Anthony Weiner and the law's peril - Roger Simon - POLITICO.comAnthony Weiner says he is going to hire a private firm to find out how his Twitter account was hacked, although Weiner could easily go to the U.S. Capitol Police or the FBI and ask them to do it.
Asked repeatedly why he refuses to do so, Weiner replies that the whole matter is a “prank” and not “a federal case.”
The sound you continue to hear is the clanging of bells.
It is no crime to lie to the press. If caught, all you would face is a few disgruntled reporters, and most reporters are always disgruntled.
It is no crime to lie to the public. If caught, all you would face is a few shrugs and maybe (though maybe not) defeat in the next election.
It is no crime to lie to your wife. If caught, all you would face is shame and maybe (though maybe not) divorce.
But if you lie to federal agents, even if you are not under oath, you could face three to five years at Allentown.
if he tells authorities he was hacked while knowing that he wasn't, he's up on charges
Seattle student: Weiner photo likely meant for porn star - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.comThe woman who was sent a lewd photo from the Twitter account of Rep. Anthony Weiner says she doesn’t think the New York Democrat’s account was hacked, but that he may have been trying to send the photo to a porn star with a similar name.
“Her name is Ginger — it makes sense he might have mixed us up,” [Gennette] Cordova said, referring to Ginger Lee, a stripper and porn star who follows Weiner on Twitter.
In March, Lee tweeted about wanting “sexual relations” with Weiner and, less than two weeks later, she wrote that she’d received a private direct message from the congressman. Weiner had also followed Lee on Twitter but said he stopped doing so when he found out who she was.
Weiner said in an interview with CNN earlier this week that he thinks his note to Lee was a “fairly pro forma thing that goes out” to people who follow him on Twitter.
Weiner has said he asked a lawyer to look into the hacking but hasn’t reported it to the authorities. He further fanned the controversy when he said earlier this week that the picture might be of him.
Though some reports have suggested otherwise, Cordova, who issued a lengthy statement over the weekend, said she has never supported Weiner’s claim that his account was hacked.
“Everyone’s [writing] that I backed [Weiner’s] contention that there was a hacking,” she told the Post. “But I never mentioned anything about a hacking.”
Uh oh! Man in his underwear! Huge scandal!
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GOP Rep. Chris Lee resigns over shirtless photo on Web - USATODAY.comRep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., abruptly resigned Wednesday after the gossip website Gawker disclosed that the married congressman had e-mailed a shirtless picture of himself to a woman he met through Craigslist.
"I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents," the two-term congressman said in a statement posted on his site Wednesday evening. He said he made "profound mistakes."
"The challenges we face in Western New York and across the country are too serious for me to allow this distraction to continue, and so I am announcing that I have resigned my seat in Congress effective immediately."
On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner said Lee "made the right decision for himself and for his family" by resigning. Boehner, however, refused to tell reporters whether he encouraged Lee to step aside.
"Congressman Lee made his own decision that he thought was in his own best interest and the interest of his family," said Boehner, an Ohio Republican.
Face it, Democrats are the sickest on earth. Their wives are pathetic.
it appears more and more probable that, contrary to what congressman weiner is telling the public, the "lewd photo" was likely not the consequence of a hacking[A]ccording to data provided exclusively to The Daily from TweetCongress.org, a nonprofit website that captures each member of Congress’s Twitter feeds in real time, the shot seen round the world was transmitted using TweetDeck — a popular Adobe desktop application that links up with social networking sites. A review of Weiner’s Twitter stream from May 27, the day of the crotch pic, shows that Weiner had been posting only from TweetDeck — one of many ways to post messages to Twitter — that entire night.
Chet Wisniewski, a senior security adviser at security software company SophosLabs, said the TweetDeck stamp “does make it more plausible that it did come from him.”
Weiner used TweetDeck frequently, but he often also posted from the Web directly or from his BlackBerry. A widely circulated explanation for how Weiner’s Twitter account could have been hacked by email would also seem to be incompatible with the fact that the message in question originated on TweetDeck. If email had been used, the message probably would have originated via the photosharing site Yfrog, where the infamous picture was posted.
However, this information doesn’t rule out the possibility that the congressman’s Twitter account was infiltrated — as Weiner has publicly suggested. But experts say it adds another hurdle for an alibi that has come under increasing fire.
which explains i-wanna-waiver's adamant and very odd refusal to involve authorites which, if his account was indeed not hacked, would require the congressman making a false charge, a criminal act
the hacking of a congressman's personal correspondence is a serious matter involving, really, all americans, as untold mischief might ensue, political and otherwise
the mccroskey quoted is chris mccroskey, "the texas software developer who founded tweetcongress.org, which has advocated the increased participation from congressmen on twitter [and] aggregates and archives all the feeds of the 112th congress from twitter’s application programming interface"“Here’s the thing that solves it all,” said McCroskey, “for him to call for a criminal investigation. All they have to do is look at his TweetDeck and see if it came from there, see what IP address [it had]. The local police department or Capitol Police could probably figure this out in 15 minutes.”
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