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Anthony Weiner hints at Hillary Clinton 2016 run

Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   Aug. 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM   |   Comments

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Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Disgraced congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner suggested Hillary Clinton would be running for office in the upcoming presidential election during a candid interview with BuzzFeed at a Manhattan bar on Monday.

The New York mayoral candidate was addressing his sexting scandal and how it affected the work of his wife Huma Abedin -- a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton -- when he admitted to know what role she would have in the former Secretary of State's presidential campaign.

"I'm not telling you," he responded when pressed on what it would be.

The 48-year-old congressman added that he felt the whole scandal had affected his wife on many levels.

"I feel that what I've done is hurt her, yeah. It's hurt her professionally. It's hurt her personally," he said.

Regarding whether or not he's still in therapy, Weiner confessed that is one of those things you never really get out of.

"Apparently you never go out of therapy," he explained. "They just have this thing where you just remain in forever. But I still see a therapist from time to time."

The former congressman also used the opportunity to blast the media for how they handled news of his lewd photographs his resignation from congress and now his mayoral candidacy.

"The New York Times -- wait for it -- doesn't want me to win," Weiner said. "This is the same people who brought you a third term for Mike Bloomberg. I don't care, and it makes them nuts that I don't care!"

He added that the publication wasn't the only outlet rooting against him in the upcoming elections.

"Powerful voices have made it clear from the very beginning that they didn't want me to win. But this isn't about what they want. They've gotten their way for far too long," he said.

As for his personal relationship with the Clintons, Weiner said he hasn't spoken to them in months. He added that he's been keeping his distance from his colleagues as he knows he has a lot to prove to them.

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