GOP lawmakers demand drafts of DOJ report on Clinton email investigation
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Republican Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisGOP lawmaker accuses Brennan of being member of Communist Party Fox's Ingraham chides Gohmert for infidelity questions of Strzok: 'I didn't think that was good' Cook shifts House race of lawmaker who bought multimillion dollar yacht away from GOP MORE (Fla.) and Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzFacebook removes page inciting violence against Republicans after lawmaker’s appeal Sacha Baron Cohen mulls arming toddlers with guns in inaugural episode Who to watch for in Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming show MORE (Fla.) are requesting all unrevised drafts of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) report on the procedures it used during the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump tries to quell Russia furor | GOP looks to reassure NATO | Mattis open to meeting Russian counterpart Dem pollster: GOP women have a more difficult time winning primary races than Dems Mellman: (Mis)interpreting elections MORE's email use.

In a letter sent to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Thursday, the lawmakers — all members of the House Judiciary Committee — argue congressional oversight is needed, as drafts were circulated within the DOJ and FBI before the report was made public.

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"Your team has worked to ensure that this report is thorough and accurate; however, an investigation of this magnitude and consequence deserves heightened scrutiny to ensure that the process has not been compromised in any way," they wrote. "The trust of the American people depends on it. We are concerned that during this time, people may have changed the report in a way that obfuscates your findings."

The lawmakers noted the DOJ has previously rebuked requests for documents related to the investigation, adding they don't believe the security concerns cited by the agency are valid.

"Unfortunately, over the past year, the DOJ has repeatedly fought requests by Congress to produce documents related to this investigation, and when the DOJ actually provided documents, the materials have been heavily redacted," they continued. "Past and present DOJ officials have asserted security concerns, even though the documents have not legitimately contained security issues."

The lawmakers said they have "every confidence" the investigation was "thorough and accurate,"

"We request the various drafts of the report, particularly the draft provided to the DOJ and FBI, before those agencies made any changes to the draft report, be provided to us," they wrote.

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