Anthony Weiner was Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare in 2016—make that 2017.
Weiner’s sexting charges, linked with Huma Abedin using his computer to possibly store Hillary’s emails, put Hillary at the center of an FBI firestorm only weeks before the Presidential election.
Not only were her dirty secrets in danger—she was closely associated with a real sicko—or at least he was charged with being one.
And we all know how that turned out. FBI Director Comey let the world know the investigation had widened to Weiner’s laptops, and now Hillary will never forgive him for it (even though we all know that is not why she lost).
So how could Weiner make her life even worse?
Pleading guilty. From Fox News:
Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner reportedly plans to plead guilty Friday in federal court to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.
The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the disgraced former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months.
She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.
The charge reportedly carries a potential sentence ranging up to 10 years in prison – though the former congressman also could avoid prison entirely.
UPDATE: From CBS New York:
Weiner, 52, surrendered Friday morning and was taken to Manhattan federal court, where he pleaded guilty to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.
Weiner cried in court as he apologized to the teen saying, “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse.”
The judge told him he would have to register as a sex offender.
He has been released on bail pending his sentencing, which has been set for Sept. 8. He could face a fine and anywhere from no time in prison to up to 10 years. Weiner agreed to not appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.
First of all, this man deserves prison time for his sick actions. Yes, he was a congressman, so most will expect him to get off easy, but this pervert needs to be off the streets for a long time.
10 years sounds like a good place to start, but it looks like prosecutors are going to let him get off with a quarter of that time.
Second, the Democrat Presidential candidate being connected with a convicted pervert will hurt her reputation—not among conservatives or moderates, where her reputation is already beyond repair, but for hardcore liberals.
Sure, the real crazy lefties will think that sexting with a minor is no big deal, and having a right-hand woman with a pervert like that doesn’t mean anything in politics—but to the average American, it does. It really does.
Democrats keep proving why they are unfit to lead our nation—when will their base take a hint?