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Conflicting accounts about Anthony Weiner’s 2011 text flirtation with high school girl

In a timeline posted by blogger Patterico, Henning publicly expressed her love for Weiner, who then began to follow her. Weiner stopped following her after he was noticed. Henning then reminded Weiner that he used to follow her and told him to follow her again, which Weiner did.

Henning then commented about Weiner (“my true love), her love of married men, and using mustard as a lube.

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Weiner’s sexting obsession came to light in 2011, after he accidentally sent out a public selfie of his crotch. As news of his sexual tweeting spread, Weiner tried various evasions, including claiming that his Twitter account had been hacked by the late Andrew Breitbart and even going so far as to spend $45,000 in campaign funds on a private detective to find the phantom hacker. He resigned in June 2011 after confessing to his dishonesty and sexting fixation in a dramatic news conference that was memorably hijacked by Breitbart.

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This month’s news of Weiner’s sexting relationship with 23-year-old college sophomore Sydney Leathers parallels his earlier scandal in many ways. For example, then-17-year-old Henning singled out a Weiner speech on health care for a gushing tweet. Leathers, too, revealed her fondness for this speech in an exchange during which Weiner implored her to “tell me what picture of me you like the most or turned you on the most.”

“Specifically your health care rants were a huge turn on,” Leathers anti-climactically replied.

Weiner’s collapsing mayoral campaign has suffered communications problems of its own. After a Weiner intern described the campaign as rife with staff departures, non-payment of workers and lying in an article for the New York Daily News Tuesday, Weiner’s communications director shot back in an interview with Talking Points Memo, calling the intern a “twat,” “bitch,” “cunt” and “slutbag.”

Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin, an aide and close confidante to former first lady, New York Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said in a news conference last week that she is standing by her disgraced husband. But most prominent liberal Democrats, including the Clintons, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the New York Times editorial board, have abandoned him

Although the extent of Weiner’s sexual communications to Henning are unknown, her high school crush on him was on full public display before she deleted her account and has been saved.

Maggie: HE IS MINE ALL MINE HE LOVES ME AND NO ONE ELSE ILY ILY ILY!!! 11 Apr

Maggie: @RepWeiner I’m in love with you 13 Apr

Maggie: Watchin @RepWeiner on cnn <3 13 Apr

Maggie: Seriously talking to Representative Weiner from New York right now! Like is my life real? 13 Apr