REPORT: AG Sessions Furious After Congressional Investigators Slam Justice Department With Subpoena
Last Thursday, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) issued a subpoena to the Justice Department requesting documents related to the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton private email server.
Goodlatte Subpoenas DOJ for Documents Related to FISA Abuse, Clinton Investigation, and McCabe Firing. Here is the letter and the subpoena. Footnote 1 is interesting…https://t.co/NVybxDGBue pic.twitter.com/OegM8A1Y72
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“To this date, the Department has only produced a fraction of the documents that have been requested,” Goodlatte wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“Given the Department’s ongoing delays in producing these documents, I am left with no choice but to issue enclosed subpoena to compel production of these documents,” Goodlatte continued.
Byron York of the Washington Examiner reports that Attorney Jeff Sessions was angry after the FBI’s slow pace of turning over said documents to Congressional investigators resulted in a subpoena.
The FBI is promising swift action on a House subpoena covering three politically-charged investigations after word that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has grown angry with the bureau’s slow-walking of congressional requests for information.
Late Tuesday, a source who asked to be identified as a “DOJ insider” emailed an update from inside the Justice Department, making clear Sessions has grown impatient with FBI Director Christopher Wray:
Senior staff on both sides of the street have met on this and the FBI is getting called on the carpet. The Attorney General is angry with how slow the process has moved when it comes to requests from Congress to the FBI. He’s told Wray that the pace is unacceptable and that if the FBI needs to double the number of people working on this, then that’s what they need to do, but he is done seeing the Department criticized for the FBI’s slow walking of requests from Congress like the last administration when these requests should be a top priority.