1529877047605 19 - Lisa Page will not appear for Capitol Hill interview despite subpoena, attorney says

Lisa Page will not appear for Capitol Hill interview despite subpoena, attorney says

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Lisa Page, pictured in January, was due to be interviewed by two House committees Wednesday.

 (Ron Sachs / CNP)

Lisa Page, pictured in January, was due to be interviewed by two House committees Wednesday.

 (Ron Sachs / CNP)

Former FBI attorney Lisa Page will not appear for a private interview with two House committees despite being subpoenaed, her attorney told Fox News Tuesday.

In a statement, Amy Jeffress said her client did not have enough time to prepare and had asked the the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees to schedule another date.

“The Committees have not honored this request,” Jeffress said. “As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time.”

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The committees did not immediately respond.

Jeffress added that the FBI had not given her and Page the necessary materials to prepare for her hearing.

Page originally was scheduled to appear before both committees Wednesday as part of their investigation into alleged bias at the Justice Department. She and FBI agent Peter Strzok, who is set to testify publicly before the committees Thursday, exchanged disparaging text messages about then-candidate Donald Trump throughout the 2016 campaign.

Page and Strzok both worked on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and, later, special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Both were removed from the Mueller probe last year after the Justice Department’s internal watchdog made the special counsel aware of the anti-Trump messages.

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne and The Associated Press contributed to this report.