter is reported to the full House, a floor vote is taken to determine whether a resolution of contempt may be issued against the offending individual. It takes a majority vote in the House to approve a resolution of contempt.
Once the resolution of contempt passes the full House, Congress technically has two options to pick from in deciding how to proceed with the case.
First, the House may instruct its sergeant-at-arms to arrest the individual and bring them before the House presiding officer (usually the Speaker of the House). The individual could be held in the Capitol jail, but this practice has not been used for more than 80-years.
The second, and more practical option, is for the Speaker to refer the matter to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for criminal contempt proceedings. The law then requires the U.S. Attorney to empanel a grand jury to consider indictments for criminal contempt.
The problem that the House Committees are facing in their investigation of “SpyGate” is that fact that it is so intricate.
As I have written before, this Deep State Operation is like a gigantic spider web, with a single strand leading back to its weaver. And, in this case, I believe that “spider” to be none other than Former President Barack Hussein Obama.
The very fact that the fired FBI Lovers, Strzok and Page, were on Mueller’s Probe Team at all demonstrates that it is nothing more that a political scam, designed to circumvent the will of the American people.
From the start, Spygate has been a plan designed to knock Republican Candidate Donald J. Trump out of the Presidential Campaign and later, the White House, by any means necessary.
A lot of people belonging to the hierarchy of the DOJ and FBI have been a part of it.
The reason that Lisa Page is not testifying today is not just that her lawyer has told her not to, in order to avoid self-incrimination. I am quite certain that someone from that hierarchy that I just mentioned warned her not to.
Page and her lover, Peter Strzok, know “where the bodies are buried” and those who have participated and who continue to participate in this plot against the 45th President are afraid that one or both of the lovers will name names.
It is past time for Mueller to come forward with whatever he has on the President so that this mockery can come to an end, allowing Trump to continue to do what the American people elected him to do.
And, as far at Ms. Page goes, fine her and then lock her up.
And, while you’re at it, House of Representatives, lock the rest of her co-conspirators up , too.
Obama and Hillary would look great frog-marching in orange jumpsuits.
Until He Comes,