Senators demand wiretap records from DOJ, FBI

Cap: Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., formally requested information from the DOJ and FBI as the House Intelligence Committee calls on James Comey to appear at an upcoming hearing.
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