Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner was supposed to serve 23-27 months in prison for sending “lewd communications” to a minor — a 15-year-old girl — but he’s been such a “model inmate” he may be back on the street as early as next May.
The New York Post reports that Weiner, a sexting repeat offender, was sentenced to around two years in prison, but he’s exhibited such “good conduct” that he’s set to earn a 100-day reprieve: 54 days for each year in prison without being cited for breaking the rules.
That moves Weiner’s parole date up from August of 2019 to May of 2019. Weiner will earn parole just in time to campaign for the 2020 Presidential elections.
Weiner ruined his bid for re-election to Congress by sending lewd photos of his barely clad nether regions to a woman on Twitter. When he tried to plot a political comeback, running for New York City mayor, he was forced to again resign in disgrace after initiating an online relationship with an Ohio Democratic operative named Sydney Leathers under the pseudonym, “Carlos Danger.”
In 2017, Weiner finally “hit rock bottom,” as the New York Post calls it, when he admitted to sexting lewd photos of himself to a minor.
In a perfect world (for Democrats), Weiner would retire from public life to repair his private life (his wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin filed for divorce last year), but Weiner has exhibited little in the way of self control.