The quick facts as we know them:
1. Weiner has been shucking and jiving on the question of whether the junk in the photo is, in fact, his junk.
2. Weiner has claimed he was hacked, which would be a crime, yet he has not called for an investigation.
3. Twitter accounts are apparently easy to hack within a few minutes (which doesn't make me feel very motivated to tweet)
4. Weiner does not know the woman in Seattle and the woman in Seattle has confirmed that she does not know Anthony Weiner.
So did he do it or not? See Rep. Weiner's response in the video after the jump:
On MSNBC with Rachel Maddow:
On the Daily Show:
Per ABC News:
Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York said today he has engaged in "several inappropriate" electronic relationships with six women over three years, and that he publicly lied about a photo of himself sent over Twitter to a college student in Seattle over a week ago.
"I take full responsibility for my actions," Weiner said. "The picture was of me, and I sent it."
The announcement came as ABC News prepared to release an interview with Meagan Broussard, a 26-year-old single mother from Texas who provided dozens of photos, emails, Facebook messages and cell phone call logs that she says chronicle a sexually-charged electronic relationship with Weiner that rapidly-evolved for more than a month, starting on April 20, 2011.
ABC News reached out to Weiner earlier today for comment about his possible ties to Broussard, but he did not respond to requests for an interview. At a press conference later, Weiner confirmed Broussard was one of the women with whom he sexted.
Broussard's story had threatened to expose the secret online life of one of the House Democrats' most popular members, and a man many considered a leading candidate for mayor of New York City.
It also raised new questions about Weiner's explanation for how a photo of a man's groin area ended up on his public Twitter feed on May 27. Today the congressman said he accidentally sent the image to a woman, Gennette Cordova, who was following him on Twitter, as a joke.
***UPDATE JUNE 17, 2011***
So what say you?
Did he do it or not?
What would you do if you were hacked?