Premature release: Teen-sexting Democrat Anthony Weiner to leave prison early

Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic congressman and husband of Hillary Clinton‘s top aide Huma Abedin, has reportedly had his 21-month sentence for sexting a minor cut by three months, and is due to be released in May 2019.

The disgraced former politician, 54, reported to the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts on November 6, 2017 — with a scheduled release date of August 2019. However, Radar Online reported on Monday that the projected date for Weiner‘s release had been moved from August to May 14, 2019 for “good conduct”.

“This projected release date includes credit for good conduct time that may be earned throughout the remainder of his sentence,” the FBP said. An inmate can earn up to 54 days per year off their sentence with good behavior.

Weiner, once a rising star of the Democratic party, resigned from Congress in 2011 after sexually explicit photos and messages he sent to various women surfaced.

He attempted to restart his political career in 2013 by running for mayor of New York City. It turned out Weiner hadn‘t learned his lesson, however, as new sexting allegations surfaced. It was revealed that Weiner used the alias “Carlos Danger” while sexting 22-year old Sydney Leathers.

The whole sideshow of his botched 2013 campaign was captured in the 2016 documentary, Weiner.

Leathers later became an adult performer.

Repeat offender

At the height of the 2016 presidential campaign, the US Attorney in New York launched an investigation into Weiner‘s sexting with a 15-year-old schoolgirl. The disgraced congressman pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 21 months in prison in September 2017. He also had to register as a sex offender.

Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner at the time, but withdrew the action from the court in January.

It was the investigation into Weiner that prompted the FBI to reopen a probe into Clinton‘s use of a private email server 11 days before the presidential elections. Some 2,800 work-related emails from Abedin‘s account were discovered on Weiner‘s laptop, some of which were marked confidential and contained highly sensitive information and briefs on the situation in the Middle East.

While the FBI announced that it found no evidence of wrongdoing on the eve of the vote, Clinton subsequently pinned the blame on former FBI Director James Comey (among other people) for her stunning loss.

The news of Weiner‘s premature release has been mocked by conservatives speculating that the disgraced politician may stage another comeback, and may even set his eyes on the highest office.

Donald Trump Jr. suggested that Weiner should team up with Michael Avenatti, the grandstanding lawyer who shot to prominence for representing aging porn star Stormy Daniels. Now there’s a presidential ticket if I’ve ever heard of one!

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Premature release: Teen-sexting Democrat Anthony Weiner to leave prison early

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