Even as his campaign falls apart around him, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner continues to evade questions about whether he is still sexting women. During an interview with the New York Daily News on Monday night, Weiner was asked a direct question about whether he was still sending dirty messages to women online.
This is the exact Q&A, according to The Daily Caller:
Q: There is no one you are sexting now?
A: You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we’re talking about is over a year ago.
Weiner, 48, added there still could be more dirt to come out.
“I have no idea," Weiner said. "These are people who I thought were friends, people I trusted when I communicated with them. But who knows what they might do now. But none of it is new. It’s all old stuff.”
Despite a surprising early lead, Weiner has fallen sharply in the polls since new revelations about his sexting habits became public. He has said that he will stay in the race despite calls from other Democratic candidates to drop out.
The former congressman also addressed allegations that he had hired a private investigator to look into various parts of his situation.
“After I’d left Congress, after I had admitted I had sent the texts, we needed to hire lawyers," he said. "We needed to hire other professionals to gather up information. Remember, the House speaker had initiated an Ethics Committee investigation. We needed to secure all our hard drives and everything else.”
Weiner said his lawyers were responsible for hiring the private investigator.