Paul Ryan threatens ex-FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts with contempt charges after she refused subpoena

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Published on July 11, 2018 - Duration: 01:17s

Paul Ryan threatens ex-FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts with contempt charges after she refused subpoena

House Speaker Paul Ryan threatened ex-FBI agent Lisa Page with contempt Despite a subpoena, Lisa Page’s attorney said she would not appear for Wednesday’s private interview with the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees In response, Ryan said, "A subpoena to testify before Congress is not optional, it’s mandatory" He also stands behind House Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte, who said they will use "all tools at our disposal" to get the interview The full House can vote to hold someone in contempt if they don't respond to a subpoena The committees want to speak with Page over her text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok… Where the two were critical of Donald Trump despite working on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation Page's attorney said she needed more time to prepare and had asked to push the date

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