President Trump on Saturday accused the Department of Justice of “slow walking” and “stalling” the release of documents requested by the House Judiciary Committee.

Trump railed against the FBI, asking what the bureau and the DOJ “have to hide.”

The Justice Department missed a deadline Thursday to submit documents ordered by the House panel asking for documents on a wide range of issues including the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state and alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent the subpoena last month, after the agency failed to respond to a request he and House Oversight chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) sent four months ago.

“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? Stalling, but for what reason? Not looking good!” Trump tweeted.

FBI director Christopher Wray announced last month that the bureau was doubling the number of staffers assigned to the team tasked with filling the request.

“I am committed to ensuring that the Bureau is being transparent and responsive to legitimate congressional requests,” Wray said in a statement.

Roughly 3,000 documents have already been turned over to the lawmakers.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the top Democrat on the judiciary panel, has been outspoken about his opposition to the subpoena.

Last month, he blasted Goodlatte’s move as an attempt to “pivot the discussion back to Hillary Clinton and divert attention from the chaos surrounding the Trump Administration and allegations involving the Trump campaign.”


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