VIDEO: Longtime Clinton Aide Announces Split With Former U.S. Rep. After New Sexting Allegations
By Tom LoBianco and Dan Merica,CNN // August 30, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced that she and former US Rep. Anthony Weiner are separating after new reports surfaced that he sent sexually suggestive photos again. CNN’s Miguel Marquez reports.
(CNN) – Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced Monday that she and former US Rep. Anthony Weiner are separating after new reports surfaced that he sent sexually suggestive photos again.
“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy,” Abedin said in a statement Monday.
Abedin was “furious and sickened” by the picture of Weiner and their 4-year-old son, Jordan, according to two people close to the family. The sources said she did not know about it or details of the latest sexting exchange until this weekend.
Weiner, who torpedoed his own political career five years ago with a sexting scandal and whose wife is Clinton’s closest adviser, deleted his Twitter account after the latest report surfaced.