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Senate demands former AGs testify about Trump data seizure

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Former Attorney General Bill Barr (left) and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democratic leaders are demanding that former Attorneys General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions testify about the secret seizure of data from House Democrats in 2018.

They called it "shocking" and a "gross abuse of power."

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Illinois. Sen. Dick Durbin said in a statement Friday that Barr and Sessions "must testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath" and are subject to a subpoena if they refuse.

The demands follow revelations that the Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized the records of Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from Apple.

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and MICHAEL BALSAMO
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