Leading Senator Demands FBI Briefing on Hillary Clinton Emails

"There are important questions about the nature and source of these new emails."

ByBY ALI ROGIN
October 28, 2016, 7:04 PM

— -- After the FBI rebuffed his informal request for a briefing today, Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee chairman Ron Johnson sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey requesting that his staff brief committee staff on the agency’s latest review of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

He is requesting a briefing by Nov. 4, the Friday before Election Day, and also well before Congress returns from recess.

"There are important questions about the nature and source of these new emails, when and how the FBI learned of them, what investigative steps the FBI is taking to obtain these emails, and the role of the Justice Department in the process," Johnson said in the letter, first obtained by ABC News.

"Most importantly, if the FBI determines that any additional classified information has been put at risk of exposure to our enemies, it is vital that the intelligence community take all appropriate steps to mitigate the potential damage to our national security."

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