Former Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting with teen; wife files for divorce – Los Angeles Times

Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman who some believe unwittingly helped Donald Trump win the presidential election, pleaded guilty Friday in New York to charges of sending obscene material to a minor.

The charges arose from a months-long sexually charged flirtation Weiner carried out with a 15-year-old high school sophomore in North Carolina. But he might go down as a footnote in history for the role he played in the 2016 presidential election.

It was in the course of the sexual misconduct investigation that the FBI stumbled on a trove of emails on his laptop from his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton. That discovery in turn led then-FBI Director James Comey to announce 11 days before the election he was reopening a probe into Clinton’s private emails — a statement that Clinton blamed in part for her loss to Trump.

Also on Friday, Abedin filed official papers in New York Supreme Court for a divorce, according to the New York Post.


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