WASHINGTON — Former Citigroup chief executive Sandy Weill's call for the reinstatement of a clear separation of commercial and investment banking reverberated loudly through the nation's capital Wednesday.

At a House hearing with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, both Democratic and Republican lawmakers pounced on the comments, suggesting a new openness to the argument that the nation's largest banks should be broken up.

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