Graham says the FBI has his phone after a possible hack

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says the FBI has his phone after someone tried to scam him by posing as a message from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), raising the possibility that one of the senators’ phones had been hacked.

“My phone is now in the hands of the FBI,” Graham said at the Hill & Valley Forum in comments carried by The Washington Times.

“So I get a message, I think, from Schumer, it’s not from Schumer, and next thing you know it’s from my phone, I don’t know what. Apparently anything you can make can be hacked.”

Taylor Reidy, a spokesman for Graham, said the possible hack was now under investigation.

“The Sergeant at Arms is investigating a possible hack of Senator Graham’s phone,” Reidy said.

A Democratic aide said Graham should have been immediately suspicious of any text message purporting to be from Schumer because the Democratic leader is known for using an old-school LG flip phone — a holdover from the 1990s, before texting and caught on.

“Chuck Schumer won’t text you from his flip phone,” the source said. “If you get a text from Schumer, it’s probably not real.”

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