GOP senators renew request for more information about FBI Clinton email probe

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Three Senate Committee chairmen have renewed their request for additional information from an inspector general report on the FBI’s handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

In a letter sent to Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday, Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Homeland Security and Government Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) re-upped their request for a classified briefing on steps the Justice Department plans to take in light of its inspector general’s 2018 report.

The report found that political bias did not interfere with the FBI’s conclusion in its 2016 investigation. But it blasted then-FBI Director James Comey and claimed that he made a “serious error of judgment” by telling Congress before the 2016 election that the bureau was re-opening the probe.

The chairmen initially asked for a classified briefing in July, but the Justice Department responded that such a briefing could interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Grassley followed up with a letter in October.

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