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Nancy Pelosi formally requests ethics investigation as pressure builds on Anthony Weiner to resign

In a sign of growing political pressure on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) over his inappropriate online contact with women, the top House Democrat on Tuesday formally notified the House Ethics Committee of the situation and restated the need for an investigation.

"This builds on the pressure on him to go," said a senior Democratic aide.

The committee can act on its own to launch an investigation, but the letter from Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the minority leader, to the top Republican and Democrat on the committee amplifies her earlier call for an investigation.

"An investigation by the Ethics Committee to determine whether the Rules of the House of Representatives have been violated is warranted," Pelosi wrote in the letter.

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