What Hillary Clinton's Top Aides Were Sharing About Anthony Weiner Scandal

State Dept. aides sent Hillary Clinton stories on the disgraced congressman.

ByArlette Saenz
September 30, 2015, 5:59 PM

— -- Newly released email from Hillary Clinton's private account showed a top aide sent her stories about long-time aide Huma Abedin's husband, Rep. Anthony Weiner, during his congressional scandal.

Cheryl Mills, Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department, forwarded Clinton articles about the New York representative around the time he resigned from Congress after sending lewd photos on social media. One Washington Post article sent to Clinton was titled "Only Ones Not Giggling Are Therapists" and analyzed Weiner's behavior and whether it was treatable.

Mills also sent Clinton a Politico story, called "The Backstory: Weiner's Final Undoing."

Mills sent Clinton at least nine messages pertaining to Weiner's scandal. The email shows how closely Clinton and her aides were following the scandal involving Weiner. Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after sending lewd photos of himself to women on social media. During his campaign to be New York City mayor in 2013, Weiner admitting he continued engaging in explicit online conversations with women other than his wife after his 2011 resignation from Congress.

Abedin is now one of Clinton's top aides on her presidential campaign.

The pages of email were released today as part of the State Department's production of 6,300 additional pages of email from Hillary Clinton's private account.

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