Anthony Weiner Blames Legal Woes on Untreated Addiction, Victim

Anthony Weiner Blames Legal Woes on Untreated Addiction, Victim

In documents filed with a Manhattan federal court, Weiner's lawyers asked for probation mandating treatment and community service, portraying their client as an attention-driven "weak man" in a "self-destructive spiral" with a "sickness".

Abedin, who is now divorcing the pervy ex-congressman, penned the letter asking a judge to consider the couple's young son when sentencing Weiner for sexting with a 15-year-old.

The memo says that the girl told the investigators that she "hoped somehow to influence the USA presidential election, in addition to securing personal profit".

In late October, eleven days before the 2016 Presidential election, then-FBI director James Comey sent a letter to Congress claiming that emails pertinent to the closed investigation of Clinton's use of a personal email server were found "in connection with an unrelated case", believed to be the investigation into Weiner's communication with the minor.

According to the New York Times, Mr Weiner wrote separately to the judge and said: "Every day I quietly do what I can to keep getting better, and to fix the damage I've done". The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, though prosecutors said as part of a plea deal that they would consider a term between 21 and 27 months "fair and appropriate".

As Devlin-Brown tells it, the teenager told government investigators that her intention all along was to tip the presidential election in which Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, was a top aide for the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

In his own letter to the judge, Weiner said, "My regret for my crime is profound".

The investigation into Weiner's exchanges with the teenage girl roiled the 2016 US presidential campaign in its final days, when authorities found emails on Weiner's laptop from Abedin.

"My continued acting out over years crushed the aspirations of my wife and ruined our marriage", Weiner wrote.

"This is not a letter I ever imagined I would write, but, with Anthony, I have repeatedly found myself in circumstances I never imagined".

Weiner's most recent sexual escapade began in January 2016 when he began sending the North Carolina high school sophomore explicit messages after she contacted him on Twitter. "I am devastated by Anthony's actions, and I understand he must face their consequences".

During an investigation into Weiner's sexting with the underage girl, Comey testified later, the FBI discovered thousands of Clinton emails on Weiner's computer that were forwarded there by Abedin. And the one flawless thing in my life - my son - will forever have to answer questions about the public and private failings of his father.

Prosecutors have not yet disclosed what sentence they will seek against Weiner at his September 25 sentencing hearing.

Weiner was a promising politician from NY until he was forced to resign his seat in Congress in 2011 after it was revealed that he had been sending sexual messages and photos to numerous women, including a college student and a Las Vegas blackjack dealer.

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