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GOP senators want surveillance requests from FBI Russia probe


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Two GOP senators are asking the FBI to hand over any applications for surveillance warrants tied its probe on Russia's election interference.

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Judiciary Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is a member of the committee, sent Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein a letter asking for any proposed or finalized applications.  

"We are writing to request information regarding FISA-related actions by the FBI and the Justice Department in the course of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, including the investigations into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians," the two GOP senators said. 

 

In addition to any proposed or finalized warrant applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the two senators also want the court's responses.

The Judiciary Committee is currently investigating Russia's election interference, President Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey and any interference from the Justice Department on FBI investigations. 

They argue media reports and an annual study from the surveillance court suggest the FBI and DOJ may have submitted some applications that were rejected and "proposed FISA applications that the FISC preliminarily evaluated and stated it would reject, which the FBI and Justice Department then modified and resubmitted."

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