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The FBI Is Assigning More People To Review Subpoenaed Documents

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The FBI Is Assigning More People To Review Subpoenaed Documents
Republicans have requested a huge number of documents, and a staff of 27 reportedly wasn't making progress quickly enough.
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FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday he's doubling the staff assigned to review a large number of documents requested by Congress.

That includes documents related to the Clinton investigation that were subpoenaed by Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte last week.

Republican lawmakers are asking for documents on several recent controversies surrounding the FBI, including its alleged abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in its monitoring of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly suggested the Justice Department increase the project's staff size to speed up its "unacceptable" response time. 

Regarding the situation, Wray said, "As the director of the FBI, I am committed to ensuring that the bureau is being transparent and responsive to legitimate congressional requests." The staff will increase to 54 once he has finished assigning workers. 

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.