The Senate Judiciary Committee wants Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to brief its members on the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election.
Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Friday sent a letter to Rosenstein and McCabe asking that one or both of them give the full committee an update, following up on a March meeting then-FBI Director James Comey had with Grassley and Feinstein.
“We request that Mr. Rosenstein and/or Mr. McCabe, along with others who have firsthand knowledge of that briefing, provide a similar briefing to the rest of the Committee,” wrote the two senators.
Grassley and Feinstein are asking the FBI and Justice Department to respond to their letter by 5 p.m. Friday so they can set a date.
In addition to updating the full committee, the two senators noted they want to use the briefing to follow up on Comey’s testimony from earlier this month.
Lawmakers peppered Comey with questions about the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s election interference and his handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton‘s private email server. Comey closed that investigation last year without recommending charges.
Grassley and Feinstein noted that Rosenstein met with the two leaders of the Intelligence Committee and that it’s “important that the members of this Committee receive the same information.”
President Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, at the time citing a letter from Rosenstein critical of Comey’s handling of the Clinton investigation. Trump has since said he planned to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein’s opinion.