By The Blaze. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is stepping up efforts to comply with a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee by doubling the number of staffers committed to the task.
FBI director Christopher Wray says he’ll cooperate with the request to provide documents showing how his agency investigated Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, but he asked for more time to do so.
A summons was issued last week by Virginia Republican congressman Bob Goodlatte, requesting not only evidence from the Clinton probe, but also documentation relating to the firing of former agency deputy director Andrew McCabe as well as potential FISA abuses.
Wray announced in a statement on Tuesday that “Up until today, we have dedicated 27 FBI staff to review the records. The actual number of documents responsive to this request is likely in the thousands. Regardless, I agree that the current pace of production is too slow.”
So the director said they’ll step up the pace, saying he was “doubling the number of assigned FBI staff, for a total of 54, to cover two shifts per day from 8am to midnight to expedite completion of this project.” (Read more from “FBI Doubling the Number of Agents Dedicated to Supplying Info on Clinton Investigation” HERE)
FBI Director: Bureau Will Cooperate With Subpoena on Clinton Email Probe
By The Washington Times. FBI Director Christopher Wray said the bureau will cooperate with a House Judiciary Committee subpoena for documents on how it handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
But Mr. Wray said in a statement issued late Tuesday the bureau will need more time to produce the “thousands” of documents. To speed up the process, Mr. Wray has doubled the number of workers reviewing the records to 54 from 27 and has authorized two shifts per day from 8:00 am to 12:00 am.
“I agree the current pace of production is too slow,” Mr. Wray said.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, issued the summons last week. He, along with Rep Trey Gowdy, House Oversight Committee chairman and South Carolina Republican, are probing whether political bias influenced how the FBI handled the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server. President Trump and his allies have alleged Obama-era holdovers in the FBI have covered for Mrs. Clinton. (Read more from “FBI Director: Bureau Will Cooperate With Subpoena on Clinton Email Probe” HERE)