The balls on this guy. He knew he was busted but actually spent campaign money trying to cover it up and frame someone else for it. What a detestable scumbag.
Serial sexter Anthony Weiner paid a private eye nearly $45,000 in campaign cash to investigate his lie that a hacker posted a crotch shot on his Twitter feed, campaign spending records show.
Weiner’s brazen attempt to cover his tracks occurred shortly after Memorial Day weekend in 2011, when his first sexting scandal erupted and he went into furious spin control trying to save his career in Congress.
He maintained that he had been victimized — and promised an investigation to get to the bottom of how it happened.
“They’ll be looking into whether someone had my password,” he told CNN.
Weiner ultimately paid a private investigations firm, T&M Protection services, $43,100 from his campaign fund — knowing nobody hacked anything and that he’d sent the image himself.
T&M officials declined to answer questions about what work they did and what they discovered.
It is possible that even more money was spent on the fool’s errand.
At the time, Weiner said he had asked a law firm, BakerHostetler, to look into the matter. Records show his campaign paid BakerHostetler $93,350 for “legal services” between January 2010 and December 2012.
Good government groups blasted the spending.
“It’s wrong on just so many levels,” said Melanie Sloan, director of the nonpartisan watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
“He’s wasting people’s hard-earned dollars on a wild goose chase and that’s outrageous,” she said. “It’s just another lie he told people. He knew all along who did it.”