WEINER’S TALE OF SELF-DESTRUCTION ROCKS RACE FOR PRESIDENT
NEW YORK (AP) — Once a hard-charging young congressman, Anthony Weiner lost his career and his marriage to a habit of trading sexually explicit messages that he couldn’t shake – a lurid tale of personal self-destruction that’s suddenly found its way into the race for president.
Weiner is separated from Huma Abedin, the vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and one of the Democratic nominee’s closest aides. It’s the federal investigation into his sexting habits that is the “unrelated case” that led the FBI to a new batch of emails, which agency director James Comey told Congress on Friday may be “pertinent to our investigation” into Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state.
And that has once again cast a spotlight on Weiner, one-time rising Democratic Party star whose very name has become a punchline. – READ MORE