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Cocksure Weiner MOCKED Larry Craig Sex Scandal

6/10/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rep. Anthony Weiner overconfidently sent emails -- to his porn star pal Ginger Lee, no less -- mocking former Senator Larry Craig's bathroom sex scandal ... just 2 weeks before Weinergate exploded.

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In the May 12 email exchange -- obtained by TMZ -- Weiner warned Lee a "conservative blogger/troll" is trying to contact his female Twitter followers to do a story about them.

Lee responded by saying, "If you're sleeping with your Twitter followers, that would make for a way cooler headline than if you were trollin' for folks in the bathroom at an airport or something of that nature."

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Weiner apparently thought the clear and direct shot at Craig's 2007 airport bathroom sex scandal was hysterical -- he responded with, "yeah, the joke's on me. some of my twitter followers hang out in airport bathrooms apparently. thats where trolls troll."

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Weiner may not find the reference so funny anymore -- but he can't deny the irony.

The emails also reveal that although Weiner knew someone -- the "conservative blogger/troll" -- was tracking his social networking ... he still sent the undies pic that brought the glass house crashing in on him.  

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