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Weiner

Told Porn Star to Lie,

Offered PR Help

6/7/2011 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Congressman Anthony Weiner instructed one of his Internet women how to lie about their relationship ... and even offered PR help from his team, which could create major legal issues for him ... TMZ has learned.

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Weiner and former porn star Ginger Lee exchanged scores of sexual emails over a long period of time.  When the underwear scandal broke on May 28, Lee began receiving calls from the media, and Weiner was more than happy to help her control the situation ... by lying.

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On June 2, Weiner emailed Lee, "Do you need to talk to a professional PR type person to give u advice?  I can have someone on my team call. [Yeah, my team is doing great. Ugh]."

It's unclear if Weiner's PR team is from his Congressional staff.  If so, Weiner could run afoul of House Ethics Rules as well as the law.

Weiner put on a full court press, urging Lee to lie about their relationship.  On June 1, he emailed her:  "The key is to have a short, thought out statement that tackles the top line questions and then refer people back to it.  Have a couple of iterations of: 'This is silly.  Like so many others, I follow Rep. Weiner on Twitter.  I don't know him and have never met him. He briefly followed me and sent me a dm saying thank you for the follow.  That's it.'" 

Weiner suggested a nice touch -- some good ol' Southern charm: "And then maybe insert some y'alls in there."

On June 2, Weiner sent Lee a proposed statement she could give to the press:  "I have nothing to do with the situation involving Rep Weiner.  I follow his twitter feed.  And for a brief time he followed me.  Much has been made of the fact that I have posted about my admiration for Rep Weiner and his politics.  All I can say about that is that I'm a fan of his.  Rep. Weiner sent me one short direct message thanking me for following him.  I have never met Rep. Weiner and he has never sent me anything innappopriate (sic) ..." 

Weiner then asked Lee directly, "How's it [the proposed statement] feel?"

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Elle0375 Elle0375

Oh, yay, another 'I'm a proud whore' story. Ladies, being a whore is not something to be proud of!! You are at the bottom of the female barrel.

OooooNooo OooooNooo

Is it not interesting that Weiner the Cheater -- married Hillary Clinton's Chief of Staff? Was she attracted to a cheater because her old boss is married to a serial cheater?

Kelly Kelly

I am not sure what all the fuss is about. So what he sent pics of himself to some chick. How many people do that on a daily basis, married or not? I think what is sad is that these women told on him. He was just flirting and having fun. Get over it.

richard mcenroe richard mcenroe

"Y'alls?" No "You betcha's?" Weiner really doesn't understand this country.

georgeins6 georgeins6

This little weene Wiener proves what I have suspected all along, If you are compleatly stupid you have a leg up when it comes to the democrat party.

And thats the truth And thats the truth

Well Mr. Weiner if you get booted out of your job, there is always porn in your future.


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76.

dd    

Just resign and spare us all we are done with tricks spending our tax dollars on whores...

1143 days ago
77.

CelebJustice    

are you kidding me kate? the only time liberals are more accepting is when you agree with them. I have never heard so much hate filled, name calling and especially rotten... going after others children then what has been the liberal norm the last 10 yrs.

I could careless which political affiliatin they represent but i do care about the double standard that is being used by the media. right is right and wrong is wrong no matter which way you lean.

1143 days ago
78.

Sociopaths are Sad    

His wife Huma was apparently aware of his penchant for sexting random women before they got married. Weiner said they had "discussed it frankly". So Huma knew all about him BEFORE they got married.

Just like Maria knew all about Ahnie BEFORE they got married.

Just Christie Brinkley knew about Peter Cook's penchant for very very young girls BEFORE they got married.

And, yet, these women all thought they had some pretty special vagina to make their husbands STOP being perverts and be decent human beings? LOL. Even supermodel Christie Brinkley couldn't change a person's TRUE NATURE.

The narcissism, vanity, desperation, obliviousness, naivete of these "good wives" to actually believe that THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR MAN. Geezus. So hard to feel pity for any of them really.

Huma knew what he was all about (Weiner said he had told her of his disgusting perversions and they "discussed it frankoly") YET SHE MARRIED HIM ANYWAY.

Again, just like in Ahnie situation...no pity for anyone here.

1143 days ago
79.

Rageykiwi    

Weiner Gate ??

1143 days ago
80.

K-Dog    

He's a bombastic liberal nutjob in a bombastic liberal nutjob district,so he won't have to resign-unless more explicit pix are released and his wife kicks him to the curb. Funny this POS was Jon Stewart's college roommate. Don'*****ch his show, but I bet Stewart's giving this bastard a pass....

1143 days ago
81.

FranklySpeakin    

GEEZ! That whole news conference last night was creepy!.... I couldn't help thinking just how long after this "mia culpa" moment he would have regretted EITHER, not telling the Whole truth right then & or RESIGNING on the spot! This was so predictable that this case like so many would turn into DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS.... Because of Anthony's coarse personality perhaps this event will alter his preferences and passions going foward.

1143 days ago
82.

TomForPrez    

heard old andrew sent a few out like this that his PR team shot down real quick http://www.transitpeep.com/view/Fashion/353

1143 days ago
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richard mcenroe    

"Y'alls?" No "You betcha's?" Weiner really doesn't understand this country.

1143 days ago
84.

marknyc    

to Kelly

exactly

it hurts , we supposed to be the "internet users" and we are the first to point fingers, like bigots, false morality and hypocrisy

the only problem I see with Weiner is that he didn't have to lie while the pics don't bother me at all.

but again what strikes me is the hypocrisy of the people here.

1143 days ago
85.

georgeins6    

This little weene Wiener proves what I have suspected all along, If you are compleatly stupid you have a leg up when it comes to the democrat party.

1143 days ago
86.

Superstarsteve    

Hey y'all, I don't know about you but I can't wait to see the "erect peener" pics. Yes he's a creep, liar, cheater. I don't believe his crocodile tears either. He lies well, and that's troublesome for someone in power or authority of public office.

But I want to see him erect.

1143 days ago
87.

T    

As far as it appears, he hasn't done anything illegal. He is another politician that likes sex (oh the horror) and the guy likes to talk about. It was conscentual conversation and photo trading between two adults. There is nothing illegal about that. He needs to reconcile his behavior with his wife not anyone else. Cheating is never acceptable behavior but that's between him and his wife. Now if they could charge him with a crime, that is a whole other story.....

1143 days ago
88.

Cooper    

'WIENER' GATE......

1143 days ago
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And thats the truth    

When are people going to learn that if you are going to have an affair, do not put anything in writing and do not leave phone messages! You would think that this guy would of learned from Tiger's mistakes. I guess it weeks out the idiots....lol.

1143 days ago
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shari francis    

weiner should have kept his weiner to himself

1143 days ago
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