'The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger.
In the end, the most significant impact of Weiner's woes may have been on the 2016 presidential contest.
More than any other factor, Clinton has blamed her loss on FBI Director James Comey's decision to reopen an investigation into her private email server in the campaign's final days.
A few weeks later, Daily reported on Weiner's sexting relationship with the 15-year-old girl.
Although the girl told Weiner she was in high school, the former congressman told her in messages that she made him 'hard' and said he wanted to 'bust that tight p***y so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week.'The teenager said in an interview that Weiner would also chat with her on a video messaging program, during which he asked her to dress up as a school girl and talked about his 'rape fantasies.'During the relationship, which started in January 2016 and carried on for several months, Weiner also sent her photos of him shirtless and posing provocatively.
Some political analysts suggested the issue may have indeed been a factor in tilting the election in Donald Trump's favor, particularly across Midwestern battlegrounds such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. 'This man is going to be the death of me,' (Huma) said, bursting into tears.'In a letter to the court, Weiner expressed his 'profound' sorrow for endangering the welfare of a girl he admits knowing was underage.
In her new book 'What Happened,' Clinton revealed the moment that Abedin burst into tears after learning her husband had triggered Comey's 'October surprise.''When we heard this Huma looked stricken,' Clinton wrote. The fallout included news his wife had filed for divorce in May on the same day he pleaded guilty.'My continued acting out over the years crushed the aspirations of my wife and ruined our marriage,' he said.'That offense – transmitting obscenity to a minor to induce her to engage in sexually explicit conduct by video chat and photo – is far from mere 'sexting'.Federal prosecutors have asked for a sentence of between 21 and 27 months behind bars because of the seriousness of the crime.It seemed harmless to Anthony...'The sentencing will be the latest chapter in the spectacular downfall of Weiner, a once-promising politician and half of an up-and-coming Washington power couple.The trouble began in 2011, when an explicit photo of Weiner, then a congressman representing part of New York City, sent from his Twitter account became public.But once again, more racy online messages, where he used the cheesy moniker 'Carlos Danger,' surfaced to doom his candidacy and open the door for the then-little-known Democrat who would go on to win, Bill de Blasio.