by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2018
In closed-door congressional testimony, FBI lawyer Lisa Page often contradicted colleague and lover Peter Strzok, a Republican congressman said.
Strzok, in testimony last week, denied there was anti-Trump bias in texts he exchanged with Page, including one promising to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president.
Page, however, testified that the texts “mean exactly what they say,” said Rep. John Ratcliffe, Texas Republican.
“There are differences in their testimony on many cases,” Ratcliffe said, adding that Page “admits that the text messages mean exactly what they say, as opposed to Agent Strzok, who thinks that we have all misinterpreted his own words on any text message that might be negative.”
Ratcliffe told reporters that Page has been more cooperative than Strzok and has offered lawmakers “plausible answers” and “plausible explanations.”
“She’s certainly more cooperative than Peter Strzok was and the pieces of information filled in some blanks along the way, but we’ve got a huge jigsaw puzzle to put together,” said Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican.
Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, said new information provided by Page “has been a long time coming,” but he and the other lawmakers declined to provide details.
“There is significant new info she has provided,” Meadows said, adding that he wouldn’t discuss details unless transcripts of the interviews were released.