Weinergate Heats Up…
Rep. Weiner told CBS today that he’s can’t say with certitude that the image was not of him.
CBS News reported:
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said today that he did not send a lewd photo to a college student from his Twitter account, but he evaded questions as to whether the photograph was of him.
“Well, the main question that a lot of people are asking is did I send the photograph,” Weiner said in an interview with CBS News. “I did not. This was a prank, a hoax.”
The congressman avoided answering the question directly to CBS News. In an interview with NBC, Weiner said, “I can’t say with certitude” that the picture is not of him.
He told CBS News, “Photographs can be inserted, photographs can be manipulated — we’re trying to get to the bottom of it, but the important thing here is this was a prank made on me.”
The photo in question was a close-up shot of a man’s underwear, which was tweeted from Weiner’s account Friday night. The picture, addressed to a Seattle college student’s Twitter handle @GennetteC, was visible to all of the congressman’s followers.
Weiner’s office over the weekend said the congressman’s Twitter account was hacked, but on Tuesday, Weiner resisted answering questions about the incident.
Weiner will be on with Brett Baier later today to stall some more.