Has Weiner Ever Taken a Photo Like the One Tweeted? He Doesn't Say
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., is answering more questions on Wednesday about the photo of a man's crotch that was tweeted from his Twitter handle last week, but he is still dodging some. He wouldn't tell CNN's Wolf Blitzer if he's ever taken a photo of his crotch, after acknowledging that he's not certain the photo wasn't of him.
Weiner Gets Punny with Weinergate
In an interview with NBC on Wednesday, Weiner had some fun while explaining why he hasn't pushed for a criminal investigation into what he calls a "prank" on his Twitter account. Weiner said consultants are helping him to find the origin of the photo, which was tweeted to Gennette Nicole Cordova, a college student from Washington state.
Weiner told NBC that he did not send the tweet, but "can't say with certitude" that the lewd photo is not of him. The frank conversations with CNN and NBC came a day after Weiner angrily refused to answer questions from reporters, even though he made himself available for interviews. In a rare move, CNN aired the entire, unedited exchange between reporters and the congressman. Watch the entire interview below.
Weiner Angrily Refuses to Answer Questions About Twitter Hack, Crotch Photo
Talking Points Memo's Benjy Sarlin notes on Twitter that Weiner's account could have been hacked by sending a simple e-mail. As long as the hacker knew a private e-mail address provided by the photo-sharing service yFrog, they would have been able to send the photo--and tweet--as Weiner.
CORRECTION: The original version of this article identified Cordova as a student at a particular university, but in fact she has not clarified which school she attends.
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