Sunday, May 21, 2017
Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting charges
Former Democrat Congressman Anthony D. Weiner has pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina, including one image of his genitals with his 4-year-old son in the background. During his plea, he cried out loud, stating that he knew his actions were "as morally wrong as it was unlawful." His wife Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, filed for divorce immediately following his plea. He will now have to register as a sex offender and may face a possible prison sentence, with Federal Prosecutors stating that 21-27 months would suffice. It was Weiner's investigation which found a laptop, belonging to Huma Abedin, with a trove of emails which launched former FBI director Comey to launch a new investigation into the Hillary Clinton's handling of emails, which many views, including members of her campaign, to have cost her the election. This was not the first incident of Mr. Weiner's sexual misconduct, as inappropriate communications between several adult women cost him his congressional seat, his career, and his marriage.