Announcement follows ex-congressman's latest sexting scandalPublished: 3 hours ago
Fed up with his latest sexting scandal, longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin on Monday announced she is separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner.
Her statement, released just hours after the New York Post broke the story of Weiner’s latest sexting scandal, said: “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.”
The word came only hours after Weiner found himself in the spotlight again.
“While his wife, Huma Abedin, is off campaigning for former secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the New York Post reported Weiner has been sexting another woman –at one point posting a raunchy selfie with his 4-year-old son in the background,” USA Today said. “The Post published the selfie, which shows Weiner with a bulge wearing only white boxer briefs. His son is lying next to him in a green blanket. The tabloid also shared screenshots of the pair’s exchanges, which began in late January 2015 after Weiner direct messaged her on Twitter. Their conversations continued through earlier this month.”
Abedin, herself, has been under fire lately for emails she sent while working with Clinton at the State Department that appear to show a direct connection between donations to the Clinton Foundation and access to the secretary of state.
The London Daily Mail said Abedin’s decision “finally” came after he “sent an admirer a photo of his crotch while their four-year-old son slept beside him.”
It was the third time Weiner has been caught sexting. Previous revelations forced his resignation from Congress.
And pundits immediately jumped on his case.
“Huma has chosen Hillary over Weiner obviously in more ways than one,” said talk-show icon Rush Limbaugh. “I mean, the idea of the possibility of becoming Hillary’s chief of staff obviously is a very attractive thing particularly when Huma has not been chief of her husband’s staff, obviously, for quite a while.”
WND earlier carried the report that according to emails released by the State Department, Abedin at one point left classified government information that needed to be burned in the front seat of her vehicle.
“Favor” is the subject of Abedin’s July 20, 2009, email to Lauren Jiloty, Clinton’s personal assistant. Judicial Watch obtained the records and hundreds more pages of Abedin emails as part of its ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department.
“I’m going to have ambassador ride on next drive,” wrote Abedin. “There’s a bunch of burn stuff in the pocket of my front seat.”
She also was revealed to have been involved with, for a decade, a radical Muslim publication that opposed women’s rights and blamed the U.S. for 9/11.
Abedin had published articles in the Saudi Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, working under her mother, who remains editor-in-chief.
Regarding Weiner, CNN reported in 2013 that the former congressman, who left office when caught sexting in 2011, had had “online relationshps with three different women.”
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