It is for [our son] that I write this letter,' she wrote.'Whatever else Anthony has done, he loves [our son].'Abedin, a long-time aide to Hillary Clinton, acknowledged in the letter that she was devastated by Weiner's actions and believes he should still face consequences.'This is not a letter I ever imagined I would write, but, with Anthony, I have repeatedly found myself in circumstances I never imagined.
I am devastated by Anthony's actions, and I understand he must face their consequences,' she wrote.'However, as a mother, I have always done and will do anything I think will help [our son] be as safe, happy, healthy, and complete as possible.'Weiner carried on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old high school sophomore that started in January 2016 and lasted for several months, Daily first reported last September.
What was supposed to be a confidential grand jury investigation into a personal offense was leaked by 'law enforcement sources' and then improperly injected into the presidential election by the then-FBI Director.''There can be no question that that these improper disclosures exacted significant extrajudicial punishment on Anthony and his family,' the memo continued.
'[T]he immediate, improper disclosure that Anthony was under federal investigation and the subsequent improper injection of this case into the presidential election may well have helped [the 15-year-old] realize that apparent ambition.'He also blasted investigators for leaking information about his case – and the fact that Clinton's emails were found on his laptop – which caused him personal turmoil, shunning from political allies, and even led to him receiving a death threat.
He said the 'improper disclosures' caused 'immense pain' to his family and turned Weiner into a 'political pariah.''[W]hile Anthony was blessed that some in public life have provided letters to the Court in his support at sentencing, many others did not, citing not the offense conduct but Anthony's status as a political pariah,' said the memo.
Huma Abedin is begging a federal court to grant leniency to her estranged husband Anthony Weiner as he faces prison time for sending sexual materials to a 15-year-old girl, saying a light sentence would be in the best interests of the couple's young son.
Weiner, who pleaded guilty in May to federal obscenity charges related to his online sexual relationship with the teenager, is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.
He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, but prosecutors have requested between 21 and 27 months.
Abedin, who filed for divorce last May, is now asking the court to go easy on Weiner in order to reduce the impact on their five-year-old son, Joshua.
Prosecutors have requested that he serve between 21 and 27 months in prison.
Weiner's attorneys counter that he should be sentenced to probation instead.
Anthony Weiner is finally coming clean about his double life as a serial sexter – admitting that he has had online affairs with 'hundreds of women' since 2009 and knowingly engaged in at least two explicit video chats with an underage girl.
He also says he should avoid jail time because he became a 'national pariah' after the FBI investigation into his sexting prompted the bureau to reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server just days before the presidential election.
In the 68-page memo, Weiner's legal team admits that in early 2016 the former congressman was exchanging thousands of messages a month with 'dozens' of women he met online, including at least 1,500 messages with one middle-aged woman over the course of just two months.