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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman and estranged husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, tearfully admitted today to a federal judge that he sent obscene material to a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina, the same day Abedin filed for divorce from him. Weiner, who turned himself into the FBI, pleaded guilty in federal court this morning to a single count of transferring obscene material to a minor. ... In an emotional statement today, Weiner said he "compulsively sought attention from women," engaging many of them in sexual and non-sexual conversations. He said his behavior started when he entered Congress and it continued through the first six months of 2016. ... "I have a sickness," Weiner said, "but I do not have an excuse." ... Weiner agreed to serve 21 to 27 months in prison but he will be released on $150,000 bond.

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#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-19 10:02 AM | Reply

"The New York Times reported that Weiner might be forced to register as a sex offender in the case, though that has not been confirmed."
www.washingtonpost.com

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-19 10:38 AM | Reply

Well duh. He was guilty, and it was not the first time he was caught. Now lets see that file titled "Life Insurance".

#3 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-05-19 11:01 AM | Reply

What a trainwreck.

#4 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-05-19 11:20 AM | Reply

What an implosion. He's the poster child of having it all to doing stupid things and losing it all.

#5 | Posted by boaz at 2017-05-19 11:31 AM | Reply

"after he accidentally tweeted an explicit photo of himself that he had intended to send to a supporter."

That's like saying he accidentally ran down the street naked. Was he just a twitter noob?

#6 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2017-05-19 11:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

He has a very young son and it's worth remembering as people pile on ..

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-05-19 12:29 PM | Reply

Politico:

At a court hearing in Lower Manhattan, Weiner admitted he knew the woman was underage, as part of a plea agreement that will require him to register as a sex offender. Prosecutors recommended a sentence between 20 months and 27 months as part of the agreement.

A tearful Weiner said his "destructive impulses" led him to send the explicit images, and he admitted to "encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct" in late 2016.

"This fall, I came to grips for the first time with the depth of my sickness," Weiner said, his voice cracking.

"I had hit bottom," he told the judge, and said he began "to take a moral inventory of my defects. ... I accept full responsibility for my conduct. I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse."
www.politico.com

#8 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-19 12:30 PM | Reply

From Politico, this bit Of weirdness...

After the proceeding, Weiner shook hands with the F.B.I. agents who sat with the prosecutors, and was heard telling them, "I appreciate your service."

#9 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-19 12:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

His actual plea letter ....
pbs.twimg.com

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-05-19 12:32 PM | Reply

Too bad he aint' getting 20 like this SecretService agent...
www.nbcnews.com

#11 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-05-19 12:39 PM | Reply

The criminal charge -- transferring obscene material to a minor -- carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, according to federal authorities. Under the plea deal, Weiner agreed to register as a sex offender and not to appeal a sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. His sentencing hearing is set for Sept. 8.
www.washingtonpost.com

Oh, and his wife - they've been separate for a while now - filed divorce papers.

#12 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-20 03:46 PM | Reply

People have gotten less time for actually assaulting a minor. Sounds like a set up.

#13 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-05-20 04:38 PM | Reply

oh boo hoo.....when this came out there were libs everywhere attacking even the reporting of this WEASEL PUNK doing this stuff.....

screw'im...

FLASHBACK: When The Media Attacked Andrew Breitbart For Exposing Anthony Weiner's Sexting of Underage Girls

townhall.com

#14 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-05-20 04:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Oh, and his wife - they've been separate for a while now - filed divorce papers.

#12 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-20 0

I think I read something about this on a TWEET somewhere...

wink wink

:)

#15 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-05-20 04:47 PM | Reply

He derserves it. He is a scumbag.

#16 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-05-20 05:25 PM | Reply

#7 so what

#13 so what

#17 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-05-20 05:39 PM | Reply

= his behavior started when he entered Congress

It seems like abhorrent behavior is in the job description there.

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2017-05-20 05:45 PM | Reply

#17, do you think the punishment fits the crime? He sounds like a sick person who needs to be institutionalized (at his own expense) with mandatory followup treatment. Who does it really serve, other than the private prison industrial complex, to lock him up in prison that long for interacting with what was probably a fictional character?

#19 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-05-20 08:26 PM | Reply

#19 | Posted by sentinel, Guy, we are talking about a man who wants to have sex with children, get your head out of your third point of contact.

#20 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-05-21 02:08 AM | Reply

You're really okay with the government setting up and entrapping people?

#21 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-05-21 02:51 AM | Reply

Weiner, who turned himself into the FBI, pleaded guilty in federal court this morning to a single count of transferring obscene material to a minor.

Entrapment? Don't see that here.

#22 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-21 03:41 AM | Reply

Not sure if it was another article or a different version of the one linked to here, but I read that the alleged minor contacted him first and initiated the discussion about sex.

#23 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-05-21 04:37 AM | Reply

Now they will throw the book at Weiner because when the FBI seized his lap top they found the Clinton emails cause the late Hillary FBI comey stir.

#24 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-05-21 04:44 AM | Reply

I'm glad that's over with.

Can we now talk about Trump's rape allegations? So many of them. So much money spent to on out of court settlements.

#25 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-05-21 09:11 AM | Reply

Wiener, the only Wussie with real balls. Better at debating Rethugs than any other Wussie. Similar cases got long jail terms. Many of these predators are caught in sting operations in which minors pose as adults. There is no defense.

#26 | Posted by nutcase at 2017-05-21 11:01 AM | Reply

Nobody's defending Weiner or his actions. It's just that set ups like this are similar to how the war on drugs and terrorism are executed, in that they exemplify an insane amount of government waste and abuse that harms society more than it protects it.

#27 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-05-21 12:28 PM | Reply

What is wrong with expecting a higher standard of decency from politicians, and punishing them to the fullest extent of the law when they break laws?

Politicians are granted enormous power over citizens. That should come with risks to deter those with weak ethics like the current POTUS.

#28 | Posted by bored at 2017-05-21 12:46 PM | Reply

Every individual should be treated equally under the law, regardless of what position they hold or don't hold. Laws and their punishments should be proportionate to the amount of actual damage done to others and the imminent threat that would be done.

When it comes to holding politicians to a higher standard, that should be covered by regulatory rules related to their job duties, elections and, where appropriate, impeachment and pressure by others to resign.

#29 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-05-21 04:23 PM | Reply

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