Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner on Friday pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor, ending an investigation into a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year's U.S. presidential election.
The former Democratic lawmaker and husband to top Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFive things to know about Joe Lieberman Anthony Weiner to plead guilty to sexting with minor: report Biden on Clinton: "I never thought she was a great candidate" MORE aide Huma Abedin surrendered to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents Friday morning, the report said.
"I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse", he said.
The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a North Carolina teenager told a tabloid news site that she and the disgraced former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months.
Weiner reportedly once told the girl, "I would bust that tight p-y so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week", and sent her bare-chested pictures of himself. His wife, Huma Abedin, was not in court.
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A lawyer for Abedin did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the N.Y. Post report. Abedin was among a tight-knit group that had an email address on Clinton's private server. That investigation is what prompted the final review in October 2016 of Hillary Clinton's private server, ABC News reported previous year.
Comey testified on May 3 that it makes him "mildly nauseous" that the letters to Congress could have changed the election outcome, NPR reported, but he stood by that he believes he did the right thing.
Clinton believes the hit her campaign took from the revelation led her to lose the election to Donald Trump.
The investigation into Weiner came to light after the Daily Mail, a British newspaper, published an interview with the North Carolina teen past year. He first blamed the image on being hacked, a claim he later retracted.
Federal prosecutors in NY said Weiner admitted to sending sexually explicit photos and "directions to engage in sexual conduct" to a 15-year-old girl. Weiner agreed to surrender his iPhone as part of the plea agreement. He attempted a career comeback in 2013 when he ran for New York City mayor, but that bid also collapsed after it came to light that his sexting behavior continued.
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