Source: Clintons livid with Weiner personally, disputes NY Post
July 29th, 2013
02:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Source: Clintons livid with Weiner personally, disputes NY Post

(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.


Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    It may be a political story, but it will not have any effect on Hillary running in 2016. Ironic how you put this story out on the Ticker right after the story about Hillary having lunch with the POTUS. Huma is a good woman for standing by her man, but I think she'd be serving him better by telling him to drop out of the race.

    July 29, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Oh yeah........the Clintons have been such pillars of propriety.

    July 29, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. kirk

    Who cares?

    July 29, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. NameFrank Deery

    Livid??? This is Their Legacy! Bill Clinton, as
    president-and Chief Law Enforcer-lied to a Grand Jury over his Oval Office assignations with Lewinski, and his ambitious wife stayed silent. Like Benghazi. Roaches like Spitzer and Weiner, like roaches, will come Out, once the light fades.

    Bonnie and Clyde, 2013, America.

    July 29, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  5. Bryan

    Many striking similarities between the Clintons and the Weiners, such as the wife being so quick to forgive her wayward husband, the media's attempt to ignore the issue until being forced to address it, and the husband adamant grasping onto his power and position within the Democratic party, and the liberals in NY still showing a lot of support for them all. Pathetic...

    July 29, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  6. Sam

    Yes, as many people as possible - please respond: " Mr. Weiner -- Drop Out !! You cannot repeatedly lie to people, esp. those whom you wish to serve as an elected official. Drop Out of the Mayoral race. Lick your wounds, seek more therapy & try again in, say, ten years !! " ( also, put your penis back in your pants & grow up ! )

    July 29, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  7. Sandy

    Still trying to tie Clinton to Weiner, I see.

    July 29, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  8. I'm NOT a liberal

    She got her advice from Mrs. Clinton a.k.a Mrs. Benghazi.

    July 29, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  9. I'm NOT a liberal

    Bill Clinton was impeached.

    Democrats are proud of that fact.

    July 29, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  10. Tom

    Well who isn't livid with Anthony Weiner at this point? I think anyone with a personal relationship with Huma Abedin is probably pretty ticked off right now. Sure, there's the parallel story line with the Clintons, but the 2016 election is so far off (not that you could tell by the CNN coverage) that the Anthony Weiner story will be long gone if/when Hillary decides to run for President.

    July 29, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  11. Fair is Fair

    Weiner's going to have to straighten up to get the job done.

    July 29, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  12. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Bryan
    Many striking similarities between the Clintons and the Weiners, such as the wife being so quick to forgive her wayward husband, the media's attempt to ignore the issue until being forced to address it, and the husband adamant grasping onto his power and position within the Democratic party, and the liberals in NY still showing a lot of support for them all. Pathetic...
    -------------------------------------------------
    So what's your take on Sen. Vitter or Mark Sanford?

    July 29, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    CNN is just all about serving the Teatrolls as much red meat about Clinton today as possible, eh? Will this be followed by a story about Chris Christie pooping gold plated diamonds and offering to use them to pay off the national debt if he's elected POTUS?

    July 29, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Bryan wrote:

    Many striking similarities between the Clintons and the Weiners, such as the wife being so quick to forgive her wayward husband, the media's attempt to ignore the issue until being forced to address it, and the husband adamant grasping onto his power and position within the Democratic party, and the liberals in NY still showing a lot of support for them all. Pathetic...
    -----------------–
    I can name a governor who was extremely popular withing their party. The same governor who later became embroiled in a controversy involving state troopers, the firing of a top employee, and improper use of emails. When it began to appear that actual criminal charges could be filed, the governor resigned. The governor had higher polling following the resignation, while being categorically condemned by the other party. This governor spoke at the 2012 RNC Convention and her name is Sarah Palin.

    July 29, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Still trying to tie Clinton to Weiner, I see."

    It's been on the GOP/Teatroll talking point list since the day the story broke again: "Use Huma Abedin to make comparisons to Hillary Clinton." Anyone who thought the MSM or the GOP/Teatrolls would have any qualms about engaging in that kind of inherent misogyny, must've grown up in a bubble.

    July 29, 2013 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  16. rs

    I'm NOT a liberal

    Bill Clinton was impeached.

    Democrats are proud of that fact.
    __________________________________
    And Republicans are proud that they spent $58 million to uncover an affair?

    Frankly, no politician should be held up as a model of morality and good behavior- the nature of the job makes that impossible. I hope you recall then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich who headed the impeachment process against Mr. Clinton was at the time having his own affair- which, naturally he lied about.

    As for Mr. Weiner- he is doing a remarkable job imitating Woody Allen.

    July 29, 2013 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. rs

    Many striking similarities between the Clintons and the Weiners,
    ________________________________
    Unlike Mr. Vitter, Mr. Clinton didn't wear a diaper as far as I am aware. Republicans are every bit as immoral as Democrats, and you'll always be the fool if you play the "we're the good guys" card.

    July 29, 2013 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  18. Fair is Fair

    "So what's your take on Sen. Vitter or Mark Sanford?"
    ------
    Excusing bad behavior because of someone else's bad behavior is pretty lame.

    July 29, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  19. Wake up People!

    I wonder what Fox lite would have said about JFK, RFK, and Marilyn??

    July 29, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  20. I'm NOT a liberal

    rs – Always good to see a democrat approve of this behavior.

    July 29, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Still trying to tie Clinton to Weiner, I see."

    Per the article: "The Clintons have declined to weigh in on the mayoral race."

    The photo attached to the article certainly belies what the content of this article is leaning towards ... yes?

    Oh, that's right. A source close to the Clinton's is on record stating that the Clinton's ".... .... .... ."

    July 29, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  22. rs

    I'm NOT a liberal

    rs – Always good to see a democrat approve of this behavior.
    ___________________________
    When I see your comments condeming Vitter, Sanford or Gingrich I'll' know you don't.

    July 29, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  23. I'm NOT a liberal

    Wake up People!

    I wonder what Fox lite would have said about JFK, RFK, and Marilyn??
    ----
    Why don't you try your usual Radical extremist sources of NBC, MSLSD (MSNBC), and any and all other affiliates.

    July 29, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  24. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Fair is Fair
    "So what's your take on Sen. Vitter or Mark Sanford?"
    --
    Excusing bad behavior because of someone else's bad behavior is pretty lame.
    ---------------------------------------------
    Not excusing anyone's behavior. If you're a pervert, you're a pervert. I'm just saying that people are hypocrites and don't call it down the middle. It's that old republican mantra of IOKIYAR.

    July 29, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    "Excusing bad behavior because of someone else's bad behavior is pretty lame."

    Who said he was excusing anything? Confusing someone pointing out a person's hypocrisy with them trying to excuse the bad behavior at issue is pretty lame.

    July 29, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
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