Anthony Weiner is asking a judge to keep him out of prison

Anthony Weiner right and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday Sept. 13 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case

Related Image Expand Collapse Anthony Weiner right and Huma Abedin appear in a New York court on Sept. 13

In Wednesday's sentencing submission to the judge who will sentence Weiner later this month, his attorneys requested no prison time, calling his offense, "far less egregious than any sexting case that has been prosecuted in this district". They argued Weiner should be sentenced to probation, including mental health treatment, and perform community service.

Clinton is in the midst of promoting her 2016 election memoir, What Happened, and she has raged against then-FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress last October announcing new developments in her private email server investigation.

A report published in May in WhoWhatWhy seemingly confirmed that the girl was hoping to swing the election in favor of President Trump. "As she later stated to Government investigators, she also hoped to somehow influence the United States presidential election, in addition to securing personal profit".

Being married to Anthony Weiner was a roller coaster of "circumstances I never imagined", wife Huma Abedin revealed in court documents unsealed Thursday. "Hundreds of miles away, a curious high school student, looking to generate material for a book the government has disclosed she is now shopping to publishers, wanted to see if she could induce the infamous behavior for which the disgraced former Congressman was by then best known".

Weiner can receive up to 10 years in prison.

In court documents filed on September 13, Weiner's lawyers argued that a "deep sickness" was responsible for his sexting with an underage girl, and that he's made significant progress.

Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has filed for divorce. She has said this played a part in her loss to Donald Trump.

She and her father also said they were upset with Comey's public announcement.

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Over two months in early 2016, he exchanged more than 1,500 messages with just one middle-aged woman.

The Daily Mail story (for which the girl ultimately received $US30,000, the lawyers wrote) "jolted Anthony in a way other scandals had not, and led him for the first time to grapple with the depths of his sickness and to find the strength to treat it".

The ex-lawmaker has reportedly received inpatient treatment and is continuing therapy in NY.

"This is not a letter I ever imagined I would write, but, with Anthony, I have repeatedly found myself in circumstances I never imagined", Abedin wrote. "A term of imprisonment", they wrote, "would bring Anthony's indisputably successful treatment for the sickness underlying his crime to an immediate and complete halt" and would separate him from his son, "who has motivated his recovery".

Weiner himself apologized to her in a letter to the court.

It said: 'I am devastated by Anthony's actions, and I understand he must face their consequences'.

The document was filed the same day Weiner, who represented a NY congressional district for 12 years, appeared in a different court for a divorce proceeding with Abedin.

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