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Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page has struck a deal to testify this week before Congress for a transcribed interview centered on her conduct during the 2016 presidential election, according to the head of the House Judiciary Committee.
Page, a close adviser to former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, is scheduled to appear for the interview on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
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Lawmakers will then be able to continue their questioning the following week on Monday, July 16, according to a committee press release.
“Lisa Page has finally agreed to appear before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees for a transcribed interview tomorrow," Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said in a statement, calling the slated hearing "long overdue."
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"As part of the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by the Justice Department in 2016, we have sought her testimony for seven months, ultimately resulting in a subpoena demanding her presence," Goodlatte's statement continues.
Page has become a top Republican target after the public revelation of critical Trump texts that she exchanged during the election with FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, whom she was having an affair with at the time.
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She will be testifying behind closed-doors one day after Strzok appeared for a contentious public hearing before the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees, which are conducting a joint investigation into FBI and DOJ decision-making during the 2016 election.
Goodlatte released the...
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