>> Open it up, open it up.>> Disgraced US Congressman Anthony Wiener could face prison time after pleading guilty Friday to transferring obscene material to a minor, in a sexting scandal some believe influenced the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Weiner much register as a sex offender, and agreed Friday not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.
Hours after he entered his guilty plea, his wife, Huma Abedin, filed for divorce. The allegations came to light after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl said she and Weiner exchanged lewd messages. During the probe into the ex-Congressman's sexting, the FBI discovered a batch of emails on Weiner's laptop from his wife, a senior aide to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president.
Less than two weeks before the election, former FBI Chief James Comey announced he was reopening the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. Two days before the November election, Comey said the FBI review did not uncover new evidence, but many believe the damage to Clinton's campaign was already done.
Weiner's career, meanwhile, had long imploded following a series of scandals involving his inappropriate sexual exchanges with women online.