While the Helsinki summit is dominating the headlines today, it’s important to remember that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page returned to the Capitol Monday after testifying for around five hours on Friday.
On Monday she testified before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for about six and a half hours, and it doesn’t look like there’ll be any public hearing.
In other news, the Lisa Page closed-door interview is STILL underway before House Judiciary + Oversight Committees. She arrived on Hill just before 10am today – so on hour 7 of interview today. Was here for roughly 5-hours on Friday.
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) July 16, 2018
LISA PAGE has left after 6.5 hours of giving a closed-door deposition today to house judiciary/ oversight. was here for 5ish on friday pic.twitter.com/2cnHqqiUIN
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) July 16, 2018
From colleague Anne Ball. Meadows on Lisa Page closed door interview: At this point there are no plans for her to testify publicly, we’ve gotten as much information I think, as we need.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 16, 2018
So they’ve gotten as much information as they need? That’s interesting.
— LifeZette (@LifeZette) July 16, 2018
Writing for LifeZette, Connor Wolf reports that Page was “significantly more cooperative than her one-time colleague and lover” Peter Strzok, according to one congressman:
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told reporters outside a closed-door hearing Monday that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page has been significantly more cooperative than her one-time colleague and lover, counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok.
“As I said before she is a very forthcoming witness,” Ratcliffe told reporters after leaving the hearing room. “She gave us a lot of new information that we didn’t have before. So that will lead us to ask for some more people to make some more requests for information we do not yet have.”
So Page is through being grilled, but that doesn’t mean others won’t be called to fill in the gaps. ABC News gave the story some exposure today, but we’re betting both cable and network news will let this slip under the radar Monday night.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 16, 2018
Flap those gums
— Jay West (@tseWyaJ) July 16, 2018
No word if anyone on either committee recommended Page for the Purple Heart, but who knows?
'Beyond offensive': House Dem tells Peter Strzok he'd like to see him awarded a Purple Heart https://t.co/xr8Kc8vMav
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 12, 2018