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Lisa Page, the former anti-Trump FBI lawyer and member of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, said Tuesday evening that she will not attend a House committee hearing for which she had been subpoeanaed.
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The attorney said her client has asked the Committee to schedule another date that would allow sufficient time for her to prepare.”
Since Page is an attorney herself and she has her own lawyer speaking for her I assume they must know something I don’t about how this process works. When you receive a subpoena to appear before Congress you can certainly contact them and request a postponement if you have a good reason for it. And that’s just what Lisa Page did. But the Judiciary Committee chose not to grant that request.
So what happens now? In theory, Page could be charged with contempt of Congress. That carries a penalty of between one and twelve months in jail and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000. But it requires some extraordinary circumstances before they hand out penalties like that. Page’s attorney is making it sound as if she has every intention of complying but...
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