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New #Weinergate info revealed: Porn star Miss Ginger Lee appears to have gotten more than one private message from Weiner

Newly uncovered information in the ongoing #Weinergate scandal raises more questions as to just how much private communication New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner had with porn star and stripper Miss Ginger Lee.

The Daily Caller has discovered a tweet from Lee on March 3 indicating she received Weiner’s pro forma message then, not later on as Weiner has suggested. “When I woke up to what was probably an automatic ‘thank you’ message from @RepWeiner I did a little dance of … http://tmi.me/7kvtn,” she tweeted on March 3.

The link from her tweet is broken, but this post indicates she received a Direct Message, or DM in Twitter-speak, from the scandal ensnared congressman 10 days before previously thought.

The only real evidence publicly presented before now that Weiner had privately communicated with Lee was a March 13 tweet from her. “You know it’s a good day when you wake up to a DM from @RepWeiner,” she tweeted then. “(I’m a fangirl, y’all, he’s my trifecta of win.)”

Last week, Weiner told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer the March 13 message he sent to her was “likely” a “pro forma thing” he sends out to all the people he follows on Twitter. “I — most likely what she’s referring to is, as a pro forma thing, thank you for following Congressman Anthony — thank you for following me, please stay tuned to AnthonyWeiner.com for updates of other things going on,” Weiner said. “That’s probably what she’s referring to.”

This newly discovered March 3 tweet means the March 13 tweet likely wasn’t a “pro forma” tweet. So, what was in that private message on March 13? Weiner and his spokesman Dave Arnold won’t respond to TheDC’s requests for comment. Lee won’t either.

Lee’s only press statement on #Weinergate was to TheDC and she hasn’t answered any of the basic questions regarding her communications with Weiner. “I haven’t met Rep Weiner. I follow him on twitter because I support him & what he stands for,” Lee said in an email to TheDC last Wednesday morning. “I have been hounded by his political opponents but that hasn’t changed my view of him and what he fights for.”

She has refused TheDC’s multiple subsequent requests for interviews and for clarification of her comments.