Things got worse for Anthony Weiner today, as police visited the house of a 17-year old girl with whom he was apparently communicating on Twitter: Anthony Weiner admits contact with girl, 17.
New potential Twitter-related troubles arose for Rep. Anthony Weiner on Friday, after Delaware police reportedly spoke with a 17-year-old high school girl about “direct online communications” she’s had with the disgraced congressman.
Weiner confirmed the communications late in the day, but denied that anything inappropriate took place.
The late-afternoon report by Fox News said New Castle County police officers showed up at the girl’s house at about 4:30 p.m., while a crew from the cable TV network was there.
The police “asked to speak with the girl’s mother about the daughter’s contact with Weiner,” Fox News reported, adding that one of the network’s reporters happened to be there when the cops showed up.
At this point it’s impossible to defend Weiner, but … the Fox News crew was already at the house before the police arrived? Does that seem a little odd to anyone?
A family member told the New York Times tonight that the messages were “harmless.”
A member of the girl’s family who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect her identity characterized the messages as “harmless.”