(CNN) – A spokesman for Hillary Clinton hit back at Anthony Weiner's suggestion that he's familiar with the former secretary of state's plans for 2016 and how his wife will fit into those plans.
"We have absolutely no clue what he was talking about. Maybe his campaign does. Doubt it though," Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, said in a statement.
Weiner himself later admitted Tuesday that his remarks were just a "joke."
In a wide-ranging interview with BuzzFeed's Ben Smith that was livestreamed Monday exclusively on the "CNN BuzzFeed" YouTube channel, Weiner said he hasn't spoken with either Bill or Hillary Clinton in months but he thinks his decisions have impacted his wife's career.
"I feel that what I've done has hurt her, yeah. It's hurt her professionally. It's hurt her personally," he said of his wife, Huma Abedin.
While the Clintons have largely declined to publicly weigh in on the mayoral contest, Bill Clinton told CNN he and his wife are "a hundred miles from that race" as long as their personal friends are involved.
Nevertheless, Weiner said Abedin is still working on the campaign as she takes a break from working for Hillary Clinton, though he didn't go into great detail about her duties on the campaign trail.
Asked whether he knows what role she will have "in Hillary's 2016 campaign," Weiner said, "I do."
"What will it be?" Smith asked.
"I'm not telling you," Weiner replied, hinting that something may be in the works for a presidential bid.
Hillary Clinton has not said whether she will make another bid for the White House.
The spokesman's comments were first reported by Politico.
Following the New York City Democratic mayoral debate Tuesday night, Weiner told reporters he was simply joking about Clinton in 2016.
"The question was, do I know what my wife is doing? And the answer is yes. It was a joke. Have you ever heard sometimes people say you could guess but if I tell you I’d have to kill you. It was a joke. Everyone laughed. It was a joke," he said.
Pressed on whether he knows if Clinton is running, Weiner said he has "no insight into campaign 2016."
"I'm struggling right here with 2013," he added.
- CNN's Jim Acosta and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.