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Trump denounces expanded Russia inquiry as a 'witch hunt'

May 19, 2017 1:22 PM
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Trump denounces expanded Russia inquiry as a 'witch hunt'

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court to face criminal charges in an investigation of his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina.

The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan says the Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m. Friday.

Authorities declined to immediately release additional details about the charges against him.

The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the disgraced former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months.

The investigation of his laptop led to the discovery of a cache of emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to her aide Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife.

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Source: latimes.com

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