16-Year-Old Involved In Sexting Scandal Feels Victimized By FBI
The girl involved in the latest Anthony Weiner sexting scandal said the FBI should have kept the investigation quiet to protect her privacy.By Grant Suneson | November 2, 2016
The 16-year-old girl who says she received inappropriate text messages from former congressman Anthony Weiner said she felt victimized by FBI Director James Comey and his decision to disclose the case to Congress.
Comey sent a letter to Congress saying the investigation into Weiner's explicit messages led the bureau to reopen its probe into Hillary Clinton's private email server. This angered Democrats, who say there was no reason for Comey to publicize this, especially so close to the election.
The girl, whose name is not being released, sent BuzzFeed an open letter directed at Comey. She said: "Your letter to Congress has now brought this whole matter back into the media spotlight. … Why couldn't your letter have waited until after the election, so I would not have to be the center of attention the last week of the election cycle?"