Anthony Weiner Reportedly Enters Rehab For Sex Addiction

Anthony Weiner Reportedly Enters Rehab For Sex Addiction

By Seth Ferranti 11/04/16

Weiner's back in the spotlight after the FBI reportedly unearthed racy sexts that he sent to a 15-year-old girl.

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Anthony Weiner Reportedly Enters Rehab For Sex Addiction

Disgraced politician Anthony Weiner is in the news again. The former U.S. Representative from New York and mayoral candidate has announced that he’s entering a sex addiction treatment center for his serial "sexting" problems.

The sexting scandal that ended his political career first came to light in 2011, but now it's back front and center in the middle of Hillary Clinton’s ongoing FBI email probe. The investigation looking into Clinton's affairs discovered more evidence of Weiner’s shocking and out-of-control sex addiction.

Posing as "Carlos Danger," Weiner had reportedly been sending bare-chested photos of himself and graphic sexts to a 15-year-old girl for months. The latest outrage has finally prompted Weiner to admit he has a problem and seek treatment for it.

The rehab center treats a variety of sexual addictions including cybersex, exhibitionism, anonymous sex and porn. Men and women are treated separately through counseling.

The 52-year-old, whose estranged wife Huma Abedin is one of Clinton’s top aides, has a history of sending sexually-aggressive messages and naked photos of himself to women and teenagers. Back in August, Weiner was caught sexting a racy image with his four-year-old daughter in the background. This incident proved to be the final straw for his wife, who promptly left him.

Weiner and estranged wife Huma Abedin

Last week's revelation was shocking because it reignited Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email scandal. About a month ago, the FBI and New York police moved in to investigate Weiner’s sexting a minor, and ended up seizing a laptop shared by Weiner and Abedin. This prompted the FBI to re-open the investigation into the Clinton email scandal.

“I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation,” FBI Director James Comey wrote to members of Congress. “In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear pertinent to the investigation. Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.”

The timeliness of this announcement has been criticized by Clinton, and the victim of Weiner’s sexts has written an open letter saying the FBI director has victimized her again by rekindling the scandal. 

With Weiner’s sexts pointing the FBI back toward Clinton right before the election, being associated with Weiner’s sexual addiction was the last thing Clinton needed at the moment.

With all the misbehaving men, Donald Trump included, it seems this election is becoming more about other people’s sexual habits, than where Hillary stands on guiding this country into the next decade. With reports showing that Hillary’s staffers knew as early as 2011 that Weiner was messaging underage girls, this latest revelation could take its toll on Hillary’s presidential bid.

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