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Weiner’s latest sext costs him his marriage

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>> Anthony Weiner has finally sent one sext too many. After yet another set of embarrassing pictures emerge, this time showing the former Congressman sexting while lying next to his son, his wife, Huma Abedin, says she's calling it quits. A top aid to Hillary Clinton, Abedin in a statement Monday saying that quote, after long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband.
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Weiner's habit of sending illicit pics to strangers cost him his congressional seat in 2011, sank his mayoral bid in 2013, and now it's ended his relationship with his wife. The development comes at an intense time for Abedin, who is often on the road with Clinton as one of her most trusted advisers in the campaign and for years.
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Reuters reporter Amanda Becker.>> Abedin first started interning for Clinton when she was First Lady in the 1990s. She worked on her senate campaign, she worked on her first presidential campaign. She was her Deputy Chief of Staff at the State Department and now, of course, she chairs her current presidential campaign.
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Clinton has said that Abedin is like a second daughter to her that she never had.>> That might explain why the separation announcement caught the attention of Clinton rival, Donald Trump. On Monday he felt it was necessary to weigh in, saying Abedin was quote, far better off without him and that this whole mess is quote, just another example of Hillary Clinton's bad judgement.
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He added that quote, it's possible that our country and it's security have been greatly compromised by this.>> Trump is trying to tie the separation of Abedin and Weiner to the Clinton campaign, paint it as a liability for the campaign. At this point there's really no evidence of that.
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I mean aides' personal lives have ups and downs. Some of Trump's aides have their own issues right now with current and former spouses. I don't see any indication, at this point, that this will be an issue for the Clinton campaign.>> As the latest pictures hit the cover of the New York Post, the brash, outspoken Weiner went into digital hiding.
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Deleting the very thing that keeps getting him in trouble, his Twitter account.