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Clintons’ favored restaurant owned by Weiner’s brother

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

Bill and Hillary Clinton regularly eat at a restaurant in the Hamptons owned by the brother of serial sexter Anthony Weiner, despite the Clintons’ attempts to distance themselves from the scandal-ridden New York Democrat.

“They have made Babette’s, an easygoing French restaurant with an outdoor porch, a regular spot for cake, and usually sample the menu of Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton, which is owned in part by Jason Weiner, who is the brother-in-law of Mrs. Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin,” according to a New York Times story on the Clintons’ vacation in the Hamptons, where they are renting an $11 million mansion.

“We are a hundred miles away from that race,” former President Bill Clinton, who officiated at Weiner’s wedding to Abedin, said earlier this month, noting that there are a handful of New York City mayoral candidates linked to either him or Hillary.

Weiner admitted in a recent interview that Abedin has already been given a role in Hillary Clinton’s prospective 2016 presidential campaign.

Previously the front-runner in the New York mayoral race, Weiner is now far behind Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, and Bill Thompson in the polls, after new revelations surfaced that he sexted with a woman named Sydney Leathers.

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