Top prosecutor to oversee production of DOJ documents requested by Congress

Top prosecutor to oversee production of DOJ documents requested by Congress
© Getty Images

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has chosen U.S. Attorney John Lausch of the Northern District of Illinois to supervise the production of documents requested by lawmakers.

The FBI on Monday will provide 3,600 pages of documents in accordance with a request from the House Judiciary Committee.

ADVERTISEMENT
Lausch "will have independent authority to oversee this production and report progress to the Attorney General,” DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.

“Mr. Lausch will also be available to meet with members of Congress to discuss the redaction process to ensure that they remain confident in the Department’s efforts to be as transparent as possible with the Committee.”

The move comes after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteConservatives express concern over House GOP immigration bill Republicans tear into IG finding on Clinton probe Trump vows to stand with House GOP '1,000 percent' on immigration MORE (R-Va.) last month issued a subpoena to acquire documents related to the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server and possible surveillance abuses.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpConservatives express concern over House GOP immigration bill Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary Trump defends Nielsen amid criticism over family separations MORE over the weekend expressed his dissatisfaction with the document processing, accusing the FBI and DOJ of “stalling.”

“What does the Department of Justice and FBI have to hide? Why aren’t they giving the strongly requested documents (unredacted) to the HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE?” Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday. “Stalling, but for what reason? Not looking good!”