FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that Tashfeen Malik, the female suspect in last week's San Bernardino shooting, was radicalized before she came to the U.S. on a fiancee visa.

"So far with the data we collected, she was [radicalized] before she connected with the other killer," Comey said during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning. He was referring to Syed Farook, the American-born husband of Malik who joined her in killing 14 people during a Christmas party last week.

The FBI director said a subsequent search of the home Malik and Farook shared by reporters during a live broadcast struck him as "strange," but noted the televised ransacking was not illegal.

"The way it works is, we get a search warrant ... our forensic experts were in that residence for over 24 hours," he explained. "Once we've exhausted that examination, we board that place up and make it secure."

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