FBI

Anthony Weiner being sentenced in sexting case that played a role in presidential election

Anthony Weiner being sentenced in sexting case that played a role in presidential election

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman, was set to be sentenced Monday in U.S. district court in New York on charges of sending obscene text messages to a minor.

Weiner, 53, once a rising star in New York politics, was married to Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Human Abedin, who is in the process of divorcing him. While investigating Weiner, the FBI stumbled onto Abedin’s laptop, which in turn led to then-FBI Director James Comey’s fateful announcement 11 days before the election that he was reopening the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email --- which Clinton says played a large part in her defeat to Donald Trump.

Making the case more politically fraught, the...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World