U.S. Attorney in Chicago appointed to oversee production of documents to Congress

CHICAGO — The U.S. Justice Department is turning to Chicago’s top federal prosecutor to speed up the handing over of documents in some high-profile investigations.

U.S. Attorney John Lausch will now oversee production and redactions on documents requested by the House Judiciary Committee.

Lawmakers have subpoenaed the FBI for documents from the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email server when she was Secretary of State, the firing of Andrew McCabe from the FBI and the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

On Twitter, President Trump accused the FBI and the Department of Justice of stalling.