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Lindsey Graham Interrogates James Comey Over ‘Anthony Weiner Statute’

At today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on FBI oversight, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) decided to utilize his time to pepper Comey with a lightning round of questions.

After hitting on various topics such as former Donald Trump advisor Carter Page and ISIS, the Republican lawmaker and FBI chief engaged in a brief back-and-forth over Anthony Weiner.

“Do you agree with me that Anthony Weiner in 2016 should not have access to classified information?” Graham asked, referencing the revelation last October that Weiner’s laptop possessed emails related to then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The South Carolina Republican would go on to claim that Weiner should be charged with a crime for getting access to classified information with Comey stating that “it could be a crime.” After Graham pressed forward on the issue, wanting to get agreement from Comey that Weiner should be prosecuted, the director delivered some news to Graham.

“There’s no Anthony Weiner statute,” Comey noted.

“Well, maybe we need one,” Graham responded.

Watch the whole exchange above, via CNN.

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