GOP senators double down on demand for Clinton email probe documents

A trio of top Republican senators are doubling down on their demand for the Justice Department to hand over information on the handling of the probe into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDavis: The shocking fact that Mueller never would have accused Trump of a crime Trump says he would challenge impeachment in Supreme Court The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? MORE's private email server. 
 
Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamKushner saying immigration plan will be 'neutral' on legal admissions: report Africa's women can change a continent: Will Ivanka give them her full support? If you don't think illegal immigrants are voting for president, think again MORE (R-S.C.), Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senator: 'No problem' with Mueller testifying The Hill's Morning Report — Category 5 Mueller storm to hit today GOP senators double down on demand for Clinton email probe documents MORE (R-Wis.) and Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOn The Money: Inside the Mueller report | Cain undeterred in push for Fed seat | Analysis finds modest boost to economy from new NAFTA | White House says deal will give auto sector B boost The 7 most interesting nuggets from the Mueller report Government report says new NAFTA would have minimal impact on economy MORE (R-Iowa) — the chairmen of the Judiciary, Homeland Security and Finance committees, respectively — sent a letter Tuesday to Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrDavis: The shocking fact that Mueller never would have accused Trump of a crime Ex-ICE director calls for 'nationwide operation' to target asylum-seekers in US illegally Dems plot aggressive post-Mueller moves, beginning with McGahn MORE arguing that now that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe has wrapped up, the department should hand over the requested documents. 
 
“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,” the senators wrote in the letter to Barr.
 
The letter comes as Republicans are pivoting to investigating Obama-era officials and scandals as they look to put Mueller's probe into Russian election interference and the Trump campaign behind them. 
 
Grassley, who was previously chairman of the Judiciary Committee, sent a flurry of letters to the Justice Department during the previous Congress requesting information on the FBI's handling of the Clinton probe and a controversial research dossier compiled on then-candidate Trump. 
 
GOP senators noted on Tuesday that an annex, which was not released publicly because it's classified, included in the Justice Department inspector general report on the Clinton investigation "raises significant issues associated with the FBI’s failure to review certain highly classified information."
 
Grassley requested a briefing on the information and sent a follow-up last year with questions about the annex, but the GOP senators noted in their letter Tuesday that the Justice Department initially refused to brief the panel, citing Mueller's investigation. 
 
"We are reissuing the attached classified letter regarding the important questions raised by the appendix and reiterating our request for a classified briefing on the subject," Grassley, Graham and Johnson wrote in their letter Tuesday.
 
Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, released his report last year on the FBI's handling of the Clinton investigation. He hammered former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyDavis: The shocking fact that Mueller never would have accused Trump of a crime Sarah Sanders is entitled to her opinions, but not her own facts James Comey, wife donated ,400 to Klobuchar's presidential campaign MORE for poor judgment during the 2016 election but found no evidence to show his key decisions in the investigation into Clinton's emails were improperly influenced by political bias.