The wife of Anthony Weiner, a disgraced ex-congressman who sent sexual materials to a 15-year-old girl, pleaded with a federal court to show leniency when sentencing her husband, whom she is divorcing.
Huma Abedin, a former aide to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, sent her plea last month to US District Court Judge Denise L. Cote, the New York Post reported Thursday. She cited in her request for leniency Weiner’s love for the couple’s five-year-old son, Jordan, and the need to reduce any impact he may suffer from his father’s legal problems.
‘Whatever else Anthony has done, he loves” their son, Abedin wrote of Weiner, who is a Jewish and who in May admitted to sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl from his cellphone.
Weiner was a promising politician from New York until he was forced to resign his seat in Congress in 2011 after it was revealed that he had been sending sexual messages and photos to numerous women, including a college student and a Las Vegas blackjack dealer.
Abedin announced that she was separating from Weiner last summer, after a woman came forward to say Weiner had sent her a provocative photo of his crotch while he was lying in bed with his young son.