Years before Anthony Weiner’s marriage to Hillary Clinton’s right-hand woman Huma Abedin re-imploded in his latest sexting scandal, the disgraced former Congressman was caught off guard after RadarOnline.com exposed his explicit Facebook messages to a woman named Lisa Weiss.
The news comes in light of a New York Post an article published over the weekend that reports Weiner was sexting with a woman while his 5-year-old son lay in bed next to him.
The film, to air October 22 at 9 p.m. EDT, follows the former congressman as he runs for New York City mayor in 2013, two years after he quit Congress when it was revealed he was sending women sexually explicit messages on social media. “During this hard time, I ask for respect for our privacy”, Abedin added.
“I don’t like Huma going home at night and telling Anthony Weiner all of these secrets”, the Republican nominee said at a campaign event in July, after calling Weiner a “sleazebag and a pervert”. A documentary about the scandal came out this past May, capturing Abedin’s reaction to the drama and bringing his misconduct back into the spotlight. Abedin worked on Clinton’s first, unsuccessful White House bid in 2008 and served as her deputy chief of staff at the U.S. State Department.
Shortly after the news broke, Weiner’s Twitter was deleted.
On Monday, The New York Post reported that while Abedin travelled the country with Clinton, Weiner had been exchanging lewd photos with “a busty brunette out West” for a about a year.
“I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information”, said Trump in a statement, citing his relationship to Abdein.
The clearest sign of this: Abedin had recently not been wearing a wedding ring, a fact that did not go unnoticed by people inside and around the Clinton campaign. He suggested that Weiner might have compromised national security, but offered no evidence to support the allegation. “Who knows what he learned and who he told?”
Abedin, 40, is a longtime Clinton aide and confidante who is often referred to as the candidate’s second daughter.
Ms Abedin has been under scrutiny during the probe into Mrs Clinton’s use of a private email system while she was secretary of state.
Weiner has since remained in the public eye, commenting on politics on cable news shows.
Some psychology experts, while cautioning they haven’t treated him, suggested his behavior smacks of extreme impulsiveness, compulsion or addiction.
Abedin first worked for Clinton in the 1990s as an intern when Clinton was first lady.