Anthony Weiner

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Public life

Anthony Weiner was a member of the House of Representatives, representing New York from 1999 to 2011. He resigned from this position over a sex scandal involving messaging with multiple women including a minor. He is married to Huma Abedin, a close aide of Hillary Clinton.

Relationship with #Pizzagate

In his latest sexting scandal, Weiner was accused of sexting a 15-year-old girl. It is unclear whether he intended to meet the minor in real life for sexual relations, but that is the working presumption. Devices owned by Weiner and Abedin were seized by the NYPD as part of the investigation into this incident.[1]

Connection to Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton

Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton's closest confidante.[2] They often share rooms when traveling, wear similar clothing and even have been accused of being intimately involved.[3]

a Schumer and Weiner eating pizza
Schumer and Weiner eating pizza

Connection to Chuck Schumer

From the Daily News Article, Falling Out: Anthony Weiner and former mentor Sen. Chuck Schumer at odds over mayoral campaign, by Dan Friedman, published on June 1st, 2013:[4]

When Anthony Weiner announced his campaign for mayor, he did it without calling his longtime mentor, Sen. Chuck Schumer, according to people with knowledge of the decision.

It was telling.

Weiner built his political career on the politics he learned as a staffer for Schumer, whose aggressive style and even physical appearance Weiner once bragged of sharing.

But nearly 15 years after Weiner was elected to Congress with Schumer’s blessing, their relationship is frayed, strained by years of conflicts — most especially over the sexting scandal that forced Weiner to resign in disgrace.

On the campaign trail, Weiner barely mentions Schumer. And Schumer refuses to talk publicly about Weiner.

Running without any support from Democratic powerbrokers or elected officials, Weiner’s campaign is, in some way, a lonely affair. Schumer’s distance from his protégé underscores just how politically isolated Weiner is.

Connection to "Spirit Cooker", Marina Abramovic

a Marina Abramovic and Anthony Weiner
Marina Abramovic and Anthony Weiner

See also