Skip to comments.Weiner spokesman: ‘We’ve retained counsel to explore’ possible ‘civil or criminal actions’
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 Congressmans team has retained counsel and is exploring the proper next steps after his official Twitter account posted a picture of a mans erect penis underneath gray boxer shorts. The internet-driven scandal has come to be known online as #Weinergate, a pun on the Congressmans 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 TheDCs 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 TheDCs Jim Treacher asked him why Twitter hasnt shut down Weiners 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.
Because the charges would be against Weiner?
Gee, that's gotta look swell on a resumé.
Better that being his "mouthpiece " I suppose...
LOL a lawyer to file a police report?
What a bunch of cock and bull coming from Weiner..I know I know, bad taste LOL
He is such a Weiner, isn't he...
I hired me a mouthpiece ...
Maybe it was a Chinese woman who wanted to see a picture of an election?
I bet his wife Huma is mad at him,,, you know Huma,,,, Huma Weiner.
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!!!!!!!
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?
Maybe he was twatting.
“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
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!
They are looking for a stooge to take the rap and then have the charges dropped.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, back in the jungle: OJ is looking for the real killer.
“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.
“This pretty much proves that he did, in fact, tweet the wiener.”
This has the makings of a whole new American idiom. :)
Being a Dem, this episode will likely enhances his political career and propel him on to a seat in the US Senate.
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.
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.
Boehner needs to swear out some warrants for this!
Yes, SERIES and HUGH!!
What the people really need is your butt gone from government. Nobody likes a whiney weenie, Weiner
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!!