Weiner’s office refuses to say if lewd photo is of congressman. No police investigation underway
According to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Police, there is currently no active investigation into claims by New York congressman Anthony Weiner that his Twitter and Facebook accounts were “hacked” this past Friday night. Weiner and his spokesman Dave Arnold have both said publicly that it was a hacker, not the congressman, who posted a lewd photograph of a man’s erect penis underneath gray boxer-briefs on Weiner’s official verified Twitter account. Arnold told The Daily Caller that Weiner has hired an attorney to advise him on possible “civil or criminal actions.”
Several questions still remain unanswered, however. For instance, TheDC has asked Arnold at least four times if the man in the photo was Weiner. Arnold has not answered.
TheDC also asked Arnold if there will be an official investigation into who might have hacked Weiner’s accounts and how it was done. Arnold has not answered that question either.
Liberal bloggers and media personalities quickly jumped to Weiner’s defense, and have accused several conservatives of being the hacker, including Andrew Breitbart and a Twitter user named Dan Wolfe, whose Twitter handle is @patriotusa76. Salon.com’s editor-at-large Joan Walsh tweeted that she thinks Wolfe and Breitbart staffer Dana Loesch were the hackers: “Hey, you and @patriotusa76 did great work! Don’t be shy! @DLoesch”
Breitbart told TheDC he’d like to see an official investigation into Weiner’s accounts and claims to ensure that the truth eventually comes out. “Congressman Weiner has been anything but forthcoming over the past 72 hours,” Breitbart said. “His initial accusations of hacking should compel either Congress or the FBI to look into what he’s holding back.”
For his part, Wolfe says he had nothing to do with the photo and would like an investigation to clear his name, which has been dirtied in the media mudsling. “Nothing to hide here at all,” Wolfe told TheDC. “I would offer up anything they wanted. Even my computer.”