Weiner says more photos may come out
New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner rode the New York subway Thursday enroute to the WNYC radio interview.
May 23rd, 2013
02:38 PM ET
1 year ago

Weiner says more photos may come out

(CNN) - Normally, the disclosure of lewd photos and messages exchanged in a sexting scandal would derail a campaign. But for Anthony Weiner, that would be old news.

He said as much in an interview Thursday, repeating a statement he made prior to yesterday's launch of his New York mayoral campaign. Weiner acknowledged it is possible that more photos from the scandal which led him to step down from Congress in 2011 could come out.

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"People may decide they want to come forward and say here's another email that I got or another photo that I got, but I'm certainly not going to do that," he said Thursday in an interview on WNYC.

"New Yorkers have seen - frankly people all over the world have seen - I did these inappropriate things over an extended period of time with more than one person."

Weiner's return to public life in recent weeks has been marked by his apologies, similar to those he offered two years ago when he admitted that his Twitter account had not been hacked – as he initially claimed – and that the photos were of him in various states of undress.

One of his major steps back into the spotlight involved a major profile published in The New York Times Magazine.

Shortly after that, Weiner said in an interview on New York's RNN television that there may be more photos out there but said the scandal is "behind me."

He repeated that Thursday, saying his wife, Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin, had moved past it and asking voters to do so, too.

"She says it's in the rear view mirror but it's not far in the rear view mirror," he said. "I have learned some difficult lessons and I have put these things behind me. I am trying to move forward and talk about the things that I care about."


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  1. California Gary

    Oh great........the last thing we need to see is "more of Weiner"..........we've seen quite enough already! If he wants to be mayor, fine.........but no more pics please.......

    May 23, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Weiner acknowledged it is possible that more photos from the scandal which led him to step down from Congress in 2011 could come out.

    And that is why you should not run for mayor , It's selfish of you to think otherwise .

    Do consulting , be a father , let go of your ego and stay out of politics .

    Your arrogance is greater then your humility.

    May 23, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  3. just sayin

    does this worthless clown possess any talent or skils that would allow him to get a real job? why must he subject his family to repeated humiliation? why must we all endure pictures and stories of this pervert? why can't he just go away? oh yeah, he's a democrat and he thinks democrats can do anything short of child molestation and get away with it.

    May 23, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Tony

    I will vote for him i do not give a rat's behind about what he did before, because i will never vote or a republican.

    May 23, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    You gotta feel sorry for this dirtbag's wife... you just gotta.

    May 23, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    Go away. You are not needed or wanted, and if you think you have redeemed yourself, guess again. Trying to outdo Mark Sanford in the snakeoil salesman department is not a distinction you should be striving for.

    May 23, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. The Real Tom Paine

    -just sayin

    does this worthless clown possess any talent or skils that would allow him to get a real job? why must he subject his family to repeated humiliation? why must we all endure pictures and stories of this pervert? why can't he just go away? oh yeah, he's a democrat and he thinks democrats can do anything short of child molestation and get away with it.
    ***************
    No, only you and the rest of the blinkered righties think that. Mark Foley should have gone to prison for molesting teenage pages, and I'm sure no one every thought to strip him of his pension.

    May 23, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  8. Thomas

    @just sayin
    does this worthless clown possess any talent or skils that would allow him to get a real job? why must he subject his family to repeated humiliation? why must we all endure pictures and stories of this pervert? why can't he just go away? oh yeah, he's a democrat and he thinks democrats can do anything short of child molestation and get away with it.

    =========

    You Said the same thing last week about Mark Sanford .

    You were right then and your right today !

    Family Values !

    May 23, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    @justsayin, talk avoutnthrowing stones at glass houses.
    Doug realize that mostd the scandals in DC have come from the repugs? Mistress' parents beind paid off, trolling for men in airport bathrooms, boy toys to Italy, lying bout everything vbecause shy look t the real figures, denying disaster help to NJ but its okay for VA and OK, video and his h o s, hiking the Argentinian/Appalachian trail, lying about your taxes and where you keep your money. I can go on for days!

    May 23, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  10. Guess

    Sayin, that would be mr. sanford your thinking of

    May 23, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. Wake up People!

    Wag that weiner Weiner!!!

    May 23, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  12. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    I'm sure all the paid liberal trolls here at CNN will defend him.

    May 23, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  13. Minnie Mouse

    What's the point in showing more pictures? I think all politicians not matter what office they hold ,need to keep the marriage or the extra affairs in the flanel sheets and out of the publi eyes.. It's to easy for everyone to form opinions about what's happening in your personal life, which in turn effects your job.

    May 23, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  14. if i've said it once, i've said it a million times...

    Weiner says more photos may come out
    -–

    ...never enough Weiner pictures! Keep the hilarity coming Democrats! You just can't beat this with a stick!!

    May 23, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  15. Guess

    Sanford has been caught in his ex wifes house several times, her attorney warned him to stop, but he did iy again since, now that is a man who thinks he can do whatever he wants. just to clarify that sanford fits yourr desciption to a tee, more right wing hypocracy anyone?

    May 23, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  16. Guess

    Poor delusional sayin, wanting others to join you in some koolaid?

    May 23, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  17. don in albuquerque

    And does the "worthless clown" Sanford (or for that matter Newt) have any skills or talents to help them get a real job. The right wing has no claim to any morality highground. They took the low road years ago.

    May 23, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  18. DARNELL

    Wow... cant we do better?????

    May 23, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  19. just askin

    would you want your young daughter working with, for or around this pervert? i rest my case.

    May 23, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  20. California Gary

    @Just Sayin........you sound like you think this is just a problem for the Dems.........refer to the comments @Marie MD......the Dems do try at times, but they can't hold a candle to what the Repubs have accomplished in this area.

    May 23, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |