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Weiner Paid $45,000 to Hacker to Investigate Himself

How committed to a lie does one have to be in order to do something like this? 

How big of an ego?

How narcissistic?

Serial sexter Anthony Weiner paid a private eye nearly $45,000 in campaign cash to investigate his lie that a hacker posted a crotch shot on his Twitter feed, campaign spending records show.

Weiner’s brazen attempt to cover his tracks occurred shortly after Memorial Day weekend in 2011, when his first sexting scandal erupted and he went into furious spin control trying to save his career in Congress.

He maintained that he had been victimized — and promised an investigation to get to the bottom of how it happened.

“They’ll be looking into whether someone had my password,” he told CNN.

Weiner ultimately paid a private investigations firm, T&M Protection services, $43,100 from his campaign fund — knowing nobody hacked anything and that he’d sent the image himself.

T&M officials declined to answer questions about what work they did and what they discovered.

It is possible that even more money was spent on the fool’s errand.

At the time, Weiner said he had asked a law firm, BakerHostetler, to look into the matter. Records show his campaign paid BakerHostetler $93,350 for “legal services” between January 2010 and December 2012.

It’s not clear how much of that was for the hacker “investigation” because the firm was doing work for Weiner before and long after the scandal.

“The Weiner campaign hired lawyers and other professionals as part of responding to the many official and media inquiries before and after his resignation,” said Barbara Morgan, a spokeswoman for Weiner’s mayoral campaign.

This isn’t exactly “new” news, back in early 2012 it was reported that the campaign had spent $13,000 initially.  Now, it appears there are $32,000 more we didn’t know about.

People like to say that Tony Weiner is a creation of the Clintons.  In actuality, that’s half right.  Huma is, her time as Hillary’s “Gal Friday” since her days working as a meek Senate staffer following her in to 2008 Presidential race to her making $355K on the side in addition to her salary as a State Department employee, she sat at the seat next to a master.

So did Weiner, but his master was New York Senator Chuck Schumer.  Prior to running for Congress himself, Weiner was Schumer’s press secretary and protegee.   If this is “New York’s Finest” when it comes to liberal politicians, or even what the future of the Democratic Party is, then get set for years and years of ego-driven politicians, not problem solvers.

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