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Weiner spokesman: ‘We’ve retained counsel to explore’ possible ‘civil or criminal actions’
The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2011 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/30/2011 2:02:37 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

A spokesman for Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, told The Daily Caller the Congressman’s team has “retained counsel” and is exploring the “proper next steps” after his official Twitter account posted a picture of a man’s erect penis underneath gray boxer shorts. The internet-driven scandal has come to be known online as “#Weinergate,” a pun on the Congressman’s last name.

“We’ve retained counsel to explore the proper next steps and to advise us on what civil or criminal actions should be taken,” Weiner spokesman Dave Arnold said in an email. “This was a prank. We are loath to treat it as more, but we are relying on professional advice.”

Weiner maintains that he thinks the issue is a distraction started and driven by conservatives. “At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don’t,” Weiner said in an email to TheDC. “This was a prank, and a silly one. I’m focused on my work.”

It remains to be seen what type of official investigation will ensue, if any, into the allegations Weiner has made that his Facebook and Twitter accounts were hacked. The FBI and Capitol Hill police have not responded to TheDC’s requests for comment or clarification, but, seeing as Weiner is a member of Congress, he has access to highly sensitive information that may have been compromised during a potential hack.

In response to a tweet in which TheDC’s Jim Treacher asked him why Twitter hasn’t shut down Weiner’s official “verified” account while the company investigates the hack, Twitter spokesman Adam Sharp tweeted, “As a matter of policy, we don’t comment on individual user accounts, for privacy reasons.”

Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government first reported Weiner’s Twitter account’s posting of the lewd picture and how the New York Democrat removed it almost immediately.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; humasweinersweiner; ithyphallic; junk; manjunk; mule; tumescent; weinerappearsguilty; weinergate; weinergram; weinersweinerexposed
Why does someone have to retain counsel in order to tell him to report the hacking to authorities? It seems like a lot of smoke being created here when the next step is so obvious. Did Sarah Palin "retain counsel" to explore the "proper next steps" to tell her what to do when her email account was hacked? I somehow remember her reporting it to authorities IMMEDIATELY.
1 posted on 05/30/2011 2:02:41 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Because the charges would be against Weiner?


2 posted on 05/30/2011 2:07:29 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: PJ-Comix
"Weiner spokesman "

Gee, that's gotta look swell on a resumé.

Better that being his "mouthpiece " I suppose...

3 posted on 05/30/2011 2:07:51 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: PJ-Comix

LOL a lawyer to file a police report?


4 posted on 05/30/2011 2:08:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: PJ-Comix

What a bunch of cock and bull coming from Weiner..I know I know, bad taste LOL


5 posted on 05/30/2011 2:09:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PJ-Comix
“At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don’t,” Weiner said in an email to TheDC.

He is such a Weiner, isn't he...

6 posted on 05/30/2011 2:10:33 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: PJ-Comix

I hired me a mouthpiece ...

7 posted on 05/30/2011 2:10:53 PM PDT by Zakeet (The difference between the Wee Wee and a battery ... the battery has a positive side)
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8 posted on 05/30/2011 2:11:32 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe it was a Chinese woman who wanted to see a picture of an election?


9 posted on 05/30/2011 2:12:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rdcbn

I bet his wife Huma is mad at him,,, you know Huma,,,, Huma Weiner.


10 posted on 05/30/2011 2:13:42 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: PJ-Comix
He's not acting like someone who was hacked - he's acting like FAIL.


12 posted on 05/30/2011 2:15:59 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: PJ-Comix

In the exact words of “The Pentagon Bomber”: “Wherelse but in America; Guilty as Hell, and Free as a Bird!” Quote from Bill Ayers, Real Author of “Dreams from My Drunken, Promicuous, Polygamous, Harvard Flunkout, IlLegal Alien, Child Pedophile, British Subject Father!”
Mr. Weiner would have the FBI and Capital Police on this like Flies on Poop! if he were innocent!!!!!!!


13 posted on 05/30/2011 2:16:07 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

If Weiner’s Weiner was hacked, he should call for an FBI investigation.
Weiner the Whiner holds high ranking positions on Congressional Committees, and has high level security clearance.
If his account has indeed been hacked, it is a matter for the FBI to investigate.
Why was he tweeting a college student anyway?


14 posted on 05/30/2011 2:17:54 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna
Why was he tweeting a college student anyway?

Maybe he was twatting.

15 posted on 05/30/2011 2:20:12 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

“Started and driven by conservatives”???? I expected to see the SEMI SATIRE headline after reading that!!!! Of course, the “professional” will advise Weiner to do nothing, and that will be his excuse for DOING NOTHING!!!!! End of story. Naturally, the MEDIA might make Weiner resign! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


16 posted on 05/30/2011 2:20:59 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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Liberals have no sense of humor and always consider pranks against them as criminal. Now, I'm to believe that Weiner is different?

Demand an investigation Congressman! Having your email or Twitter account hacked is extremely serious, particularly when you hold an elected office of the significance you do!

17 posted on 05/30/2011 2:21:12 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: PJ-Comix

They are looking for a stooge to take the rap and then have the charges dropped.


18 posted on 05/30/2011 2:32:10 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Oldpuppymax
“Started and driven by conservatives”????

The guy just can't stop being a bastard, scumbag, lefty tool. He thinks perhaps a few people will be persuaded by such bulls**t, so he has no problem resorting to outright lies and slander.

Not a single moment of humility.

19 posted on 05/30/2011 2:33:23 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: PJ-Comix
Weiner maintains that he thinks the issue is a distraction started and driven by conservatives.

This pretty much proves that he did, in fact, tweet the wiener.
20 posted on 05/30/2011 2:50:31 PM PDT by hemogoblin
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Why waste the energy, time and money fighting this? The guy's a Democrat congressman. Just say, yeah I did it, so what? Few people know about this except for us who read the alternate media. We're not going to vote for him anyway.

A google News search for this string of characters, anthony weiner twitter, gets 256 hits. A scandal involving a Republican congressman would get 10 to the 256 power hits.

In that case the effort would be worth it. Congressman Weiner is a favorite of Don Imus. I bet Imus won't even mention it much less kid him about it -- as is Imus' wont when it's a right winger. Imus likes Glen Beck personally but watch what would happen if Beck ever got accused of anything like this.

21 posted on 05/30/2011 2:53:39 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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‘We’ve retained counsel to explore’ possible ‘civil or criminal actions’

Meanwhile, back in the jungle: OJ is looking for the real killer.

22 posted on 05/30/2011 2:58:56 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans freed the Slaves Month")
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To: True Republican Patriot

“Mr. Weiner would have the FBI and Capital Police on this like Flies on Poop! if he were innocent!!!!!!!”

You got it. He would be idignant and bringing to bear the full force of his position to apprehend and prosecute the culprit. His first action would be to accuse ‘right wing conservative operatives’ of hacking his account.


23 posted on 05/30/2011 3:16:55 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: hemogoblin

“This pretty much proves that he did, in fact, tweet the wiener.”

This has the makings of a whole new American idiom. :)


24 posted on 05/30/2011 3:19:29 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Being a Dem, this episode will likely enhances his political career and propel him on to a seat in the US Senate.


25 posted on 05/30/2011 3:27:15 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: PJ-Comix

http://i.imgur.com/nmfxc.jpg

That link should take you to a very large (sorry) picture of the Weiner in question. That is a very distinctive floor. How much do you want to bet that the Congressmans apartment has similar floors. Lucky for him it has been cropped out of most posts of the pic.


26 posted on 05/30/2011 3:40:21 PM PDT by mthom
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To: cripplecreek
This is obviously a joke by Tony Weiner to get Conservatives to look at a picture of his penis.

But it won't work. There are much better things to interest us.

And yes, he will need a criminal attorney before this is over.

27 posted on 05/30/2011 4:04:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Cincinna
Quick, before he figures out how to erase it we need to have his dick drive searched.

Boehner needs to swear out some warrants for this!

28 posted on 05/30/2011 4:08:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Rational Thought

Yes, SERIES and HUGH!!


29 posted on 05/30/2011 4:12:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: PJ-Comix
This was a prank, and a silly one. I’m focused on my work.”

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What the people really need is your butt gone from government. Nobody likes a whiney weenie, Weiner

Weiner
Pipe Down Anthony Shmeckel

30 posted on 05/30/2011 4:19:55 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Starboard

Rush Limbaugh was Fantastic today tearing Weiner a new Weiner!If You missed it, You might find the transcription hilarious on Rush’s Website.Even to whether his new wifr, Huma who was Hillary’s Valet, Sidekick, and probable Lesbian Lover, might recognize the picture of Weiner’s barely covered Weiner!!


31 posted on 05/31/2011 2:28:24 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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