On the Hill with Doug Christian
Capitol Hill – Three Republican senators, Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Finance Committee, and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr demanding that the Justice Department hand over information on the handling of the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The senators write, “Now that the Special Counsel’s investigation has concluded, we are unaware of any legitimate basis upon which the Department can refuse to answer the Judiciary Committee’s inquiries.”
Republican lawmakers have long been seeking answers to alleged improper use of Clinton’s email server. In 2016, then- FBI Director James Comey, testified before the House Oversight Committee on the issue.
(Audio: James Comey testifying before Congress regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails.)
While Comey testified that Clinton’s use of a private server was not right, the FBI found that its inappropriate use was unintentional and not illegal.
Now the senators write that they are “reiterating our request for a classified briefing on the issue. Please respond to these questions no later than April 26, 2019.”
In other news, Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), chairman of Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, writes a letter to Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, demanding to know if President Donald Trump offered McAleenan a pardon when facing possible criminal liability if he followed the president’s order to shut down the southern border.
Doug Christian, Capitol Hill