WATCH: Al Franken Laughs at Scaramucci's 'Bizarre' Decision to Rely on Trump's Claim That Russians Didn't Hack Election

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Appearing on CNN Sunday morning, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) laughed about an extremely contentious interview host Jake Tapper had with new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci who attempted to use President Donald Trump as an anonymous source.


Host Tapper immediately shared a clip of the almost 30 minute long interview with Scaramucci, where the new Trump hire stated, “Somebody said to me yesterday, I won’t tell who you, that if the Russians actually hacked this situation and spilled out those e-mails, you would have never seen it.” Pressed by Tapper over who his source was, Scaramucci admitted it was Trump calling him from Air Force One.

“I thought when he brought it up, I thought it was a disinterested intelligence expert,” a laughing Franken said. “What can you say? It’s just bizarre,” Franken continued. “I mean, it’s clear that we’re seeing now that members of his campaign met with Russians even though they were testifying before the judiciary committee answering a question from oh, say me.”

“You mean [Attorney General] Sessions?” Tapper added. “Yes, saying that he had not met with Russians during the campaign,” Franken replied. “Now it turns out, it sounds like that Kislyak said they met in April which is a meeting that we — that he hasn’t said that he had, and in which they talked about subjects regarding the campaign and about Russia, and about sanctions.”

“Do you want Sessions to come back to the Senate Judiciary?” Tapper pressed. “Absolutely,” Franken replied. “I think the Chairman Grassley does want him to come back.”

Franken was later stunned when told that Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony later this week would not be under oath.

“No. That’s not good enough,” the surprised Franken remarked. “They should be under oath and I did not know it would be not under oath.”

Watch the video below via CNN:

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