President Trump reacted to the release transcripts from former FBI Attorney Lisa Page and her confirmation that the Obama DOJ instructed then not to charge Hillary Clinton.
The House Judiciary Committee has released extensive transcripts from Lisa Page‘s closed-door testimony before them last year, and its shedding some new light on how she defended the FBI from accusations of pro-Hillary Clinton, anti-Donald Trump biases.
Page’s private testimony shows she told the committee that the FBI once considered charging Clinton with “gross negligence” in connection with her private email server scandal.
“We did not blow over gross negligence,” Page said. “We, in fact, and, in fact, the Director because on its face, it did seem like, well, maybe there’s a potential here for this to be the charge. And we had multiple conversations, multiple conversations with the Justice Department about charging gross negligence.”
Page went on to suggest that the Obama-era Justice Department urged them away from that idea, saying charging Clinton on that statute was “constitutionally vague and not sustainable.”
She claimed that former FBI Director James Comey proposed the gross negligence charge to the DOJ multiple times as he received their advice, and at one point in Page’s hearing, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) asked her if the Department was essentially telling the FBI “‘You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to.'”
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