The Washington Post just reported that former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for the teen sexting case that led FBI to reopen the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
The penalty marks a stunning downfall for the former New York congressman whose propensity to send lewd photos to women repeatedly derailed his career in politics, and — in a roundabout way — might also have impacted Hillary Clinton’s bid to become president.
It was the federal investigation of Weiner’s scandal that led them to emails of his wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The discovery of those emails ultimately caused the FBI, on the eve of the election, to reopen the probe of Clinton’s use of a private email server.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.