GOP senators demand DOJ give answers after it allegedly spied on House, Senate staffers during Russia probe

GOP Senators have demanded that the Department of Justice (DOJ) answer for reports that they allegedly spied on congressional aides who were involved in the investigation into possible ties between President Trump and Russia. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking for answers about the reports. The two urged the DOJ to “provide a full accounting of the facts and circumstances of any such surveillance.” They argued that the government’s surveillance activities “raise important questions” about the protection of civil liberties and the constitutional separation of powers and thus must be fully investigated.