'These punitive consequences are directly attributable to what the Department of Justice has conceded, at least in part, are improper disclosures relating to this investigation.'The memo also blames Comey personally for Weiner's anguish.It noted that the FBI director claimed under oath to congress last spring that Weiner's wife, close Clinton aide Huma Abedin, had forwarded 'hundreds of thousands of emails, some of which contain classified information' to Weiner.'[T]he immediate, improper disclosure that Anthony was under federal investigation and the subsequent improper injection of this case into the presidential election may well have helped [the 15-year-old] realize that apparent ambition.'He also blasted investigators for leaking information about his case – and the fact that Clinton's emails were found on his laptop – which caused him personal turmoil, shunning from political allies, and even led to him receiving a death threat.He said the 'improper disclosures' caused 'immense pain' to his family and turned Weiner into a 'political pariah.''[W]hile Anthony was blessed that some in public life have provided letters to the Court in his support at sentencing, many others did not, citing not the offense conduct but Anthony's status as a political pariah,' said the memo.
Weiner's parents and brother also wrote to the judge, as did members of his recovery program for sex addiction.'I am writing regarding the sentencing for Anthony Weiner, my husband, from whom I have filed for divorce,' wrote Abedin in a letter to U. 'As would any parent, if there has to be a negative impact on [our son], I would like it to be as small as possible.'Abedin said that despite Weiner's faults – including his repeated 'sexting' relationships that destroyed his political career and reputation – her estranged husband has always been a devoted father to their son.'Anthony and I have a wonderful son, [Jordan], who is [five] years old and is the light of our life.Anthony Weiner is finally coming clean about his double life as a serial sexter – admitting that he has had online affairs with 'hundreds of women' since 2009 and knowingly engaged in at least two explicit video chats with an underage girl.He also says he should avoid jail time because he became a 'national pariah' after the FBI investigation into his sexting prompted the bureau to reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server just days before the presidential election.In the 68-page memo, Weiner's legal team admits that in early 2016 the former congressman was exchanging thousands of messages a month with 'dozens' of women he met online, including at least 1,500 messages with one middle-aged woman over the course of just two months.The document also acknowledges that he had at least two explicit Skype conversations with the 15-year-old girl in February of 2016, one explicit Snapchat session, and one explicit text exchange.Weiner's attorneys said this was an exaggeration because Abedin had actually forwarded a 'smaller number' of emails to Weiner with only two that contained classified information.'While the FBI quietly corrected this testimony days the damage had already been done, prompting calls to investigate Anthony and his wife that continue to this day,' said the memo.