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Report: Rep. Weiner Advised Former Porn Star To Lie To Press, Offered Her PR Help
Mediaite ^ | June 7th, 2011 | Alex Alvarez

Posted on 06/07/2011 8:17:19 AM PDT by bronxville

Rep. Anthony Weiner’s “Weinergate” scandal continues to present us with new bits of information, even after the Congressman held a rather lengthy press conference yesterday afternoon admitting guilt and expressing regret. Yesterday, Weiner shared that he had sent various flirtatious and/or revealing pictures and messages to six women over the course of three years, some while he was married. He insisted that he did not use government resources nor his time at work to send these.

Now, TMZ has revealed that Weiner advised one of those women to lie about the nature of their online interactions. Weiner also offered the woman, former porn star Ginger Lee, help from his own PR team – a move which may land him in even deeper trouble.

This is what Weiner emailed Ginger Lee on June Ist:

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.”

And on June 2nd, he wrote:

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].

In addition, he presented yet another possible statement for Ginger Lee to reiterate 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) …”...

http://www.mediaite.com/online/report-rep-anthony-weiner-advised-former-porn-star-to-lie-to-press-offered-her-pr-help/


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congressmanphallus; harrassment; threats; thug; weiner; weinergate; weinerschitzel

1 posted on 06/07/2011 8:17:22 AM PDT by bronxville
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To: bronxville

2 posted on 06/07/2011 8:20:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bronxville

What a tangled Weiner we weave.


3 posted on 06/07/2011 8:21:52 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Once again we learn that the cover-up, rather than the inital offense, is often what gets these politicos in bigger trouble.


4 posted on 06/07/2011 8:23:09 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

When caught, lie, have others lie (in court if nesessary), deny, and project. It is a pattern....but he’s just a flawed little monkey, so we’re all asked to look the other way and protect his phony-baloney job.


5 posted on 06/07/2011 8:27:11 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Blue Jays
Is she GUILTY or is she NOT GUILTY: you decide!


6 posted on 06/07/2011 8:27:56 AM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: bronxville

He is the perfect person to go to for advice on lying. This past week shows how effortlessly he can lie and get media minions to swear to it for him. If I were Andrew Breitbart I would have held on to the pics for a few more days until Weiner really got himself and the public believing the scandal was over then nailed him.


7 posted on 06/07/2011 8:28:05 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Oh what a tangled Weiner, he did weave,
When first he practiced to deceive.

Adaptation from Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)


8 posted on 06/07/2011 8:29:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: bronxville

After yesterday’s grilling, and now this, I think this hot dog’s a cooked weiner


9 posted on 06/07/2011 8:29:15 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: bronxville

Many have said his life in congress is up to the voters in his district. This may be true, but he doesn’t sit in a vacuum in congress. he sits on comittees which vote on issues affecting all americans.

If his judgement in his private life is so poor how can his judgement in public life be better?

This man needs to go away.


10 posted on 06/07/2011 8:29:46 AM PDT by MCCC
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To: bronxville

Where is Obama in this scandal?
Is he going to invite Weiner to the White House for a beer? Will he say Weiner acted stupidly like he said of the cops in the case of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates ?


11 posted on 06/07/2011 8:29:48 AM PDT by shiva
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To: bronxville

It’s a veiled threat: Cooperate in the cover-up or else!

Sexual harassment...definitely! Using the power of the office of a Congressman to come down on unsuspecting young women.

Weinergate is inflating and expanding as we write.


12 posted on 06/07/2011 8:31:00 AM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: SERKIT

And above all accuse your opponents of lying.


13 posted on 06/07/2011 8:31:29 AM PDT by alecqss
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To: Blue Jays
Is she GUILTY or is she NOT GUILTY: you decide!

Depends. What class does she teach?

14 posted on 06/07/2011 8:31:39 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Consider this,

BJ Clinton actually did the deed with a barely legal age govt employee in the Oral Office and lied about it resulting in a multimillion dollar govt investigation. He’s considered a “rock star” by Democrats.

Why would they think Weenie’s behavior is problematic?


15 posted on 06/07/2011 8:33:31 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Raycpa

Dunno...

But Ginger Lee in a Google image search sure has taught me a lot.


16 posted on 06/07/2011 8:34:11 AM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: nascarnation

The difference is Hillary Clinton. She barely suffered through that with her husband, she is not going to suffer it again with an aide’s husband. I can see the lamps flying through the air as I type this.


17 posted on 06/07/2011 8:36:29 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Who would connect a Weiner with a porn star?


18 posted on 06/07/2011 8:38:09 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: SERKIT
Bad people have bad habits...
19 posted on 06/07/2011 8:39:43 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: bronxville

The way people subliminally think is that if Antony can pull this off he is an effective, get-the-job-done kind of guy, and that deserves some support. Anthony knows how people think and that is why he isn`t resigning. Clinton too knew this.


20 posted on 06/07/2011 8:40:14 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Raycpa
"Is she GUILTY or is she NOT GUILTY: you decide."

NOT GUILTY! ! ! ! ! !

21 posted on 06/07/2011 8:43:14 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Everything I need to know in life, I learned in Kindergarten. . . .)
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To: Diogenesis

That’s a great cartoon.


22 posted on 06/07/2011 8:47:21 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dilbert San Diego
   Once again we learn that the cover-up, rather than the inital offense...

  I'm developing a theory that he's also the guy who forgot to merge the layers on Obama's forged birth certificate.
23 posted on 06/07/2011 8:48:51 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: bronxville
Rep. Weiner sent me one short direct message

The 2011 version of junk mail. To think I have to walk across the street to get junk mail and she gets it on her iphone.

24 posted on 06/07/2011 8:50:53 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: nascarnation

Exactly.
Weiner’s behavior, especially his lying, only amounts to resume padding as far as Democrat voters are concerned. None of this other stuff - - honesty, integrity, character, etc. - - has ever mattered to Democrat voters. Weiner won’t resign because he knows he’s quite safe in his Democrat-rich district. Those people couldn’t care less about anything but themselves. He’ll be re-elected in a landslide.


25 posted on 06/07/2011 8:54:39 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nascarnation

Clinton = 1/1 Presidency

Weinie = 1/435 Congressman

Big difference . . I predict he will be burnt beyond recognition and tossed into the Insinkerator


26 posted on 06/07/2011 9:00:31 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Looks like the Weiner decided to become the pickle instead.
Not the kosher variety either.


27 posted on 06/07/2011 9:56:17 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: A_Former_Democrat; All

I wonder who pays for his PR firm. Does anyone know?


28 posted on 06/07/2011 10:06:58 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

How does A Weiner have text with a porn star? Ginger Lee


29 posted on 06/07/2011 6:24:49 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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