NY Child Services Now Investigating Anthony Weiner After Intimate Photo Featuring Son
If former Democrat congressman Anthony Weiner thought he had already hit rock bottom when his wife, longtime Hillary Clinton friend and aide Huma Abedin, announced that she was leaving him after his most recent exposure as a “sexting” addict – he was wrong.
Abedin stood by her twice-disgraced husband of six years when his habit of sending explicit texts to women, using the pseudonym “Carlos Danger,” destroyed his promising political career in New York, and subjected her to public humiliation providing fodder for tabloids and late night television comics.
This latest revelation was not only the third strike against Weiner, but crossed a line that may now see “Carlos” facing not only a divorce, but an investigation by New York City child services.
Weiner was sexting with an unidentified woman while the couple’s four-year-old son was in bed with him – and the message apparently featuring an inappropriate photograph.
News sources report that Children’s Services has already visited the couple’s apartment to check on the boy’s situation.
Ms. Abedin has been on the campaign trail with Clinton for the past year, leaving Weiner at home in the role of full-time parent and it is not known if she removed her four-year-old from Weiner’s custody and made other arrangements for his care.
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Weiner’s sexting first resulted in his resignation from Congress in 2011and an aborted mayoral run in 2013 after he claimed to have dealt with his problem.
He and Ms. Abedin were married in July 2010 in a ceremony presided over by President Bill Clinton; the reception was held at the Clinton home.
Ms. Abedin received sympathy and support from Ms. Clinton, who suffered through similar public humiliation when her husband’s sexual relationship with a White House intern became public knowledge.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump also offered support, saying, “Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him.”
Ms. Abedin herself is facing scrutiny for her multiple roles as chief-of-state for Secretary of State Clinton while working for the Clinton family foundation and an associated company, Teneo.
Questions are also being raised about her work as an assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, a radical publication that took positions excusing physical and sexual abuse of women and persecution of homosexuals, and arguing for the religious value of child marriage, genital mutilation of young girls and stoning.
Abedin has been questioned in association with Mrs. Clinton’s use of a secret, private email server, and content of her own emails has revealed her concerns not only about her boss’s well-being, but also Clinton’s refusal to comply with security rules regarding the use of the private server and her Blackberry.