Clin­ton aide to di­vorce Weiner over sex­ting in­ci­dent

The Myanmar Times - - World -

HUMA Abe­din, a close aide to pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Hil­lary Clin­ton, an­nounced on Augut 29 that she was sep­a­rat­ing from hus­band Anthony Weiner fol­low­ing new rev­e­la­tions that he “sexted” an­other woman.

The New York Post pub­lished pho­to­graphs and mes­sages that the former con­gress­man ex­changed with a woman show­ing him shirt­less and in bulging briefs with his four-year-old son asleep by his side.

“Af­ter long and painful con­sid­er­a­tion and work on my mar­riage, I have made the de­ci­sion to sep­a­rate from my hus­band,” Ms Abe­din, 40, said in a state­ment.

Mr Weiner was forced to re­sign his seat in Congress in 2011 af­ter a sim­i­lar sex­ting scan­dal in which he ad­mit­ted to ex­chang­ing sex­u­ally ex­plicit pic­tures and mes­sages with at least six women.

Two years later, he ran for mayor of New York but the bid was de­railed by al­le­ga­tions that he continued sex­ting un­der the name “Car­los Danger”.

The lat­est rev­e­la­tions come in the midst of Ms Clin­ton’s duel with Don­ald Trump for the White House, and the Republican pres­i­den­tial can­di­date wasted no time seiz­ing on the an­nounce­ment to at­tack his ri­val.

While call­ing Ms Abe­din’s move “a very wise de­ci­sion”, he ques­tioned Ms Clin­ton’s judge­ment “in al­low­ing Weiner to have such close prox­im­ity to highly clas­si­fied in­for­ma­tion”.

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