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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) …”...

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

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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