NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Embattled mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner hinted Monday night that Hillary Clinton may be eyeing a run for president in 2016, but said his sexting scandals could have damaged his wife’s career.
In the nearly 40 minute interview with the viral website Buzzfeed, Weiner opened up about everything from his sexting scandal to his campaign to his wife Huma Abedin — a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton.READ MORE: NYPD Releases Video Of Vandalism Suspect After Crucifix Toppled, Flag Burned At Brooklyn Church
When asked by Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith if he knows what Abedin’s role would be in Clinton’s 2016 campaign, Weiner said, “I do.” Pressed on what it will be, Weiner said, “I’m not telling you.”
Watch The Full Interview Below (some graphic language):
Asked, “Do you feel like you’ve damaged her place in that world?”
Weiner replied, “I feel that what I’ve done is hurt her, yeah. It’s hurt her professionally. It’s hurt her personally.”
He said he and his wife “made a decision that these things were behind us” and that they made “a calculated gamble on the question of whether or not citizens would be more interested in their family’s future than in my personal failings that are behind me.”