In January of this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that federal authorities were weighing bringing child pornography charges against Mr.
(JTA) — The estranged wife of disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner pleaded with a federal court to show leniency when her husband is sentenced for sending sexual materials to a 15-year-old girl.
During the speech, Abedin sent Weiner a text message saying, ” I appreciate you looking out for my boss.” By 2008, they were dating and by 2010, nearly a decade after having first met, they were married, with Bill Clinton serving as the officiant at their wedding.
Of course, not long after that their marriage was upended by a tawdry sexting scandal, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Later that year, at a Martha’s Vineyard retreat held by the Democratic party, Weiner asked Abedin out for a date.
Not until after Weiner was seated between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, both senators at the time, during George W.
Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address, did the two hit it off.
They have one child together, 5-year-old son Jordan. Weiner’s first sexting scandal came to light in 2011 thanks to an image he inadvertently shared publicly on Twitter (it was intended as a private message). Two years later, fresh revelations of ongoing sexually-themed messages with other women similarly doomed his New York City mayoral race.
Finally, at the height of the 2016 campaign last September, the Daily Mail reported that the former Brooklyn congressman had sexted with a 15-year-old girl.
She declined, saying she had to work, but Hillary Clinton gave her the night off and insisted she go out and have a nice time. Abedin ordered tea, and then after a little small talk, “She ditched me,” Weiner remembered.