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.
The irony is, if the traditional media would just report the facts- like they are supposed to- they wouldn’t have the massively declining viewership/readership numbers they are experiencing.
It worked for John Edwards.
I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.
I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never.
CNN will give him a gig.
Dude, it's not hard to figure out: He simply becomes a lawyer!
It would server him right, but it's way better than he deserves.
Perhaps Huma had enough and is ready to make a move.
I know conservatives who have no clue who the newlywed’s wife is.
To me, the fact that at one time he suggested that his Twitter account being “hacked” could be the “tip of the spear of a terrorist attack”, should be enough to have him arrested. I mean think about it. A United States congressman suggesting that he, a member of the house of representatives, might be under a cyber terrorist attack, simply to cover his embarrassing sexual escapades. The implications of him doing that are mind boggling.
It always surprises me that guys like Cong. Weiner 'survived' this long. He's an annoying little pr*ck who is just begging for a beat-down.
How strange that Weiners words in his speech mirrored Pelosis statement yesterday. They have circled the wagons. Funny thing is that more of what he has done will be leaking out and we’ll see just how long Pelosi will stand by the perv when she feels politically threatened by her defense of this slimeball. He’s tainted goods and po;itical power speaks louder than friendship.
“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.”
Hmmmm.....kinda like: “If I were giving a speech to 45,000 people and someone threw a pie.....”
LOL...this guy is a real piece of work.
“How is he going to live? His only skill is being a lying, obnoxious parasite.”
Used car salesman? Honey dipper?
I hadn't heard this before. He should be drummed out of town over this comment alone.
There are likely many other Weiners in congress.
He was just reckless. They are pretty much all serial liars.
This story keeps on growing. Yet look at Rangel. Nothing was done to him, and he was reelected!
“”The key is to have a short, thought out statement that tackles the top line questions and then refer people back to it.”
If I’m giving a speech to 45,000 people... and someone throws a pie...
The sickest part about that is that he has pictures of himself and his wife RIGHT BEHIND HIM!!!
How long before his Muslim wife’s family takes out this Jew who ‘dishonored’ her?
Not to mention various friends and family. I’m sure they’re all real happy to have achieved their 15 minutes that way.
I think Abedin may pull a Maria Shriver and leave Weiner only if he leaves office.
Great minds think alike, I just posted that same thing, LOL!
That happens alot on FR. Gives me tremendous hope that we will take this country back in short order. There are millions of us out here thinking the same way!
This gives the House ethics investigators an entertaining new charge to consider - “corrupting the morals of a porn star.”
"I dont know the details, but I know him [Weiner] to be a person of integrity and I am virtually certain he had nothing to do with this." -- U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), 5/31/11
That's really interesting, Chuck, in light of this admission just yesterday:
"Last Friday night, I tweeted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle. Once I realized I had posted it to Twitter, I panicked, I took it down, and said that I had been hacked. I then continued with that story to stick to that story, which was a hugely regrettable mistake. This woman was unwittingly dragged into this and bears absolutely no responsibility. I am so sorry to have disrupted her life in this way. To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it." -- Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), 6/6/11
ROFL. It's a good thing Chuck Schumer is used to sticking his foot in his mouth.
Now, according to Breitbart, Weiner can't even show up anywhere in public without having people laugh in his face.
It’s just remarkable isn’t it? We’re watching our culture being systematically numbed to crap we should never even know about, number one, and number two, watching grown adults somehow try to make it ok for him to remain in Congress.
I don’t want to know it- but if we’re going to know it- then these guys have simply got to go. Look what Boehner did with our guy last week- pics just of his chest and told him to pack his bags and go home. Boom- done. As it should be.
I actually take some comfort in this. People like Chuck Schumer and Anthony Weiner spend their careers in politics because they're unemployable in any industry where honesty, integrity and the real American spirit are critical for success.