Ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) on Tuesday released nearly 400 pages of former FBI assistant general counsel Lisa Page’s private, two-day July 2018 testimony to the committee, declaring on the House floor that “the American people deserve to know,” according to the Washington Examiner.
Collins — the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee — took to the House floor on Tuesday to make good on the promise from his floor speech last week when he released the unredacted transcript from Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr’s August 2018 testimony.
The Georgia Republican stated in his speech that the “interview transcripts were pertinent to a congressional investigation” and that “the 115th Congress had ended, and the investigation was closed.”
Collins then formally entered the web address https://dougcollins.house.gov/page into the congressional record “so that the American people can review the transcript of Lisa Page.” He then declared that “the American people deserve to know what transpired in the highest echelons of the FBI during that tumultuous time for the bureau.”
“Out of an abundance of caution, this transcript has a limited number of narrowly tailored redactions, relating only to confidential sources and methods, non-public information about ongoing investigations, and non-material personal information,” Collins added.
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Today, the link https://t.co/lFcxpHhFSJ will be placed in the record so the American people can read the transcripts of Lisa Page's interviews before the Judiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/3m1ECz4ymf
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) March 12, 2019
Page and her former FBI colleague, Peter Strzok, first made national headlines in December 2017 when it was revealed that they had been exchanging texts with each other that were critical of the president.
The pair had worked together on the initial probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election before going on to work together again on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Strzok was fired by the FBI in August 2018, and Page left the Bureau in May of that same year.
Correction [3/13/19, 11:40 a.m. EST]: A previous version of this story referred to DOJ official Bruce Ohr as a former employee. We have corrected the error.