Weiner Scandal Could Complicate 2016 Clinton Race

Could former secretary of state's future in politics be affected by her connection to Huma Abedin?
2:16 | 07/29/13

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power lunch at the white house today. Look at president obama and former secretary of state hillary clinton catching up on the west wing patio, fueling more speculation that she'll run in 2016. There was another image today that could complicate a clinton run, this one. Anthony weiner married to one of hillary clinton's top aides, refusing to back out of run for new york city's mayor despite a sexting scandal. Reporter: It was just lunch, hillary clinton arriving at the white house, heading for this table for two in a meeting described as largely personal between friends, while in clinton's adopted state of new york, her top aid, huma abedin was nowhere to be seen as her disgraced husband, anthony weiner campaigned for mayor. Reporters wondering out loud if hilary had weighed in. The sexting politician resisting mounting pressure and collapsing pole numbers. There are no second chances -- why did he get in? He's not qualified. He's wasting time and space. I'm going to let the people decide. Reporter: Abc news learned that mrs. Clinton reached out to weiner's wife yesterday on her birthday but sources say the couple is ignoring all outside advice. While bill and hilary have not gone public, aides and advisers say they're eager to see weiner exit the race before damage is done to a public clinton run for the presidency. Reminding voters of the clinton's own sex scandal with hillary clinton standing by her man. I'm sitting here because i love him and I respect him. Reporter: Much as weiner's wife has done. I love him. I have forgiven him and I think in him. Reporter: One expert says nothing huma can say now can help her husband. I would recommend that she not campaign with him at all. The train has already left the station. He can't pull it back now. Reporter: A clinton advisers say they should not expect that the clinton's will come out and speak publicly about anthony weiner, another message weiner is ignoring, that of the poll sters, the latest of which says more than half of the want him to drop out.

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