Anthony Weiner

Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) “has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that may have cost Hillary Clinton’s the presidency,” the AP reports.

“As his sentence was announced Monday, the former Democratic congressman from New York dropped his head into his hand and wept, then stared straight ahead. After the hearing ended and Judge Denise Cote left the bench, he sat in his seat for several minutes, continuing to cry.”

“Weiner was also fined $10,000. After his sentence is served, he must undergo internet monitoring and must have no contact with his victim. He must also enroll in a sex-offender treatment program.”

Prosecutors Want 2-Year Prison Sentence for Weiner

CNN: “In their sentencing memorandum prosecutors are seeking 21-27 months imprisonment for Wiener, the former US congressman and estranged husband of Hillary Clinton’s former adviser Huma Abedin… Weiner, 53, pleaded guilty this May in New York’s Federal District Court to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.”

Prosecutors back up their request by stating: “Weiner, a grown man, a father, and a former lawmaker, willfully and knowingly asked a 15-year old girl to display her body and engage in sexually explicit conduct for him online.”

Weiner Asks for Leniency In Sexting Case

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), “whose career and personal life were wrecked in a series of sexting scandals, blamed a ‘deep sickness’ combined with the ‘profit-seeking curiosity’ of his 15-year-old victim for his legal troubles, as he asked a judge for leniency when he’s sentenced later this month,” Bloomberg reports.

The New York Times quoted Weiner saying, “My continued acting out over years crushed the aspirations of my wife and ruined our marriage.”  He added that his young son “will forever have to answer questions about the public and private failings of his father.”

Weiner Will Plead Guilty In Sexting Scandal

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), whose “sexting” scandals ended his political career and embroiled him in a tumultuous FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton before the election, is to appear in a federal courtroom to enter a guilty plea, the New York Times reports.

“Mr. Weiner will plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan… Mr. Weiner surrendered to the F.B.I. early Friday morning.”

“A likely result of the plea is that Mr. Weiner would end up as a registered sex offender… The charge carries a potential sentence of between zero and 10 years in prison, meaning Mr. Weiner could avoid prison. The ultimate sentence would be determined by a judge.”

Huma Abedin Gives Marriage Another Try

New York Post: “After years of public humiliation by her sext-a-holic husband, Anthony Weiner, 40-year-old Abedin finally separated from the former congressman in August, one day after The Post reported that he had sent yet another explicit photo to a woman — this one showing his toddler son asleep beside him.”

“But sources tell The Post that Hillary Clinton’s righthand woman is now giving the marriage another try.”

Abedin Surprised Emails Were on Husband’s Laptop

Huma Abedin “has told colleagues she was taken aback when she learned that the FBI found her emails on a laptop belonging to her estranged husband Anthony Weiner and doesn’t know how the messages got there,” Politico reports.

“The newly found emails number in the tens of thousands or more, with at least some pertaining to the period when Abedin worked for the State Department from 2009 to 2013, first as a deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Clinton’s and later as a consultant.”

U.S. Attorney Investigating Anthony Weiner

Prosecutors in the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have issued a subpoena for former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) cell phone and other records, CNN reports.

The FBI and the New York Police Department have opened preliminary investigations of allegations that Weiner exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a purportedly underage girl.

Weiner Had Online Sexual Relationship with 15-Year Old

“Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl during which she claims he asked her to dress up in ‘school-girl’ outfits for him on a video messaging application and pressed her to engage in ‘rape fantasies,'” the Daily Mail reports.

“The girl… said the online relationship began last January while she was a high school sophomore and before Weiner’s wife, Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin, announced she was ended their marriage.”

“When confronted with the claims, Weiner did not deny exchanging ‘flirtatious’ messages with the teen.”

‘The Most Mortifying Movie Ever Made’

Vanity Fair: “An extraordinary and flabbergasting documentary film opened last week: Weiner, directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg. An intimate, unblinking look at Anthony Weiner’s disastrous 2013 campaign for New York City mayor — which was derailed by revelations that he had continued sexting multiple young women even after a previous sexting scandal had forced him to resign from Congress in 2011 — Weiner might well be the most mortifying movie ever made, even including Mortdecai.”

“My first thought after seeing the film was, like most people’s, What were Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin (longtime Hillary Clinton aide), thinking when they allowed some of the most painful, excruciating moments in their marriage to be filmed? My first and a half thought: What would a shrink make of all this?”

Weiner

The AP reviews Weiner, “the compulsively watchable new film about Anthony Weiner and the implosion of his 2013 New York mayoral run amid a revival of his sexting scandal.”

“There are lots of fly-on-the-wall documentaries. But occasionally there’s one that makes you want to ask the fly: Just HOW did you get onto that wall, and how did you manage to stay there?”