Strzok, meanwhile, is scheduled to testify publicly on Thursday before a joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.
Updated 10:33 a.m. | The attorney for former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page, who refused to testify Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee, said her client plans to testify and that the committee's "bullying tactics" are unnecessary.
Page exchanged text messages critical of Donald Trump with Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok, who will testify publicly before the panel on Thursday.
Page was schedule to testify before Congress Wednesday. "Wow, but is anybody really surprised!" President Trump continued in a subsequent tweet.
In response, House Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte said Page has known for months about an interview, and the committee will use "all tools at our disposal" to obtain it. Page has also been seeking access to Federal Bureau of Investigation documents that the committees already had, and Jeffress said they heard late Tuesday that the request for that access had been granted. "We expect them to agree to another date so that Lisa can appear before the Committees in the near future". "Despite proper service of your client with a subpoena directing her to appear, she did not", he said.
"The Judiciary Committee intends to initiate contempt proceedings on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:30 am".
The summary said Republicans asked questions like, "I don't mean to embarrass you, but is Lisa Page someone that you do or at some point in time did love?" and, "So what I'm trying to establish through all of that is, was Lisa Page someone that you cared about deeply at the time you were sending these messages?"
"Through her actions and words, Lisa has made it abundantly clear that she will cooperate with this investigation". "The Committees have not honored this request".
My Work Has Never Been Tainted by Political Bias — FBI Agent
The sharp tone of Strzok's statement set the stage for a contentious hearing following hours of closed-door questioning last week. But the report said it found no evidence of political bias in the FBI's decision not to pursue criminal charges against Clinton.
Jeffress said the two panels' "bullying tactics here are unnecessary".
Text messages between the two that investigators found on Page's work cell phone included numerous derogatory references to Trump.
After the Clinton probe ended and Trump won the election, both Strzok and Page joined, for a short time, the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion with Russian Federation by the Trump campaign, as well as possible obstruction of justice.
Page and fellow Federal Bureau of Investigation employee Peter Strzok were involved in an extramarital affair.
Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein have rejected suggestions of bias against Trump, and have assured Congress that Mueller is conducting his probe appropriately. He said they were getting "cold feet" about testifying about what he called the "Rigged Witch Hunt" against him. The committees have focused much of their ire on Strzok, who was interviewed privately by lawmakers on the two committees for 11 hours last month.
He is scheduled to appear again in a public hearing Thursday morning.
The first big case on Mueller's agenda comes later this month with his indictment Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on an array of charges including money laundering, bank fraud, tax evasion, failure to improperly register as an agent of a foreign government and witness tampering.
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