Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Announces Separation From Anthony Weiner After Latest Sexting Scandal

NEW YORK (CBSLA.com/AP) — Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York.

Abedin says in a statement released by Clinton’s presidential campaign: “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband.

She adds: “Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”

The New York Post published photos late Sunday that the newspaper said Weiner had sent last year to a woman it identified only as a “40-something divorcee.”

A search for Anthony Weiner’s account on Twitter said the page was no longer accessible, according to multiple reports.

The Democrat quit Congress in 2011 following revelations that he was sending women sexually explicit messages.

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