(CNN) – Bill and Hillary Clinton are "livid" with New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, a source close to the couple said Monday in response to a report in The New York Post.
The source disputed the story in the Post that said the Clintons are "livid" at comparisons made between Weiner and the former president. Instead the source said the Clintons' anger stemmed from their personal relationship with Abedin and not from any political concerns about their association with Weiner.
Weiner's wife Huma Abedin is a longtime friend and top adviser to Hillary Clinton.
The Clintons have declined to weigh in on the mayoral race.
Abedin began working for Hillary Clinton as a White House intern in 1996, eventually becoming the former first lady's traveling chief of staff – or "body man" – during her 2008 presidential campaign.
During Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, Abedin served as a top aide, and remains an informal Clinton adviser.
Former President Clinton officiated at Abedin's 2010 wedding to Weiner. At the time, former Secretary of State Clinton said, "I have one daughter. But if I had a second daughter, it would [be] Huma."
Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after admitting to sending lewd messages and photos to women online. Last week he said the behavior continued after he left the House of Representatives.