Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) said Thursday that top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin may have committed a “prosecutable crime” if she sent classified information to her husband and former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Blumenthal made the comment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” after the show aired a clip of FBI Director James Comey telling the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that Abedin sent Weiner classified information. Co-host Willie Geist then asked Blumenthal to respond.
The Connecticut Democrat said Abedin’s activity was “potentially a crime” but would not say whether she should be prosecuted.
“If there was classified information and it was improperly passed to a person unauthorized to receive it, yes, potentially it’s a crime,” Blumenthal said.