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Key events in former US Rep. Anthony Weiner’s rise and fall

AP Photo/Richard Drew Key events in the saga of Anthony Weiner, the former New York congressman who pleaded guilty Friday to transmitting sexual material to a minor: — 1998 Nov. 3: Weiner, a Democrat, is elected to Congress. — 2005 Sept 13: Weiner comes in second in a bid for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City. — 2010 July 10: Weiner weds Huma Abedin, a close aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Former President Bill Clinton officiates. — 2011 May 27: … Read the referenced story here:…

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Former FBI Director’s Friend Says Trump Made Comey Feel Uncomfortable

Fired FBI director James Comey was uneasy with President Donald Trump’s interactions with him and wanted a professional boundary maintained between the agency and White House, according to a friend of the former law enforcement official in a story published Thursday. The New York Times cites Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution and frequent Trump critic, as saying Comey felt the contacts by Trump were inappropriate and that the now-former agency chief didn’t want to be friendly with the president. According to Wittes, Comey felt the need…

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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner Faces Charges in Sexting Case

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court Friday to face criminal charges in connection with an investigation of his online communications with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.   The Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m., the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said.   They declined to immediately release additional details about the charges against him.   The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after the North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the disgraced former politician had exchanged lewd messages…

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Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court Friday to face criminal charges in connection with an investigation of his online communications with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m., the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said. Prosecutors declined to immediately release additional details about the charges against him. The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after the North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the disgraced … Read the referenced story here:…

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Former admiral gets 18 months in jail for lying

AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi SAN DIEGO (AP) — Over two decades, Robert Gilbeau rose through the ranks to Navy admiral and earned a chest-full of honors for his service, including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. During that period he also partied across Southeast Asia with a gregarious Malaysian businessman who paid for lavish dinners, drinks at karaoke bars and prostitutes. That businessman, known as “Fat Leonard,” is the centerpiece of a massive bribery scandal involving Navy officers, and Gilbeau last year pleaded guilty to … Read the referenced story here: Former…

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