Anthony Weiner’s latest sext scandal has the attention of the feds.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:50 PM
The feds have interviewed the 15-year-old girl at the center of the latest Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, a senior law enforcement source said.
Investigators believe they have a strong case against the disgraced ex-congressman and he could be indicted, a source familiar with the case said. “It wouldn’t surprise me,” the source said.
The disgraced ex-congressman exchanged a number of sexually explicit text messages this year with the North Carolina girl before she went public in September.
The teen said he encouraged her to role play rape fantasies with him and utter his name as she touched herself.
He used the name “T-Dog” in their conversation, and set up his phone so that messages and pictures would be erased as soon as they appeared.
The teen went public in September about trading sext messages with Weiner.
In his prior sexting scandals, Weiner used the name “Carlos Danger.”
Weiner’s wife of six years, top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, separated from him in August after he texted another woman a sexually explicit photo with his 4-year-old son in the frame.
After the teenager went public, federal authorities in New York and North Carolina opened investigations.
A source could not confirm reports that a grand jury would soon be convened, but said the feds “immediately took an interest” in the case.
Huma Abedin dumped Weiner in August after he texted a sexually explicit photo to another woman.
Investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the NYPD were involved in building the case, and have handed over their findings to the feds, sources said.
That’s bad news for Weiner, because he potentially faces stiffer penalties from the feds.
Investigators from Preet Bharara’s office slapped Weiner with a subpoena for his cell phone, CNN reported in September.
The FBI did not respond to requests for comment and the US Attorney’s offices in Manhattan and North Carolina declined comment.