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A top Republican on Capitol Hill has sent the United States Marshals Service to deliver a subpoena to a former FBI lawyer who defied an earlier request by Congress to testify about alleged anti-Trump bias within the bureau.
Representative Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia, says he instructed the Marshals to serve a subpoena to Lisa Page, whom he has accused of 'apparently' having 'something to hide.'
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Earlier on Wednesday, Page defied a congressional subpoena and declined to appear before a closed-door session of the House Judiciary Committee, which Goodlatte chairs.
Goodlatte said that initially Page's lawyer agreed to accept the subpoena, but 'then turned around and immediately tried to reject it,' according to Fox News.
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'So that's why we sent the marshals to her house, to serve the subpoena,' Goodlatte said.
'They had to go back three times before they were finally able to reach her.'
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Page's texts about Donald Trump with her FBI lover Peter Strzok caused a firestorm and were used by the president and his Republican allies to complain the Russia investigation was rigged.
Page's lawyer Amy Jeffress said in a statement the subpoena was issued before Page was able to view the materials that had been produced to Congress.
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'Lisa and I went to the FBI today to review the materials that were previously produced to Congress relating to her proposed interview, but after waiting for more than three hours, we were not provided with any documents,' Jeffress said.
'We have asked the Committees to schedule another date that would allow sufficient time for her to prepare. The Committees have not honored this request. As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time.'
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Trump, who is in Brussels for the NATO summit, blasted Page via Twitter on Wednesday evening.
The president tweeted: 'Ex-FBI LAYER [sic] Lisa...
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