Weiner Clashes With Reporters Over Photo-Hacking Scandal

By Theresa Poulson

See web-only content:
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/06/weiner-clashes-with-reporters-over-photo-hacking-scandal/239741/

Just when you thought that Weinergate couldn't get any weirder, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., angrily refused to answer questions from reporters on Tuesday -- after making himself available for interviews.


NJ logo.JPG
MORE FROM NATIONAL JOURNAL:
The Return of Trump?
GOP, Dems Suffer From the Same Problems
Poll: Gingrich Numbers Tumbling

Weiner spoke with a gaggle of reporters twice on Tuesday about the alleged hack of his Twitter account, but wouldn't explain why he isn't requesting a criminal investigation. He also wouldn't say whether or not he sent the tweet that contained a lewd photo of a crotch to Gennette Nicole Cordova a college student in Washington state.

In a rare move, CNN aired the entire, unedited exchange between reporters and the congressman. Watch the entire interview above.

(RELATED: Weiner's Photo Hacking Scandal in Five Acts | Who Is Anthony Weiner?)

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/06/weiner-clashes-with-reporters-over-photo-hacking-scandal/239741/