Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin to Separate After Latest Sexting Scandal

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Hillary Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin is separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, in the wake of the latest scandal that arose on Monday. Weiner, already with a history of sex scandals under his belt, was caught sending loaded text messages and pictures to a brunette woman, this time with his son sleeping next to him in bed.

The woman in question is a Trump supporter and NRA fan who has used Twitter to criticize both President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Now Trump is using the latest scandal against Clinton. He said in a statement:

Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him. 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. Who knows what he learned and who he told? It’s just another example of Hillary Clinton’s bad judgment. It is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this.

Weiner, a former congressman, had to resign because of a different sexting scandal in 2011. After that, he promised he’d go to therapy and never do it again. But in 2013 he made headlines for sexting again, under the pseudonym Carlos Danger.

On Sunday night, the New York Post revealed that he started once more in January 2015 and kept the conversation with the woman in question going until this month. The pictures that are currently circulating the media were taken in July last year, while Weiner’s wife was touring the country working for Clinton.

Weiner admitted to the Post that he and the woman had “been friends” for a while, but never met. He also said that the pictures “were always appropriate.” However, the pictures that are now public prove the opposite. On Monday Weiner deleted his Twitter account.

Huma Abedin said in a statement:

After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.



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