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Ex-congressman Weiner expected to plead guilty to sexting charge

Ex-congressman Weiner expected to plead guilty to sexting charge

The former Democrat politician could face years in jail, but as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, he will not appeal any sentence of between 21 and 27 months.

A spokesman for the law firm representing Weiner, Covington & Burling, said he would plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska on Friday morning but offered no further details.

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges in connection with his online communications with a 15-year-old girl. Trump and other Republicans accused her of endangering national security by exposing classified information to potential hacking.

As part of the FBI investigation, agents seized his laptop computer, which had emails to his then-wife, Huma Abedin, a senior adviser to Clinton's presidential campaign. Days before the November presidential election, now-former FBI director James Comey told Congress about the FBI investigation into emails between Clinton and her aides, The Times reported previous year.

Though Mr Comey said soon afterwards that the emails contained nothing to change his view that Mrs Clinton could not be charged with a crime, the development was seen as influencing voters in the run-up to polling on 8 November. Clinton has publicly stated that the announcement contributed to her losing the election.

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Federal prosecutors had been weighing whether to file child pornography charges against the disgraced ex-Democratic congressman since past year, sources previously told NBC 4 NY.

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is crying in court as he apologizes to the 15-year-old girl with whom he exchanged sexually explicit texts.

Weiner's lawyer, Arlo Devlin Brown, didn't immediately return a message Friday.

Weiner had previously been caught sexting, paving the way to his resignation as a congressman in 2011.

He ran for New York City mayor in 2013 and was leading several polls until it was revealed he had continued his questionable behavior. His failed mayoral bid was the subject of the documentary "Weiner".


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