Skip to comments.Weiner Told Porn Star to Lie, Offered PR Help
Posted on 06/07/2011 6:31:39 AM PDT by Qbert
Congressman Anthony Weiner instructed one of his Internet women how to lie about their relationship ... and even offered PR help from his team, which could create major legal issues for him ... TMZ has learned.
Weiner and former porn star Ginger Lee exchanged scores of sexual emails over a long period of time. When the underwear scandal broke on May 28, Lee began receiving calls from the media, and Weiner was more than happy to help her control the situation ... by lying.
On June 2, Weiner emailed Lee, "Do you need to talk to a professional PR type person to give u advice? I can have someone on my team call. [Yeah, my team is doing great. Ugh]."
It's unclear if Weiner's PR team is from his Congressional staff. If so, Weiner could run afoul of House Ethics Rules as well as the law.
Weiner put on a full court press, urging Lee to lie about their relationship. On June 1, he emailed her: "The key is to have a short, thought out statement that tackles the top line questions and then refer people back to it. Have a couple of iterations of: 'This is silly. Like so many others, I follow Rep. Weiner on Twitter. I don't know him and have never met him. He briefly followed me and sent me a dm saying thank you for the follow. That's it.'"
Weiner suggested a nice touch -- some good ol' Southern charm: "And then maybe insert some y'alls in there."
On June 2, Weiner sent Lee a proposed statement she could give to the press: "I have nothing to do with the situation involving Rep Weiner. I follow his twitter feed. And for a brief time he followed me. Much has been made of the fact that I have posted about my admiration for Rep Weiner and his politics. All I can say about that is that I'm a fan of his. Rep. Weiner sent me one short direct message thanking me for following him. I have never met Rep. Weiner and he has never sent me anything innappopriate (sic) ..."
Weiner then asked Lee directly, "How's it [the proposed statement] feel?"
This will be the next thing he lies about...
Which Dem will be the first to call on his resignation ? He’s already too much of a distraction to them.
“Ethics” in the House of Charlie Rangel ?
A slow exit by him is good for Republicans.
Lots of pictures of Ms. Lee on the internet; most are notsafe for work.
Insert some “y’alls” in there? Really?? Does he think sounding like Paula Deen will endear a porn star to middle America, busy clinging to its guns and religion?
Oh yeah. We need to wear a hole in this scandal. This perv was a rising star in the party.
I’m still thinking he is not going to resign.
The Ethics committee will probably make him reimburse the cost of the telephone calls he made from his office on the taxpayers dime, and then slap him on the wrist.
Finally, there was just too much blood in the ater water, and the journo-lists couldn't ignore it anymore without looking like they were not just complicit, but also incompetent.
“...and even offered PR help from his team.”
Legislators at ALL levels should be able to function perfectly well with one or two secretaries or personal assistants.
That a no-talent, perverted earwig like Weiner has a “team” at his disposal is a taxpayer abomination.
“Insert some yalls in there? Really?? Does he think sounding like Paula Deen will endear a porn star to middle America, busy clinging to its guns and religion?”
LOL. Yeah, I honestly believe that’s how he views them- “gullible rubes” with “goofy accents”.
Absolutely. A long, slow Weiner exit will be the ideal thing.
Amazing how stupid this guy is. He honestly has the maturity of a 17 year old boy.
And that is with apologies to all mature 17 year old boys.
Maybe his wife's boss will offer to help, she knows how to deal with these things? Maybe they will go to Fort Marcy Park to talk?
What did the MSM know and when did it know it?
Did members of the MSM turn a blind eye?
Have the story and spike it?
Inquiring minds want to know...
What’s the difference between him and the Swimmer? The Rats knew all about Ted’s indiscretions, and they still worshipped him.
This should nail it for him.
This situation is outrageous- that he did this in the first place shows he’s got serious personal demons he needs to come to terms with- but more disturbing to me is the way he was able to lie with such comfort, it came easily as though it’s second nature. He stumbled a couple of times in various interviews- but it didn’t seem it was from his discomfort with lying- more like trying to keep up with the tale he was weaving.
I really don’t see how he can stay...
How is he going to live? His only skill is being a lying, obnoxious parasite. He'd starve outside of politics.