"I'm not resigning!" declared New York congressman Anthony Weiner despite recent controversies about his extra-curricular activities on the net surfaced days ago.
Weiner admitted, in a half-hour news conference last Monday, to lying about sending a lewd photo of his crotch to a journalism student in Seattle who is said to be his "girlfriend" on Twitter.
Weiner owned up to sending the photo and admitted that he'd sent similar pictures to six different women he met online over the last three years.
Meawhile, 3 women already came out and revealed an alleged online communication and relationships with Weiner, saying they have more pictures and hundreds of lurid texts that could prove to be even more politically embarrassing to the congressman:
First on the list is Meagan Broussard - a 26-year-old single mom from Texas. Broussard is the woman who provided the photos of Weiner published yesterday on Andrew Breitbart's Big Government site. She provided dozens of photos, emails, Facebook messages and cell phone call logs to ABC News detailing her online relationship with Weiner, which began in April. "I didn't think it was him," she told ABC. "I thought for sure, 'Why would someone in that position be doing this?'"
Next is Lisa Weiss, a 40-year-old blackjack dealer in Las Vegas. Weiss told RadarOnline that she "sexted" with Weiner for nine months, beginning last August after they exchanged messages on Facebook. She claims to have more than 200 messages from Weiner and says the congressman phoned her from his private congressional line during work hours. "A few days later, I tried to call him back on that number," Weiss told Radar. "But the number wouldn't connect to his office; instead there was a recorded message that it was an outgoing U.S. Congress line only."
And (but expected not to be the last) Ginger Lee, a former porn star. Lee allegedly sexted with Weiner for months. She has provided emails to TMZ that allegedly show Weiner pressured her to lie about their relationship - going so far as offer "someone on team" to advise her on how to handle the media. On June 2, Weiner allegedly drafted a statement for Lee, that suggested she was merely followed the congressman on Twitter. "The key is to have a short, thought out statement that tackles the top line questions and then refer people back to it," Weiner allegedly wrote. "Have a couple of iterations of: 'This is silly . . . . And then maybe insert some y'alls in there."
Many are wondering, where is his wife Huma Abedin (a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton who married Weiner July of last year) now? How is she handling these allegations about her husband? Why was she not around to support her husband in the news conference last Monday?
According to reports, Abedin worked a full day Monday at the State Department - even as her husband tearfully admitted he'd betrayed her trust.
"My wife is a remarkable woman. She's not responsible for any of this. This was visited upon her. She's getting back - getting back to work. And I apologize to her very deeply." Weiner said.