A Manhattan judge is scheduled to sentence the New York Democrat on Monday for transferring obscene material to a minor.The government urged the judge to put Weiner's claims of a therapeutic awakening in a context of a man who made similar claims after embarrassing, widely publicized interactions with adult women in the past.It seemed harmless to Anthony...'But last week his lawyers submitted a huge file calling for him to be spared jail.It included claims that he has finally acknowledged the 'illness' which made him a serial sexter, and a plea from his wife, Huma Abedin, not to have their son hurt by his sentence.'This is not merely a 'sexting' case,' prosecutors wrote.'The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger.'With full knowledge that he was communicating with a real 15-year-old girl, the defendant asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him.As part of a plea bargain, Weiner has agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months.Prosecutors said the sentence should fall within that span, and they noted that Probation Department authorities had recommended a 27-month prison term.'By 2009, Anthony's national prominence had reached new heights...
It said that his submission to the court that 'he deserves a lighter sentence because the Minor Victim's age meant nothing to him rings hollow'.
Clinton says the announcement of the new investigation, made by then FBI director James Comey, was one of the reasons she lost to Donald Trump.
But despite a mounting list of who she blames for her loss, she has never named Weiner as one of the reasons.
He finally came clean about the extent and scale of his sexting habit - but came close to blaming his victim for the sexting scandal.
Weiner's attorneys said he continually sexted with women between 20 and did not take therapy seriously at the time, despite the destruction to his political career and his public claims that he was in treatment.