Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) admitted that Huma Abedin could still be prosecuted for passing classified information.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that if the long-time aide to Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, indeed passed classified information to her husband, disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, then she has committed a crime and should be prosecuted.
FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that Abedin had regularly forwarded classified government emails to Weiner.
NBC’s Willie Geist asked Blumenthal about this during an interview Thursday morning and whether he thought Abedin had committed a crime by sharing classified information to Weiner.
“If there was classified information and it was improperly passed to a person unauthorized to receive it, yes naturally it’s a crime,” Blumenthal told Geist.
Geist followed up by pointing out to Blumenthal that Comey told the Judiciary Committee that Abedin had indeed passed classified information in some of the emails forwarded to him.
Blumenthal attempted to dodge the question, but MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough pressed Blumenthal to answer whether Abedin had committed a crime and if she should be prosecuted.
“The question of whether it should have been prosecuted, and it still may be, potentially, it’s not outside the statute of limitations, so far as I know, it’s one that the Department of Justice is going to have to decide,” Blumenthal told Scarborough.
Blumenthal told Scarborough that he would like a special prosecutor to investigate Abedin’s passing of classified information to Weiner.
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