Congressman Weiner Can’t Say ‘With Certitude’ That Lewd Photo Isn’t Of Him

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Jun. 1 2011, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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By Jen Heger Legal Editor

Congressman Anthony Weiner has admitted that he can't say "with certitude" whether or not a lewd photo that was sent from his Twitter account to a 21-year-old college coed is of him. 

The scandal erupted Friday when a photo of a man’s bulging crotch, clad in grey brief underwear, was posted from Weiner's official Twitter account addressed to Gennette Cordova, a college student from Seattle, but visible for all to see.

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As previously reported, Weiner claimed Tuesday that he had hired an attorney to look into the alleged hacking of his Twitter account, but when asked who the attorney was, Weiner's spokesperson, Dave Arnold, still hasn't gotten back to us.

Weiner told Luke Russert in an interview with MSNBC: "I was the victim of a prank. This is not a national security matter. We are not making a federal case out of this and I don’t think anyone else should."

The Democrat later appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, where he categorically denied sending the photo, but once again conceded that he could not say it wasn’t him in the picture.

On Tuesday, Weiner snapped in response to questions asked by CNN reporter Ted Barrett, who pressed him to simply answer if he had sent the lewd picture to Cordova.

"You do the questions and I do the answers and this jackass interrupts me, how about that as the new rule of the game?"Weiner said.

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Weiner is married to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aide, Huma Abedin. The couple were married last year, and former President Bill Clinton was their wedding officiant.

Repeated calls and emails to Weiner's spokesperson about this story, and whether or not Weiner wears boxers or briefs, haven't been immediately returned.


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