On May 20th, Rep. Doug Collins dropped a bombshell when he announced he released the final collection of the remaining transcripts from the House Judiciary GOP’s investigation into decisions that were made at the DOJ and FBI. Collins issued a statement on the House floor, where he stated that he decided to release the transcripts because he believes “the American people deserve the truth.”
The Gateway Pundit revealed a bombshell from the transcripts of the testimony of former FBI Principal Deputy General Counsel, Trisha Anderson, from the transcripts released by Rep. Doug Collins.Trisha Anderson is Harvard Law School grad. For three years, she was the Principal Deputy General Counsel for the FBI where she worked in the National Security Cyberlaw branch. FBI lawyer Lisa Page worked under Anderson, who worked in a supervisory role for the department. Anderson’s boss was none other than former FBI General Counsel James Baker. James Baker reported to the fired FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe and of course, McCabe reported to the fired FBI director, James Comey. Trisha Anderson is no longer working for the FBI. She is currently a partner at Covington & Burling law firm.
In the transcript of her testimony, Anderson was asked about Lisa Page and if she ever heard any complaints from others within the chain of command at the FBI for bypassing her superiors, and reporting directly to Andrew McCabe?
From the transcript:
Did you ever hear specifically either Mr. Giacalone or Mr. Steinbach complain about the role of Lisa Page, not necessarily her role in what she had responsibility for, but because she had access to Mr. McCabe and she also would get information from Strzok, that those people, Steinbach or Giacalone and I guess Priestap to a certain extent, they would probably be the ones most affected by information not coming through them?
I don’t remember them either raising concerns with me.
Q: What had you heard about the concerns?
A: That there were concerns about Lisa bypassing the chain of command. As you know, the FBI is a very chain of command organization.
Q: Do you know if Mr. McCabe was aware that some of his agent executives were concerned that they were being bypassed on information on what, by all accounts, was a sensitive, critical investigation?
A: My understanding was that he was aware.
Q: And did he do anything to ensure that those executives, the agent executives of his would get the information that they felt they were being denied by her bypassing them, or he was aware but didn’t do anything, your opinion?
A: My understanding was that he did talk to Lisa on several occasions, that he and she talked about it, because Lisa was interested in — she didn’t want to create tension or cause problems, and so she wanted to find a way to work amicably with those executives.