I have done my best to avoid “Weinergate”, but after this bite, so to speak, yesterday it just became irresistible. The video below the fold is I think the best interview he gave all day, when he gets into a confrontation with an unidentified reporter and may I say acted just as pricey as he did the day he got into a fight with Megyn Kelly over the death tax. Enjoyed my little mobsters.
Just as a little background for all of you, the story broke over the weekend when Andrew Breitbart revealed that either Congressman Anthony Weiner or someone who hacked into his account, tweeted a picture of a man in his underwear, sexually aroused, to a 21-year-old college coed in California. It just so happens that not only does she follow him on twitter but he follows her. Still as the SoundOffSister would say that’s all circumstantial evidence, albeit strong circumstantial evidence. Yesterday he went before the press, not to deny that the picture was of him, but to tell the press it was time to move on so he could do the people’s business.
The story begins here at Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website. If you can stomach it, it includes the twitter post and the picture of a man in his underwear. Wiener claims his account was hacked and he has hired lawyers to hunt down that dastardly hacker. But even the press finds it strange that, one, he would lawyer up when all he needs to do is just call the police and, two, why he has not asked for the FBI to intervene in a matter that is very serious since he is a sitting Congressman. Something here smells, sort of, I mean … oh nevermind. The key here … he just won’t answer the question, is that your pic and did you send it.
For her part, the woman involved,says she thinks the account was hacked too, although doesn’t denie the two follow each other.
On Sunday evening, the woman, Gennette Nicole Cordova, released a lengthy statement indicating that an unnamed Twitter user other than Weiner was likely behind the photo.
“The account that these tweets were sent from was familiar to me; this person had harassed me many times after the Congressman followed me on Twitter a month or so ago,” the statement read in part. “Since I had dealt with this person and his cohorts before I assumed that the tweet and the picture were their latest attempts at defaming the Congressman and harassing his supporters.”
Cordova, who described herself in the statement as a 21-year-old college student from Seattle, said that “there have never been any inappropriate exchanges between Anthony Weiner and myself, including the tweet/picture in question, which had apparently been deleted before it reached me.”
Still more questions than answers my little mobsters, but I’m not the one to answer them. If you’re looking for more information head on over to red state where Eric Erickson has been following the subject closely, so to speak.