After initially agreeing to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about anti-Trump texts she exchanged FBI agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page apparently changed her mind.
In response, the committee was forced to send U.S. Marshals to serve Page with the subpoena, according to Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).
Page now faces the risk of being held in contempt of Congress if she doesn't comply.
Goodlatte told Fox News that Page’s attorney told investigators they would accept service of the subpoena, but “then turned around and immediately tried to reject it.”
"So that's why we sent the marshals to her house, to serve the subpoena. They had to go back three times before they were finally able to reach her,” Goodlatte said.
The Republican said Page was acting as if she has “something to hide.”
“The revelation came after Page’s lawyer claimed she ‘will cooperate with this investigation,’ even as Page defied that subpoena to appear on Wednesday before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees,” Fox News reported.
President Donald Trump accused Page of involvement in a “Rigged Witch Hunt” against him.
“Ex-FBI [LAWYER] Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress! Wow, but is anybody really surprised,” he tweeted. “Together with her lover, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, she worked on the Rigged Witch Hunt, perhaps the most tainted and corrupt case EVER!”
Strzok testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday and denied showing any bias in his work at the FBI, despite the rabidly anti-Trump texts he sent to Page.
“I can assure you, Mr. Chairman, at no time in any of these texts did those personal beliefs ever enter into the realm of any action I took,” Strzok said.