By: Savannah Smith | 09-14-2017 | News
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Weiner’s Lawyers Desperate to Seek No Prison Time for Him As Sentence Nears

Lawyers of disgraced Democratic former New York congressman Anthony Weiner are trying to turn the tables around a 15-year-old North Carolina girl he “sexted.” The defense team is claiming that Weiner’s victim “had hoped to influence the presidential election.” Weiner’s lawyers are claiming that such was the girl’s “goal” from the onset when she “reached out” to the Democrat.

The lawyers alleged in a presentence submission filed Wednesday to a federal court judge that Weiner supposedly rebuffed the girl’s repeated requests before exchanging sexually explicit messages with her. They further alleged that the girl documented their interactions from the start before selling her story to a British tabloid for $30,000 in September last year.

Weiner is all set to be sentenced later this month. The former lawmaker’s lawyers are desperately requesting for no prison time for their client. Guidelines set Weiner’s sentence to be about 21 to 27 months in prison or about two years.

The defense team is trying hard to present Weiner as a non-predator even when he transmitted obscene material to a minor, a 15-year-old North Carolina girl. The lawyers attempted hard to portray Weiner sympathetically by claiming he is a “better man” when he committed the crime. The defense said his crime only stemmed from a “sad confluence of untreated addiction and profit-seeking curiosity.”

On Wednesday morning, Weiner also appeared briefly before a state judge for a different case- his divorce from Huma Abedin, an aide to Democrat Hillary Clinton. The couple has earlier jointly asked for privacy in their divorce case and tried to put up a united front by sitting together in the courtroom and leaving in the same car.

Their lawyers also requested for parts of the case to be sealed because it involves visitation issued for their child. The judge, however, allowed a news photographer in the courtroom.

Abedin was a top aide to defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. She separated from her husband Weiner after discovering that he repeatedly sent sexually explicit material to other women.


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Anonymous No. 8091 2017-09-14 : 10:53

He has a younger pretty (rumored Bisexual) wife and he still needs more?

Up front, I'll say have ZERO respect for him or the Liberal political circle he dances in. However, given the facts, age, $$$$ and etc. The Political setup angle does seem to carry some validity.

On the surface it appears the minor female must have had some ADULT Help and Guidance along the way.

So the Enactment Defense might be a valid to some minor extent. As long as he can prove she reached out to him repeatedly and not the other way around.

The question is how did she get his # to Sex Text and did she know it was him?

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