Hillary Clinton aides were so worried about Anthony Weiner that they hatched a plan in 2011 to “bust in the house” to rescue his wife from the pervy congressman, according to a new WikiLeaks email.
From New York Post
The plan was hatched in an email from Jennifer Palmieri, who is now the Clinton campaign’s communications director, to fierce Clinton loyalists John Podesta and Neera Tanden.
“Time to get in the haz mat suits,” Palmieri wrote on June 10, 2011.
“Bust in that house and get Huma the hell out of there.”
Huma refers to Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, Clinton’s closest aide.
Tanden, who worked for Clinton in the Senate and for her failed 2008 presidential campaign, replied, “Lord have mercy.”
The plan to rescue Abedin came at a time when her husband was under intense scrutiny for sending selfies of his bulging crotch to women on the internet while he was a sitting congressman.
On June 1, 2011, Weiner claimed he did not post the photo and had hired a law firm to investigate who did.
On June 6, Weiner did a complete about-face and admitted to having lied about being hacked.
On June 9, CNN reported that Weiner and Abedin were expecting their first child.
On June 11, top Democrats in the House of Representatives, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, called for the pervy pol’s resignation.
Weiner finally relented on June 16, 2011 and announced that he’d relinquish his post.
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