15-Year-Old Girl in Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal Interviewed by Feds

More bad news for thrice-disgraced Jewish former congressman Anthony Weiner: the New York Daily News reports that federal investigators have interviewed a 15-year-old girl to whom Weiner sent explicit texts.

The News couldn’t get the F.B.I. or federal prosecutors to comment on the report. But their paper’s source, whom the story doesn’t name, says that Weiner could face indictment.

The DailyMail.com also reported yesterday that a grand jury could be convened to consider charges against Weiner by the end of this month.

Federal and local investigations of Weiner’s conduct with the 15-year-old began in September, after the DailyMail.com published transcripts of their exchanges and reported that Weiner had asked her to participate in “rape fantasies.”

Weiner’s wife, top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, left him in August after the New York Post published explicit photographs of Weiner that he took while in bed with their son.

Weiner has kept quiet since the August story. He deleted his Twitter account and was let go from a position as a political commentator on the local television station NY1.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at nathankazis@forward.com or follow him on Twitter, @joshnathankazis.


Josh Nathan-Kazis

Josh Nathan-Kazis

Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.

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