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Weiner Admits Tweeting with Minor, Says Wasn't 'Indecent'
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Weiner Admits Tweeting with Minor, Says Wasn't 'Indecent'

By John Stanton
Roll Call Staff

Rep. Anthony Weiner sent private electronic messages to a 17-year-old Delaware girl but maintains there was nothing inappropriate in his communications with her.

In a statement to Roll Call Friday evening, the New York Democrat's spokeswoman Risa Heller said, "According to Congressman Weiner, his communications with this person were neither explicit nor indecent."

Heller's statement comes after the New Castle County Police Department questioned the girl Friday afternoon, according to Fox News, which said it had reporters present at the home when police arrived.

Weiner became a "follower" of the girl, who is 17, on Twitter in April, and subsequently sent her direct messages. The content of those messages was unknown Friday.


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  -Weiner Admits Tweeting with Minor, Says Wasn't 'Indecent' ProSense  Jun-10-11 07:17 PM   #0 
  - (facepalm)  WilliamPitt   Jun-10-11 07:18 PM   #1 
  - since he has trouble with the truth I hope this part is true  Gin   Jun-10-11 07:21 PM   #6 
  - I'll see your (facepalm) and raise you an "Oh Geeze".......  WillowTree   Jun-10-11 07:51 PM   #45 
  - So Fox News and Breitbart were both correct in their reporting.  ClarkUSA   Jun-10-11 07:18 PM   #2 
  - I can only hope that he is telling the truth this time or ...  spin   Jun-10-11 07:19 PM   #3 
  - 8th time is the charm...  Cid_B   Jun-10-11 07:49 PM   #42 
  - The fact that he sent any explicit photos to any strangers via Twitter, Facebook or text opened him  PeaceNikki   Jun-10-11 07:19 PM   #4 
  - It is unbelievable, isn't it! OMG... /nt  October   Jun-10-11 07:24 PM   #9 
  - Any reasonably smart 12 year old should have known better. n/t  pnwmom   Jun-10-11 07:33 PM   #21 
  - moron.  cali   Jun-10-11 07:21 PM   #5 
  - Oh for flux sake  Prism   Jun-10-11 07:22 PM   #7 
  - hm... 17, 45 = ya. getting all warm and fuzzy here. nt  seabeyond   Jun-10-11 07:23 PM   #8 
  - WHy would he send her private messages? I hope he isn't lying this time.  Pisces   Jun-10-11 07:25 PM   #10 
  - Stupid, Stupid, Stupid  Raine   Jun-10-11 07:26 PM   #11 
  - Why would he become a "follower" of this girl?  AngryOldDem   Jun-10-11 07:27 PM   #12 
  - Following a person takes a split second of a moment  Sky Masterson   Jun-10-11 07:31 PM   #18 
  - He offered to follow any of his followers who requested that he do so.  pnwmom   Jun-10-11 07:34 PM   #23 
  - People send private messages all the time, in response to what someone tweets  HipChick   Jun-10-11 07:36 PM   #27 
  - Did you read that somewhere?  pnwmom   Jun-10-11 07:37 PM   #28 
     - The poster read it in Weiner's private message. Whee. nt  bluestate10   Jun-10-11 08:48 PM   #73 
  - His penis mounted laser sight was aimed at her.  originalpckelly   Jun-10-11 08:18 PM   #66 
  - Following someone on twitter and sending them DMs is nothing  sabrina 1   Jun-10-11 08:35 PM   #69 
     - No, it has to be something terrible.  JoeyT   Jun-11-11 05:53 AM   #88 
  - Lots of people on Twitter follow people back  KingFlorez   Jun-10-11 07:46 PM   #39 
  - I'll judge it when I see the content  LadyHawkAZ   Jun-10-11 07:27 PM   #13 
  - And do you think it's ok to use a "political account" FOR sex?  PeaceNikki   Jun-10-11 07:29 PM   #15 
  - someone made that point to me yesterday. It's an abuse of authority.  KittyWampus   Jun-10-11 07:29 PM   #16 
  - I've been making that point all week  PeaceNikki   Jun-10-11 07:31 PM   #19 
  - How so? I can understand if was a staffer...  HipChick   Jun-10-11 07:35 PM   #24 
     - He used his position as a hook to troll for chicks online.  PeaceNikki   Jun-10-11 07:36 PM   #25 
     - He was using his office and title. Think groupies. But rock stars are one thing  KittyWampus   Jun-10-11 07:37 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-10-11 07:39 PM   #30 
  - Given how this has gone down, I can't blame them.  PeaceNikki   Jun-10-11 07:39 PM   #32 
     - I can.  LadyHawkAZ   Jun-10-11 07:42 PM   #36 
        - Perfect. Then we have all bases covered.  PeaceNikki   Jun-10-11 08:14 PM   #62 
  - What absolute nonsense, really searching for something to be  sabrina 1   Jun-11-11 06:48 AM   #90 
  - I don't know exactly what he said. But what she said may be just as important.  pnwmom   Jun-10-11 08:08 PM   #57 
  - I think you're right about that  loyalsister   Jun-10-11 08:27 PM   #67 
  - we all did that last week  frylock   Jun-10-11 08:08 PM   #58 
  - Somehow I suspect many will not trust Weiner's judgement on what is or isnt "explicit nor indecent."  DCBob   Jun-10-11 07:28 PM   #14 
  - he's lost cred with most sensible people..  frylock   Jun-10-11 08:11 PM   #60 
  - Drip, drip drip....................  Little Star   Jun-10-11 07:31 PM   #17 
  - whatthefuckever  Sky Masterson   Jun-10-11 07:33 PM   #22 
     - And why should we trust his judgment or honesty?  pnwmom   Jun-10-11 07:36 PM   #26 
     - Of course  Sky Masterson   Jun-10-11 07:40 PM   #33 
     - Instead we should trust Fox and Brietbart's judgement and honesty.  JoeyT   Jun-11-11 05:57 AM   #89 
     - He threw himself, his wife, unborn child and the people of his...  Little Star   Jun-10-11 07:48 PM   #40 
     - Burn Witch, Burn!!!  Sky Masterson   Jun-10-11 07:57 PM   #51 
     - YES. How do we know he wasn't *hypnotized* into tweeting pictures of his erect penis?  Nye Bevan   Jun-10-11 09:20 PM   #77 
  - I want to believe him -- what's bad for him is bad for the party -- but why should I,  pnwmom   Jun-10-11 07:32 PM   #20 
  - No, You don't want to believe him. This is clear from all your posts  DisgustipatedinCA   Jun-10-11 08:45 PM   #71 
     - Pwmom is being realistic. The Weiner situation stinks and is stinking more  bluestate10   Jun-10-11 09:00 PM   #74 
        - The voters in his district get to decide whether he is of value  DisgustipatedinCA   Jun-11-11 12:03 PM   #94 
  - I suspect he's telling the truth - I doubt it was indecent or inappropriate.  Drunken Irishman   Jun-10-11 07:39 PM   #31 
  - Indeed.. he sounds like a potential pervert...  DCBob   Jun-10-11 07:41 PM   #34 
  - Why didn't he pick a state where the age of consent is lower than 18?  itsallhappening   Jun-10-11 07:41 PM   #35 
  - a 45 yr old man playing with a 17 yr old will never look alright.. regardless of the state. nt  seabeyond   Jun-10-11 07:50 PM   #43 
     - In terms of legality, it would.  itsallhappening   Jun-10-11 07:55 PM   #47 
        - sure. legal. still a sigh... nt  seabeyond   Jun-10-11 07:59 PM   #52 
  - buh-bye  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-10-11 07:43 PM   #37 
  - Spokeswoman isn't putting her neck on the line.  Kaleva   Jun-10-11 07:45 PM   #38 
  - I bet he was flirty, however.  joshcryer   Jun-10-11 07:49 PM   #41 
  - exactly. i never had sexual relations with this woman. hubby and i said... bj. he was precise  seabeyond   Jun-10-11 07:52 PM   #46 
  - Is talking about his cape and tights flirty? I guess so.  pnwmom   Jun-10-11 08:07 PM   #56 
  - do Twitter profiles explicitly say your age?  zazen   Jun-10-11 07:51 PM   #44 
  - No,,,They request to follow him  HipChick   Jun-10-11 07:57 PM   #50 
  - meanwhile, we are in five wars, but that's ok.  krabigirl   Jun-10-11 07:56 PM   #48 
  - *Chris Hansen*  B-Stupid   Jun-10-11 07:57 PM   #49 
  - . . .  Codeine   Jun-10-11 09:11 PM   #75 
  - Here are some quotes, supposedly from the tweets between them  pnwmom   Jun-10-11 08:04 PM   #53 
  - If that is accurate IMO he is in BIG trouble! nt  Raine   Jun-10-11 08:09 PM   #59 
  - Oh boy  Broderick   Jun-10-11 08:13 PM   #61 
  - o geeze. betty and ethel fighting over an old man.  Whisp   Jun-11-11 07:55 AM   #93 
  - this is not going to go well  meow mix   Jun-10-11 08:05 PM   #54 
  - there's no reason not to believe him, right?  frylock   Jun-10-11 08:06 PM   #55 
  - LOL. n/t  pnwmom   Jun-10-11 08:14 PM   #63 
  - After his days of blatant lies? n/t  orion007   Jun-10-11 08:17 PM   #65 
  - No, but is there any reason to believe the girl's family who says the same thing?  Mass   Jun-10-11 09:24 PM   #78 
  - Oh, no. Game over.  Canuckistanian   Jun-10-11 08:15 PM   #64 
  - its like watching a train wreck happening in slow motion  MikeW   Jun-10-11 08:31 PM   #68 
  - Just wait until the House Ethics investigation. That'll be like a plane crash in slo-mo for Dems..  ClarkUSA   Jun-10-11 08:42 PM   #70 
  - End. nt  bluestate10   Jun-10-11 08:45 PM   #72 
  - Oh, Gawd!  QuintanarooBoy   Jun-10-11 09:17 PM   #76 
  - tweeting is slang for anal sex  Doctor Hurt   Jun-10-11 09:28 PM   #79 
  - FUUUUUUK!!!  Odin2005   Jun-10-11 09:33 PM   #80 
  - Teen Was Not Targeted By Weiner Or Family Would Have Pressed Charges (NYDailyNews)  WorseBeforeBetter   Jun-10-11 10:34 PM   #81 
  - Weiner, I don't trust him  FLPanhandle   Jun-10-11 10:40 PM   #82 
  - I see two possibilities here...  brooklynite   Jun-10-11 11:26 PM   #83 
  - Resign. Go away. He's got severe problems. n/t  deacon   Jun-11-11 12:40 AM   #84 
  - Weiner also said his Twitter account was hacked originally.  MadHound   Jun-11-11 12:44 AM   #85 
  - according to NYT the girl subscribed to AW's Twitter after a field trip to DC  alp227   Jun-11-11 12:47 AM   #86 
  - Buh-bye, dumbass.  MilesColtrane   Jun-11-11 12:52 AM   #87 
  - Jesus, what's wrong with this guy?  dems_rightnow   Jun-11-11 07:11 AM   #91 
  - I'm sure Weiner was incredibly interested in the thoughts of this 17 year old...  Warrior Dash   Jun-11-11 07:22 AM   #92 

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