Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) at the Democratic Party National Convention in 2016. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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A new report suggests Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s top aide, and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner, a former congressman, are back together again and that their previous breakup was “more for optics” and done under “pressure from Hillary’s camp.”
According to a report in Sunday’s New York Post, a source close to the couple revealed, “Huma has been working hard on her relationship with Anthony. He has been spending 80 to 90 percent of his time at the they share. … If there is a disagreement, he goes to his mother’s apartment in Brooklyn.”
Another source reportedly told the Post the breakup was “more for optics for the campaign and pressure from Hillary’s camp.”
Weiner has been caught in numerous sex scandals while married to the high-profile Abedin, who is believed by many to be Clinton’s closest adviser.
In 2011, while serving in Congress, Weiner published a picture of his genitalia on Twitter. Weiner eventually said, after two weeks of denying his involvement, the post was a mistake and that he meant to send it to a college student. He then resigned from office after immense pressure.
In 2013, while he was in the middle of running for mayor of New York City, it was exposed Weiner had been using a pseudonym, Carlos Danger, to send nude pictures of himself to more women. Not surprisingly, Weiner, who refused to drop out of the contest, lost the race. Shockingly, he still received 4.9 percent of the vote.
In September 2016, it was revealed Weiner had sent more nude pictures of himself, this time to a 15-year-old girl. Weiner also asked the girl to engage in “rape fantasies” with Weiner, according to a report by the Daily Mail.
It was at this time Abedin reportedly decided to leave Weiner, but this wasn’t the last we’d hear about him prior to the presidential election.
In November 2016, FBI Director James Comey announced the FBI had discovered new e-mails related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State Department and that the e-mails were not duplicates of e-mails previously recovered from other investigations of Clinton’s use of her personal e-mail server to conduct State Department business. The e-mails had been discovered while officials were searching a laptop belonging to Weiner as part of their investigation of his alleged sexual relationship with a minor.
Comey would later say, just two days before the election, the FBI found no evidence that warranted prosecuting Clinton. Clinton has said Comey’s announcement played a significant role in helping President Donald Trump capture the White House.
(H/T: Washington Examiner)
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Justin Haskins is the director of the Socialism Research Center at the Heartland Institute and the co-author of the New York Times best-seller "Dark Future: Uncovering the Great Reset’s Terrifying Next Phase."