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Congressman Weiner expected to resign at 2 p.m.

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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 2:32 am, Thu Oct 11, 2012.

After days of increasing pressure and tension caused by the sexting scandal, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Queens and Brooklyn) informed House leaders on Wednesday that he would resign later today.

At first, Weiner denied having taken dirty photographs of himself and sending them to multiple women over the Internet. Then, at press conference days later, he admitted that he had lied and confessed to having lewd conversations with at least six women online. He later announced that he would be entering treatment for an unspecified condition.

Weiner originally planned to remain in office, but officials and friends said he wouldn't make a final decision until after his treatment was over and he met with his pregnant wife, Huma Abedin. She had been on a trip overseas with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the scandal's outbreak, but she returned early Wednesday morning and joined her husband for the first time since the leak of his dirty doings.

A press conference is expected at 2 p.m. at the Council Center for Seniors, located at 1001 Quentin Road in Brooklyn.


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