Donald Trump might be in Brussels this week attending a summit with NATO leaders, but the U.S. president still found time between “very important” meetings to call out his embattled attorney general, Jeff Sessions.
In a Thursday morning tweet, Trump criticized former FBI lawyer Lisa Page for defying a congressional subpoena and failing to appear for an interview before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees on Wednesday.
Trump concluded his tweet with the question: “Where is the Attorney General?” It was the latest jibe in a long string of public attacks that the president has leveled against Sessions.
As I head out to a very important NATO meeting, I see that FBI Lover/Agent Lisa Page is dodging a Subpoena & is refusing to show up and testify. What can she possibly say about her statements and lies. So much corruption on the other side. Where is the Attorney General? @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2018
On Wednesday, GOP lawmakers threatened to hold Page in contempt after she failed to show up for the closed-door interview, reported CNN.
Her lawyer, however, insisted that Page, whose text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have fueled Republican allegations of anti-Trump bias, had nothing to hide and was willing to testify.
“All she is asking is to be treated as other witnesses have under the Committees’ own rules,” Page’s attorney, Amy Jeffress, said in a statement, per CNN. “She has offered to voluntarily appear before the Committees later this month. She simply needs clarification of the scope of the Committee’s interest in interviewing her and access to relevant documents so that she can provide complete and accurate testimony.”
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