Top prosecutor to oversee production of DOJ documents requested by Congress

Top prosecutor to oversee production of DOJ documents requested by Congress
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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.

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 GoodlatteDems press for hearings after Libby pardon Supreme Court weighs future of online sales taxes GOP chairmen extend deadline for DOJ decision to turn over 'Comey memos' 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 TrumpHouse Dems add five candidates to ‘Red to Blue’ program White House notifies Russia that no new sanctions are coming: report Senators push HHS to negotiate lower prices on opioid overdose reversal drug 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!”