Comey: We Found Classified Information on Anthony Weiner's Laptop

Posted: May 03, 2017 12:20 PM

Testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey revealed classified information was found on an unsecured personal laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner and wife Huma Abedin in October 2016.

"Somehow, her [Hillary Clinton] emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information," Comey said. 

When asked if Weiner accessing classified information without proper clearance would be illegal, Comey said yes and added he likely did not have authority to do so.

"It would be ilelgal if he didn't have appropriate clearance," Comey said. "I don't believe at the time we found that on his laptop he had any kind of clearance."

Republican Senator Lyndsey Graham, who questioned Comey, said somebody should be prosecuted for mishandling of the classified information in question.