Rep. Weiner Admits In Interview Lewd Twitter Photo ‘Could Be’ Him

N.Y. Dem Doing Damage Control; Political Pundit: This Could Be End For Him

Updated at 12:43 a.m., June 2, 2011

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On Wednesday afternoon, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner refused to deny that he’s the one in the lewd photo that was sent to a college student. But later that night opened the door to the very real possibility that it could, indeed, be him.

In a live cable news interview he acknowledged it might be a private picture of him that ended up on a public Twitter account.

He told the interviewer, “It could be.”

It was another weird turn in a story that seems to get more bizarre by the day.

Earlier in the day, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer asked the six-term Democrat the $64,000 question that is at the center of the so-called “Weinergate” Twitter scandal.

“The picture” in question is the one of a man’s bulging underwear that was sent from the congressman’s Twitter account to a pretty coed. On Wednesday afternoon, Weiner wouldn’t say with certainty whether it was or wasn’t him.

“Well, we’re going to try to find out exactly what happened. My system was hacked into. The photograph does not look familiar to me but before I say anything I want to make sure that it wasn’t manipulated, that something wasn’t dropped in to my account,” Rep. Weiner said at the time.

Weiner continued to bob and dodge, even after his friend, comedian Jon Stewart, hinted that he was in a unique position to judge whether the bulging briefs belonged to the congressman.

When advised that most people would know whether a picture is of them or not, Weiner quipped, “Jon Stewart might have had it right last night, that it didn’t look like me for embarrassing reasons.”

It was the recently married Weiner, who wants to be the New York City’s next mayor, doing big-time damage control.

“This was a hoax. It was committed on me. It was relatively easy to do, making fun of my name,” Weiner said.

Weiner had a lot to repair after stonewalling reporters’ questions for days and using his trademark temper as a tool.

“I’m going to have to ask that we follow some rules here and one of them is going to be you ask the questions, I do the answers. Does that seem reasonable?” Weiner told a group of reporters.

But when pushed to give an answer, Weiner cranked up the intensity a bit.

“That would be perfectly reasonable, perfectly reasonable. You do the questions. I do the answers. That jackass interrupts me,” Weiner said.

The outburst was reminiscent of a heated discussion on the House floor last summer between Weiner and Congressman Peter King over a health bill for 9/11 responders.

“I will not yield to the gentleman!” Weiner screamed during that memorable exchange.

The political implications, dodging questions of the picture and refusing to explain why he follows a bevy of women on Twitter could affect his future political ambitions.

“It’s a culture of gossip and entertainment and Anthony Weiner has now found himself as the butt of gossip and entertainment,” political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said.

“For the time being it casts pallor on whether he can be a reasonable candidate for mayor, too many questions. Ultimately, people will forgive Twitter but they won’t forgive not coming clean.”

Sheinkopf said the longer the Twitter scandal goes on, the bigger the damage.

“This could be the end of a career but who knows?” Sheinkopf said.

The congressman said he has hired the Washington DC law firm of Baker Hostettler to sort the whole thing out and help him decide his next step. He also said his new wife is four-square behind him.

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  1. Darrell says:

    His name is “weiner”

  2. Adam Smith says:

    You got the order wrong. Barney is a man of limited intellect and cannot help himself. Schumer is bright enout that he could make his points without being obnoxious but chooses to play the ideological fool – he ranks second to Weiner, not Frank. Agree that Grayson was numero uno

    1. NOYFB says:

      Regarding Franks. The people in Mass. should be humiliated that they voted this freakin clown into office. You get what you deserve.

  3. John Girvan says:

    Word of the day!–schadenfreude– is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. This German word is used as a loanword in English and some other languages, and has been …

  4. Bryan says:

    What’s the fuss? This type of behavior should enhance is resume as a Democrat.

  5. Todd Dunning says:

    Breitbart has the second Weiner photo taken earlier in the year:

    1. preston says:

      Omg! Its a real circle jerk.

  6. flattop says:

    His wife ought to take his weiner and show him the other end of it.

    1. John Girvan says:

      Ouch!

  7. John Girvan says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy! He’s a real sweetheart!

  8. the bagginator says:

    Oh, I wish I were a District 9 Weinerrrr.
    That is what I’d truly like to beeee.
    For if I were a District 9 Weinerrrr.
    Everyone could look at my pee-peeeee.

    Oh, I’m glad I’m not a District 9 Weinerrrr.
    That is what I’d truly hate to beeee.
    For if I were a District 9 Weinerrrr.
    Everyone would be ashamed of meeee.

    1. Susan in Texas says:

      Hilarious! Haven’t heard that Oscar Meyer jingle in a long time.

      1. the bagginator says:

        lol … I hope we’re not telling our ages here.

  9. MCGIRV says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy! He’s a real sweetheart!

  10. Jasonn says:

    The end of the wiener? Perfect.

  11. ObserverMI says:

    Anti-Semitic? I didn’t even know he was Jewish you race baitor.
    See, your loosing the substance of the debate, so you do what Lib’s do, you dumb it down to Race.

    Educate yourself, debate the issue at hand, you desensitize racism and bigotry when you throw it around with such ignorance. Shame on You you. Grow some intelligence already would ya.

    1. 1984AnimalFarm says:

      Watcha talkin bout Willis?

    2. CookieJar says:

      Not trying to start anything, but I read Tess’ comment 3 times and I see nothing about Weiner being Jewish… am I missing something?

    3. b.mclane says:

      Only a RACIST sees “racism” where there is none. TESS made no mention Lying Weiner was Jewish. At least that would be something to like about him.

    4. Renee says:

      Anti-Semitic??? Where did you get that from? Weiner is an arrogant little twerp who is finally getting what he is due. As for the rest of the dishonest libs, their time is coming too. It sounds like the only one who needs to educate themself is ObserverMI. Stop drinking the Kool Aid and become a real American.

    5. jack says:

      Of course he’s Jewish, and so was Carl Marx. Two rotten peas in a pod.

    6. bankerrkt says:

      Just trapse on over to the Huffington Post or any other Liberral hate site and you’ll get an eyfull when it comes to anti-semetic, race bauiting and name calling. You can then lecture your Liberal friends there that actually need it.

  12. ricardo4max says:

    this nasty arrogant little piece of human debris should be gone by now. He reminds me of Schumer Junior!

  13. olegunny says:

    The man is a perfect a@s

  14. Weinergate Comedy says:

    Hard times for Weiner, eh?
    Will the FEDS probe the issue?
    I wonder if the media will go soft on Weiner?
    Will Weiner’s explanation stand up in court?
    Weiner is might get off. That Weiner is one slippery character/
    If the pick turn out to be fake, the press may regret being so hard on Weiner.

  15. pete says:

    Weiner’s a Whiner who stepped on his weiner
    on the way to the diner to get some dinner, he
    twittered a coed a picture of his weiner, what’s
    all the whining, he’s just a Congressmen and a
    fine diner! Weiner’s now qualified to be mayor of
    NY or San Francisco!

  16. hadenuf says:

    I can’t imagine how this ignorant yap ever got a wife, much less a girlfriend too. He is one of the most ignorant in our congress. He’s a dem, and for a dem, this type news is resume enhancement. The media will ignore for the most part. Soros will tell them to do so.

  17. Jullou says:

    Yes, indeed. He is not handling this very well. Not calling for an investigation of his own computer security is very telling. If he is the victim, he should call for an investigation to protect his liberal Congressional friends.

    But we all know that it’s the cover-ups that ultimately bring them down.

    1. Caustic_Commoner says:

      True. It’s the reason he didn’t contact law enforcement, especially the FBI. Lying to those guys is a felony. Lying and/or parsing to the press, though, is standard fare. Maybe he’ll even wag his finger for emphasis.

  18. Steve says:

    If the GOP can’t force AG Holder to resign for running a Nazi like race based department, there is no way this guy Weiner will be forced to leave office.

    1. hadenuf says:

      I agree. We have a very corrupt gov’t right now, from top down. Holder is a racist of the first order. So is his boss.

  19. Tom O says:

    At this stage of the Rep Lee episode, he had resigned, packed his bags and was on his way back to Buffalo. Weiner will parry, obfuscate and dither for as long as the liberal media stands by him. This is America 2011.

  20. ObserverMI says:

    Lie Lie Lie…. right to our faces! THAT is what I Cannot stand!
    Cannot he see, and those ‘protecting’ him, that he should just Fess Up like an ADULT.
    Yet no. He runs around NOT answering simple questions, wasting our time and ‘supposedly’ his such important business for ‘The People’. Well, answer the simple questions you hack and be done with it.

    The congressman that sent those pics of him in underwear a few months back…. his resignation was Demanded. Weiner condemned him along with many other Dem’s yet, not a Single One is holding Weiner to the same scrutiny?
    Such BIAS Bull!

    1. hadenuf says:

      Those who condemn the loudest, usually have the most to hide and this sheepish fool is no different. Who would want this overbearlng, unattractive guy anyway? Republicans are forced out for even a hint of scandal, this is resume enhancement for a dem.

  21. Liberal Stupidity says:

    what a manchild wessel. I hope his wife get even with her own photo.

  22. Oscar Meyer says:

    Give him a break people! I am sure the cute coed was an IT major and he was simply reaching out to her to see if she could help him debug his laptop!

    1. Susan in Texas says:

      She is a journalism student and a proud progressive. Right up his alley. Heard he was planning a trip to Washington State. Maybe they were planning a meetup. That photo was meant to be a Direct Message (DM). You have to follow someone to send a DM. Do we know how many young coeds he’s following? Bet this isn’t the first limp pic he’s sent out.

  23. Tom Genin says:

    Wait til the pretty co-ed files suit for mental anguish.

    Then, coupled with discovery, depositions, etc. the really good stuff will come out.

  24. DavosSherman says:

    Names are NOT coincidental.

  25. psadie says:

    Weiner just hired a law firm to “sort the whole thing out” and decide “his next step?”
    Are you kidding me? He got caught with his pants down. RESIGN you fool, you have been had.

  26. ed357 says:

    I think Weiner’s Wife Huma……

    “is four-square behind” Hillary………

    Oh Anthony………

    Just go ahead and confess that it’s your little stiffy………………

    Huma won’t care………

    Huma will still get to work the carpet with Hillary.

    ; – >

  27. larry burdge says:

    Do you thnk he’ll ever be able to own a firearm after all this ??

  28. Minorkle says:

    Is this what they call a Weiner Roast?

  29. Caustic_Commoner says:

    While the congressman gets to the root of the matter, retaining counsel, err… a security firm, at the very least, I see a pilgrimage to the diamond merchants in the congressman’s future.

  30. Teacookies says:

    What a tool….uh….I mean weeeener! Seriously if this were a republican he would already be packing up his things.

  31. Colleen says:

    I agree Susan in Texas-I mean a congressman just resigned a month ago and all he did was post a picture of himself without a shirt on! Stick a fork in the Weiner, it’s done!!

  32. Colleen says:

    I love when you can witness Karma smacking a jerk like Rep Weiner right up side the head. He so deserves everything he gets! This is why he does not want an FBI investigation, because he knows no one hacked his twitter and he sent the picture. So now you are a liar too! You have disgraced your wife and family you POS!

  33. Black Sabbath says:

    Pornstars
    Strippers
    High school girls
    Pictures of private parts
    Girls tweeting that the Weiner is their ‘boyfriend’
    200 followers on Weiner’s Twitter account, a disproportionate number of them are attractive young women, many of them comely, long haired brunettes
    The Weiner’s PR guy lies about the timeline of what happened
    The Weiner erases all evidence when hacking the account of a Congressman would certainly be investigated as a Federal crime
    The Weiner won’t admit as to whether he sent the lewd photo or not
    Leftwing media sites go into damage-control mode by ignoring story when you know if this were Todd Palin…

    I wonder what the Weiner-wife thinks of all this?

  34. imnicerthanur says:

    ‘well they look like my shorts. But the lighting and composition are not up to my standard’.

  35. Ron Reale says:

    Just like Guiliani cleaned up NY by getting rid of the “little” crimes and street garbage, cleaning up the corruption in DC, and getting rid of perverts tweeting dirty pictures to young women or men not their wife, (or husband) is a good start. Barney Frank getting cushy jobs for his gay lovers, getting special banking deals for his last gay lover, covering up for the call sex ring run from his house by his OTHER gay lover…It’s time to clean house of these arrogant dirtbags. I don’t want ethically challenged criminals working on any of the problems you bemoan.
    Ron Reale
    realetybytes.com

  36. slc says:

    This liitle dwarf perv is married to Hillary Clintons aid-tell me that this is not some kind of cosmic karma! Weiner and Billy Bob should get together and compare Johnsons, I am sure both have egos larger than their junk!

  37. fthomas cain says:

    This liitle dwarf perv is married to Hillary Clintons aid-tell me that this is not some kind of cosmic karma! Weiner and Billy Bob should get together and compare Johnsons, I am sure both have egos larger than their junk!

  38. ChipsterNGA says:

    I don’t know why the esteemed Rep from NY doesn’t take credit for the steamer in question. It appears to be quite respectable and rigid for a 47 year old, even under cover. How about a good closeup of the fully monty?

  39. Ellen says:

    Have him move to Massachusetts. A six time Democrat he would have no problem fitting in. After all didn’t the voters in Ma. keep Ted Kennedy in for over 4 decades, and Ted had a lot more in his sordid history then Anthony Weiner would ever have.

  40. franklin says:

    So true. he can join all the other Liberal Dems that can’t keep their Johnson in their pants. This nut job little guy with a name like that should be a comedienes dream!!!!

  41. JoeAStroturf says:

    Weiner probably wanted the girl to perform a service to give her an Obamacare Waiver. At least he don’t belong to Jeremiah’s “Down Low Club” like some more important people have.

    Please Check out song called teapartiers I can’t hear you at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJfboOindCo

    Here’s a verse

    Doctors are retiring earlier but we’re getting 17000 new IRS
    This is how Obama creates health care jobs I guess
    For 234 years this country’s been God’s blessing.
    Now he’s following Cloward and Piven’s to bankrupt the country I’m guessing
    If Obamacare gives Grandma and Grandpa a scare
    Think how when their rationed and die earlier we’ll save on healthcare

  42. Bob Armstrong says:

    someone should tell him the potato goes in front…

  43. RRJ says:

    His weenie is cooked. All he needs is a bun… and it is not even the 4th of July yet.

  44. Taxpayer58 says:

    At least here in Illinois, our politicians are spineless crooks. At least they aren’t sanctimonious perverts too!

  45. Kenneth Glenn Koons says:

    So Tony leaves and is replaced by another dopey liberal socialist Dem. This is just a hoot since the MSM cannot seem to cover for this little twit. Oh well, at least if he goes, the MSM can finally say, they drove out a Dem not just Pubs who act dopey.

  46. Susan says:

    This couldn’t have happened to a “nicer” guy! He is a jerk and now we see what he really is… just one more liberal Democrat with no morals or values whatsoever!

  47. Brenda Tighe says:

    He “doesn’t know” for sure whether or not the picture is of his “junk”? Why would he have a picture like that on his twitter account, anyway? If someone wanted to play a prank on him, where would that person get such a picture? He has friends taking pictures of his undies? And finally, a reporter asks him a simple yes or no question: “Did you send the picture”, and he goes off on some hypothtical rant about what he would do if he were speaking in front of 45,000 people and someone threw a pie at him or shouted an insult.

    Weiner’s one saving grace here is that he’s a Democrat, which means that his fellow Donks will most likely circle the wagons like they did for Barney Frank and others before him. If he were a Republican, he most likely would have resigned under pressure by now. Remember Mark Foley? He was drummed out of Congress for less, and Nancy Pelosi built her “Republican Culture of Corruption” meme mainly on that.

  48. Anthony says:

    Another disgraceful politician. We’re involve in three wars, the economy is tanking and this guy is playing with his twitter.

  49. Susan in Texas says:

    Where’s the House Ethics Committee on this? Seems like the Republican leadership is covering for this pervert. Boehner, where are you? Get to the bottom of Weinergate.

    1. Bob Armstrong says:

      are you suggesting a probe of weiner?

    2. CommiesDestroyMorality says:

      Susan, too late. They hesitated to make deals. ALL OF THEM ARE CRIMINALS. We expected immediate response and hauling this commie to a full Hearing and expulsion. Those on the Ethics Committee are no good. We gotta dump them all and FIND OUR OWN candidates for our elections. Get busy with COMMUNITY committees, expand and join other communities, etc. Control the committees to keep out the obvious, the ones we know are trouble, the commies.

    3. otis jackson says:

      Whats the big deal its only a picture of a gerbil attempting escape

    4. edward says:

      Weinnus

      Your looks always reminded me of beady eyed NYC rat. The ones that run in the alleys from trash can to trash can..It is beyond cavil, you may have, convinced yourself that you look otherwise. You are a pompous, useless, pervert and because of your little congressman status…..which takes a parasitic like you to abuse in the first , somehow, have convinced yourself , any self respecting woman, would or could, possibly find you desirable …You have abused your former status and are nothing more than a common predator ..We can only hope, your wife, may come out of the ether and realize, she has compromised her own and any self respecting woman’s principles, only to become a groupie in your sick life.

      Remember, not unlike today, when you were that ugly, dweeb kid, in high school?

      Will you please do the following; step back!, now! take a look at a current picture of yourself, finally !, close your black eyes and picture a long rat tall on your back side.. You are indeed a street rat and a predator, Please stick with your craigslist girls and the tyranny’s, and stop preying on non prostitutes…

      As a father of a little girl ,very close in age, to ones you preyed upon, I will take great joy in watching you squirm, just as a rat caught in a glue trap does, only to find itself, further snared as he squirms around, in a feeble attempt to free himself..

      1. BoilingPointClose says:

        @Edward (June 7 1:19a) THANK YOU for the accurate description. He’s gonna be difficult to shake. Even the “Parade” he usually prances in covered him by ignoring… they make a lot of noise, yelling and cheering themselves, but didn’t even comment on their missing buddy. Conversations now talk how people always thought something was very wrong with him mentally. The video of him approaching the podium to give his speech/confession showed a man in rage not in shame. He needs to be watched closely. Looks dangerous. Put him in front of Ethics Hearing, and if they don’t dump him we will know who to focus on to dump ourselves. They better dump the dirty Clintonesque rat with no pay no retirement no benefits.

    5. ralph says:

      Weinnus

      Your looks always reminded me of beady eyed NYC rat. The ones that run in the alleys from trash can to trash can..It is beyond cavil, you may have, convinced yourself that you look otherwise. You are a pompous, useless, pervert and because of your little congressman status…..which takes a parasitic like you to abuse in the first , somehow, have convinced yourself , any self respecting woman, would or could, possibly find you desirable …You have abused your former status and are nothing more than a common predator ..We can only hope, your wife, may come out of the ether and realize, she has compromised her own and any self respecting woman’s principles, only to become a groupie in your sick life.

      Remember, not unlike today, when you were that ugly, dweeb kid, in high school?

      Will you please do the following; step back!, now! take a look at a current picture of yourself, finally !, close your black eyes and picture a long rat tall on your back side.. You are indeed a street rat and a predator, Please stick with your craigslist girls and the tyranny’s, and stop preying on non prostitutes…

      As a father of a little girl ,very close in age, to ones you preyed upon, I will take great joy in watching you squirm, just as a rat caught in a glue trap does, only to find itself, further snared as he squirms around, in a feeble attempt to free himself..

  50. John says:

    hahahaha! classic! For democrats this is a stepping stone!!!

    1. asdasa duasdas says:

      at least democrats dont claim to be religious conservatives

      1. Smitty says:

        They’re weiner-heads.

      2. CommiesDestroyMorality says:

        sadsaud asadas, you got it backwards. Religious Conservatives don’t claim to be communists. There is no Democrat Party, it is the Commie Liars Club.

      3. Abort Democrats says:

        What is that supposed to mean, asdasa duasdas? That Democrats can lie all they want because they aren’t religious? Spoken like a true liberal, it is okay for Democrats to be dishonest. What you should really be wondering is, if you know they are dishonest why do you CHOOSE to supprot them? You voted for Kerry/Edwards but I bet you don’t have any problem with Edwards’ behavior in 2004 or 2008. That’s called selective outrage, you don’t seem to be bothered by dishonesty by those on your own side.

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