Rep. Weiner Retaining Counsel In Lewd Twitter Photo ‘Hack’ | Talking Points Memo

Rep. Anthony Weiner’s spokesman says the New York Democrat has retained counsel to explore possible legal action after a lewd photograph was posted on his Twitter feed this weekend. According to Weiner, the photograph, which showed a close-up of a man’s crotch in tight underwear and was addressed to a 21-year-old Seattle woman, was the work of a hacker.“We’ve retained counsel to explore the proper next steps and to advise us on what civil or criminal actions should be taken,” Weiner spokesman Dave Arnold said in an email to The Daily Caller. “This was a prank. We are loath to treat it as more, but we are relying on professional advice.”

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