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.

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

More from Marcia Kramer

One Comment

  1. Parker says:

    Bill Clinton told Weiner to tell everyone he was just interviewing a potential intern.

    Then everyone would be like, “Geesh, why didn’t you tell us!”

  2. Parker says:

    He can go play rubber ring toss with ex-democrat rat Grayson. They are both hideous leftist lunatics.

    But who are the nitwits who vote these types of demagogic creeps into power?

    God save this country.

  3. Jewels says:

    This has absolutely nothing to do with “gossip”- this has everything to do with appropriate behavior for a congressman of the United States.

    We’ve already established that congressmen should not tap their feet in bathrooms, nor should they send topless photos of themselves (even if they ARE men)- and they most certainly should not be sending pictures of crotches to 21 year old college students on Twitter. Why is this so hard for people to understand??

  4. Jullou says:

    No, Congressman Weiner, the U.S. taxpayers would gladly pay for an investigation. Your concern over the expense of an investigation is very telling. Leftists like you never think about our money, except when it could cause a problem for your.

    Well, let me tell you and all of the leftists like you: we are awake, aware and ready for 2012. Silent no more

  5. ThisIsRich says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a more disgusting fellow.

  6. Robert Marvin Smith says:

    Does anyone believe that the evidence will stand up in court?

  7. Robert Marvin Smith says:

    Are we talikng Hebrew NATIONAL, a knockwurst, or a vieana sausage.

    I suspect a vienana sausage. Gotta match his mind,

    A twit that’s a 1/2 wit.

    I didn’t tweet my twit to that woman.

  8. Yodasog says:

    Oh I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener
    Oh wait he is, wiener is a wiener

  9. Robert Marvin Smith says:

    Weiner and twitter?

    Weiner’s twitter!

    Tawhat is Tissusm Huma Weiner twitting?

    Tissum Huma Weiner twitting that tongue to her Weiner twit.

    Twits what Weiners toudn’t twit.

  10. John West says:

    His ‘new’ wife???

    What kind of people are these fools. His ‘new’ wife should immediately become his old wife. Why would she want to stay with this ugly twit anyway.

    I think Wiener is about to get the wiener. He is a vicious and rude little man. I have watched him talk down to Michelle Bachman who is without a doubt, his better and she handled him with grace and style. Good riddance to this garbage.

  11. Rand says:

    WHY didn’t you watch his interview tonight on Maddow. He said he would hire an independent investigator. Many people on here don’t know that regarding the photo, the legs could be his and the rest of the photo could be someone else. Of COURSE he can’t be sure that every part of the photo isn’t of him.

  12. Rand says:

    Nice partisan comment in the sub-head of the title. “This could be the end for h im” by the Republican author here. OF COURSE HE CAN’T GUARANTEE THAT THE PICTURE IS OR IS NOT HIM. Parts of the picture, “like the legs” for example, might be his, but the rest of it might be of someone else. I’m not worried about Weiner not being re-elected. His district will re-elect him again and again. This is just a distraction by Breitbart, to get voters minds off the news of Paul Ryan’s KILL MEDICARE bill.

  13. Weiner Police says:

    Yep.. is over for him.. he better pack it up, get in his Wiener Mobile and drive off in the the sunset to Weinerville.

  14. Dwayne Fritz says:

    Unlike all the other replies to you, I completely agree with your comment. These United States are being sold to foreign globalist bankers at a fraction of their true value because the Federal Reserve has destroyed this once great manufacturing economy of ours with the help of extreme environmentalists, ignorant voters and both corrupt political parties!

  15. Canard says:

    No, Mr. Wiener. We’re not making fun of your name. We’re making fun of you…

  16. mike says:


  17. Don says:

    Weiner should blame this on BUSH or better yet global warming

  18. WazWoo says:

    lol Weiner is such a Weiner. too funny.

  19. Kip Noxzema says:

    It looks like this guy is a real hot dog.

    I guess his friends call him “Oscar Mayer”.

    The guy says it’s a hoax, but then says it could be him in the pic.

    It sounds just like this Regime’s unemployment numbers. “Unemployment went up, but we’re still in a recovery.”

    Lies and contradiction, instead of Change, eh?

    How is that working for you?

  20. rocky k2 says:

    They say Weiner ha a smart weiner…with an I.Q. of 4 1/2

  21. Cindy says:

    Who votes for wieners like this? Everything about this guy, his voice, looks and attitude is creepy as hell!

  22. Dennis says:

    What goes around, comes around! Weiner is always the first to arrogantly demean the opposite party for one reason or another… he’s not getting it back in spades!!!!

    Poetic Justice!!!!!!

  23. Paul Roth says:

    Um… While I too am curious about finding out which crooks in the Federal Reserve Bank gave 1 Trillion of our tax money to central banks in Europe I beg to differ with you. THIS IS NEWS when congressmen blatantly lie to the American public about sending crotch photos to followers on Twitter. Surely there are enough journalists to cover all aspects of the news, this being one of them. This guy represents a substantial number of people. He was elected to do so. He wasn’t elected to promote his shortcomings on our dime. Also, he could clear this up with a simple explanation rather than wasting everyone’s time and even more tax payer money. You should be saying, “DAMNIT WEINER GET TO WORK”

  24. Ben Kabak says:

    Hes obviously having an affair with the girl from Seattle.

  25. catherine says:

    WOW – ONLY A DEMOCRAT could tell this big of a lie…….and not want the FBI to investigate, he backed off like a guy that sends his weiner around to young girls…….TIME FOR NEW YORK TO THROW THE BUM OUT IN 16 MONTHS……WEINER you caused this mess yourself – WE WILL CALL YOU ARNOLD………how does your new wife feel about this????




  26. OnlyTruth says:

    As a citizen represented in Congress by both Barney Frank and John Kerry, I say thank you Reprehensible Representative Weiner Man, for letting me forget my troubles for a time!!!

  27. rdt410 says:

    What a pervert, he was also caught chasing high school girls here while back…PERVERT

    1. catherine says:

      she was only 21 and HE WAS FOLLOWING HER…………disgusting – but his wife worked for THE IMPEACHED HO’S WIFE……..SHE PROBABLY EXPECTS THIS

  28. John Poland says:

    Every reporter Should on Every Occasion ..That “Tiny” takes questions Should ask..” If you were speaking to 40,000 people and one person threw a pie..Would you take the time to talk about it…NOW??? ” Just So He can remember what a Childish response He Kept giving yesterday !!!! I think it is Obvious from seeing Tiny talk over the years ( And hoping he would choke to death while blithering ON and On!) That He was probably beat up and had his lunch money taken from him by All the tough Girls during his public school life and Now with his Undeserved 15 min.of fame he wants to take advantage of young girls to get even !!

  29. stumpCHUNKMAN says:

    It’s not me, it was a stunt c0ck

  30. jnsesq says:

    Yep, whenever the wife is “four-square” behind the philandering husband, the final act is close at hand. Say good-bye, you miserable, foul-tempered, party-before-country Demmunist. Then again, that’d make him the perfect mayor of New York City.

  31. DC Hinckley says:

    Not sure whether a photo of a man in underwear is you, Congressman? What, taken so many lewd photos of yourself you don’t remember if this is one of them?

  32. Mike says:

    The fact that weiner will not answer the question whether or not it is he in the photo is evidence of culpability. What is difficult about denying that he is the one in the photo unless it can be proved otherwise? I don’t think his agressive demeanor and juvenile temper will get him out of this jam.

  33. Optimus Maximus says:

    He should change his name from Weiner to Putz.

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving pompous ass.

  34. IraqVet says:

    I bet his wife could anyswer with some certainty, but having worked for Clinton she may not be able to answer truthfully…Lucky for Weener he doesn’t have to deal with a conscious…it’s one of the many perks of liberalism, no honor, no personal integrity, no excuses.

    1. OnlyTruth says:

      Absolutely. They are so intrinsically hypocritical and dishonest many of them don’t even know it !!

  35. Gary Hench says:

    Hey Erik Holder, a Congressman just had his computer hacked … you plan on doing any investigating Moron!

    1. IraqVet says:

      You are asking the wrong guy…he’s very busy right now Not investigating the Black Panther and the BATF’s gun running operation that resulted in the death of a Border Patrol agent…it takes a lot of work trying to figure ways not to investigate the things you should…besides it’s easier to sue whole states for protecting their citizens.

  36. Ken says:

    This is a nation of 300,000,000, people. Do we really need this piece of garbage in a position of power. One thing he did admit is that he takes pictures like that of himself. (Read between the lines.) That makes him a sick SOB. If it’s o biggie than admit it is a picture of himself. he can still say he didn’t post it. The man lies so much; however, that he trips over his own tongue-


  37. Will says:

    The more I argued with them, the better I came to know their dialectic. First they counted on the stupidity of their adversary, and then, when there was no other way out, they themselves simply played stupid. If all this didn’t help, they pretended not to understand, or, if challenged, they changed the subject in a hurry, quoted platitudes which, if you accepted them, they immediately related to entirely different matters, and then, if again attacked, gave ground and pretended not to know exactly what you were talking about. Whenever you tried to attack one of these apostles, your hand closed on a jelly-like slime which divided up and poured through your fingers, but in the next moment collected again. But if you really struck one of these fellows so telling a blow that, observed by the audience, he couldn’t help but agree, and if you believed that this had taken you at least one step forward, your amazement was great the next day. The Jew had not the slightest recollection of the day before, he rattled off his same old nonsense as though nothing at all had happened, and, if indignantly challenged, affected amazement; he couldn’t remember a thing, except that he had proved the correctness of his assertions the previous day. Sometimes I stood there thunderstruck. I didn’t know what to be more amazed at: the agility of their tongues or their virtuosity at lying.

  38. Todd Clemmer says:

    If this was a Republican they would have been gone already. Comedy Central along with the alphabets would have already written him/hers fate. I mean Barney Frank ran a PROSTITUTION ring from his apartment with his boyfriend and still is helping run this country into the ground. Weiner won’t be going anywhere.

  39. HHT says:

    It’s what I expect from a man with his limitations.

  40. Diane says:

    There is no way that Weiner is guilty of thie crime because he doesn’t appear to be the type to prefer female company.

  41. chris says:

    Hey, Anthony, you got a lot of ‘splainin to do!
    Read this and weep: you will never be Mayor of New York.
    If I were your wife, I’d send you packing to Seattle!

  42. 338lapua says:

    Get to work?? Like passing Obamacare, or the “stimulus” bill? NO THANKS!!!
    Was it Wieners wiener? that is the question……take as MUCH time to figure it out as you need folks. The longer this reprobate is out of comission, the better off AMERICA as a whole is off. is the place to go for everthing wiener 24/7/365. Cuz if Wieners wiener is really Wieners wiener…..that IS BAD!

    1. Barry says:

      338 Lapua? Are you a sniper? Terrific rifle.

  43. trainman55 says:

    Please, in the name of God, do not subject us to a Weiner “probe”!

    1. MrsWeener says:

      I agree, no probing weener.

  44. Jim says:

    From what I heard it wasn’t a big deal, but that because of all the undo attention the people he represents feel like they are getting shafted

  45. This WOULD NOT BE THE END OF HIM, if the lame stream media, some of which are still not reporting it, was all we had to go by. Thank GOD that is not the way it is any longer. The Dimwits are going to learn the hard way that they no longer can depend on liberal media to have their backs since conservative sites are MAKING THEM DO THEIR JOBS, even if it is by being pulled kicking and screaming all the way to the camera. That is with the exception of the mentally challenged man child currently being pumped up by the media, and current occupant of the White House. Let us count the days till he is out of office. Jimmy Carter is proud NOT to be the worst president any longer since Obummer took office.

  46. AZCons says:

    I wonder if Weiner knows what the definition of “is” is?

  47. Danny says:

    The Wiener show is brought to you by Oscar Meyer!!! aahhh, capitalism!!!

  48. Ben Dover says:

    Hey, government puke…turn it over to “Homeland Security”…TSA should be able to see if it is your “junk” or not…creep

  49. nothingmuchtoseehere says:

    Why does he get to hire his own investigators and investigate this himself? An INDEPENDENT investigation seems more appropriate for a US Representative.

    It’s funny that he describes the photo as nothing more than ‘a distraction’. Upon viewing the photo myself I think his description was accurate. How unfortunate for Mrs. Weiner.

Comments are closed.

More From CBS New York

Get Our Morning Briefs

Watch & Listen LIVE