Anthony Weiner Lawyers Up in Face of Twit Pic Scandal

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Anthony Weiner has deemed a new Twitter-based scandal as nothing but a "prank," but the six-term New York Congressman has still hired a lawyer to defend himself against charges of sending a lewd photo to a 21-year old.

On Friday, the 40,000 people who follow Weiner were exposed to a photo of what appeared to be a man's crotch. (View the picture HERE.) The image was immediately deleted, before Gennette Nicole Cordova of Seattle could even view it.

Weiner says a hacker broke into his account and joked: "Touche Prof Moriarity. More Weiner Jokes for all my guests! #Hacked!"

Anthony Weiner Picture

Cordova has also chimed in on the incident, saying: "There have never been any inappropriate exchanges between Anthony Weiner and myself, including the tweet/picture in question, which had apparently been deleted before it reached me."

Is this the Democratic version of Chris Lee, a Republican Congressman who resigned in February after posting topless photos of himself on Craigs List in an attempt to solicit a woman?

Or might this actually be the work of Dan Wolfe, the BigGovernment dot com writer who claims to have broke the story, is a staunch Conservative and whose Tweets don't totally proclaim his innocence.

"I don't care," he wrote over the weekend. "Either arrest me, press charges, etc. or shut up. If there is a crime why no charges?"

While it would be a federal crime to hack a Congressman's account, Weiner says he won't pursue an arrest.

"Look, you've got the Republicans... playing games with the debt limit," he told The New York Post. "You've got a Supreme Court justice who is refusing to recuse himself despite conflicts of interest. We have a health-care act that is under siege. This is a distraction, I get it. I was hacked. It happens to people. You move on."

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Are they sure it wasn't just a picture of his face? After all, it's hard to distinguish one prick from another.


Appropriately? Let's see, he dodged questions all day long and called a reporter a jackass. Yeah, he's a real class act.


Honestly, I think he is dealing with it appropriately. I think he's taking it at face value and not letting it discourage him and I like that.


Much ado over 3 1/2 inches (at best).


It couldn't happen to a nicer twit, er, I mean guy. I've met the guy. He's an arrogant prick.


I can't believe this, it's a good thing I don't have a Twitter account because that website has its flaws and disadvantages.