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!"
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."