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7/24/2013

Weiner’s Deception on When (and Why) He Came Clean

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:26 pm

June 2011
This June 2011 calendar plays a central role in what you are about to read.

Our own Sammy Finkelman noticed an interesting discrepancy between Anthony Weiner’s statements at his June 2011 press conference, and the story told by him and Huma Abedin to the New York Times in an April 2013 puff piece.

The puff piece portrayed Weiner as coming clean with his wife the “weekend” before his Monday, June 6, 2011 press conference:

By June 1, when Weiner said, “I can’t say with certitude” if the picture was of him, it was clear, at least to most of the world, that he was guilty of something. That weekend, Weiner and Abedin escaped to a friend’s house in the Hamptons to get away from all the “hoopla,” as Weiner calls it, “and that’s when people starting coming out of the woodwork. I got a call from Chris Cuomo saying that they had someone who was going to say that I texted with her. It reached this point where I just sat down with Huma and said, ‘Listen, I can’t. . . . I don’t want to lie.’ . . . I just didn’t want to lie anymore to her.” Here, his voice cracks and tears well up in his eyes. “I have a choppy memory of it, but she was devastated. She immediately said, ‘Well you’ve got to stop lying to everyone else too.’ And basically we drove back to the city, and she said: ‘You’ve just got to tell everyone the truth. Telling me doesn’t help any.’ It was brutal. It was completely out of control. There was the crime, there was the cover-up, there was harm I had done to her. And there’s no one who deserved this less than Huma. That’s really the bottom line. No one deserved to have a dope like me do that less than she did.”

It happened on the weekend, did it, Rep. Weiner? Just a crisis of conscience, was it, buddy? Let’s read on:

Abedin’s memory of this moment is a little sharper. “The weekend was over, we’re about to leave, the car is packed, and Anthony said: ‘I have something to tell you. I can’t lie to you anymore. It’s true. It’s me. The picture is me. I sent it. Yes, these stories about the other women are true.’ And it was every emotion that one would imagine: rage and anger and shock. But more than anything else, in the immediate, it was disbelief. The thing that I consciously remember saying over and over and over again is: ‘I don’t understand. What is going on? What’s happening to our lives?’ ”

We’re getting closer to the truth, but this is still deceptive. “The weekend was over” to most people would suggest that he came clean on Sunday night (June 5) just before they headed back, as most people drive back on the Sunday night of a weekend trip.

That’s not what he said the next day, though.

Here’s from Weiner’s Monday, June 6, 2011 press conference:

WEINER: My wife has known about some of these on-line relationships since before we were married. And we spoke frankly about them because — well, we spoke frankly about them. But she didn’t know until this morning that I had not been telling the truth about whether I posted the Twitter posting last week.

Look at the calendar. The weekend was June 3-5. The press conference was on Monday, June 6, which is not typically thought of as “the weekend.”

Either he told her over the weekend (as he told the New York Times) or he told her on the morning of June 6 (as he said at his press conference).

Why does it matter whether he told her about it over the weekend or on Monday morning?

I’ll tell you why: because early Monday morning, June 6, 2011, Andrew Breitbart published an article proving that Weiner had sexted with Meagan Broussard..

I can’t think of a reason that Weiner would have lied at the press conference about telling Huma on Monday morning.

But I can think of a reason why he would falsely try to suggest he came clean over the “weekend”: to falsely suggest that his confession was motivated by a noble desire to tell the truth, rather than forced by Andrew Breitbart.

I spoke to Andrew Breitbart on the phone on Sunday, June 5, 2011, and he told me what he had, and that it was going to be coming out the next day. He allowed me to tease it in an update to this June 5, 2011 post as well as another stand-alone post, published at 10:57 p.m. on June 5, 2011, quoting a tweet of Andrew’s saying “#Weinergate taking new turn tomorrow in AM.”

Breitbart published his first piece early on June 6. A commenter of mine noted by 3:48 a.m. Pacific on June 6, 2011 that Breitbart’s story was up.

That’s what caused old Anthony Weiner to ‘fess up.

Naturally, his confession was portrayed in the New York Times as prompted by Weiner’s super-honest and not-at-all-coerced-by-revelations confession to his wife over the “weekend.”

But that was a lie. His hand was forced Monday morning by Andrew Breitbart. Period. If Breitbart had not published, Weiner would have kept lying about the original Weinertweet.

And then in the summer of 2012, he started sexting and lying again. I guess he thought he could get away with it . . . now that Breitbart was dead.

UPDATE: You know he’s probably sexting RIGHT NOW, telling a woman he wished they wouldn’t have fuzzed up the images of his penis on TheDirty.com, so she could see just what he wants to gag her with.

I’m deleting a portion of the update that was up for a couple of minutes because it relied on a Breitbart.com post which has now disappeared without explanation, which appears to be what they do these days when they screw up. I don’t really trust that site any more.

Timeline of Anthony Weiner’s Sociopathic Sexting and The Dishonesty of Him and His Wife Huma Abedin

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:10 am

Here is the timeline you need to read to understand what a sociopath Anthony Weiner is, and how his wife Huma Abedin has actively helped him lie to the public about his supposed rehabilitation.

The sources for this timeline include:

  • TheDirty.com timeline (TheDirty.com is the site that broke this story) based on interviews with Weiner’s latest sexting partner

June 3-5, 2011: Anthony Weiner (supposedly) dramatically decides not to lie to Huma any more. From the New York Times puff piece:

By June 1, when Weiner said, “I can’t say with certitude” if the picture was of him, it was clear, at least to most of the world, that he was guilty of something. That weekend, Weiner and Abedin escaped to a friend’s house in the Hamptons to get away from all the “hoopla,” as Weiner calls it, “and that’s when people starting coming out of the woodwork. I got a call from Chris Cuomo saying that they had someone who was going to say that I texted with her. It reached this point where I just sat down with Huma and said, ‘Listen, I can’t. . . . I don’t want to lie.’ . . . I just didn’t want to lie anymore to her.” Here, his voice cracks and tears well up in his eyes. “I have a choppy memory of it, but she was devastated. She immediately said, ‘Well you’ve got to stop lying to everyone else too.’ And basically we drove back to the city, and she said: ‘You’ve just got to tell everyone the truth. Telling me doesn’t help any.’ It was brutal. It was completely out of control. There was the crime, there was the cover-up, there was harm I had done to her. And there’s no one who deserved this less than Huma. That’s really the bottom line. No one deserved to have a dope like me do that less than she did.”

Abedin’s memory of this moment is a little sharper. “The weekend was over, we’re about to leave, the car is packed, and Anthony said: ‘I have something to tell you. I can’t lie to you anymore. It’s true. It’s me. The picture is me. I sent it. Yes, these stories about the other women are true.’ And it was every emotion that one would imagine: rage and anger and shock. But more than anything else, in the immediate, it was disbelief. The thing that I consciously remember saying over and over and over again is: ‘I don’t understand. What is going on? What’s happening to our lives?’ ”

June 5, 2011: Andrew Breitbart gets the goods on Weiner. I spoke to Andrew Breitbart on the phone on June 5, 2011, and he told me what he had. This part of the New York Times story still irritates me, because they wrote out of the history books the way that Breitbart’s revelations clearly prompted the hasty press conference. I have much more on this part of the timeline, but have placed it in a separate page because it is a distraction from the flow of this timeline.

June 6, 2011: Hasty press conference called. Weiner admits he had been smearing Breitbart and that he was sexting multiple women.

June 9, 2011: This blog publishes proof that Weiner sent direct messages to a Delaware high school girl, including a reference to “cape and tights,” a grooming line he also used with an adult woman with whom he had sexted.

June 10, 2011: Police show up to the Delaware teen’s home. Acting on the information from my June 9, 2011 blog post, a Fox News reporter is there when police arrive and reports the story.

June 16, 2011: Weiner resigns. Reports later say the revelations of his communications with an underage girl caused President Obama to withdraw his support, leading to his ultimate decision.

June 23, 2011: Mike Stack, one of the “Born Free Crew” who warned young girls on Twitter about Weiner’s sickness, is SWATted. On this same day, “Alicia Pain” writes me to tell me to stop writing about Gennette Cordova and Rep AW:

Please think about your family. This story is not worth it. I can assure you that.

Please remember, your safety cannot be assured if you continue.

July 1, 2011: My family is SWATted.

December 21, 2011: Weiner and Abedin have a baby boy.

July 12, 2012: Weiner starts talking to “Sydney Leathers” (identified by BuzzFeed here), according to this timeline from the site that broke the latest story. Quoting the girl:

Anthony Weiner And I First started talking July 12, 2012.

July 18, 2012: People Magazine puff piece appears:

“It took a lot of work to get to where are are today, but I want people to know we’re a normal family,” says Abedin, 37.

“Anthony has spent every day since [the scandal] trying to be the best dad and husband he can be,” she says of her husband, who does all the laundry. “I’m proud to be married to him.”

July 19, 2012: One day after the People Magazine puff piece appears, Weiner finds Sydney Leathers on Formspring:

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July 19, 2012 – November 2012: Anthony Weiner engages in intense sexual discussions with Sydney Leathers. From the timeline:

Things were very intense by August 2012/already talks of the Chicago sex condo and having sexual conversations. We would send naked images to each other and have phone sex. Anthony Weiner would send me penis pictures from his Carlos Danger yahoo email to my Gmail.

You aren’t going to read this in Big Media, so I think you should see some of the stuff he was saying to this young woman while he was supposedly a diaper-changing new dad whose life was turned around by the birth of his son:

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He really has a thing about gagging women with his erect penis. That concept come up a lot in Weinergate I.

It goes on and on and on like that. From another post:

She really thought Anthony Weiner and her were in love, they spoke on the phone daily multiple times a day for 6 months. Anthony Weiner played with her emotions and mind. Most calls were phone sex. He promised her many things including a condo in Chicago (1235 S. Prairie Ave) where they were planning to meet up to have sex. Anthony Weiner has a shoe fetish, particularly heels.

He even asked her which of the pictures from Weinergate I turned her on the most:

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And, disturbingly for a guy who was talking about “cape and tights” to a high school girl in Delaware — a grooming line he had used with an adult woman with whom he had sexted — Weiner asks Sydney Leathers if her “pussy” is “smooth”:

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Anthony Weiner called himself “Carlos Danger” in some of these messages. He promised the woman a job at Politico but immediately after bringing it up he asked her to “do me a solid” and hard delete all their messages.

November 2012: Carlos Danger and Sydney Leathers’s relationship starts to fizzle out:

By November 2012 our relationship began to fizzle out.

December 2012: Sydney Leathers and Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner speak once:

We only spoke once in December 2012 . . .

April 10, 2013: Puff piece appears online in the New York Times that portrays Weiner’s supposed coming clean and being totally honest in June 2011. The article also has Weiner and Abedin portraying their new son as having totally changed Weiner’s perspective:

“But in the confines of our home and our relationship and our parenting this child and our love for each other — she said she wanted to get through it, she wanted not to conflate the giant international news story with the two people who were involved in it. And a lot of women couldn’t do that. And Jordan has given us a lot of perspective. We have to deal with this a lot. It’s not behind us. It kind of bubbles around and comes up in different ways. But she’s, um. . . .” Here, he paused and took a deep breath and started to cry. “She’s given. . . .” He stopped again, could barely get the words out. “She’s given me another chance. And I am very grateful for that. And I’m trying to make sure I get it right.”

Immediately after April 10, 2013 New York Times puff piece: After the appearance of the New York Times puff piece, Weiner reactivates his Facebook account and asks Sydney Leathers what she thought of it:

We only spoke once in December 2012, and then I didn’t hear from Anthony Weiner again until April 11, 2013 when a NYT article about him was released. He reactivated his Facebook and asked me what I thought of it.

May 2013: Weiner enters mayor’s race.

Huma Abedin says she knew about all this. Here is yesterday’s disgusting press conference, in which Weiner says in a sing-song and bored voice that this is nothing new, and his dishonest wife gets up to stand by him.

Here is what Weiner said at the press conference about when his wife knew:

She knew all along this process . . . I was more and more honest with her. I told her everything. This is something we knew going into the decision about whether I would run.

Huma Abedin says “it is between us, and our marriage.” No, ma’am, it isn’t. He is running for the office of Mayor of New York. And you helped him lie about this scandal to help his candidacy. This is a public matter now.

For what it’s worth, the New York Times, the very paper that gave a dishonest wet kiss to Weiner in April, is now telling him to get out of the race.

Mr. Weiner, your antics have become too much even for a paper that was essentially willing to lie for you, sir.

Lucky for you, they will apparently never be too much for the woman, Huma Abedin, who is willing to lie for you, by portraying you as a reformed man when she knew good and damned well you weren’t.


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