October 29, 2016, 11:07 am

GOP senator calls for FBI briefing on Clinton probe

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is calling on the FBI to brief Senate committee staff on Hillary Clinton's email investigation.

The GOP senator sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey Friday, asking that his staff brief Senate staffers regarding the investigation, as first reported by ABC News.

Johnson, who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, also wrote a letter to Comey in July after the FBI director announced that he would not be recommending charges be brought against Clinton.

"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 wrote in the Friday letter.

Lawmakers on both sides have called for more information from the FBI since Comey sent a vaguely worded letter to Congress Friday saying that new emails had been uncovered that may pertain to the Clinton investigation through the course of s separate probe.